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Herbed chicken liver pâté

Until last week, I've paired liver pâté with butter and nothing but butter. Then, on the last day of our Negros vacation, our gracious hostess, Isabel, mentioned liver pâté … [Read more...]

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Mango and avocado salsa

Our mint and basil are thriving but our lime tree has gone on vacation once more and it'll probably be several months before we see fruits again. The juice of the last three … [Read more...]

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Salsa fresca (salsa Mexicana)

As anyone with the tiniest knowledge of Spanish will tell you, "salsa" means sauce. It's a very broad term that includes smooth sauces, chunky sauces, thin sauces and thick … [Read more...]

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Homemade applesauce

A couple of days ago, I made apple cheese cupcakes with streusel topping. Never had a chance to take photos though. They were delicious, I'm sure apple-lover Alex will request … [Read more...]

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Béchamel sauce

I am not schooled in the art of French cooking. When it comes to food, I'm as Asian as Asian comes, and I was that way until I was an adult. Appreciation for Italian food came … [Read more...]

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Hummus with tahini

Hummus is chickpeas in Arabic. Hummus with tahini is a dip or spread made with chickpea puree, tahini (sesame seed paste), lemon juice and salt, and may or may not include … [Read more...]