Monthly Archives: March 2010

No Cooking Today!

Happy Wednesday!  Though not cooking today, I’m definitely eating.  I should practice on rolling these babies.  I apologize, they are not very sexy (the rolls).  First time.  Rice paper wrap is not a Filipino thing, and although I enjoy them … Continue reading

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Butternut Squash Ukoy

Ukoy is a traditional Filipino merienda (snack).  You’ve probably never imagined enjoying it with bubbly or Riesling since it is a quintessential street food in the Philippines.  However, I have been enjoying ukoy at cocktail hours, proudly introducing ukoy to … Continue reading

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The Kitchen Gardener – March 2010

Thank you very much, Melissa for reminding me to blog about Sloat Garden Center’s The Kitchen Gardener.  I had a the most awesome opportunity to contribute to the March 2010 issue.

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Pancit Palabok/Luglug

Today’s Beb’s birthday and her FB wall has been flooded with greetings.  I bet Tita Ruping is going to make pancit.  What is a Filipino birthday without noodles anyway. Now, here’s my version, as authentic as I can make it … Continue reading

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Linguine with Artichokes

Food & Wine Magazine arrived in the mail earlier this week, and I could not wait to try some of the recipes.  On the cover is Mario Batali’s Spaghetti with Artichokes and Pancetta.  As you may already know, I am … Continue reading

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Chicken Afritada

Peas may not be the star ingredient in most dishes, but peas certainly make most dishes pop.  In Philippine cuisine for example, peas are so special they almost always only appear on weekend or special occasion menus.  That may be … Continue reading

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Blueberry Macarons

Something new learned today:  Blueberries are not blue inside.  They are pale green.

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