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→
Beef Stir-fry with Oyster sauce and Pak Choi in 10 Minutes

Beef Stir-fry with Oyster sauce and Pak Choi in 10 Minutes

Try this 10-minute beef stir-fry with oyster sauce and pak choi. So simple yet savory dish for those always on the go!Sharing with you our last night's dinner! This Beef Stir-fry with oyster sauce and Pak Choi is a definitely a life saver! Specially when you got caught up in Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter and forgot all about making plans for dinner and then you realize you only have 15 minutes left before hubby comes home from work!  So, I ransacked our fridge and this is the result! Actually I only needed less than…Read more→
Filipino Spanish Bread Recipe

Filipino Spanish Bread Recipe

Spanish Bread is a popular 'merienda' or afternoon snack in the Philippines. It has nothing to do with the Spanish bread of Spain (Pan de Horno) except maybe that they share the same form (rolled) but the Filipino version of Spanish bread has a sweet buttery filling in it! Spanish bread has been on my list, like forever, but I made it a priority, now that two lovely ladies have been asking for it! This is for you Espie and Belle! Making the bread itself was no biggie. I read a lot of…Read more→
ENDED – 6 Pieces Kitchen Gadget Tool Set Giveaway

ENDED – 6 Pieces Kitchen Gadget Tool Set Giveaway

Who could be the lucky winner of this 6 Pieces Kitchen Gadget Tool Set  Giveaway Rules: We will be drawing one (1) winner for the giveaway prize, 6 Pieces Kitchen Gadget Tool Set , but if this item is not available at the winner’s country, a comparative product of equal value will be sent. This giveaway is wholly supported by me and I did not receive any compensation for the product in this giveaway. This giveaway is open to residents of any country  who are 18 years of age and above at time of entry. To join,…Read more→
Gourmet Tuyo (dried Herring) in Spicy Oil

Gourmet Tuyo (dried Herring) in Spicy Oil

Try this Gourmet Tuyo Recipe and bring your plain tuyo (dried herring) to a whole new level. Cravings solved because you can keep them longer!Gourmet Tuyo is a current food trend in the Philippines. It is like giving our beloved dried fish a makeover and it is now more popular than ever! Whoever started this idea is simply a genius. It is funny how 'tuyo', which is originally considered, in the Philippines, as food of the poor (because it is cheap) became suddenly so glamorous! Although, through the passing of time, the love of…Read more→
Rainbow Salad with creamy Avocado Dressing

Rainbow Salad with creamy Avocado Dressing

Brighten up your day with this easy, simple recipe for Rainbow Salad with creamy avocado dressing. It beautiful...it's colorful...it's healthy and yummy!  Still trying to eat healthier…and still trying to lose the extra stuffing around my waist and hips created by the holiday seasons (and that of Armin’s), but to be honest, I am running out of new ideas to make it all easier and tastier. I have to admit that I am not a big fan of vegetables and salads. I mean, I eat them and love them but only as side…Read more→