Lasang Pinoy, Sundays: I heart FOOD

I have an affair with hearts and the color red. Heart-shaped jewelries and bling bling. Red blouses and dresses, jandals, shades, Iphone case and my new shiny red leather bag. That extends to my kitchen.

Washable plastic placemats which you’ve probably seen before with my food shots. An apron to match. Both with mice & hearts design from Ikea. Red dishwasher-safe silicone oven mitts. Few of my gadgets while cooking and dining. So everyday, that’s my way of saying… I ♥ FOOD!

Lasang Pinoy, Sundays. I heart FOOD.
Lasang Pinoy, Sundays

My kitchen and dining room…
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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 - 16 Comments

  1. Zriz says:

    Oh wow! We also have a lot of red (and black) kitchen equipment! From pots, pans, mixer, spatula and even measuring cups and spoons….hehehehe We are already planning on getting things in black and red…

    PS: we also have the same silicone oven mitt! teeeheee

    Zriz´s last blog post..I ♥ Food

  2. maiylah says:

    awwww … sweet coordinates! :)
    kami anything goes dito sa kitchen. :D

    happy hearts day!

    maiylah´s last blog post..Lasang Pinoy, Sundays

  3. ces says:

    this is the reason why i specifically like the ‘red’ artisan:) for me naman it’s a splash or red here and there lang in my black and white kitchen…and i’m drooling for a HUGE splash now! wala eh, d umepek:) happy Vday sis!

    ces´s last blog post..Lasang Pinoy, Sundays: i ♥ FOOD

  4. julie says:

    I love those mouse tail hearts :) Ang cute!

    HVD! :)

    julie´s last blog post..I Love Food

  5. Pinky says:

    Cool! And that spoon rocks too! :)

    Pinky´s last blog post..LaPiS: I Love Food!

  6. Gmirage says:

    Ang ganda! I think it has been a long time since I visited Ikea! :D My reds are in our living room…ang kitchen- combo of blue and green, I like yours better!

  7. Jay says:

    soo cute :D

    my entry is here

    magandang araw ka-lasa-ista :)
    Salamat sa pagbisita :)

    Jay´s last blog post..La.Pi.S # 36: I ♥ FOOD

  8. Manang says:

    Love love love that red and white color!
    I also would have loved having red in my kitchen, but hubby mentioned before that his ex used to have red theme in their previous house (he said it in a tone that suggested I do the same, as he wants everything in his memory replaced with me, but hearing that, I vowed not to ever have red in my kitchen, though I did not tell him that). I have gold theme instead.

    Manang´s last blog post..Ube Cake Roll

  9. Jescel says:

    aww.. they’re so cute! love the red and white scheme..i particularly love that unique spoon you got there ;oD

    Jescel´s last blog post..Triple Chocolate Mousse

  10. Thess says:

    I love your apron ^0^ Red rocks! My kitchen ‘s red and me love it =)

  11. mushroomsfromhome says:

    love the red and white! good choice (red is really THE color of love). good shots!

  12. Iska says:

    Great to know you like my red accent color. It’s my favorite color. My alternate color is blue green and brown, highlighting my main dining chairs.

  13. i love how red just pops out! i can’t help but notice the spoon! i’d sure like to have one, too!

    Munchkin Mommy´s last blog post..Hearty Onigiri

  14. Iska says:

    The teaspoon… i only have a pair of those that go together with a pair of mugs. Xmas gift from a close friend. I like them, too. Kind of match the mouse tails…

  15. Mica says:

    Those would be perfect in my kitchen! Under feng shui guidelines, my kitchen falls under my “relationships” corner, so the hearts and the color red are just what I need! I think I’ll look for similar items tomorrow!

    Mica´s last blog post..Halo-halong H♥lo: A Servant’s Heart

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