Torta Di Mele, Apple Cake with Caramel and We’re Moving to a New Address!

Torta Di Mele, Apple Cake with Caramel and We’re Moving to a New Address!

We’re moving to a new address! All the Filipino and Asian recipes on this blogsite, Queen’s Notebook are moving soon to its sister blog, Asian In America. I wanted to give you more new features on the site to make it easier to browse through. Plus I’ve cooked up a lot more exciting recipes – […]

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Outdoor Grilling:Filipino Bibingka Rice Cakes with Coconut & Banana Leaves

Outdoor Grilling:Filipino Bibingka Rice Cakes with Coconut & Banana Leaves

Is it possible to long for Christmas memories in July? The aroma of the burnt banana leaves flew around our backyard. It was  the smell of a burning sweet leaf mixed with the aromas of butter and coconut that hit me.  The soft breeze escalated the food fragrances and brought back poignant memories of Christmas […]

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Filipino Burong Mangga : Green Mango Pickles, Sweet Tart Goodbye to Summer

Filipino Burong Mangga : Green Mango Pickles, Sweet Tart Goodbye to Summer

Filipinos love to snack on green mangoes. Yes, those green unripe fruits, sliced open and served with a shrimp paste or plain sea salt sprinkled on top. Those were always the best. Can you believe this is street food in the Philippines?  I was never allowed by my parents , for reasons only known to […]

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Mango Ice Cream, a Filipino ice cream treat

Mango Ice Cream, a Filipino ice cream treat

I remember riding with my late Dad, in his jeep, to survey the mango trees in our farm, in a small rural, agricultural town in the Philippines. As a child, every tree loomed far bigger than me. I always had to look up to trees for a good view. In the process, the blue skies, […]

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Blueberry- Purple Yam Tart : Filipino Flavors for Pie Day

Blueberry- Purple Yam Tart : Filipino Flavors for Pie Day

  The plump, tart blueberries cooked in syrup and laced with lemon juice, popped in my mouth. Unexpectedly a burst of fresh blueberry juice released its glory in my being. I closed my eyes dreamily as I licked the spoonful of sweet purple yam the berries were cradled in. And last but not the least, […]

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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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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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