Paris Trip 2014

Paris, the City of Love! This is the second time Armin and I visited Paris since I came to Germany, last was on July 2012. From our place we need to travel by car for about 10 hours to get there, but this includes the breaks for eating, stretching or going to the loo and we never used the Autobahn or freeway so we could enjoy the more scenic views of the countryside of France.  This time though, we brought my mother-in-law and  my dog, Sietema, with us.  The purpose of this travel…Read more→
Couscous Salad

Couscous Salad

Last year, Armin and I stopped over for some days in Dubai on our way back to Germany from our Philippine vacation to do some sightseeing and also to visit my two younger sisters and brother-in-law who live there (although we were just with the couple  while in the Philippines as they also took some time off to go home). We had a blast of a time and got a good view of Dubai in various perspectives although I am sure there are lots more to see but we reserve those for next time…Read more→
Rustic Flower Vases from Mason Jars

Rustic Flower Vases from Mason Jars

Overtime, I have collected a lot of glass bottles and mason jars from buying various food stuff like preserved fruits, jams, sausages, wines, sauces and condiments. Although, here in Germany, all glasses are sorted separately(also by color) to be recycled, it just didn`t feel right throwing these bottles and glasses away. But the problem is, our cupboards are becoming full of these empty bottles and jars...so I guess it's time to make them useful. One is the simplest way to repurpose mason jars are to make them into  flower vases. Here you will see…Read more→
Very Chocolate Cake in Marshmallow Fondant -part III

Very Chocolate Cake in Marshmallow Fondant -part III

Designing Fondant Cake without the fondant tools. This is the last of a three-part post on my Very Chocolate Cake in Marshmallow Fondant, the first ever fondant cake I made (and hopefully not the last). I wrote about the recipe I used for the Very Chocolate Cake and How to make Marshmallow Fondant (MMF) and now I would like to share how I designed the cake. It is not perfect of course but not bad for a beginner if I may say so myself. ;-) and hopefully it can help those who are also…Read more→
Very Chocolate Cake in Marshmallow Fondant -part II

Very Chocolate Cake in Marshmallow Fondant -part II

How to make Marshmallow Fondant! Last time I posted the recipe of Very Chocolate Cake that I used for making the cake for the golden wedding anniversary of my friend's in-laws. This time I will be sharing the recipe I used for the Marshmallow Fondant (MMF). As I said before I really do NOT like fondant! They are just too sweet for my taste however I do like looking at the beautiful cake and cupcake designs and admire them for the art they are. Now with Marshmallow fondant I am able to admire them and…Read more→
Very Chocolate Cake in Marshmallow Fondant- part I

Very Chocolate Cake in Marshmallow Fondant- part I

  A week ago, I was asked by a friend to make a cake for her in-laws' golden wedding anniversary last weekend which is an honor of course and I am really happy that she appreciates the cakes I made previously on past gatherings or occasions. She said she liked the chocolate mousse cake I brought last time for our friend's birthday so much that she cannot forget it! (Aaawwww!)  So when she asked me, I said yes of course!!! So I asked her about her preference, she said she would like to…Read more→
How to divide a cake- easily, evenly and less messy?

How to divide a cake- easily, evenly and less messy?

I have been using this technique when cutting my cakes  and maybe some people already know about it but just in case others have not heard of it yet, here is how I cut my cake evenly and you will see without so much crumbs and you will see how really easy it is. All you need is...a thread and maybe a ruler if you are too particular and exacting and a toothpick! Works well with small, big, tall, flat cakes! Have fun! Can't see my video? Click here.Read more→
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→