Spanish coffee

Just as I was about to call it a night, Speedy came up to my study with this mug of coffee.The moment I saw it, my first instinct was to grab my camera. Fast. Because it's a hot drink and the whipped cream was dissolving fast. By the time I had taken a few photos, Speedy … [Read more...]


Honeydew and mint cooler

Inspired by a drink concocted by Bob Blumer in his Surreal Gourmet show, Speedy substituted lemon for lime as lime is not always easy to find in supermarkets (our lime tree is fruitless these days).This drink is definitely low-fat and low-sugar since no milk nor cream is … [Read more...]


How to make: Mango lassi

Lassi is a popular drink in many South Asian countries. It is made with yogurt, milk and spices. The sweet version, often served cold, has fruits added. Mango lassi is the most well known among the many varieties of sweet lassi and it is also very popular in Singapore and … [Read more...]


After-dinner coffee

According to an article in Blogher, January is International Gourmet Coffee Month. Is that an annual thing or what? I searched Google but didn't find anything. Doesn't really matter much to me because I celebrate each day with coffee.The curious thing is what this animal … [Read more...]


Cafe con leche

To complete the Mexican theme of yesterday's brunch, I had a cup of cafe con leche with the potato, chorizo and chili dish. What is cafe con leche? The literal translation is coffee with milk but the name doesn't do justice to this wonderful anytime-of-the-day drink.Just … [Read more...]


Coffee jelly, beverage edition

The coffee jelly, dessert version, was posted three and a half years ago. Here is the beverage version. It was a very hot day, what can I say? I wanted coffee but the thought of drinking something hot just didn't appeal to me. Neither did the thought of all that sugar in the … [Read more...]


Mango-banana milkshake

I'm not a huge fan of bananas. I'm a mango and melon girl. Alex often makes banana milkshake, works perfectly for her because she adores bananas, but unless she adds chocolate, it doesn't really give me an adrenalin rush. Well, until one day last week.We had a few cups … [Read more...]


Summer coolers

[Originally published in Manila Standard Today on April 8, 2009]It was cool and cloudy for a few days last week and I was fervently hoping that it would stay that way for the rest of the summer. But, alas! Some good things never last. Sunday was humid as humid could be and … [Read more...]