FISH IN WHITE SAUCE : Perfect for Meatless Days

FISH IN WHITE SAUCE : Perfect for Meatless Days

“Practice is a means of inviting the perfection desired.”-¬† Martha Graham, from ” WOMEN KNOW EVERYTHING” It’s true. Practice makes perfect. Well, nearly for this fish recipe. I have made this one over and over again through the years. It is a fish dish that has been well received on the family table or at […]

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WOMEN KNOW EVERYTHING : Book Review

WOMEN KNOW EVERYTHING : Book Review

On Friendship…. ” It is the friends you can call at 4 a.m. that matter.” – Marlene Dietrich ” Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.” – Oprah Winfrey “Many people will walk […]

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SHRIMPS IN GOLDEN CLOCK : Mom’s Classic Dish

SHRIMPS IN GOLDEN CLOCK : Mom’s Classic Dish

I have distinct memories of coming home from school and seeing Mom, apron tied to her waist, in the kitchen and saying ” We’re having SHRIMPS IN GOLDEN CLOCK for dinner.”¬† My late Mom, Lulu Reyes Besa, from Manila, used to make this dish often. It was one of her favorite¬† dishes, and she passed […]

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PISTACHIO CAKE: A green cake for St. Patrick’s day

PISTACHIO CAKE: A green cake for St. Patrick’s day

On St. Patrick’s Day, every March 17th, I bake something green, I dress in green and I join the merrymaking…even if I am not Irish. This is my standard cake and I have made many friends in the neighborhood by giving this as gifts or bringing it to potlucks, bake sales or family gatherings. This […]

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BEEF MECHADO : A favorite Filipino stew

BEEF MECHADO : A favorite Filipino stew

Mechado, a hearty Filipino stew in tomato-sauce broth is a mainstay during family dinners or special occasions. The name “Mechado” comes from the Spanish word “micha”, meaning ‘wick’. This is because the original dish calls for a piece of pork fat to be inserted in the middle of the huge beef roll. To lard the […]

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