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The Daily Palette

The Daily Palette will be my new home starting January 1, 2011.  Please make a note of it.  Thank you!

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For Lavender Macaron {Coming Soon}

Harvesting Once the  color is bright and vivid, that is the time to start cutting. Cut the flower stems during the cool of the morning after the dew has dried. Both fresh and dried flowers and leaves are used in culinary … Continue reading

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Tortang Sili (Stuffed Peppers)

Peppers are gorgeous in the garden and delicious on the plate.  For us Pinoys, traditionally extra pepper plants are grown around the yard for talbos (leaves) used in salads and favorite chicken dishes like tinola (chicken in ginger broth).  Please note … Continue reading

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Getting Ready For a Luau

Driving around the neighborhood eyeing some banana trees, I did think about ringing the doorbell to ask for a whole banana leaf, possibly the largest.  Then maybe not.  Banana trees largely serve ornamental purpose here in San Diego though for … Continue reading

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Oh, my! Father’s Day coming up!

For Mother’s Day, the Little Dude made me Chocolate Truffles.  It was a sweet project included in the book In the Kitchen with Grade Two.  I was fortunate enough to witness their hands on cooking projects.

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Potato Leaf and Regular Leaf Tomatoes

Potato Leaf (PL) usually has fewer cuts or serrations on the leaf edge.   Sometimes there are a few large notches in the mostly smooth leaf edge. Regular Leaf (RL) is the most typical leaf type with leaf edges that are … Continue reading

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Quick Lunch: Fajitas

What to do with leftover beef tenderloin roast?  Fajitas!  Here’s my take.

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