Island Magic Apple Pie

My association with this wonderful time of year is not just about pumpkin-spice-everything, turkey, and traditional acorn or butternut squashes. Oh, no, as a matter of fact, this is when our garden is over-flowing with a green, pear shaped squash, drooping from heavily-laden vines, known as a pipinola, or chayote. This crisp, versatile squash can…

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Encore: Revenge of the “Vedge”

You just can’t keep me away from the cookbook, “Vedge”, by Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby. Everything I make from it is so dang flavorful and unique that I feel like a culinary rock star. In my search for recipes for this cookbook challenge, I found so many great ones, that it was hard to…

Pipinola Salad

This plentiful vine can be used in so many delicious ways, one of those ways is used in a recipe taught to me by my Filipino friend, Rose. You may omit the fish sauce and instead use shoyu or soy sauce if you want to make this into a vegetarian dish. I have also substituted oyster…