Must be fate then. Read on.

Pancit Bihon: a recipe

| September 19, 2016

Never in my wildest dreams did I think I could ever make bihon. It seemed so complicated with a bazillion and one ingredients and would require giant pots and pans. Also, I was not a noodle person myself, so it just never entered my mind to think of learning to cook it. But then I [...]

Have Patis, Will Sinigang: a recipe

| November 12, 2015

You know how you’re dressing up in the morning and you usually have that one piece of clothing or accessory that you want to wear and everything else would just have to revolve around it?  It might not even be something major like a dress or a statement necklace. Sometimes, it would be something other [...]

Weekly Gratefulness List (July 26 to August 1, 2015)

| August 14, 2015

–adventure day at Long Island I look good in this picture, therefore I should use it. –brunch date Our Sunday brunch date was heavier than expected: lobster for me, steak for him (not pictured). The restaurant was celebrating its 5th anniversary when we went and had a different menu for the day. We also ended [...]

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 [...]

Spinach Soup: a recipe

| May 27, 2015

Every Saturday, I volunteer at the Mapleton branch of the Brooklyn Public Library. I lead an English Conversation Group to help English-language learners practice their conversation skills so I try to get them to talk as much as possible. In one of our sessions, I asked the participants to share their favorite recipe to the [...]

Weekly Gratefulness List (January 25 to 31, 2015)

| February 1, 2015

The past week has been crazy busy as I alternated between working on my fabulous online ukay shop and making sense of my coding assignments. Both of these made me happy. Additionally,  I’m also grateful for these: –success in the kitchen: Honey Garlic Chicken! Mainly because I had honey, I had garlic, and I had chicken. [...]

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 [...]