I always thought I have some talent in cooking lurking inside of me. Just one of those artistic things I’ve been born w/, I guess. Got some good tips from my dad, a good cook, & I can always follow guides from any cookbook w/o much accidents. I used to cook on a regular basis since I worked abroad & before I had cean. Now it’s like just the weekends when cean’s nanny is off for the day. Normally, I cook for only 2-3 persons during Sundays. Max of 4. Anyways, this blog is some kind of keeping records. Let me start it w/ what we had for lunch today. TOCINO, SINANGAG & BULANGLANG. i know i didn’t prepare much for the presentation, my recipe blogging is kinda ‘spur of the moment thing.’
“Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all.” – Harriet Van Horne
I am not a professional cook. My only claim to having a culinary background is a short stint as my dadâ€™s teen â€˜sous chefâ€™ in his carinderia ages ago. Dad ran small eateries since I was a young kid - serving standard â€˜turo-turoâ€™ food ranging from the likes of menudo, adobo, pritong isda, dinuguan, binagoongan, bopis, munggo, pinakbet and giniling to merienda fares like goto, ginataan, pancit bihon, halu-halo and saging con yelo.
My father, a farmer in his hometown before working his way to becoming an accountant, definitely influenced my cooking in a lot of ways than I thought. My siblings and I were raised in a backyard full of fruit trees and vegetable garden. We spent weekends and the summer breaks running around with ducks, chickens, goats and pigs. I had wonderful memories of gathering eggs, butchering chickens, selling vegetables and the sweet aroma of preserved fruits. But my love for art led me to a degree in Architecture. Just few months after getting my license, I went abroad and lived independently at age 23. Definitely no maid, no cook, and a totally different food culture. Along the way I met lots of friends and spent what seemed a lifetime learning new tricks and recipes.
Now living in Auckland, I am a work-from-home mum who juggles time between work, fun and family - in pursuit of work-life balance. No matter how busy I am, I love the idea of cooking for my family. My blog chronicles home cooking greatly influenced by life outside my home country from Southeast Asia to Beijing and Auckland. And most of the time, being busy also means easy (sometimes quick), affordable meals.
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Thank you Iska I will thinking about a thread on food for the forum and a blog with pics of plate. Title What food de you like… Good continuation.
ok. good idea
I do the promised food blog : http://food.busythumbs.com/
wow! now i’m hungry w/ all the food i saw on ur blog.
Thanks Ahemes – Anthony-Molles-Cazals
The good idea is yours… Very ‘apetissant’ Hungry ? Think Iskattitude…