Our friends Dave and Rose recently invited a few of their family friends to a Passover Seder Dinner at their home, and we were honored to be included. This was our first invitation to a Passover Seder dinner. I had never been to a Seder party before and asked Rose about it. She explained that this dinner is the beginning of Passover, which is the Jewish festival in celebration of the Israelites’ departure from ancient Egypt and their emancipation from slavery. Continue reading An Invitation to a Passover Seder Dinner
The twins were on Spring Break, and since I thought it might be raining that week, I didn’t make any plans to go anywhere. As it turns out, the week of the twins’ Spring Break was gorgeous. But it was too late by that time to make any last minute travel plans. Besides, the girls were perfectly happy bumming at home all week. However as the week came to an end, I got tired of seeing them slouching on the couch all day either watching TV or reading a book. So I decided to take them on a quick “road trip” to see the Pulgas Water Temple.
This is a new discovery of mine. I only learnt about this monument when I was doing some research on sights to see in and around Hwy 280. Continue reading Pulgas Water Temple in Woodside, California
Our veggie patch with our raised beds are prepped and ready to be planted with new veggie seedlings. It’s mid April already and we need to get started soon. We have been eagerly waiting for the Master Gardener’s Plant Sale this year as we had such great success with the veggie plants we bought from them last year.
Southwest Veggie Blend Spinach, Corn and Black Bean Enchiladas
This recipe makes 12 medium enchiladas Continue reading Southwest Veggie Blend Spinach, Corn and Black Bean Enchiladas
Have you heard of Ixia? It is a little flower bulb with flowers the size of a black bean, and it blooms in the spring just like freesias and daffodils. And just like daffodils and freesias the bulb multiplies over time to form a large clump of delicate flowers. Continue reading Ixia
Bouquets to Art. What a novel idea! Flower bouquets that mimic paintings and works of art in the permanent collection at the de Young Museum in San Francisco. Every year I plan on going to this talked about exhibition, but something always takes precedent, and I end up not making it. But this year I put it on my calendar 2 months in advance so as not to miss it, and I finally made it! Continue reading Bouquets to Art 2016
Every April there is a plant sale called Master Gardener’s Spring Garden Market. This is a plant fair for garden lovers. Hundreds of vendors selling all sorts of plants, gardening tools, and accessories can be found at this fair. But what they are mostly coveted for is their selection of vegetable seedlings that the Master Gardeners program sells at this fair. Continue reading Master Gardeners Spring Garden Market
Every year in the spring, Rose, Joji, and Rita host a Spring Tea for a few of their girlfriends. A fun social gathering to hang out, catch up, and have brunch and tea. This is one tea party we all look forward to every year 🙂 Continue reading A Day at the Derby Spring Tea
Twenty-one! What is so special about turning twenty-one? I wasn’t sure about this idea at all. I say let us celebrate turning twenty with a bang. Turning twenty is a BIG deal! Think about it, first of all, you are no longer a teenager. Twenty! It is the big two 0! Continue reading Twenty-one!
I had a small group of friends over for a holiday tea a few months ago. I thought a simple tea would be a great way to get all of us together and catch up. Everyone offered to bring something, and we ended up with a wide variety of snacks and treats.
My friend Babita brought Black Bean Salsa and chips, and it was delicious. This salsa and chips dish is a perfect snack for a summertime get together. Especially when we can find juicy tomatoes and fresh corn at the farmer’s markets. I asked Babita for the recipe, and she said she got it from a web site called Show Me the Curry. Here is the link to the recipe for Black Bean and Corn Salsa. I’ve also included the recipe here. Continue reading Black Bean & Corn Salsa