Monday, July 24, 2017

Grande Rice Bran Oil for the Healthy Foodie in Us


I was just on the TV and Solenn Heussaff was being interviewed regarding her diet to which she attests that she don't eat fried food, to maintain her sexy bod.  Aww, so how can we (who eat fried food, a lot) then have that same bod without having to succumb to cholesterol and rich, oily yummy dishes?

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Herbed Mushroom Soup


I'm always up for a challenge and in the kitchen "raising the bar' had been our routine (mine and my kids).  We sure do love the classic dishes, of course, we'd make often, but there are times that we want to try something unique and most of the times, we'dbe our own guinea pigs, but we don't mind, I just needed to make sure that in the process, I don't get to waste the food.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Arts and Culture at Tam-Awan Village


Our education system is dominated by the idea of teaching children to absorb information within the guidelines of the curriculum and standardized tests.  It is our duties as parents to teach kids beyond what they can learn withing the schools' boundaries, especially about being culturally responsive.

What I love about that responsibillity is having to explore our regions, drive to the unknown and discover with them.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Pay Hotel Bookings Even Without Credit Cards


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Saturday, July 15, 2017

AirAsia's New Santan Menu and Catalogue Launch at Amorita


Last July 12, I flown with fellow foodies and travelers to Bohol on board Air Asia.  At the very least, it was my first time to have a pre-booked meal flying across the country.  My husband and I have counted on air Asia to bring our family to the destinations we have pinned as best-ever family trips, such as Puerto Princesa, Davao and Boracay, but we never really experienced a good meal inflight, because we were not aware of how such meals could be delightful.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Mati's Meat and Bread

 
When we think of family, there's that term that stands synonymous to it - home.

Conveying the theme of family and home is what Mati's Meat and Bread strives for.  Getting inspirations from their own family celebrations plus the foundation which Melo's Steakhouse have banked on for years, the heirs of the aforementioned establishment invite everyone o visit Mati's at Festival Mall's River Park.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Arca's Yard for our First Stop-over in Baguio


I'll just be photo dumping snapshots from our recent food partakings at Arca's Yard, a cafe and a museum with a mini library.


It's a famous hang-out of weekenders needing to find solace from well, the busy life.  It was for it's impeccable dining-on-the-floor-with-a-view.  When you enter the compound an al fresco dining area will welcome you and on your left would be the door to the main building.

There are plenty of Instagram-worthy nooks to get cozy with, or dine with a group.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Baguio: A Different Perspective of a Family Escape


For the nth time, our family have been escaping the dynamic life in Manila.

Where?

Baguio. our temporary distraction from reality and routine-living.

This time I was so eager to see "The Valley of Colors" in La Trinidad.  Also known as Stobosa, it's a hill of gigantum mural led by the solar artist Jordan Mangosan together with Tam-Awan artists.  Stobosa actually stands for Stonehill, Botiwtiw, and Sadjap, the three sitios on which the artwork now stands.

But!

Baguio isn't what it used to be 10 years ago, nor was it last year when we last had an overnight. Today, even though the mist had always been upon us, followed by drizzles from the clouds, the city had been ever so busy, with people, with cars and with all the hustle and bustle.


Saturday, July 8, 2017

Enticing Flavors Added to Izakaya Sensu's Menu


Just a couple of days ago, hubs and I were serious about trying out  a couple of listed sushi bars in Manila.  This happened after watching Jiro Dreams of Sushi, a documentary movie about an 85-year old Japanese sushi master.  The master Jiro Ono, owns a Michelin three-star restaurant - Sukiyabashi Jiro located in a subway in Tokyo which we dream of trying out in the future.  Our first take on this project did not start out so well, this one was in Ortigas.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Leaving Indelible Footprints at the Tower of Pisa


After our month vacation in Italy with a short jaunt to neighboring countries such as France, Monaco and Switzerland, I gave my two girls an assignment.  They were supposed to write an essay each about the lessons they learned during the trip.  Of course the first things that came out of their mouth were make up shopping at Kiko and realizing that Zara is cheap in Milan. 

I know they have better things to say, but spontaneity spoke so loudly.  I guess my girls aren't so little anymore.  Well, it has been a month after coming home and school started so they haven't started on that yet.