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Adding oomph to vegetable salad

I'm not really a salad person. I prefer my veggies cooked just like most Asians. I don't even like vinaigrette -- I prefer thicker salad dressings. But there are times when a raw vegetable salad is the easiest vegetable dish to fix. Just cut everything, make a dressing, toss ... (more)

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The tawilis mystery

One of the mainstays in the menu of restaurants in the Tagaytay and Batangas aras is tawilis. Often, deep fried to a crisp so that every part, bones and head included, is edible. Tawilis is a sardine but it is a class all its own because it is the only member of the ... (more)

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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 prepared according to my specifications. For instance, I chose the tail end of a salmon and had it ... (more)