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Famous Filipino Chicken Adobo

Chicken Adobo is a classic Filipino dish that is typically served with steamed rice at least once a week in most homes. Everyone loves it everywhere you go. It is comfort food for Filipinos. And each town has their own slight variation on how they prepare the dish. When I was growing up in the Philippines, my mother and grandmother…

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10-Minute Sautéed Zucchini with Garlic and Oyster Sauce

I love vegetables especially when they’re easy and quick to prepare like this sautéed zucchini. Zucchini is one of my favorite side dishes because it’s so versatile. It is available here in CA for many months and we prepare them in so many different ways. For this recipe, you will need only a few ingredients such as olive oil, fresh…

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How to Grow More Geraniums from Cuttings

One of the best flowers in my garden that gives me joy is the “Martha Washington” geranium (Zone 5-10). The beautiful, velvety ruffled-edge petals comes in single to three colors in one flower. The leaves release a citrusy fragrance when crushed. This wonderful geranium is easy to care for, requires little water and loves a sunny location. They flower well…

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Healthy Frozen Yogurt Bark with Berries and Almonds

Warm days are here and this frozen yogurt bark is a wonderful healthy dessert or snack to enjoy. I love to make this frozen treat with different toppings and yogurt flavors. The best part is it’s so easy and quick to make. The base of this frozen snack/dessert is a coconut-flavored Greek yogurt and I chose seasonal raspberries and blueberries…

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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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