New playground
by Lydia Castillo - February 3, 2008 - 12:00am
What’s in store for the New Year?
by Lydia Castillo - January 27, 2008 - 12:00am
Fear, apprehension
by Lydia Castillo - January 20, 2008 - 12:00am
In search of choco cookies
by Lydia Castillo - December 9, 2007 - 12:00am
The banana in your coffee
by Lydia Castillo - April 29, 2007 - 12:00am
Banana bread, banana cake, banana split, banana ice cream, banana pie.We love this tropical finger-like fruit and recently, we were introduced to a new refreshing concoction, Banana Java Chip Frappuccino...
Summer days
by Lydia Castillo - April 22, 2007 - 12:00am
The heat is on! Refreshing activities and light but nutritious food are what everyone needs. Salad days are here again, and just well because they are healthy, except when you add too much cream or sugar...
Feeding hungry kids
by Lydia Castillo - April 15, 2007 - 12:00am
You’ll have a handful now that the school doors have closed and the children are home. They can’t...
And Easter comes
by Lydia Castillo - April 8, 2007 - 12:00am
Today we celebrate Easter Sunday, "Pasko ng Pagkabuhay", a re-birth. We’d like to take this as a re-awakening of values, beliefs and consciousness....
Treasures in left-overs
by Lydia Castillo - April 1, 2007 - 12:00am
We have said this before, and we say it again. These days when every centavo counts, every morsel of food is valuable. Allow us to share with you some left-over recipes. Because it’s...
Suspicion or suspected?
by Lydia Castillo - March 18, 2007 - 12:00am
Is it inherent for an establishment to be suspicious of its shoppers? Is this a country where people who enter a store automatically become suspects?
A morning at Farmers
by Lydia Castillo - March 11, 2007 - 12:00am
This place in Cubao never disappoints us: Farmers’ Market on the fringes of The Gateway, at the Araneta Center. Pleasant blooms of all colors and scents...
Revisiting the Rada Market
by Lydia Castillo - March 4, 2007 - 12:00am
We had time and a car at our disposal that weekend, so we decided to drive to the regular Sunday (Organic) Market in Makati. It is bounded by Gamboa, Rada and Legaspi streets and at past 9 a.m. it was...
Very encouraging
by Lydia Castillo - February 25, 2007 - 12:00am
The youth is up to it—moving forward to better life, trying some entrepreneurial endeavors which could yet make them big in the field of business. It...
Delicious food tour
by Lydia Castillo - February 18, 2007 - 12:00am
For quite sometime now, we have been asked by friends to organize a food tour of the Philippines and/or of our neighboring countries. Because of other things we never got to do this until the opportunity...
Feeling cheated
by Lydia Castillo - February 11, 2007 - 12:00am
Time was when we never checked prices of the same item at different stores, specially if we already bought it from a favorite establishment. But after a bad experience, we advise shoppers to be aware of...
Shared recipes
by Lydia Castillo - February 4, 2007 - 12:00am
An unannounced brief stop at a sibling’s house yielded a recipe for tulingan which she shared with us. Thing is, this fish is not always available in the markets. She got hers, fresh from Batangas, in...
Price-watching in Metro Manila
by Lydia Castillo - January 28, 2007 - 12:00am
As we go around, we have noted that prices vary very little from one store to another. Give or take P1, P2 or even P5, commodities, specially food stuff, are at an almost uniform cost. Of course, one peso...
The other side
by Lydia Castillo - January 21, 2007 - 12:00am
Venturing to the other side of town, we decided to re-visit an old haunt, looked into an innovative shop, marveled at the imported selection of a popular chain and were rather amazed at the newest, humongous...
Old files, new ideas
by Lydia Castillo - January 14, 2007 - 12:00am
We have this habit of keeping every piece of paper (letters, receipts), plus magazines and printed materials. Through the years we have accummulated a lot, enough to fill an average-sized room. Periodically,...
Cleaning up
by Lydia Castillo - January 7, 2007 - 12:00am
After the merrymaking comes the big chore–cleaning up. In most households, there will be holiday food left over, and the refrigerator or freezer may not have enough space to store them all. If there...
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