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Sam’s jellyfish jelly

My daughters have this habit of cooking something -- anything -- when they're stressed out. It's final exams week and moods are volatile. On Saturday evening, Alex de-stressed by cooking a cheese omelet. Well, Sunday morning, actually because it was after midnight already. … [Read more...]

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Microwave recipe: cheese-topped baked egg and sardines

It's 1.00 a.m. on Sunday morning as I start writing this post. We're still up, Sam and Speedy are watching cartoons, Alex is taking a shower and I am here near the oven where I can watch the tray that will yield what I will call dulce de leche squares when they're done. But … [Read more...]

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Salmon-topped pasta with white sauce

Alex had been asking for baked salmon with buttered vegetables but we only had a 300-gram or so of salmon fillet and it wouldn't have been enough to feel all four of us for lunch. So, I deviated from the baked salmon with buttered vegetables by serving the salmon on a bed … [Read more...]

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Alex’s cold milk and mango pudding

Speedy gave Alex an assignment today: do something with the mangoes in the fridge which were becoming too ripe already. Alex initially thought about a simple milkshake but wanted to incorporate gelatin in her recipe (which made me wonder if she used gelatin in her 2006 … [Read more...]

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Sausage and milk pasta

Everyone in my family has cough and cold. I thought it was plain exhaustion. The girls were having their final exams at around the same time that my mother passed away, then they moved to another unit in the same condo, there was a lot to do and, well, you add the usual … [Read more...]

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Basil and garlic focaccia

In a post I published four and a half years ago, I mentioned that everyone in my family has a unique favorite bread. Alex's favorite is focaccia. That hasn't changed in four and a half years. What has changed is the price of focaccia. My goodness, you'd think special … [Read more...]

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Surprisingly great loot from our midnight shopping

Since my mother arrived on Thursday, she had been talking about the free McDonald's meals she was entitled to from her credit card purchases. Apparently, there's a promo that for every single purchase of so much, there's a free McDonald's meal somewhere. But since the … [Read more...]

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Growing alfalfa sprouts at home

Alfalfa is a flowering plant that belongs to the pea family. In the West, it has long been grown for cattle feed. In Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine, alfalfa has been used for centuries to treat many health disorders.From Herbal Supplement Resource:Alfalfa has a long … [Read more...]