Sausage muffins

Spending time on Tumblr has its benefits (yes, I do have an account there). I come across food blogs I've never seen before, get acquainted with other food bloggers and discover dishes that are totally out-of-this-world terrific. For instance, although I have read and heard … [Read more...]


Tacos a la Cubana

A play on the rice dish that Filipinos call arroz a la Cubana, these tacos are filled with beef and sausage stew, raw onions, cucumbers and tomatoes, and ripe mangoes. On the side, a fried egg, sunny side up, and slices of golden saba bananas. We had this for our late lunch … [Read more...]


A la Kartoffelsalat (German potato salad)

What makes a potato salad German? According to some, it is the use of a vinaigrette instead of mayonnaise for the dressing. It appears, however, that this is not an absolute rule. There is some sort of "war" going on whether traditional German potato salad should be made … [Read more...]


Pork and sausage chili

When one hears the word "chili", the thing that comes to mind is the stew called chili con carne. It's almost as though "chili" were the nickname of chili con carne, a spicy dish that usually include ground or minced beef, tomato sauce and kidney beans.On the other hand, … [Read more...]


Savory breakfast cake

Since the girls went away to college, there's been no more packed lunches to prepare five days a week. So, there's really been no pressing reason to get up early in the morning. Most times, lunch is my first meal for the day. During the rare times that I feel hungry before … [Read more...]


Speedy’s three little pigs sandwich

The reason for yesterday's post about Anthony Bourdain was to introduce the recipe for this sandwich: Speedy's version of the three little pigs, the original the pride of the Silver Palm restaurant in Chicago. The sandwich gets its name from the three kinds of pork filling: … [Read more...]


Waknatoy, a dish with a funny name

Marikeños like to say that waknatoy is a dish unique to Marikina. Well, the name is unique to Marikina but the dish itself is not. Waknatoy is simply a variant of menudo. The only marked difference is the addition of pickles which gives waknatoy a sweet-tangy flavor. The … [Read more...]


Farmer’s Soup

Almost anything can go into a farmer's soup. The only caveat -- they must all be fresh. Farmer's soup derives its name from the practice of cooking soup with ingredients fresh from the farmer's market. Or, if you prefer an even fresher version -- with ingredients fresh from … [Read more...]