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Blueberry Lemon Tea Cake

Blueberries are in season and what perfect time to bake this easy blueberry lemon tea cake. And because lemons are in season too, magic happens when you combine the two flavors in a cake. Why not welcome warmer weather with these spring-inspired flavors? I know a lot of people find themselves baking cake or cookies during this pandemic lockdown. It’s…

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Easy Korean Beef Bulgogi

This recipe is inspired by my trip to Seoul, Korea many years ago. Korean cuisine to me has the homey simplicity just like other Asian foods. The ingredients are fresh, simple and easy to prepare. One of my favorites, this Korean beef bulgogi can’t be any easier. I have tried different cuts of beef in this recipe. Sirloin works great…

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How to Protect Young Seedlings from Critters

I’m sure a lot of people can relate to this situation. Spring time got me excited to grow things so I sowed some seeds. After two weeks, when the seedlings were ready, I transplanted them to the ground. Then in a matter of a few days, I discovered them sadly eaten by critters. Nothing remained except a small portion of…

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Asparagus and Pea Salad with Lemon Mint Dressing

Homemade lemon mint dressing gives this asparagus and pea salad a refreshing taste. It highlights all the individual flavors of all the ingredients. What a great way to use green peas in season this spring! Today I officially miss the local farmers’ market. I miss browsing through fresh produce and tasting most of the samples they offer. With this lockdown,…

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Meyer Lemon Ice Cream

I thank God for my Meyer lemon tree. There are so many things I could use lemons for, and my favorite is this Meyer lemon ice cream. What I love about it is you can use cream, yogurt, or half and half to make the base and they’re all delicious. Like I said before in my previous lemon blog, the…

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White Coconut Cupcakes

It’s been raining for days. I hope the rain washes away the corona virus. I felt like baking today so here’s the result…. White Coconut Cupcakes for Easter. I needed something festive to take away the anxiety we all feel. We won’t be gathering with other family members, just whoever is in the house now. I feel like a white…

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Garden

Quarantine Gardening – Why Not?

Since we are on lockdown indefinitely, I am taking the time to do quarantine gardening and catch up on spring gardening chores. There are so many things I can definitely think of in order to use most of the free time staying home. If you enjoy gardening like me, here are some projects that I hope will inspire you too………

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Comforting Minestrone Soup From What I Have

One of the most important lessons I learned from my mother is to be resourceful. During this uncertain corona virus lockdown we are forced to be more resourceful with cooking. So I prepared this comforting minestrone soup just from what I have in the pantry. You can easily adjust and substitute most of the ingredients depending on what you have….

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Deviled Eggs

Deviled eggs are a popular appetizer for Easter or any holiday. It’s one of the easiest things to make and so versatile. You can try changing the add-ins to make them suitable to your taste. For me, I like adding different herbs to it like parsley, chives, tarragon, and spring onion. Some people put in lemon zest or capers to…

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Cajun Jambalaya

Cajun jambalaya is a great one-pot dish to cook anytime. I don’t cook a lot of Cajun or Creole cuisine but this is one that I really like. Cajun cuisine is a style of cooking in Louisiana that was named from the French speaking Acadian people in Canada who were deported by the British to this region. Cooking this jambalaya…

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