Category Archives: Recipes

Pumpkin Chai Red Tea Macarons

Dedicated to Linda (survivor) and to Steve’s Mom. For Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Mactweets Mac Attack Challenge No. 12, please allow me to introduce Pumpkin Chai Red Tea Macarons. A good balance of East and West plus all the goodness … Continue reading

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Lavender Party

With the strange weather we have been experiencing in California, my lavender harvest extended through fall.  You won’t hear me complaining. My sincerest thanks for the warm welcome. I usually divide and replant lavender this season to make room for … Continue reading

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Pecan and Walnut Toffee

Right before summer started, one of the moms in school shared her Christmas Toffee recipe to the 2nd Grade Class.  Unfortunately, I cannot share her recipe here.  Below is something similar adapted from Bon Appetit Magazine. You may eyeball the … Continue reading

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For the Love of Ukoy

Ukoy Ukoy (okoy) must be one of my all time favorite savory meriendas (snacks).  Not only that it’s inexpensive and easy to make, ukoy is wonderful reinvented.  Lately I’ve been using Krusteaz Buttermilk Pancake Mix to eliminate batter guesswork.

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Strawberries and Cream Cheese

Ah, fresh strawberries!  I love them slathered with sweetened cream cheese! Ingredients 1 8 oz package of cream cheese (softened) 1/4 cup brown sugar (packed) Directions Mix cream cheese and brown sugar thoroughly. Slather on fresh hulled strawberries.  Repeat. Growing … Continue reading

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My Pat Limjuco Dayrit cookbook is missing in action again.  I had to Google a recipe and this is what I tried today.  It’s not bad, though I’ve had better. Ingredients 1 cup flour 1/3 cup powdered milk (I used … Continue reading

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Strawberry Acai Red Tea Macarons

Thank you for stopping by!  I hope you are doing well and enjoying the season.  We’re finally having great weather here in Corte Madera and tomato planting season has started for me. Warm spring weather is perfect for making macarons.  … Continue reading

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