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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 … [Read more...]

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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 … [Read more...]

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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 … [Read more...]

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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 … [Read more...]

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Corn slushie

It may look like a margarita but it isn't. Think maiz con hielo that can be drank from a glass. Technically, it's a smoothie. But smoothies are made with fruits, and corn … [Read more...]

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Green mango juice

Been craving for green mango juice. If there's anything attractive about Philippine summers, it's the abundance of mangoes--ripe and unripe.Mangoes that are just starting to … [Read more...]

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Cucumber cooler

I first tried cucumber juice at Alfredo's Steak House along Tomas Morato in Quezon City. My friend Lisa, whose family owns the place, recommended it. At first, I was a bit … [Read more...]

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Alex’s mango shake

My younger daughter, Alex, stayed home from school yesterday. Bad cold. By noon, she was bored. She started pestering me about making some mango shake. I told her later in … [Read more...]

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Easy strawberry milkshake

My daughters' contribution to the Christmas day chow. They can do this with their eyes closed. :)My 11-year-old trimmed the strawberries while my 13-year-old was … [Read more...]