Mackerel (or Tanigue in Filipino) is perfect for this fish steak recipe. But tuna can aslo be a good substiture. ;-) Although, some uses bangus (milkfish) for this recipe, I would rather not. I do like bangus, mind you, only it has too many fishbones, which Armin hates (coz he is not accustomed to eating fish that much) and difficult to get hold of one here in Germany. So unless it is boneless bangus, where all the bones are removed , I would stick to tanigue or tuna. In the Philippines we have…Read more→
This soft and chewy baked doughnuts use yeast to rise and are baked without using doughnut pan. A healthier version than the deep fried doughnuts that you will surely love. Who doesn't like doughnuts? I believe everyone love them. In the Philippines there is a constant craze for doughnuts and I have seen people queue up in really long lines to buy boxes of them. But here in Germany, or at least in the area where we live, you are lucky if you happen to chance upon some in the groceries or bakeries.…Read more→
Here is another easy and inexpensive way to put some life to an empty wall - by creating a collage of pictures of your choice. You can use pictures that you've taken yourself and make them into a wall collage or use favorite pictures from the internet (be sure though that you are allowed to use them) and add a little personal touch. My husband has taken some great pictures last time we went for a day trip to Insel Mainau one fine spring day and because I love flowers, this is the theme we…Read more→
One day when I was cleaning our kitchen cupboards, I realized that I have a bag of ground hazelnuts lying around. I do not remember why I bought it, probably because it was cheap and, of course, I do love hazelnuts. So I decided to make a hazelnut cake. There was a recipe for it from the packaging but I added a bit of this and that, so it was mostly experimental. But the end result was not bad, I only had to add more grounded hazelnut to the recipe because my personal…Read more→
I've learned to cook this since after I finished college and moved away from home to work in the big city (Manila). Living away from home for the first time (yes, we , in the Philippines, stay with our parents as long as we can :-P) taught me a lot of things and made me realize that I really like to cook. But I usually did not have the time or energy left after work to be able to do serious cooking, so I learned to do the quick and easy stuff. After…Read more→
This is a very simple Sponge cake recipe and you probably have all the ingredients already in your pantry. I usually use this for making other fruit cakes like the Mango Cake that I posted earlier. For a simple coffee or tea time cake, just slice it in the middle and spread jam in between the layers and if you like, add some whipped cream as they did in the early years like Queen Victoria liked them, hence, the name Victoria Sandwich or Victoria Sponge. Print Simple Sponge Cake Author: Bebs Prep time: 20…Read more→
I think Mango Cake is my new favorite cake. I made this one for a friend's birthday last month. 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 this really big ones that are always green so you are not sure if it is ripe enough. I have to say they are not as sweet as the mangoes from the Philippines, but they did nicely for a cake. A friend then told me that she buys frozen…Read more→
Dubai has become one of the world’s top tourist destinations. Rightly so, with all the interesting buildings and skyscraper, huge shopping malls, good public transport, nice beaches and deserts and of course lots of sun! And now that they bagged the World EXPO 2020 with their theme “Connecting Minds, Creating the future”, it will definitely attract millions more of visitors.