Category: Melody's Blog

All of my posts in one spot!
January 8, 2015
Smoothie Steps and Ideas

On most days I start my morning off with a smoothie. I feel like it’s a great way to consume large amounts of raw fruits and vegetables and nourish my body with essential nutrients. Blending has especially been helpful since my husband and I decided to minimize the amount of gluten and grains in our […]

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July 24, 2013
Mamma Agata’s Cooking Class on The Amalfi Coast "The Hidden Treasure"

My husband and I recently celebrated our 10 Year Wedding Anniversary visiting parts of Italy and Spain. Our time in Italy was spent at the Amalfi Coast. Our entire experience felt like a dream. Each town was breathtaking in its own unique way. Our home base was the lovely town of Sorrento.   From there […]

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February 15, 2012 Tagline Contest!

Most TV Network Chefs have a tagline. Emeril says “BAM”, Rachel Ray says “EVOO”. What should the tagline be for I am giving away a brand new 8-inch (20cm) Scan Pan, one of my very favorite cookware pieces to the person that comes up with a tagline that blows me away!!! All you have […]

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August 4, 2011
Food Presentation Tips

I love food! The entire process of how food grows, where it comes from, the nutrients it contains, the unique flavors food brings and the different ways food can be prepared are all reasons why it fascinates me.  Food is what we all have in common.  It’s a requirement for survival, it brings us together […]

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June 27, 2011
Chef Melody on Dandana TV

Welcome Dandana TV Viewers Thank you for watching my interview with the beautiful and talented Anna Hirmiz on Hotspots! I hope you enjoyed the show and want to welcome you to my website. Below are the recipes that were demonstrated and introduced during the show… Fattoush Salad Quinoa Tabbouli Seafood Kabobs Zucchini Muffins If you […]

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April 29, 2011
How is your Garden Growing?

If you read my recent blog posts "Have you thought of Starting a Vegetable Garden this year?", and “Helpful Tips for Vegetable Gardening” you will know that I started planting in early March this year .The weather was perfect for planting. Unfortunately, Mother Nature wasn’t so kind for the rest of the month! We had […]

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March 26, 2011
Growing Bananas!

Think you can’t grow bananas in San Diego? Turns out there are varieties of banana trees that grow well in our climate such as the Brazilian banana tree that we have! When my husband and I went fruit tree shopping at our favorite nursery, California Tropical Fruit Trees, we passed by the banana trees and […]

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March 21, 2011
Helpful Tips for Vegetable Gardening

The first two weekends in March were absolutely gorgeous here in San Diego. The weather was perfect for planting; full sun with a light breeze throughout the day. I spent the mornings and afternoons preparing and planting in my garden; taking pride in what will grow to be a beautiful and lush organic garden that […]

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February 27, 2011
Have you thought of Starting a Vegetable Garden this year?

Have you thought of starting a vegetable garden this year? Spring is around the corner and it’s the perfect time to start planning. You may be thinking that growing a garden will require too much time for today’s busy lifestyle. This is partially true… the initial planning requires most of the time and investment but […]

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June 3, 2010

Three years ago we bought a tiny little Mulberry Tree. We were told that it would grow to be very big. We learned that it was a delicate berry like no other. Today as we were assured our tree has tripled in size each year. The mulberries are amazing! Juicy, plump and sweet! Several species […]

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