May was such a busy month I didnâ€™t notice how time passed by so quickly I forgot that a couple of days ago it was ISKAndals.comâ€™s 8th birthday! Woo hoot! Whatâ€™s new in my kitchen for the past year? Â Hmm … Continue reading Baked Honey-Soy Chicken (& ISKAndals.com turns 8!)
Let me start by saying today is ISKAndals.comâ€™s 7th birthday.Â Woo hoo!Â And yes, I totally forgot about it.Â My son saw my blog earlier and asked how many recipes Iâ€™ve posted and when did I start blogging.Â I answered … Continue reading Beef Pares (and ISKAndals.comâ€™s 7th Birthday)
Wow, I can’t believe it’s been 5 years! I started this food blog during our 2nd year in Beijing. Funny how time flies. Last year, while we talked about our comfort food I also gave away some goodies to my readers. I planned to do the same this year but things got in the way and wasn’t able to prep for it. But you know how grateful I am to all of you who come and visit, not to mention I was in hiatus for about a couple of months. I can’t find any other way to say thank you … Continue reading 5 Years of Food Blogging & This Blog’s Top 5 Posts
I’m glad I chose the subject of comfort food for my little blogoversary blowout (click here for details). Our choices vary, all very interesting, though I admit I’m not a bit surprised to find such diversity. After all, it is about what soothes us during tough and trying times, or makes us feel good after a hard day’s work, or simply the craving synonymous with rainy days that make us reminisce on days long gone. Like ripping open a wrapped bar of chocolate, or cooking a pot of hearty soup the way our moms do it. So before we get … Continue reading ISKAndals.com turns 4!
In less than a couple of months, this blog is turning 4! Funny how time flies. Celebrate with me and have fun! Continue reading Blogoversary Blowout!
That’s a bottle of wine I received as a gift from our lawyer clients just few hours ago during the opening celebration of my 1st completed project in New Zealand. A well-reviewed project matched with a pay rise in a little less than 6 months? Sabi nga ng mga Kiwi… “not bad aye?” Life is beautiful.
At tamang tama ang regalo hindi ba? Below is a glass of wine and a slice of cake… as this blog turns 3 today! Weeee! More than 2 years of blogging from Beijing and now from Auckland, NZ. What makes me go on? First and foremost, I still love to cook and ISKAndals is still my online recipe journal. But what really comes as a surprise delight is when I receive comments and emails of appreciation for my home-style recipes, how easy to follow they are, and how much they like my site. Isn’t it great?
Behold! Tis’ tiramisu adorned with a single red rose petal. Yum!
Just like the previous years, my simple way of saying thank you will be another compilation of selected recipes posted since June last year.
Today marks the 1st anniversary of Edible Experiments! A total of 82 recipes if I counted correctly. Not much but not bad for a working mom though I still have lots of food photos waiting to be published.
I cook and I forget the little details so I write them down. That’s how it goes. But clearly it has meant much more than that. I’ve met wonderful people and new friends. I got reacquainted with old colleagues and relatives around the globe. I now see Filipino culture through food in a different light. I’ve encouraged friends to blog and join Lasang Pinoy events. I even hosted LP8! I’ve also learned a lot from other foodblogs – new recipes, techniques – and marveled at their own stories. From all these I believe my cooking got better.
Most of the recipes I’ve posted are about simple home-style cooking but every time a reader writes me about how great a recipe is from this blog – of course after being kitchen-tested – I feel great. I even get requests from time to time. There are also those who write to share their own tricks that I do appreciate very much. So for my blog’s birthday, I prepared a PDF file of few recipes published here ready for download . Not much and not that special but I do hope they would be helpful.