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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Fettuccine aglia e olio with mussels

It’s still the very basic and very easy to make pasta aglia e olio. Two additions, though. The first is an ingredient; the second is both an ingredient and a procedure. Evidently, I added mussels. And to give the dish a deeper flavor, I cooked the fettuccine in mussel broth. I started the dish with [...]

Posted on Home Cooking Rocks! on 2012-03-28 08:30:30
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Smiley mugs

Whether you wake up with a sunny disposition or a head-splitting hangover, there’s a mug for you. Bought at Shopwise Libis. Something like PhP69.00 per piece, if I remember correctly.

Posted on Home Cooking Rocks! on 2012-03-28 08:30:30
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The Paleolithic diet that I never heard of

I thought I read and heard about them all. South Beach diet, Mediterranean diet, Macrobiotic diet, cabbage soup diet, 3-day diet, 4-day diet… even a 3-hour diet! Seems not. The “contemporary” Paleolithic diet is almost 40 years old and I never heard of it until I read recently that the Dooce has been on it [...]

Posted on Home Cooking Rocks! on 2012-03-27 14:00:20
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Suman (rice cake) with three dips: dulce de leche, Nutella and fruit jam

Some five days ago, craving for something sweet past midnight, Speedy started spooning dulce de leche from its container. He was in the kitchen and a few inches away was the jar of Nutella. I don’t know provoked him. He scooped some dulce de leche with his teaspoon then scooped Nutella. He ate the two [...]

Posted on Home Cooking Rocks! on 2012-03-26 04:51:36
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A sad day in Casa Veneracion

On Saturday, after lunch, we were watching TV and Sam had her guinea pig on her lap. Pepper, our cat, came in, sprawled on the floor, Sam picked her up and decided it was bonding time for guinea pig and cat. She called me over to show how the two were getting along. I got [...]

Posted on Home Cooking Rocks! on 2012-03-25 16:30:20
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Java rice

For non-Filipinos, and for Filipinos who left to settle elsewhere in the world before Java rice became the better half of all things grilled, Java rice is a yellow fried rice. As to why it is yellow, the most reasonable guess would be turmeric. More than six years after I first posted a recipe for [...]

Posted on Home Cooking Rocks! on 2012-03-24 19:20:14
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Chinese sausage, tofu and mushroom soup

In About Chinese sausages, I asked how you readers like to cook them and there was a comment that stood out. While most, myself included, fry Chinese sausages or include them in stir fried dishes, reader Marilyn wrote about steaming them with chicken. It made me pause but then I realized it really wasn’t all [...]

Posted on Home Cooking Rocks! on 2012-03-23 15:30:21
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If you?ve heard of P.F. Chang?s Mongolian beef, this is the pork version

No, I’ve never been to P.F. Chang’s although I read that the U.S. food chain opened its first Asian branch in Alabang two months ago. It’s easily a two-hour drive to Alabang and… I just wouldn’t. The copycat recipe for P.F. Chang’s Mongolian beef, I found via Pinterest. I posted it on my cooking, wining [...]

Posted on Home Cooking Rocks! on 2012-03-22 11:50:33
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The rocking chair for breastfeeding or sipping a mojito

Sam was born on August 20, 1992, exactly two months before my 29th birthday. And for my birthday that year, Speedy gave me a rocking chair that looked like this: (Photo source: Tubagbohol.com) He had this idea that if I held Sam in my arms, sat on the chair and rocked gently, she would soon [...]

Posted on Home Cooking Rocks! on 2012-03-22 04:50:23
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Pressure cooker salay-ginto (yellowstripe scad) with coconut milk

The most serious reason I missed my pressure cooker was because I love, love, loooovveee pressure cooking small bangus (milkfish) until every bit of it is edible — bones and all. You know, sardines style. Now that my pressure cooker is back in action, it is seeing a lot of action. When Speedy and I [...]

Posted on Home Cooking Rocks! on 2012-03-20 12:10:34

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