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Chicken Adobo, a recipe

| June 30, 2015

I finally have my own Chicken Adobo recipe. Mainly because I finally got around to actually cooking it. Adobo is the unofficial national dish of the Philippines, and everyone is said to have their own recipe so no two adobos are really the same. I would like to think that is testament to the diversity [...]

Baked Lemon Chicken, a recipe

| January 5, 2015

Sometimes I wonder when my fascination with the things I cook will end. I wonder if given enough time, cooking will also be just as ordinary to me as to (what I imagine are) normal people. In my mind, most people do not really think much about being able to make something edible. Cooking must be a [...]

“Cookies and Cream Happiness”

| December 28, 2014

My adorable niece Triz, for some reason, calls Hershey’s Cookies ‘n Creme “cookies and cream happiness.” Maybe because she recognizes the letter “H” but can’t quite read “Hershey’s” yet and well, chocolate almost always equals happiness, right? (Unless you’re playing Candy Crush, that is.) But that was more than a year ago. Maybe she can [...]

Weekly Gratefulness List (December 7 to 13, 2014)

| December 17, 2014

–yummy vegetarian dinner date Since we ate leftovers the whole of last week, we started this week by dining out. Yummy and healthy (I hope!)! –lights! lights! lights! On our way home, we decided to stop by Dyker Heights and take a short stroll to view the elaborate Christmas decors of the houses in the [...]

Champorado: a recipe

| December 8, 2014

The dropping temperature had me craving for champorado. And also because friend J posted a picture of one she recently had on FB. I had never tried making champorado but I have warm and fuzzy memories of my Gramma making us some for merienda especially on cold and rainy days back when I was a [...]

My first cookies

| October 17, 2014

Realize that this is a huge deal to me because I had never, in my whole life, ever baked anything. I had never even turned an oven on that I had to google how to preheat just to make sure I would not blow up the kitchen. Through it all, I was thinking, “My husband [...]

My Favorite Tagalog Word

| August 4, 2014

After some days of thought, I’ve decided that my favorite Tagalog word is “merienda.” Mainly because I love food, and merienda food is almost always fun and yummy so it’s the best kind of food. I remember how I used to dread major meals (lunch and dinner) when I was a kid because eating seemed [...]

An Exercise: Shrimp and mushroom in garlic sauce

| March 21, 2014

This will look like a recipe but it’s really an HTML exercise I’ve decided to put myself through. I will be writing the below in HTML code so I could get used to the tags and whatever other things I need to get used to. Of course you readers would not be able to tell [...]

China trip (Day 11 – Shanghai)

| October 24, 2013

Aside from revisiting our old haunts, we have some errands to run in Shanghai. A quick visit to the notary public and my old office took care of most of that. Visiting government offices in Shanghai is generally painless. One needs to wait for half an hour to an hour in a nice and clean [...]

China trip (Day 9 – Kunming)

| October 21, 2013

We decided to take it easy today. We started by hanging out at a cafe near Yunnan University. We had coffee and pizza while we watched people go about their business. The all-cheese pizza was yummy.   V flew back to Xiamen today so we went to see her off at the bus station. We [...]