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Let's get cooking wow, lugaw!
by Elena Peña - July 13, 2018 - 12:00am
Damp weather calls for a bowl of something hot to eat.
Delicious and body warming
by Elena Peña - July 6, 2018 - 12:00am
As the rains have come once again, people long for food that is effective in warming the body. Most Filipinos would think of hot soup or hot “lugaw” (rice porridge). But some would have something else...
Oh, Adobo!
by Elena Peña - June 29, 2018 - 12:00am
Adobo is indeed the one dish that the Philippines is widely known for. It is not indigenous to the country, though. It’s a pork dish that was brought to the country by the Spaniards.
Quick hot soup on a rainy day
by Elena Peña - June 22, 2018 - 12:00am
Now that the rains are here once again, the craving for something hot for the stomach heightens. The usual coffee is no longer enough. Besides, coffee would only do for grownups, since it is not advisable for k...
Cooking for Daddy
by Elena Peña - June 15, 2018 - 12:00am
Father’s Day is fast approaching. Maybe it’s about time to think up ways to treat this special guy in everyone’s life. If the day is to be spent at home (which I personally prefer), what could be...
Eggplant
by Elena Peña - May 31, 2018 - 10:20pm
The typical Filipino house would have a small garden nearby. And most, if not all, of the family’s vegetable needs would be sourced from there. There would actually be no need to go to the market – except...
Something fishy
by Elena Peña - May 25, 2018 - 12:00am
Summer is a time at home when the demand for snacks is high.
Don't pout, say Cheese!
by Elena Peña - May 18, 2018 - 12:00am
This one is not really about cheese. Well, cheese is part of it, though. It’s not about a nice smile for a selfie, either. But, no doubt, its yumminess is going to elicit a smile.
Dessert from leftover bread
by Elena Peña - May 11, 2018 - 12:00am
In summer, there’s this tendency of homemakers to over-shop food items. Since the kids are mostly at home, caring parents – mothers in particular – want to stuff the pantry full. Just in case the...
Summer Barbeque
by Elena Peña - May 4, 2018 - 12:00am
It’s hard to explain why the warm, dry weather just brings up thoughts of barbecuing.
Hello, Halo-Halo!
by Elena Peña - April 27, 2018 - 12:00am
It’s summer and it’s time to once again say hello to the famous Filipino cold fruit treat – the “halo-halo.”
Eggs-xactly!
by Elena Peña - April 20, 2018 - 12:00am
Besides instant noodles, perhaps eggs are the most resorted to food by Filipinos. Eggs-xactly! If not simply boiled, eggs fry quickly, for a good, healthy meal. And eggs are very versatile; it can be made into various...
The abundant, the versatile:The Cassava
by Elena Peña - April 13, 2018 - 12:00am
The Philippines is lucky to have soil good for agriculture. It is said that, here, one only need to throw a seed away and it will grow.
What to do with Avocado?
by Elena Peña - April 6, 2018 - 12:41am
As summer fast approaches, avocados are beginning to appear
Wanna banana?
by Elena Peña - March 16, 2018 - 12:00am
In the Philippine countryside, banana is not very highly valued. Though, it’s not looked down upon, either. This delectable fruit just comes in great abundance.
Mechado: Filipino stew
by Elena Peña - March 9, 2018 - 12:00am
Mechado is a type of stew that is quite a favorite among Filipinos. It can either be made of beef or pork. The dish consists mainly of pork or beef slices, potato, frozen green peas, and bell peppers. It is simple...
Noodles for wealth, health and long life
by Elena Peña - February 16, 2018 - 12:00am
One of the most popular good-luck dishes for Filipinos is the noodle dish “pancit.” It’s ever present during such celebrations as birthdays and New Year. At today’s Chinese New Year’s...
Chocolate and wine for Valentines at home
by Elena Peña - February 9, 2018 - 12:00am
Oh my… Valentine’s Day is less than a week away! For sure, the restaurants are going to be teeming with dining lovers on that day. It would certainly be hard to squeeze in with the crowd – and,...
Spicy!
by Elena Peña - February 2, 2018 - 12:00am
There has lately been some surge in the popularity of spicy foods. The spicy Cebu lechon may just be the most popular one these days. But the penchant for spicy foods has already been there way before.
Chicken meal!
by Elena Peña - January 26, 2018 - 12:00am
No, this writing is not intended for  raisers of chickens.
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