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Scratching that Bacon Itch: Bacon Brownies!

I just had to do it. There was this one night I stayed over at Cafe drinking with our chefs as Mark, our restaurant chef, shared with me,…

Fermented Carabao Meat Experiment or Pindang Damulag

My recent trip acquisition of fresh carabao meat led me to experiment on a dish that I grew up on and enjoy: pindang damulag. Without a specific recipe…

Carabao Meat and Tripe Stew

For the carabao striploin I bought, I decided to make a stew along with some tripe from the grocery. When I make stews, my seasonings and additions become…

Making Soft Cheese from Scratch in the CACS After-Work Workshop!

Cheese is my super favorite, favorite food! And for the first time in the history of anything, the Center for Asian Culinary Studies, along with Chef Elena Rivera,…

A Very Special French Toast

I’ve finally found a great do-nothing Sunday to catch up on my home cooking and styling work and decided to do something “for two” since it’s almost Valentine’s…

My First Attempt at Papaitan at Home

I’ve been dreaming of making my own papaitan for a long time now…I was in for a smelly treat. I went to Farmer’s market to get my fresh…

Fish Steaming Blunder

I was able to salvage a fish that was immersed in ice for a shoot. So I was watching a World Cafe Asia marathon with a beer in…

Frozen Strawberry and Banana Shake

I once had this shoot that needed so much strawberries that after it, I had to freeze them because I knew they would rot before we would consume…

DIY Ultimate Steak “Reborn” Sandwich

I just had a big steak dinner the night before and I kept the leftover steak in the fridge hoping to eat it the next day. It was…

Tagaytay BBQ Picnic Part 1: Open Air and Foie Gras

China, my brother, Porto (my bro’s dog), Mig and I went on an impromptu trip to Tagaytay for a night BBQ in China’s newly built home. Traffic was…

My New Pet Mushroom

Last Saturday, I finally gave into my curiosity and got myself a oyster fruiting bag from SM Hypermarket. I’ve been thinking about doing a science lab slash kitchen…

Kesong Puti & Cherry Tomato “Bruschetta”

Coming down from Tagaytay, I made sure I grabbed a bottle of carabao milk and a couple of boxes of Mr. Moo Carabao Kesong Puti (or Carabao white…

Carrot and Leek Soup

I was doing some crisper emptying when I thought about making some soup for lunch since I had such a heavy meal the night before. I found some…

A Butter Beer-ing Morning Part 2 (for little Wizards!)

I wasn’t quite sure how many adults would actually try my butter beer concoction so I decided to make one for kids as well. Again, this is my…

A Butter Beer-ing Morning Part 1 (For wizards of drinking age only!)

After watching the last of the Harry Potter series, I couldn’t help but get into the HP fever by making my own version of the series’ most popular…

DIY Cold Seafood Spread

I recently had a cold seafood dinner spread for the family one Sunday which prompted me to do an impromptu left over shoot the next day. Cold seafood…