The months are passing by slowly, but somehow it also feels a bit jarring that it’s already September. I constantly feel like I’m stuck inside a reality that feels uneventful, because the days all look the same– home and office– from Mondays to Sundays. But at the same time, I can’t quite rightly say that nothing is happening, because this situation we live and deal with everyday is itself the main event. My subconscious response to missing “normal life” has manifested itself through impulse buys and purchases of food-related items that I feel might add some color and contrast to my days. Some of them do, some of them don’t.
#SupportLocal Round-Up & Favorites for July 2020
July has felt like the longest month this year for me. I think it’s because it was the most exhausting month I’ve had to go through so far. I was swamped with so much work and I couldn’t seem to figure out how to balance things, so my solution was to attempt to take it easy on the last week of July. Interestingly, I think the high stress level also caused me to engage in a bit more online shopping of food. I am REALLY quite surprised by how long this month’s list is. 16 items! I had to force a cut off, so I already have some favorites for…
#SupportLocal Round-Up & Favorites for June 2020
My first full month back at work feels both familiar and foreign at the same time. For one thing, the added worry caused by being out of the safety of the house all day from Mondays to Saturdays can be very mentally exhausting. Even if you get used to the situation after a while, it never gets truly easy. And to think I’ve long accepted that it’s virtually impossible to be 100% virus-safe no matter how careful or cautious you are. You have no control over the people moving around you after all. But now that I think about it, getting to have that home and workplace boundary has actually…
A Sticky Mango Cake chock full of dried Philippine mangoes [VIDEO]
Inspired by the sticky date pudding, this Sticky Mango Cake gives a local twist to the classic dessert by making use of dried Philippine mangoes.
2019 Christmas Gift Ideas of mostly Pinoy products
‘Tis the season of gift-giving and so I am here today with a list of Christmas gift ideas! This list is for food lovers (aka for everyone!) and it is entirely made up of things I have personally enjoyed and would honestly love to receive as gifts if it were the other way around. Now is the perfect time to finalize that Christmas shopping list with all the 12/12 sales right around the corner!
Easy Bangus & Eggplant Donburi with Sarangani Bay Prime Bangus
This dish is inspired by the Japanese unagidon, but featuring Sarangani Bay’s Bangus Belly marinated in a sweet-salty unagi sauce. Amazing with rice!