Tag Archives: tropical

Mango Meringue Pie with Coconut Macadamia Crust

I love this time of year at the market, when mountains of fragrant mangoes seem to surround me as I shop.  Mangoes lure me in with their promise of sweetness and a juicy, tropical taste.  When I thought about making … Continue reading

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From Cup to Cookie: Fruit, Flowers, and Rooibos

One of my favorite evening drinks is a hot cup of rooibos (“roy-bus”), also known as red tea or African honeybush tea.  It has a soft, naturally vanilla-y flavor that reminds me a bit of my grandpa’s tobacco pipe and … Continue reading

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Macadamia Cake: A Little Taste of Hawaii

I’ve never been to Hawaii, but I feel lucky to have had a few little tastes of it. My dad went there for the first time a few years ago and returned with vivid stories of roadside coffee sellers, mango-filled … Continue reading

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