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Chicken Broccoli Penne with Walnut Pesto

A trip to the farmer’s market today inspired me to make this chicken broccoli penne with walnut pesto. This is how it happens most of the time. When I see beautiful fresh produce it makes me create wonderful food. So with two bunches of broccoli and fresh walnuts, here is the result. For the pesto, fresh walnuts definitely make an…

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Grilled Vegetables with Salsa Verde and Feta

In the summer I love grilled vegetables so much. In this recipe you have superfoods like red bell pepper, tomatoes and zucchini. You can even add small round eggplant or asparagus if you want. Sometimes I grill them with just olive oil, salt and pepper. Other times, I add a flavorful sauce like here. When picking vegetables, make sure they…

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Garden

How to Grow Mangoes from Seed

Each time I eat a sweet and juicy mango I’ve always wondered if I can grow a mango tree from a seed. I know that mangoes are tropical fruit, but here in the U.S. if you live in planting zones 10b to 11, you can grow them. So one day in May I finally tried it. I happened to live…

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Peach Yogurt Cake

Making a summer peach yogurt cake is always a staple in my house. While peaches are so abundant at the market, it’s special for me because I get it fresh from my tree. This year, I had to pick them earlier to avoid losing them all to critters. It was so sad to see so many of them were eaten…

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Skillet Barbecue Spiced Chicken

Today is a busy day and I don’t have much time for cooking, so I made this easy, flavorful barbecue spiced chicken. For a flavor explosion, I combined different spices for the rub and used it for the marinade. It is really simple and quick to make. Boneless and skinless chicken thighs are best to use here because they’re more…

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Easy No Bake Mango Cake

The summer heat is on and it’s time for an easy cold dessert like this no bake mango cake. It’s the perfect sweet treat for hot days when you don’t feel like turning the oven on. I grew up in the Philippines eating mangoes almost everyday because it’s readily available. In fact, most houses have a mango tree in the…

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Pink Summer Rosé Sangria

To celebrate the summer season I love to make this Pink Summer Rosé Sangria. In my house there’s always someone popping by. Sometimes it can be relatives, neighbors, or friends. When I entertain them, a glass of Rosé Sangria is a favorite drink to catch up and unwind. Pretty in Pink What makes this drink so pink and pretty is…

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Easy Grilled Shrimp Skewers

When spring jumpstarts the grilling season, there is nothing simpler to make than these quick-and-easy but oh so SAVORY shrimp skewers. It cooks fast, making it perfect for any BBQ, family dinner, potluck, or even a quiet night at home. But don’t get me wrong, there isn’t a grilled food I don’t love. What’s in it? With a barbecue spice…

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Garden

Reuse Salad Containers to Grow Seeds

If you like starting seeds in modules or small containers, here is another great way to do it.  After I’ve collected salad containers from the grocery store, I thought why not reuse them to start growing seeds.  What I love about it is they’re free and some of them already have holes for drainage. If they don’t, it’s just so…

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Great Finds

Seasonal Gems – This Season’s Favorite Produce

Spring is here and it’s exciting to see the markets full of seasonal gems – my favorite vegetables and fruits at this time.  I love walking through a farmer’s market and browsing at fresh produce.  Here are some of my great finds this season……. Persian Cucumbers This short, crunchy, slightly sweet, and almost seedless variety are perfect for snacking, salads…

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