For the Love of Food and Travelling

Posted by on Sep 19, 2013 in Italian, pasta | 15 comments

For the Love of Food and Travelling

  Pardon that you’d be bombarded with pasta dishes in the following posts. ūüėÄ Still part of our Italian tour, we visited Bologna, which is year 2000’s European capital of culture¬†and¬†the capital¬†of the¬†Emilia-Romagna¬†Region in¬†Northern Italy as the last stop. Hubby jokingly said that he would have its infamous dish, pasta with ragu alla bolognese¬†for sure…I said we would probably be tired of eating pasta by then having tried a lot in the other 4 cities. Truth be told, I was already tired...

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Florence – of Scents and Flavors

Posted by on Aug 28, 2013 in Italian, pasta | 27 comments

Florence – of Scents and Flavors

  The last week of July was spent with so much walking I felt like I lost 5 kilos as I go…then again, it was also spent eating here and there that the kilos lost came back too soon! And where did our itchy feet took us, you might ask? Hubby and I went to five cities in a one-week stretch and drank history along with art, old architecture, cars, Vespas and heat in sunny, sophisticated, busy Italy. Among the cities we’ve seen, Florence – dubbed as the Athens of the Middle Ages impressed me...

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Pasta Aligue (Crab Fat) and Shrimps

Posted by on Aug 14, 2013 in pasta | 2 comments

Pasta Aligue (Crab Fat) and Shrimps

What’s your comfort food? I have a lot but, anything that’s cooked with fruits of ¬†the sea is comfort enough for me. As far as vim and the palate could get – a fusion between flavors – I think pasta and a mix of a Filipino favorite would be a hit. Thus, the aligue or what we endearingly call taba ng talangka (crab fat) has found a following among foodies….despite and in spite of the calorie content it will add to any dish. And for some expats, bringing a precious bottle of this back...

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Hampers and Tricolor Pasta with White Sauce

Posted by on Oct 1, 2012 in Italian, pasta | 6 comments

Hampers and Tricolor Pasta with White Sauce

Gift giving is truly a wonderful thing. Not only for the receiver but most especially for the giver. What’s more pleasurable in being cheerful is when your gifts get appreciated. To some, jewelry, perfume even apparel are top gifts on list. Most people though enjoy chocolates as gift, others enjoy books, still others enjoy both and not just a certain book but a cookbook at that…chances are, that person could be a food lover or a foodie. Most, if not all foodies would certainly appreciate those...

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Fitting and Cleaning the Kitchen plus a Hearty Meal

Posted by on Jun 6, 2012 in Kitchen corner, pasta | 18 comments

Fitting and Cleaning the Kitchen plus a Hearty Meal

Whether we admit it or not, we are all influenced by our work environment. A good working environment is even considered as motivational criteria by some employers. The same thing applies to us homemakers who work on providing a good home and nutritious meal for the family. And so if you ask me, does the kitchen have an effect on how one, particularly the homemaker, performs in it? Then my answer is – I believe yes, it does. A clean and well organized kitchen can make preparing meals a pleasant experience...

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Salmon Caviar and Smoked Salmon on Pasta

Posted by on May 24, 2012 in Fish, pasta, salmon | 19 comments

Salmon Caviar and Smoked Salmon on Pasta

When I was a child, fish is a regular feature on our dining table. Milkfish, Tilapia, red grouper and mackerel scad are the usual fare but there’d be a lot more served dry, with sauce, smoked and grilled. My favorite part of the Milkfish would be…the belly. Unfortunately, my older brother loves it too so we would often engage in a fork-war¬† to get to them first. ^_^ But for most fish, I would always save the roe/eggs (not to be confused with milt) if they have those intact, my mom knew how I love them...

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