Caramel Apple Muffins

You guys already know the story of how I learned to cook: from my dear mother. She’s never liked cooking but boy! can she make a heart-warming pot of Sunday Spaghetti, a melt-in-your-mouth Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake, and the most delectable Homemade Honey Wheat Bread. I’ve attempted to re-create her recipes and apparently cannot reach the Yoda level that […]

EnrichLA: Tasting Apples with My Students

I can’t believe it’s already two weeks until school ends. On June 5th, my contract with EnrichLA that began in January will be end, leaving me with nothing better to do than enjoy a beautiful two-month summer vacay in sunny and beach-breezy Los Angeles where Cobalt and I have resided since October. Praise God, I did […]

Applesauce Pumpkin Bread

Geez, this summer flew by fast! It’s unbelievable that some schools have already begun the Fall Semester and here I am, graduated and wondering what to do with myself now that I will never walk into a university again. (I know, I know. You’re probably saying, “never say ‘never,’ Hope.” So maybe it isn’t never but […]

Apple Coconut Cake

Nothing beats a morning working hard on a farm in the hot summer sun like a group potluck! Every Wednesday and Friday at Crabtree Farms (where I Workshare), the farmers share lunch together. Every volunteer and employee brings something to contribute. I love the different cooking styles, flavors, and passions; and am amazed that most […]

Easy Apple Pie (Cobbler)

Cobalt and I picked apples today for the first time in a week! We were disappointed that we had caused many to become so compost-worthy (I usually try to pick them no later than every 2 days). But then were thankful that our compost pile is so happy. Regardless, we still found nearly 10 pounds of apples […]