Craft Cookie after my heart

There’s a new kid in town! He’s different, he wears a uniform and he gives out the best cookies that you alone could make – and he made me swoon. Meet Scout’s Honor (Craft Cookie Shop), the brainchild of game changer Chef Miko Aspiras. Simply put, this shop is a make your own cookie bar!…

Salo-Salo at BenCab Museum

As I bid summer goodbye, I decided to visit one of the major attractions in Baguio, the BenCab museum.  Benedicto Reyes Cabrera – more popularly known as BenCab,  is considered as the most popular master of contemporary Philippine art.  An esteemed National Artist for Visual Arts, he has won various major art awards and has…

Kyochon 1991 : Natural is best

I am really a bit late in appreciating Korean made products (skin care and cosmetics are my favorites now) but it feels good to know that am in early taking a bite at this Korean favorite chicken! Kyochon 1991, the preferred chicken chain in Korea, has finally opened its 1st store in SM Megamall. Unlike…

A Namnam birthday

Adolf recently celebrated his birthday, and one of the things in his “must-do” list is to eat at Namnam.  Namnam (or loosely translated as “yummy” in Tagalog) is a year-old Filipino restaurant in Greenbelt with good reviews from fellow foodies and food writers. The place is small, maybe seats 50 people comfortably, decor is simple…

Eat. Swim. Sleep at Puerto Galera

The 2014 Manila summer is hot, hot, hot! To escape the scorching heat, the family decided to go with a dear friend, Anna May Dalisay and her family  for a quick trip back to their hometown in Puerto Galera, Mindoro. Puerto Galera is a summer paradise. Boasting of fresh sea air, breezy weather and clean…

Have a good delicious morning!

As our mornings tend to be busier and harried, it is a pleasure to be able to look forward to something that will set the tone of our day.  Something delicious, flavorful, creamy and oh-so filling that it can actually elicit our first smile of the day. Comfort food mixed and matched with all time…

Funny, I forgot to …post!

One day I was posting and then life got in the way and I was lost for a year and more. I became a homeschool mom, a content producer for a food&cooking website and my schedule just got crazy. Last week, I woke up from my stupor and realized I forgot my blog! Crazy days…

Artisanal cheeses from Davao’s Malagos cheese farm

Together with Chefs Paul Huang and Josh Boutwood, Adolf and I were treated to a wonderful cheese spread by Ms. Olive Puentespina (owner & chief cheesemaker of Malagos cheese farm). She served us a combination of cow and goat cheeses ranging from kesong puti, ricotta to chevre and feta. Showing her creative style is the…

Nomama Artisanal Ramen (also stands for Not Your Mama’s Ramen), owned and managed by Chef Him Uy de Baron, recently launched it’s 1st Open Kitchen (Feb. 20, 2012) where they invite chefs to jam and create recipes using the Nomama kitchen and ingredients. First guest chefs were Chef Rolando and Jackie Laudico who prepared these…

A whole lot of healthy at Ted P’s

Dining out can be quite a challenge for a picky eater like me. So, thank God for quaint little restaurants that offers familiar food with a whole lot of excitement. Whole wheat pizza. Baked Sandwiches. Salads with yogurt dressing. Dessert pizza and a whole lot more! Menu says it all Whole wheat pizza anyone?  Choco…

Happy Anniversary Chef’s Table!

Last month, I celebrated with Chef Bruce Lim (and his wife Michelle), the 1st year anniversary of their restaurant CHEF’S TABLE (Fort Bonifacio, Manila) – and it was a gastronomic delight! The open kitchen churned out drinks that both teased and whet my appetite.  NCR -No One Can Run (lambanog/coconut wine with hot chili pepper…

Bead-ing Day

Today I felt a strong urge to create something with my hands. I knew it is not to write in my journal or work on my articles – but to have something tangible that I can hold and make me smile. Unsure of what it was, I moved to hunt my beading box which I…