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Lumpiang Hubad

I feel like having a Spring Fling. OK, calm down now, I was referring to the weather. Spring has remained elusive… well, especially here in St. Louis and in most parts of the East Coast. But this morning, the gentle warmth of the sun touching my…

Camaron Rebusado

Yes, I finally got my newest Youtube video up. Ok, it’s not professionally done and refined as I hoped for, but I did I put in a lot of time editing this video.  Ask my husband, who saw me go crazy throughout the process – from…

Igado

It feels like a homecoming! With my luggage in tow, I hold tightly to the pole as the elevated tram moves towards the main terminal of the Orlando Airport.  I immediately felt the peculiar sensation of deja vu; I felt like I was home. At the…

Congee

I’m in Orlando right now, and yes I’m having too much fun time!  I know you would be thinking Disneyworld or Islands of Adventure or the other water parks Orlando is famous for, but no, the highlight of my stay is the overwhelming joy of being…

Pancit Batil Patong: Pancit Tuguegarao

It’s almost noon during an unseasonably cold, hazy day as my daughter, hubby and I decided to take a walk at the beach. The beach? Really? On such an overcast day?  I know, I know… it doesn’t seem right but the beach being just in our backyard seems to always beckon us……

Inihaw na Liempo

“Oh no, we can’t show this!” My husband and I chorused upon seeing the video that we just shot. “But maybe I could work on it” I said, trying to convince my husband and for not making him feel bad about his camera work. “No, you…

Fried Chicken A La Jollibee, The Video

I’m on my way over there with my camera and ready to shoot our first video. My girlfriend Kelly cheerfully announced.  No. I’m Not Ready, was my immediate retort.  Well girl, just look at it as if you will just be cooking for tonight’s dinner.  You could…

Ice Candy Summer Treat

I was online chatting with my cousin Ingrid who asked me what I want from the Philippines that she could send to me thru my other cousin Celia when she heads back to San Diego. “Ice candy bags” was my reply. I felt her eyebrows raised…

Baked Cinnamon Camote Cue

Outside my old high school in the Philippines, street vendors sold two quintessential treats on a stick: banana cue (deep fried caramelized bananas) and camote cue (deep fried caramelized sweet potatoes).  The vendors would line up outside along the high concrete walls of the school with…

Pina-asadong Baboy sa Kamatis

PAMPERED! That’s how we were for the duration of our stay in Manila.  Our hosts, O and D, really know how to take care of their guests.  The warmth and hospitality that we were fortunate to experience far exceeds the five star rating in hotels.  …

Royal Bibingka

I heard echoes of laughter and I was jealous that I wasn’t there.   The wooden walls reverberated familiar voices through the phone, voices of my aunts who traveled for more than half a day just to be with  my mom as she celebrated Papa’s birthday.  He was…

How To Make Tapsilog on TV

I am sharing with you the link to my guest appearance on KSDK 5 St. Louis, an NBC affiliate.  I still can’t put together the right words to describe the experience, as I am still overwhelmed by the exciting experience. All I know is that I…

Avocado Shake

“What did you have for breakfast?“,  my friend asked me. “Uhhhm… an avocado shake“, I answered. And her face did not hide the disgust when she heard AVOCADO SHAKE, like I said something politically incorrect. Truth to tell, I also reacted the same way the first…