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Peach Cobbler

Peach cobbler is one of my favorite summer desserts. Actually I love peaches period. I use peaches in both savory and sweet dishes when it’s in season. Lucky me, I have a peach tree in my backyard that gives us the sweetest, juiciest fruit. To make the peach cobbler, it is important to pick firm ripe peaches. That means not…

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8 Best Edible Plants You Can Easily Grow Now

It is late summer and here in California we still have time to grow edible plants to last through fall. Thanks to our good weather there are lots of delicious vegetables that can still thrive at this time. All you need to do is the basics needed to plant and take care of these easy-to-grow-crops. You can start them from…

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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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Spicy Tuna Avocado Wrap

Meet your new quick and easy weekday/weeknight meal – spicy tuna avocado wrap. So easy to make when you want a quick bite. You know how we all have those hectic days when we just don’t have time to cook? Healthful spinach, celery and avocado add fresh-from-the- garden flavors to the wrap. A little zip comes from the chili garlic…

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Grilled Chicken Asada

There’s nothing like being outdoors grilling food in the summer. This grilled chicken asada is one of my favorites to grill. Here in California, Mexican flavors influenced some of our popular cuisines. I love carne asada so much that I make it with both beef and chicken. Chicken is a good option if you are trying to stay away from…

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6 Beautiful Tough Plants to Grow in Your Garden

Although there are so many varieties of plants we can grow, I tend to rely on a few tried-and-true favorites. These low-care, tough plants are beautiful and they come back year after year. They are also popular in gardens as they provide a pleasing variety of colors, textures, shapes and height. Soil doesn’t have to be rich to grow these…

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Very Berry Breakfast Smoothie Bowl

Summer is here and this smoothie recipe is my favorite way to beat the heat. I enjoy it for breakfast or lunch during those days when its too hot to cook in front of the stove. And when you’re in a hurry, it’s perfect because it’s easy and quick to prepare. This smoothie bowl is loaded with nutritious ingredients and…

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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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