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Lime, rum and basil cocktail

I've had this basil-vodka gimlet recipe on my Bookmarks bar for so long. I waited until our lime tree started bearing fruits again (it doesn't during the summer) then I waited … [Read more...]

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Pork lo mein, a light version

There was a time when I would refuse to cook a dish if I didn't have all the ingredients specified in a recipe. All newbie cooks go through that phase, I surmise. The … [Read more...]

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Pork mami (noodle soup)

Mami is what we Filipinos call the traditional Chinese noodle soup with vegetables and meat or seafood. I have no idea who coined the term but I am pretty certain that the … [Read more...]

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Sweet potato and walnut salad

Potato salad is great; sweet potato salad is just as good. Sweet potato is sweeter and creamier, and some varieties have a more attractive color too. If all those plusses are … [Read more...]

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Adobo, Mexican-style

Yes, adobo is from Spain and it spread to Spanish colonies including Mexico. Every colony that adopted the Spanish adobo developed its own peculiar style over time. But, no, … [Read more...]

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Curried deviled eggs

About two years ago, I was among the 20 or so foodies from around the world who formed the international taste panel for the World's Best Curry Powder project spearheaded by … [Read more...]