Mung Bean Soup (Ginisang Munggo)

Mung Bean Soup (Ginisang Munggo)

This is  another Filipino food that I really missed but not anymore because  only recently a friend of mine, who is also a Filipina I met here in Germany invited me over her place with our other friends for a Filipino lunch! She served Ginisang Munggo or Mung Bean Soup with other equally missed dishes! It is truly a feast whenever we have this get together. It is not like I do not cook Filipino food at home, I actually do quite often but sharing them with another Filipino makes the food extra special and…Read more→
Container Gardening: DIY Planter box from pallets

Container Gardening: DIY Planter box from pallets

I love planting and gardening, but the problem is we do not have a garden!  We do have a wide terrace though and the best solution I find is container gardening. Although it would be nice to plant directly on the ground, growing plants in pots or containers do have its own advantages, like it requires less or no weeding at all and the ease to move or rearrange pots anyway you like it or as the plants require (shade or sunlight at different seasons). There is also lesser hassle from garden invaders…Read more→
Easy Chocolate Mousse Cake Recipe

Easy Chocolate Mousse Cake Recipe

I made this Chocolate Mousse Cake for a friend's birthday party last weekend and it was a great hit! The chocolate cake was moist and soft and the mousse was light and creamy. This was my second time to make this cake but I used different recipes on both occasions. The first was for our 2nd anniversary last December and it turned out fine but I just found out  then that dark chocolate cake is not Armin's favorite  and I also learned that the same goes for me.  So this time I stick with…Read more→
Pasta Aligue

Pasta Aligue

Aligue is what we call crab fat in the Philippines, although it is not really fat but the  crab's hepatopancreas, a main component of the crab's digestive system the equivalent of lobster's tomalley. It is the soft yellow-orange or sometimes greenish substance you see in the body cavity of crabs. It is considered a delicacy but should be eaten in moderation because it is high in cholesterol. I remember when we were kids, my Mama would buy fresh 'talangka' (shore crabs), these are small crabs with bodies just about 2 inches wide and…Read more→
Garlic Knots

Garlic Knots

I so love making these garlic knots! It's easy, fun to make and are so good! Perfect for pasta, soup or they may be served as starters with your fave sauce dip or as snack.  With my  version of garlic knots, I add dried herbs in the dough itself  and it smells heavenly while they bake in the oven then coat the baked knots with olive oil or butter and garlic and sprinkle them with grated Parmesan cheese.  I like that it has a bit of crunchy exterior but is soft inside! The first time I made…Read more→
Mac and Cheese Recipe

Mac and Cheese Recipe

This Mac and Cheese recipe is really a simple one. This is my first time to make it (yup! it is not that popular in the Philippines, although not often, we had mac and cheese when we were kids but the instant one from the box) because hubby is asking for it, so I thought to give it a try and  this is not baked only cooked on stove top and it is quite good and really easy and simple. Print Mac and Cheese Recipe Author: Bebs   Ingredients 300 g elbow macaroni noodles (or…Read more→
DIY Canopy Bed (outdoor)

DIY Canopy Bed (outdoor)

What we liked best when we decided to move to our new apartment was the really wide terrace, although I would prefer to have a garden where I can plant directly on the ground, having our wide terrace is the next best thing. We just got ourselves some  big pots that are now planted with fruit bearing trees such as cherries, apple, pear and peaches. I also made some planter boxes from palettes to plant some vegetables like spinach, radish, lettuce garlic and tomatoes. Outdoor tables and chairs are on their way too but…Read more→
Oatmeal Cookies

Oatmeal Cookies

I am a chocolate chip cookie kind of gal, but for the sake of blogging, I find myself venturing to try other cookie recipes. Now, I decided to give oatmeal cookies a try and I think one person in particular seems happy with them, I am the second! Hubby had a difficult time keeping his hands to himself and away from the cookie jar before dinner time! I found 2 recipes in the internet and combined them, but I also made some changes of my own. The one from Baker Bettie shows how to make…Read more→