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Easy Homemade Focaccia with Whipped Ricotta


Just before we left Scottsdale for the summer, we had dinner at etta that just opened up across the street. I was blown away by their Foccacio Bread and whipped Ricotta with Honey dip. I’ve never seen a cylindrical foccacio and never tasted it with ricotta and honey. The bread was actually slit at the bottom and we just needed Read More

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Passion Fruit Margarita


Mama Judy gave me a bag of passion fruits just before I left California. I rarely see passion fruits in the store and these are growing in her backyard😯! Priceless gift! Upon arriving in Scottsdale, I have been itching to make some magarita with these home grown passion fruits. Tonight is the night. Success on first attempt! Ingredients 4 Tbsp Read More

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Mango Sago Coconut Pudding


The 100-degree heat in Foster City is screaming for some refreshing, chilling desserts. I rummaged through the fridge and found two overripe mangos. And there is some left over coconut milk and berries from fruit tarts I made the day before.💡! I whipped this up in half an hour last night and went to bed happy. It’s good. Ingredients 2 Read More

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Lemongrass Coconut Rice


While I have made Nasi Lemak many times, I was never totally satisfied with the outcome of the coconut rice. This time I tried a different recipe incorporating lemongrass juice with coconut milk. The outcome is perfect. It fragrant, tasty, and fluffy! And its cooked in the rice cooker! Ingredients 3 cups basmati rice 3 stalks lemongrass, bruised 6 cloves Read More

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Grilled Chicken Breast


Lately we are into eating salad for lunch. Finding a good recipe for grilled chicken became very important to add protein to our diet. Thus far, this is the best recipe I have found. I have been repeating this week after week, wonder if I will ever find a better recipe ?🤔 Ingredients 1 1/2 lb thin sliced breast 6 Read More

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Cucumber Elderflower Collins


I’ve always been curious about cocktails with elderflower in the recipe. I like the fragrance in particular. I finally bought a bottle of St Germain and made a cucumber collins. Love this refreshing and sweet smelling cocktail for the summer. Ingredients 1 oz. Grey Goose vodka 1 oz. cucumber juice (from 1 cucumber) 2 oz. St. Germain 2 oz. club Read More

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Cucumber Thyme Fizz


I was planning a get together with a new friend and offered to serve wine and dessert. She told me that she cannot take alcohol as she will break into hives 😔. I really want to serve something fun and refreshing for our first get-together. Ingredients 2 oz cucumber juice 1.5 oz lemon juice 1.5 oz simple syrup 1 oz Read More

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Perkedel


Ingredients 400g potatoes 120g minced pork 2 Tbsp minced chives 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp ground white pepper 1 Tbsp tapioca starch 2 Tbsp fries shallots 1 egg beaten with a pinch of salt Oil for deep frying Directions Peel and cut potatoes into small cubes. Steam over high heat for 15 minutes until soft and break apart easily. Mash Read More

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Citrus Upside Down Cake


I was at the store last weekend and saw citruses of various shades and sizes filling the bins. There is my favorite Cara Cara Oranges, Grapefruits, Pomelos, Blood Oranges, and of course the more common Navel Oranges. My brain was baking up an image of a colorful cake with slices of these different types of citrus. I substituted the pineapples Read More

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