Life as a food blog

My friend Joel is right when he says that Filipinos like to be spoon fed. I only have to look at many of the comments in this blog, and many of the PMs and e-mails that I … [Read more...]


The vegetable patch

It's kind of serendipitous to write about our tiny vegetable patch in the garden now that Tangled is showing in local movie houses. Tangled is, of course, a spin on the … [Read more...]


From cheese fondue to balut

Last Saturday, I went to Gourdo's at Glorietta 5 and bought a fondue set. Two days later, I bought a fondue cookbook. I've been waiting for the perfect time to try and make my … [Read more...]


The frugal cook

It's convenient to buy frozen fish fillets but when there's an opportunity to go to Farmer's Market for good-quality fresh fish, I prefer to buy a whole slab and have it … [Read more...]


Great with hoisin sauce

The lazy way to make onion pancakes is to simply roll them flat. That's what I did on my first attempt. Then, my pride and my self-respect took the better of me -- surely I … [Read more...]


Blackberry clafoutis

Clafouti (or clafoutis) is a custard like cake of French origin traditionally made with cherries. I baked mine with blackberries, the texture was light at the center and … [Read more...]

Science Week awarding ceremonies

What are they pointing at?

According to my friend Eric who took the photo, it appears they are pointing at Sam who did not go onstage to receive her certificate for winning the cooking contest. What … [Read more...]

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I said it’s not a cake!

On Thursday afternoon, I was sitting on a dining chair taking the photo below when Speedy walked into the front door with a bag of bread. He set the bread on the kitchen … [Read more...]


The Sunday burrito story

Sunday. At the house on a hill, that means it's the man of the house's turn to cook. And my turn to play paparazzi. I turned on the lights (Speedy's such a … [Read more...]