My Experimental Choco Chips


My youngest daughter, Faye, has been requesting me to bake her favorite chocolate chips cookies. I was supposed to bake last Saturday but we ran out of gas, so no chance of using the oven. Then the next day, Sunday, we were out the whole day, and got home very late. I asked her if she wants me to add cream cheese in her cookies, but she said no. She didn’t want me to experiment lest she won’t like the outcome. Little did she know that I also ended up experimenting on the actual recipe that I used 🙂 I Read More

The Need to Exercise More


More than the proverbial excuse of not finding time to exercise,  I think self-discipline is what’s more important.  Personally, I can say that I have the time, that is, during lunch breaks.  I have the means and the accessibility to the gym facility, because, well, it’s right inside my office building.  So, why do I still find it difficult to keep my promise of exercising more?  Why does it seem like I have this love/hate relationship with the gym?  One day I’m so eager to spend my one hour lunch break there, and the next day, I’ll find all the Read More

Culminating Activity for Western Cuisine


Having a daughter in Culinary school has its perks.  You get to be invited to a culminating activity which happens towards the end of the semester.   And what is a culminating activity?  Well, it means, you get to experience being served by the students, showcasing what they’ve learned during the semester.  In this case, my daughter invited us to the culminating activity for her Western Cuisine course.  She told us that unlike her last year’s Introduction to Culinary,  where there was a program and where she even performed a cooking demo in front of the guests, this time, it Read More

Sarsa Kitchen + Bar


I’m not the kind of person who can give an immediate answer when I’m asked, “Let’s have lunch, can you suggest a good place?” I will give you a blank face, definitely.  So, when my friend, Marie, said we’ll have lunch at Sarsa Restaurant, I said, what’s that, and where is that?  She said it serves Filipino food, and she’s been craving for it and been wanting to visit the place. When we got there, it didn’t take long for the waiter to get our orders since Marie already knew what to get. Of course we had the Twice-Cooked Pork Read More

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The Beni Ourain Rug – An Overview


The World of Moroccan Berber Rugs Moroccan Berber rugs (also commonly known by the name ‘Beni Ourain rugs’) have been around for an extremely long time. They’re far from a passing fancy. If you’re fascinated by exotic rugs that have many millennia of intriguing history and background on their sides, Moroccan Berber rugs may just strike a chord in you. These rugs initially began as gorgeous home decor elements for families in Morocco that had a lot of money to spare. Bigger varieties of these rugs were commonly seen as palace decorations. They were commonly seen as lovely decorative elements Read More

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