Kitchen reds and hearts

Lasang Pinoy, Sundays: I heart FOOD

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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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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.

16 thoughts on “Lasang Pinoy, Sundays: I heart FOOD

  1. 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

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  2. 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!

  3. 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.

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  4. 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.

  5. 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…

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