If you ask me what my favorite salad green is, I’d tell you it’s arugula. If you ask me what my second favorite salad green is, I’d say lettuce. If you ask me what kind of lettuce, I’d tell you any kind except iceberg lettuce. If you ask me what other vegetables I want in [...]
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It’s our 20th wedding anniversary. When Speedy greeted me shortly after midnight, I exclaimed, “Imagine… 20 years of seeing you everyday…” And Sam interjected, “No, that’s 20 years of feeding him everyday… No, no… that’s 20 years of his tummy growing everyday.” Whaaatever. Earlier last night, Sam and I made this cake. Kit Kat cake, [...]
In the previous post, the recipe for sticky rice congee with chicken, lemongrass and quail eggs, reader Candice commented: i just read the recipe for lugaw with premature eggs and saw the picture of the innards? i?ve never even seen those parts of a chicken in my whole life! forgive my ignorance but did all [...]
Speedy and I are nursing a sick daughter at home. Alex has a cough that’s been going on and off for weeks. She’s lost weight, she feels weak and her much-needed sleep is often interrupted by her coughing. Speedy took her to the hospital, had her x-rayed, and tuberculosis and pneumonitis were ruled out. According [...]
Fondue, hotpot and shabu-shabu all refer to a dish that consists of a communal pot at the center of the diners where small pieces of meat, seafood, vegetables, fruit or bread are dipped. Fondue is Swiss in origin (some say French); hotpot is Chinese; shabu-shabu is the Japanese version of the hotpot. While the Asian [...]
Very few people I know like to eat liver. And it doesn't matter whether it's pork liver, calf liver or chicken liver. Even my kids don't eat liver unless -- UNLESS -- it's in the form of liver pate. Then, they gorge themselves silly. And even if they know it's liver.
How many ways can you serve pasta? How many ways can you serve burgers? Countless. You can also serve them together, one on top of the other. Cook the pasta, toss with your favorite sauce, twirl onto a pasta bowl, top with a nicely charred cheese-topped burger and arrange some buttered toast on the side. [...]
And so we take a break from the sweets and the meats and all those rich dishes that seem to be the benchmark of the holiday season. The girls are back in the condo, and Speedy and I thought we’d live on scraps and leftovers for the next couple of days. Well, we tried for [...]
Alex has a potluck affair in school later today so, late last night, I baked a huge batch of butterscotch cookies with white chocolate morsels for her to bring (I will post the recipe later). But Sam also wanted to experiment with a marshmallow frosting so, after the second tray of cookies came out of [...]
A cousin who moved to the States two decades ago is in town for a month-long vacation. I haven’t seen in all of those two decades, I invited her for lunch tomorrow and I’ve been doing a lot of the prepping earlier today. I kinda lost track of the time and by, 5.00 p.m., I [...]
Yesterday, I had lunch with girl friends from law school, the conversation — hilarious all the way — ranged from unsavory characters to disillusionment with the justice system to domestic help issues to coffee makers to, of course, food. Speedy joined us for the last hour or so of our get-together and, somewhere between funny [...]