Salad of Lettuces, Watermelon, Shaved Fennel, Radishes and Cheese Mushroom-Onion Puffs

Salad of Lettuces, Watermelon, Shaved Fennel, Radishes and Cheese Mushroom-Onion Puffs

  Meet Team 6 of the OXO Cooking Challenge at “Eat Write Retreat 2012“.The four of us were assigned to a cooking team . We met virtually via emails, Twitter and some Facebook chatter. We skyped, did a Google+ hangout, and sent texts. We mulled, we pondered, we planned. The recipes took a few weeks […]

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“Eat Write Retreat 2012″ Lessons Learned and Winning Recipes

“Eat Write Retreat 2012″ Lessons Learned and Winning Recipes

From half way across the world, while I was in Asia, my husband’s frantic email reached me “Do you want me to sign you up NOW for “Eat Write Retreat”?  It was a message sent in panic mode. There was a sense of urgency to his tone. As soon as the early bird sign-ups for […]

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Filipino Appetizer :Cream Cheese Bangus Dip with Pork Rinds & Banana Chips

Filipino Appetizer :Cream Cheese Bangus Dip with Pork Rinds & Banana Chips

  On a recent trip to the Philippines, I noticed that a lot of appetizers I was served started with pork rinds or what is called “chicharon” (say ‘chi-cha-ron’ ).  One of the best, irresistible starters was paired with a salty, creamy, interesting cream cheese smoked dip.   The dip was flavored with shredded and […]

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Chinese Noodle Soup with Asian Beef Ribs and Baby Bok Choy

Chinese Noodle Soup with Asian Beef Ribs and Baby Bok Choy

  This is a variation of the Filipino Beef Mami, a classic noodle soup. The beef short ribs in this recipe were braised and simmered in a sweet broth, with seasonings, and spices like star anise. Then once the tender beef nearly falls off the bone,  you catch the soft chunks and place them in […]

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Mama’s Table : A Private Catered Meal by Chef Vicky Tinio Clemente in Baguio City

Mama’s Table : A Private Catered Meal by Chef Vicky Tinio Clemente in Baguio City

She went home to take care of her parents. She lived and worked in Canada  as a chef.  But her Mama needed her, so she went back to her family. Mama’s Table is an amazing story of a chef who went home to look after her parents, and she never looked back. Vicky Tinio Clemente […]

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NYC Bloggers Bake Sale : Share Our Strength for No Kid Hungry by 2015

NYC Bloggers Bake Sale : Share Our Strength for No Kid Hungry by 2015

My sweet, sticky Cinnamon Rolls and I headed bright and early to New York city one  Saturday morning in April, to the NYC Food Bloggers Bake Sale at the Brooklyn Flea Market. The Brooklyn Flea generously allowed us to sell our baked goodies all day, in a centrally located large food tent.   So what […]

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Filipino Shrimp Paella : Perfect for Mother’s Day

Filipino Shrimp Paella : Perfect for Mother’s Day

  Make Mom happy with something homemade. Made by you on Mother’s Day makes it even more special. Just think, you won’t have to deal with the long wait at restaurants, the reservations made months in advance, or the crowds, bad service and traffic. No need to subject Mom to the unpleasant. Instead, let Mom […]

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Purple Yam’s Asian-fusion at Dekalb Market in Brooklyn

Purple Yam’s Asian-fusion at Dekalb Market in Brooklyn

You know the food must be good if you have to travel 50 miles for Purple Yam’s grilled barbecue ribs. Which is exactly what I did on a Saturday. Purple Yam Restaurant’s Asian-fusion food was at Dekalb Market in Brooklyn. It was a must-stop on my Saturday itinerary or else my son threatened to throw […]

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