My very first blog post on Encouraging Treats was about baking chocolate chip cookies and being unemployed. Eight years later (on April 24, to be exact), I baked cookies using the same recipe from Nestle… and guess what? I am currently unemployed! Haha. I have been praying about this transition in my life for a … Continue reading How to Bake Chocolate Chip Cookies

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The cherry tomatoes I grew this summer looked very promising. During the plants’ second month, I remember counting 45 buds and 120 tomato flowers, which would eventually become ripe tomatoes! Compared to the previous batches I have had in the past summers, this batch yielded the most number of fruits and I could not be … Continue reading My Cherry Tomatoes Stopped Ripening on the Vine

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“You can find the taco shells… at the… uhh… frozen section.” Clearly, the staff member at the grocery store didn’t know where the taco shells were. Hahaha. I am able to laugh about this now, but last night, when it happened, I honestly couldn’t contain my irritation. TACO, TOMATO, & CORN It all started when … Continue reading It’s All About Me, Right?

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This morning, I harvested my second batch of pechay leaves, which are also known as Bok choy or Chinese cabbage in other countries. The leaves I got from this batch were much bigger than the first ones I had last August. The ironic thing about it? I didn’t even know that I had one pechay … Continue reading Make Room for Growth

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