COLD SESAME NOODLE SALAD : Cool Off On Summer Days

COLD SESAME NOODLE SALAD : Cool Off On Summer Days

    It was the middle of summer and we had an endless stream of family and friends who travelled from far away to visit. The heat drove me out of the kitchen and straight to the grill. I had an all-grilled dinner planned for my guests, with the bonus offer of my sons to […]

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MAJA BLANCA MAIZ : Filipino Coconut Corn Pudding

MAJA BLANCA MAIZ : Filipino Coconut Corn Pudding

The summer season brings us an abundance of sweet corn. I always want to take advantage of crops in season. These are my “carpe diem” moments when I want to seize the opportunities that Mother Nature brings. So when I saw how much sweet Jersey corn I had overbought (ooops !), I turned to various corn recipes […]

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GRILLED STEAK On Pasta & Cooking with My Sons

GRILLED STEAK On Pasta & Cooking with My Sons

In keeping with the Asian traditions I grew up with, I always cook a noodle dish when we celebrate birthdays at our home. In  Asian cultures,  noodles are a symbol of long life, well being and good luck for the birthday celebrant. So last weekend, for my husband’s birthday I prepared a dish that showcased all these […]

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VANILLA CAKE WITH STRAWBERRY CREAM FROSTING

VANILLA CAKE WITH STRAWBERRY CREAM FROSTING

Before moving to America, my first taste of strawberries came from Baguio City, Philippines, a city located in the mountains, north of Manila. I loved to spend summer vacations as a child in Baguio, to cool off from the scorching summer heat. Even more I loved the trek to the Baguio market where my Mom […]

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YUMMY BENTO BOX : An Expression of Love

YUMMY BENTO BOX : An Expression of Love

When my kids were growing up, I used to worry they were not eating properly at school. Often they left for school early and since mornings were always rushed, I knew they did not have a chance to finish their breakfast nor eat well. And this is why I always took extra effort to prepare […]

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