I hate to admit it but at least once a day, I complain about how cold it is in DC and how I can not wait for Spring to come. I don’t want to be so negative towards anything in … Continue reading
The holiday season is upon us. What does that exactly mean? It means that it is time to bake and eat all the cookies in the world!
Welcome into November! We are officially 2 months away from the end of the year. Crazy, right? November is the month of Thanksgiving and giving your gratitude and thanks to those in around you. I hope this past year has treated you … Continue reading
October, are you there? Are you sure it’s time for us to say goodbye to summer? I’m not sure if I ready to dive into the season of root vegetables and warm dishes. I’ll miss my smoothies: Banana Mango, Berry Banana, … Continue reading
As the cooler months roll in, it’s time to prepare your garden and make most use of your herbs. Bye Bye Basil? Not quite, make homemade pesto and preserve it. Continue reading
While I scrolled through my Instagram feed last year, I began to marvel at all the salads and cakes that were topped with fresh flowers. The idea of topping foods with fresh flowers sounded expensive to me and for that reason, I … Continue reading
The summer heat is hitting us from all directions. Do you find yourself sweating after a few minutes outside? Imagine how our plants feel. All the veggies that grow outside suffer more from the summer’s heat as the ground is dry, … Continue reading
If you’re like me, your outdoor garden is in full bloom; vegetables and flowers growing everywhere. At some times, it may seem like everything is ready for harvest at once and you don’t know what to do with it all. … Continue reading
Happy May! This month, we have a lot to celebrate; Mother’s Day (May 8th), Memorial Day (May 30th), and most of all, International Palate’s 2nd Birthday (also May 30). With lots to celebrate, I would say your destined to host … Continue reading
Most of the recipes that you find on this blog will call for garlic…minced garlic. Yes, an alternative for minced garlic is chopped garlic, but the flavor is never the same. I know that not everyone has a garlic presser since it really only holds one purpose: mincing garlic. On the other hand, I hope that you have a grater of some sort. If not, you
should need to get one. A handheld grater can grate cheese, zest lemons/limes, ground nutmeg, shaving chocolate, and mincing garlic. Maybe you already use a grater for this purpose, but I thought this was the most mind-blowing kitchen hack that needed to be shared.