LIFE CAN BE AS SIMPLE AS THIS SAVORY DUTCH BABY

LIFE CAN BE AS SIMPLE AS THIS SAVORY DUTCH BABY

Share this:   Can you believe the year is half over already? Where does time go? I swear, the older I get, the faster time flies. I guess it’s true what they say, time flies when you are having fun. And I guess that really is what life is all about these days for...
LAZY GIRL’S TIRAMISU

LAZY GIRL’S TIRAMISU

Share this: How’s it going? I hope you are all doing well. I have not disappeared on you, and although some of you are probably thinking I should, you’re not quite that lucky. I just have been extra busy lately. It’s funny because I thought that once I was settled...
SALMON AND MASHED POTATO CAKES W/ SCALLIONS & TARRAGON

SALMON AND MASHED POTATO CAKES W/ SCALLIONS & TARRAGON

Share this: I’ve been getting to know my new home and making friends with my kitchen and oven.   I think this is important when you move into a new place as it takes time to feel like you belong there. For the first few days, I just went from room to room to get a...
CAULIFLOWER CRUSTED PIZZA

CAULIFLOWER CRUSTED PIZZA

Share this: I have never been a fan of dieting. Usually, if my pants start to feel tight, I just eat less and exercise more, but let me tell ya, as I get older, it’s harder and harder to lose the “love handle” or the “bread handle”, as I like to call it....
MINI LEMON CAKE W/ LEMON CURD & CASHEWS

MINI LEMON CAKE W/ LEMON CURD & CASHEWS

Share this: There was this game I used to play in my head when I was a little girl, where I would pretend that the whole world turned into a mini world and I was a giant. This most likely stemmed from my reading Jack and the Beanstalk and Gullliver’s Travels, or, it...
MISO BROWNIES W/ SWEET DARK CHERRIES

MISO BROWNIES W/ SWEET DARK CHERRIES

Share this: Well, here we are in February: the month of love and chocolate as they say, but shouldn’t that be every day? It is for me, the chocolate part I mean. I can’t even tell you how much I love chocolate, especially dark chocolate and the more bitter it is, the...
CONGEE (RICE PORRIDGE) W/ GARLIC, GINGER & TURMERIC

CONGEE (RICE PORRIDGE) W/ GARLIC, GINGER & TURMERIC

Share this: Just like that, it is another year: the Chinese New Year begins this weekend. As kids, we always loved this joyous event, and though we didn’t exactly celebrate it, it felt like we still did due to the huge Chinese population in the Philippines. We had...
LIFE IS ALL ABOUT BALANCE: EAT A CINNAMON ROLL

LIFE IS ALL ABOUT BALANCE: EAT A CINNAMON ROLL

Share this: I need help! I have a dough problem, sourdough to be exact. I’m now obsessed with baking bread and I’m finding ways to use my wild yeast in all sorts of dough. But in all fairness, if you have ever made your own sourdough starter, you know that you have to...
ON BEING BETTER: HOMEMADE OAT MILK

ON BEING BETTER: HOMEMADE OAT MILK

Share this: Well, there goes the holiday season once more. I hope everyone ate enough sugar and drank enough “fun” juices.  Is it just me or does it go faster and faster each year?  I feel like I mentally prepare for it months in advance, but mentally never equates to...
MALLORCA (ENSAIMADA) BREAD WITH SAFFRON

MALLORCA (ENSAIMADA) BREAD WITH SAFFRON

Share this: Hello everyone, and happy holidays!  I had all intentions of posting this before Christmas, but you know, Christmas week just got a little too crazy and it didn’t work out as I planned, but that’s okay, it happens. One thing I didn’t do this year is shop...
SHRIMP WITH MISO & TAMARIND SAUCE

SHRIMP WITH MISO & TAMARIND SAUCE

Share this: Finally, we had a snippet of cold weather here in Florida; I mean it was in the low 50s, and for us Floridians that is chilly. Go ahead and roll your eyes if you had just come back in from shoveling a wall of snow off your driveway. I do welcome the cold...
Tomato-Poached Salmon

Tomato-Poached Salmon

[smbtoolbar] I love fish. Maybe it’s because growing up, we ate a lot of it. In fact, we probably ate it at least 3 to 4 times a week. I remember going to the open market with my mom as a child, where she bought whatever was the catch of the day from the various fish...
Quick Chicken Adobo

Quick Chicken Adobo

[smbtoolbar] Many of my friends ask me why I don’t make Filipino food that much, and my answer is usually, because it doesn’t ever taste like how my mom or grandmother made it. But over time, I realized that it’s okay to have our own version of the food that we grew...
Sticky Fig Muffin

Sticky Fig Muffin

[smbtoolbar] I have been toying with the idea of making breakfast muffins lately, mostly because my mornings are always super hectic, and I need something I can easily grab and take on the go. I figured what could be better than a nice warm muffin to go with...
Rice Tafel

Rice Tafel

[smbtoolbar] This is my rendition of Rice Tafel, which I found in the 1951 edition of the Joy of Cooking. I have loved the Joy of Cooking since I can remember, and when I finally found an old version while vintage shopping one day, my heart just exploded. Tafel is a...