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Autumn Apple Arugula Salad with Honey Pecans

This Apple Arugula Salad with Honey Pecans is a great way to take advantage of the season’s harvest. It is loaded with signature superfoods of fall like apples, pomegranate and pecans, tomatoes, and arugula. No problem in feeding a crowd, you can double the recipe easily. There are so many apple varieties in season now. I chose Fuji apple in…

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Herb Roasted Autumn Vegetables with Apples and Pears

This roasted autumn vegetables is one way to celebrate the season. Switch up your usual veggies with autumnal flavors like delicata squash, brussel sprouts, apples and pears. This is an excellent side dish to a Sunday roast chicken or pork. The abundance of apples and pears at the market inspired me to add it to the roasted vegetables. These days…

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Roasted Tomatoes on the Vine 3 Ways

These roasted tomatoes recipe is a great way to use up all the tomatoes you have harvested. It is so versatile that you can use it in many different ways. These are just a few that I suggest, but Im sure you can think of more ways to use it. This season I grew cherry tomatoes in a pot and…

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Melon Arugula Salad with Mint

This melon arugula salad is something you can easily make on those hot summer days. It is a light, cold and refreshing lunch or side dish. Summer and melons are synonymous. Now is the time when there is a wider variety of juicy melons. Why not make use of the different varieties of melons available now? Melons come in various…

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How to Make Bruschetta with Fresh Tomatoes

It’s tomato season and what perfect time to make this easy Italian bruschetta appetizer. Bruschetta is a famous bread appetizer that originated in Italy. First, you toast fresh bread in the oven or on the grill. Then you top it with a savory mixture of tomatoes, garlic, basil and olive oil. In some regions of Italy people also add different…

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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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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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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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Bacon Wrapped Lobster Rumaki

This lobster rumaki is an amazingly easy and delicious option if you ever wonder what to make for appetizer. Did you know it’s lobster season? Here in CaliforniaI I find wonderful spiny lobster freshly caught in the mighty Pacific Ocean. I grew up enjoying rumaki served at parties and family gatherings. Traditionally, we make rumaki with sausage wrapped in bacon…

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Winter Salad with Clementine and Pomegranate

Here is a winter salad that makes good use of clementines (or mandarins) and pomegranate in season right now. Plump and sweet clementines add such bright hues and flavor while pomegranate gives you a burst of juicy tang in every bite. Every winter you probably see clementines and pomegranate show up frequently in the markets. I prefer the darker orange…

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