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The Italian lunch

Four years ago, Speedy bought me a copy of The Silver Spoon as an early mother's day gift. I've tried a few recipes from the book [the pork chops with blueberries (bracioli ai ... (more)

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Warm-me-up coffee

It's raining, cold and dark... Steaming hot coffee needs something more to really warm me up today. This drink has coffee liqueur, white creme de menthe and dark creme de ... (more)

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Rainy Day

Mario is visiting the country and although he is not passing by our neighborhood, we can feel his strong presence tremendously. Mario is not handsome nor famous. In fact, ... (more)

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Lemon Day

One afternoon in Boracay, one of those times when the wind was blowing and I just knew that a downpour would follow, while the rest of the group was frolicking in the sea, I ... (more)

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Boracay food trip, part 3: Dos Mestizos

It was Dos Mestizos' mojito that came highly recommended and the original plan was to go there one night after dinner. But, when on vacation, plans are never set in stone and, ... (more)

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Brandy Alexander

Just who the Alexander is for whom the drink was named is a mystery. There are at least three claimants to the honor, one of them being Alexander II of Russia, ... (more)

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Soft tofu and pechay soup

When I cooked the pechay guisado last week, I reserved the dark green leaves of the pechay for a vegetarian soup. In an attempt to tweak the depth of flavor, instead of using ... (more)