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crepes-cheese

Crepes and cheese

My family used to love pancakes. We've been pancake eaters for years until I discovered a very simply recipe for crepes at the back of a Maya pancake mix box. Since then, pancake mixes becomes crepes... oh, about four out... (more)

calamares

Calamares

First of all, it's my husband who cooked this platter of calamares. I helped, but he did the actual cooking. We have a new agreement--he does the cooking on Sundays. We had been talking about calamares for days when last... (more)

cheese-tomato-sandwich

Cheese and tomato sandwich

We're running on a different schedule in the house these days. Both kids now have half-day classes as the schoolyear draws to a close. That means lunch is around 2.00 p.m. when the school bus drops them home. So, instead... (more)

Pork, spinach and Pinoy pesto

Pork, spinach and Pinoy pesto

So, what else have I done with my Pinoy Pesto after last Thursday's glorious lunch of pesto and smoked salmon spaghetti? On Friday evening, I used the pesto to make a pork dish. Cooking this pork, spinach and pesto dish... (more)

Pesto and smoked salmon spaghetti

Pesto and smoked salmon spaghetti

Yesterday's lunch. About two hours after experimenting with my Pinoy Pesto, I thawed the few slices of smoked salmon I had left. Then, I boiled some spaghetti--just enough for one meal. While the spaghetti was boiling, I tore the smoked... (more)

Pinoy pesto

Pinoy pesto

I love pesto--with pasta, with bread and even with fish and chicken. I envy the Italians for inventing it. I wish I can come up with something similar using only indigenous Filipino produce and products. I tried and came up... (more)

Pan de coco

Pan de coco

Filipino pan de coco is a roll with a filling made from a mixture of brown sugar and grated coconut. It is not a familiar bread from my childhood. I was not introduced to pan de coco until I was... (more)

mongoconpata

Mongo con pata

My husband wanted a callos dinner a couple of days ago and he bought a kilo and a half of ox tripe to make the dish. Well, for me to make the dish, I mean. I told him we'd need... (more)

Egg pie

Egg pie

It’s a custard pie. If you buy it in a panaderia (small neighborhood bakery), it is called egg pie. It is usually 10 inches in diameter and you can buy it whole or per slice. In pricey joints, it is... (more)

Tamales

Tamales

Tamales evokes so many fond childhood memories. Both my mother and father loved this Filipino delicacy and I inherited their addiction. After I got married and was living with my in-laws, my late father-in-law would buy tamales every Sunday after... (more)