Lydia D. Castillo
Lydia D. Castillo
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Vintage lenten soup
by Lydia D. Castillo - April 7, 2019 - 12:00am
Our archive revealed a dish which has been completely forgotten in the course of our kitchen activities.
Of marinades and dips
by Lydia D. Castillo - March 17, 2019 - 12:00am
In the course of our home cooking chores, we developed other sawsawans using and combining different flavors.
Inspired by fabada
by Lydia D. Castillo - March 10, 2019 - 12:00am
As even home cooks have taken the liberty to innovate on traditional recipes, we dared and did that with fabada to meet our health needs.
Meatless Fridays
by Lydia D. Castillo - February 17, 2019 - 12:00am
Let’s look at this period as a time to eat light, avoiding heavy meat dishes.
Recipes from the Garden
by Lydia D. Castillo - February 12, 2019 - 12:00am
That’s the subtitle of the Good Food Book which our friend Chita gave us recently. It is a recipe book but is more meaningful because it is a collection of recipes – heirloom and modern – which...
Remembering Shoe Mart Carriedo
by Lydia D. Castillo - February 3, 2019 - 12:00am
We are in awe at how Henry Sy transformed a small shoe store to become a leading business enterprise. Definitely through hard work and perseverance.
A vintage morcon recipe
by Lydia D. Castillo - January 20, 2019 - 12:00am
Th excellent cooks of our hometown Biñan never used food enhancers, confident that natural flavors were better done without any “aids.”
Make a kitchen inventory
by Lydia D. Castillo - January 13, 2019 - 12:00am
Organize – put together pots and pans, electrical appliances such as grillers and roasters, kitchen knives and ladles, tongs, cooking forks and spoons... everything in its proper place.
Let’s be optimistic in 2019
by Lydia D. Castillo - January 6, 2019 - 12:00am
We homemakers are saddled with the usual concerns about our family’s well-being, how we can make them healthy and strong.
Time to be grateful
by Lydia D. Castillo - December 30, 2018 - 12:00am
We had challenges but we also had victories. Overall, we actually had a reasonably good year.
Two days before C-Day
by Lydia D. Castillo - December 23, 2018 - 12:00am
Sharing is one of the best ways to truly celebrate the birth of our Savior.
Passion for food evolves into food enterprise
by Lydia D. Castillo - December 16, 2018 - 12:00am
Hurry up – cost of every food item is escalating fast. There are hardly any promos in stores but only regular prices remain.
Dips and spreads
by Lydia D. Castillo - November 18, 2018 - 12:00am
In the course of manning our kitchen we have concocted dips and spreads to serve and even to sell. Here are some of these dips and spreads which can be packaged and sold as Christmas gifts.
Make your own paté
by Lydia D. Castillo - November 11, 2018 - 12:00am
Packaged with grapes and melba toast in a beautifully trimmed basket, this will delight any recipient.
Gift suggestions
by Lydia D. Castillo - November 4, 2018 - 12:00am
Food gifts are practical to give since they are meant for whole families.
Lamb caldereta
by Lydia D. Castillo - October 21, 2018 - 12:00am
It is easy to cook and surely will be a big success with your family, friends and guests.
The Italians have it, the French want it
by Lydia D. Castillo - October 7, 2018 - 12:00am
The “Intangible” heritage citation is meant to recognize traditions in various fields.
Let’s talk cheese
by Lydia D. Castillo - September 30, 2018 - 12:00am
Today, with a wide selection of cheese products ranging from spreadables to single slices, and with the wide reach of advertising, cheese has indeed conquered the Filipino palate.
The other Bicol treasure
by Lydia D. Castillo - September 16, 2018 - 12:00am
Surely, the majestic Mayon Volcano is Bicol’s most visible and outstanding landmark.
The “-ber” months have started
by Lydia D. Castillo - September 2, 2018 - 12:00am
We suggest early preparation for the holiday season with regard to gifts, food stuff, menus and all things relevant to our traditional celebration.
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