I hope everyone is having a good week. It has been extremely hot here in San Jose, Ca. With this heat and drought, I’m surprised to be harvesting any vegetables at all. I’ve had about 5 zucchinis already and most of them went to salads and stir fry’s. Last week I made my annual zucchini bread/muffin. I tried a different recipe from last year. I’m happy with the results.
Here is another great pumpkin recipe for you to try out. The amount of ingredient is very flexible. You can put as much or as little of any ingredient depending on your own taste. Enjoy the video!
This weekend I spent some time in the kitchen concocting a pumpkin pasta sauce, and a whole lot of it. The following is a spaghetti recipe using that sauce. I hope you all enjoy it. Have an wonderful Wednesday!
- 6-8 C Pumpkin Sauce. Recipe here
- 3 C Kale, chopped
- 1 C mushroom, chopped
- A few cherry tomatoes
- Half of an onion, diced
- 3 cloves of garlic, minced
- 4 large leaves of garlic
- 1/4 C crushed almonds
- 1 fresh chili pepper for heat
- Salt & pepper to taste
- 1/2 Tbs Oil
- A box of whole wheat spaghetti
- Cook wheat spaghetti according to package.
- Heat oil. Add onion, stir, then add garlic. Stir for about a minute or until fragrant.
- Add chili pepper. Stir.
- Add mushroom, kale and tomatoes. Stir for a few seconds.
- Add the sauce. Let it boil. Bring down the heat to low. Simmer until vegetables are cooked as desired.
- Add salt & pepper to taste.
- Pour over spaghetti and sprinkle crushed almonds on top. Enjoy!
- I usually add additional seasoning to my cooking depending on what I have in my pantry. Salt and pepper are just the basics.
After my annual Halloween pumpkin carving contest last year, some of the seeds we threw on the ground germinated and sprouted into a couple of huge plants. I have an abundance of pumpkins and I’ve been scrambling to figure out with to do with them. One of the recipes I came up with is to make pasta sauce. I have purchased pasta sauce made of squash and pumpkin before. The texture is a bit more grainy, kind of like an apple sauce, compared to the tomato based Continue reading
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The dry, but beautiful weather has given me lots of opportunities to engage in outdoor activities. One of them included taking my sisters out to Sonoma, Ca to celebrate a birthday.
We brought our own bikes and parked at the Sonoma Plaza. You can also rent bikes Continue reading
Last year I was generous with my strawberries, but this is a new year. I’m tired of giving and not getting anything in return. Whether it’s the birds or the squirrels, I’m putting a stop to the unwelcome visits.
A view of the Golden Gate as we hiked.
After 29 years of living in the Bay Area, I figured it’s about time I took a stroll across the Golden Gate Bridge. So David and I ventured off to San Francisco on a Saturday morning. We drove about 1 hour and 15 minutes to the Presidio of SF, which is located at the tip of SF. I choose this area to hike due to the breath taking views and the amazing plant lives that dwell here. Also it was by the beach, and I love the sound of the water while I hike. Below are images of some of the plants I captured with my iPhone and my attempt to name each of them. Feel free to correct me, as my botanical nomenclature is not the best.
Hi! Here is a quick and simple recipe I pulled together with left over taro from my egg rolls. Hope you like it!
Taro in Cilantro Pesto Recipe
Planting: Considering last year’s one plant only gave me one tiny eggplant, I set out on a mission this year to harvest at least one edible eggplant. I started with purchasing a few plants about 4-5 inches tall from the nursery. In March, I seeded my own plants indoor until they got about 6inches before transplanting them into the ground. The ones I seeded are a little weaker. They seem to take longer to get used to the soil in the ground. The plants can grow several feet tall. I made sure to grow them at least 12 inches apart, even that is a bit close, but I know my soil and I know that these plants will not get taller than 2 feet. Continue reading