How to achieve a crackle paint effect using glue!

How to achieve a crackle paint effect using glue!

People are so into the shabby chic at the moment, you could see it almost anywhere.  Stores, boutiques, restaurants, Cafes...you name it! Mind you, I am not complaining, I actually am loving it! I don't know why, but there is just something about old, slightly worn (looking) furnishings and stuff that makes them seem so homey, warm and friendly.   So if you are also into shabby chic designs and thinking of doing some home project this spring, here is an easy, inexpensive way where you can distress your new wooden furnitures or…Read more→
Leche Flan

Leche Flan

Leche Flan is a traditional Filipino dessert that is commonly served at Fiestas and other special occasions. It is caramel custard made of milk ('Leche' in Spanish), sugar and eggs and usually flavored with vanilla and key lime zest. Back then, we celebrated Fiestas (feast day of a town's patron saint) every year in a really big way. We would prepare and cook food a day or two ahead and on the day itself, visitors from neighboring towns or even those from afar would come to our doorsteps all day long and sometimes it can…Read more→
Traffic & Income Report – January 2017

Traffic & Income Report – January 2017

It is time again for our monthly income and traffic report! Welcome to the first month of this year's report! This is our fifth month of reporting Foxy Folksy’s traffic and income report. Why do we publish this? Simply, to give you a glimpse into what is going on ‘behind the posts’ at Foxy Folksy and for us to keep track of the developments on our attempt in making Foxy Folksy an income-generating blog.  Hopefully, sharing this will also help others who are interested in creating their own blog or those who are…Read more→
Filipino Pochero Recipe using pork belly

Filipino Pochero Recipe using pork belly

Pochero (Puchero) is another great dish that we inherited from the Spanish. It is a stew of meat, vegetable, root crops and legumes and was originally considered as peasant stew (in Andalusia). This is because the meat that was usually used were from cheapest (fatty) cuts from a pig, cow, and chicken and with vegetables that were in season. The Filipino Pochero is slightly different as it has tomato sauce and it. What sets it apart from other tomato-based stew is that it (must) have ripe plantain banana or 'saba'. This makes a rather interesting…Read more→
So Easy Chili Shepherd’s Pie

So Easy Chili Shepherd’s Pie

  I made this Chili Shepherd's Pie at one of our family events and it was a really big hit! This Shepherd's Pie Recipe is so easy to make with simple ingredients and can be done in a few minutes. An all in one dish for simple dinner or any special occasions. Armin is absolutely crazy about this Chili Sheperd's Pie. He would eat it every day if it is up to him. But I would not complain either because it takes really so less time and effort to assemble it. That is why I…Read more→
Hong Kong Trip 2011

Hong Kong Trip 2011

A few days after our stay on the island of Pandan, Bebs had to go to Hong Kong to attend a week-long  seminar / annual meet-up  at the HQ of her company. That meant for me that I had to spent the whole day all alone in a megacity, oh dear! So far, for me Munich and Berlin were the largest cities I had ever visited. Berlin has an area of 890 km², but only 3.5 million inhabitants..HK compared to it has 7.2 million citizens on just 1.1 km² ... the pure craziness!…Read more→
German Black Forest Cake

German Black Forest Cake

Now, here is a classic! The Black Forest Cake or Black Forest Gateau (British) or what is known here, in Germany where it originated, " Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte" which literally means Black forest cherry torte. I had Black Forest cakes before in the Philippines (mostly from Goldilocks), but believe me, it's not the same! The original Black Forest cake has Kirschwasser in it. It is a clear fruit brandy made from sour cherries and without it, it does not really qualify as Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte. Well at least not in Germany. The first time I made this cake, I was…Read more→
Easy Panna Cotta Recipe

Easy Panna Cotta Recipe

Panna cotta is how they call cooked cream in Italy, where this dessert is originally from. It is really quite easy to make and the ingredients involved are common and simple. And with a bit of creativity you can turn this plain dessert into a culinary work of art. Add fresh fruits or top with jam, serve them in nice glasses, layer with different colors, the sky is your limit. If you are looking for an easy to make Valentine's Day dessert, then this creamy, melt-in-your-mouth Panna Cotta is the perfect one  for…Read more→