LP#19: Ako at ang aking (mga) Kusina

(Body grafitti and Japanese tea)

Bagay ba sa akin ang aking body graffiti? Feel na feel ko tuloy ang pag-inom ng Japanese tea…

(ISKAndals’ kitchen showcase)
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Isang pagkakataon para naman makita ang ISKAndalosang mga kusina. Ang unang madilaw na larawan ay kuha sa aking unang kusina dito sa New Zealand. Maliit lamang ngunit sapat at paborito ko ang aming breakfast counter. Ang pangalawang larawan naman ay ang aking bagong kusina dito sa syudad – nawala na ang aking mahal na breakfast bar ngunit bright white light naman ang aking mga ilaw at may magandang view ang dining area sa city hanggang sa north shore. Ganda! Pareho ng una kong kusina, ito ay kumpleto naman ng mga basics – ceramic hob & hood, oven at dishwasher. Ang mga kuning-kuning tulad ng rice cooker, kettle at toaster ay nasa loob ng cupboards at nilalabas ko lang pag ginagamit sapagkat ayaw ko ng makalat sa ibabaw ng benchtops. Ang aking maganda ngunit 2nd-hand na microwave na bigay ng aking kaibigan ay nasa loob ng cupboards permanenteng nakalugar. OK ba ang aming dining set? Lalagyan pa lang namin ng turquoise stain ang mga bangko para katerno ng host chairs.

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About The Author: Iska

I am not a professional cook. My only claim to having a culinary background is a short stint as my dad’s teen ‘sous chef’ in his carinderia ages ago. Dad ran small eateries since I was a young kid - serving standard ‘turo-turo’ 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.

Discuss - 7 Comments

  1. Jescel says:

    lucky you.. ang ganda ng kusina mo… wish mine were like that :o)

    Jescels last blog post..Caprese Salad (Insalata Caprese)

  2. ettey says:

    maganda ang design ng grafiti mo… parang gusto ko din magpalagay! hehe!!

    etteys last blog post..LP: HULI MAN DAW AT MAGALING…

  3. anj says:

    inggit ako sa body grafitti mo. steeeg!

    anjs last blog post..LP#19: ako

  4. lino says:

    nice… happy LP… :)

    linos last blog post..Ako (me)

  5. Momm says:

    ang ganda-ganda ng kusina mo! nakakaganang magluto pag ganyan kaganda at kalinis ang kusina :)

    Momms last blog post..Questions of the Week 26

  6. ces says:

    congrats sa bago mong kusina! iyan naman ang color scheme ko sa living room:) happy birthday!

    cess last blog post..Litratong Pinoy #18: it’s just so me

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