Monday, July 18, 2016

Mini Stromboli

Well, it really is faux stromboli because this turnover is not made with an Italian bread dough.  Instead, my favorite shortcut - puff pasty - is used to cover a variety of cold cuts/deli meats and cheese!

The recipe, as you may guess it as simple as that - enclose your deisred deli meat and cheese combo in puff pastry, seal the pastry and brush with egg wash, then bake!


Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Feta Tomato and Cucumber Salad

One of my most favorite salads!!!  Bonus that it is a cinch to make too!

There is no secret to this recipe - the vinaigrette can be homemade or store-bought, what makes the salad utterly delicious is the generous amount of feta!

I basically followed this recipe, except that I did not add olives.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Mushrooms and Cream Cheese Omelette

This dish doesn't look particularly good or appetizing but looks can be deceiving!  The combination of fresh oyster mushrooms and cream cheese with the egg is fantastic!

The first thing is to saute a handful of fresh mushroom oysters in a little butter.  Meanwhile, scramble 2 eggs (season with salt and pepper as you like), when the bottom of the eggs are set, arrange the sauteed mushrooms on the eggs and smear about 1 to 2 tablespoons of cream cheese on top of the mushrooms then fold the omelette into thirds or half.  (mine got a little crumpled and hole-y but that has nothing to do with its taste!)

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Lunch at His Grandfather's Table

No recipe today.  Just a beautiful photo...

(Goco Ancestral House)

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Steamed Eggs with Curacha

Looks impressive, right?  But it is an easy recipe.  Just plop the curachas (or crabs or even lobsters) on or in a basic steamed egg recipe and steam away!


Thursday, June 16, 2016

Buttermilk Panna Cotta

I tried my hand at making my own buttermilk and quickly realized that I had more buttermilk in the fridge than I could use!  So, hello buttermilk panna cotta!

And used whatever fancy cups I could find,,,

...which was really and assortment!

It was yummmmmyyyy!!!

I followed the recipe from this book

Friday, June 10, 2016

The Philippine Tenors singing Isang Dugo, Isang Lahi, Isang Musika

The Philippine Tenors -

and their rendition of the patriotic song "Isang Dugo, Isang Lahi, Isang Musika" -

Just in time for Independence Day!