Bicol Express

Bicol Express

Bicol Express is a spicy pork stew cooked in coconut milk which is definitely one of the most popular dishes among Filipinos. Bicol Express has it's funny, if not weird, name from the train that travels the Naga(Bicol)-Manila route. I don't really know why they chose to call it after the train but it definitely deserves to carry the name of the province of Bicol. Bicol is known in the Philippines for a lot of things such as the perfect coned, Mayon volcano, Pili nuts and, of course, for their love of spicy food.…Read more→
Quick & Easy Vegetable Chow Fun

Quick & Easy Vegetable Chow Fun

 Try this no-meat, quick and easy, stir-fry Chow Fun! You will definitely love how simple yet flavorful it is!Just got back from a long-month vacation with my parents who came to us to have their first-ever Europe tour. We brought them to see some places here in Germany, like the walled city of Nördlingen; the Hohenzollern Schloss; the beautiful city of Munich and some small trip near our area. We also brought them to Austria to see the Alps up close. Then we spent some days lazing around in Jesolo, Italy and to for them…Read more→
Sauteed Bamboo Shoots (Ginisang Labong)

Sauteed Bamboo Shoots (Ginisang Labong)

Try this healthy and delicious Sauteed Bamboo Shoots recipe. Low in calorie and rich in dietary fiber and a good source of vitamins and minerals.Bamboo shoot is a popular delicacy in the Philippines and is usually enjoyed when in season. You can also find them here in Germany from the groceries but only in jars. The first time I opened a jar of bamboo shoots, I almost threw them away! They stink! But that is normal, says the lady from the Asian store when I asked if she has any bamboo shoots that do…Read more→
Nördlingen – A quaint walled medieval city unknown to many tourists…

Nördlingen – A quaint walled medieval city unknown to many tourists…

This time, there is an insider tip for people who like medieval cities. This idyllic city where almost no tourists are, is perfect for travelers who are looking for a quiet walk while discovering German historical architecture. The first trip we had with my Filipino in-laws when they visited us in Germany, was Nördlingen. I really wanted to show them one of my favorite cities. I like this medieval city because it is one of three cities in Germany that has a completely preserved and accessible city wall. In addition, the tour on…Read more→
Puff Pastry Sticks

Puff Pastry Sticks

Get this super easy 2-in-1 Puff Pastry Sticks recipe that is perfect for snacks or appetizers.  I got the idea for this recipe when I attended a dear friend, Tami's birthday party. She served the bacon and cheese sticks version of it as a finger food. Armin and I loved it so much and I thought it was a brilliant idea for the blog. Simple, easy and very tasty!    Since I made some jars of basil pesto from the newly harvested basils from our garden, I thought it would be a nice alternative…Read more→
ENDED – Olive Wood Utensil Set, eCookbook & Printable recipe cards

ENDED – Olive Wood Utensil Set, eCookbook & Printable recipe cards

Who could be the lucky winner of this beautiful Olive Wood Utensil Set? To old subscribers, please note the changes on the drawing of a giveaway winner below. We made these changes, since so often in the past months, the winners drawn have not responded to the email notification we sent, thus, requiring us to draw a new winner 2-3 times more. I, therefore, remind you to please, please, please...check your emails and also your spam folder for Foxy Folksy announcements.   Giveaway Rules: We will be drawing one (1) winner for the giveaway prize, Olive Wood Utensil Set, but if…Read more→
Mango Cake

Mango Cake

Try this Mango Cake recipe for a cool, not-too-sweet and with a touch of tanginess treat. A perfect balance of flavors that you will surely love. This article was originally posted on 19th February 2014 and updated today to include new photos.Mango Cake is one of my all-time favorite cakes. I made my very first mango cake  for a friend's birthday two years ago. I used fresh mangoes, although here in Germany it is difficult to get hold of mangoes as they have to import them and they only have these really big ones…Read more→
Spicy Beef Ramen made easy

Spicy Beef Ramen made easy

Get it while it's hot! This Spicy Beef Ramen is so good and really easy to make.  No need to go out to look for a decent Japanese restaurant for you to be able to enjoy a bowl of a delicious Spicy Beef Ramen. Making was surprisingly easy especially if you already have the ingredients at home. I always have a jar of hoisin sauce in the fridge because I use it often for quick stir-fries and, of course, a Filipino kitchen would also always have soy sauce along with the various other…Read more→