I have loads of food photos and my new 2013 recipe journal has almost reached a fourth of the total pages but I’m slow as a snail in writing them up to my blog. Seriously, work (and laziness!) is getting … Continue reading Savoury Bacon and Cheese Muffins
I still consider myself a beginner baker and still in this category for the past 5 years. I know, pathetic hehe. I didn’t bake for about 3 years – the oven triggers the fire alarm in our old apartment, I … Continue reading Easy, Yum Chocolate Muffins
Having eggs is as universal as drinking coffee or tea. They can be taken anytime of the day and have about the same line-up of choices from the menu as any hot beverage. North Americans are very particular about how … Continue reading Deep-Fried Battered Eggs (Kwek-Kwek)
A week ago, Antonio cooked mini vampire muffins at school with his friends. As usual he came home with few pieces to show me. Well I’m impressed! They taste fantastic and I made him promise to make some for us … Continue reading Antonio’s Vanilla Muffins
What do you do when you’re in a waiting area? Like before a meeting or an appointment with your accountant, a dentist or your doctor? Play an app on your smartphone, yes, but there are times when it’s not exactly … Continue reading Easy Parmesan Breadsticks
Occasionally I serve hamburgers to the boys for dinner. Para hindi naman parating kanin at ulam. And it isn’t difficult to make delicious and moist beef patties knowing that most if not all NZ beef is grass-fed due to the … Continue reading Homemade Hamburgers Ala-Iska
I saw this recipe on how to make your own spam about a month ago and like Oggi, I swore I would try this at home. My kids like Spam, especially my stepson who grew up in Manila – he … Continue reading Homemade Meatloaf Ala-Spam with Bacon
“For this month’s theme, let’s focus on traditional Filipino foods served as portable bites, like the food trucks offer.” – Louie of East and West.
I decided to live in the city just because I hated the slow pace in the suburbs. Moreover, people in the city were more mature and disciplined. I’d take the transit to and from work everyday, and I’d encounter a vast number of crazy people along the way, but the kids in the ‘burbs’ just blew my top off… Continue reading Ay, Monay!
Last week had been very busy starting with few days of massive malware-induced stress when I helped Ces to clean up her websites. Then a couple of interesting projects got my tushy stuck in my chair by the end of … Continue reading Homemade Mini Mushroom Burgers with Mushroom Sauce
“I had several hours to kill before proceeding to my second, and not exactly, pleasant job. It is during this quiet time in the food court that I plan and think what’s next in my totally repetitive and routinary kitchen work life… ” – Erwin Continue reading Oyakudon
Sometimes I feel like I do ‘themed cooking’ for a week. It’s like my work projects – a week of SketchUps for a hospitality project or a week of freehand sketches of whatever. Of course, what I buy and my … Continue reading Crispy Fried Egg Salad (Yum Khai Dao)
Last Sunday was the Pentecost Sunday or otherwise called ‘the birthday of the Church’ and it was also the kid’s Confirmation and 1st Holy Eucharist. It was a very special event and parents were invited to bring something for teatime … Continue reading Marshmallows and Hotdogs
We don’t really follow religious food traditions during lenten season. For those who are not Catholic and Pinoy, I am talking about abstinence from meat. But if you are, don’t worry. I won’t post our carnivorous little feasts. (I’m grateful … Continue reading Smoked Salmon and Cucumber Sushi
Now a month back in NZ after a long holiday from the Philippines! Lots of food photos in my HD but too lazy to blog. Yeah, I know. But I am trying hard to get back to my usual blogging … Continue reading Corned Beef Hash
I tell you it looked so easy but I tried repeating the whole procedure several times but to no avail… Continue reading Chinese Tomato Scrambled Egg