• Food+Recipes

    The Best Dried Dulong Okoy Recipe

    Dried dulong okoy recipe. I never pass up the chance to prepare something for my family, no matter how busy or sleepy I get. Today is one of those days. Our dried Dulong has been resting in the fridge for a few weeks now. I meant to cook it as soon as I bought it. However, recent happenings prevented me to do so. Dulong is smaller than dilis. Dulong comes in three varieties; fresh, dried, and bottled. The fresh ones are saltier. My favorite is the bottled version from Connie’s Kitchen because of the gourmet appeal. I’m not sure if they’re still selling bottled dulong, though. Since I made okoy,…

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    Food and Travel: The Ultimate List of a Happy Photophile

    Food and travel – I wish I can travel more. But life is happening, and with so many responsibilities, I take what I can get. Travel and food come together in my dictionary! My best adventures are the ones where I ate good food and went somewhere. However, any of these two really make my heart sing. The most important thing is good company! And I’m so blessed to have some great minds and hearts doing this adventure with me. For the Love of Food and Travel I’m a certified foodie! Cooking is my passion. Therefore, I stay often in the kitchen. Lutong Bahay (home-cooked meals) is still the best…

  • Food+Recipes,  Hobbies+Collections

    Hobbies: 3 Passion Projects You’ll Love

    Hobbies – What do you do during your free time? In this household, we love to cook, bake, garden, make crafts, and more! Having a hobby is not only relaxing. It’s also fulfilling, especially when people appreciate your finished products. Here are three passion projects we love. I hope this inspires you. Hobbies – 1 Cooking I started cooking when I was 10. Mommy fried the bangus (milkfish) and told me I had to cook Bangus in Tausi. It was a familiar food. I’ve been watching my dad cook it for ages! That time, I was still afraid to fry fish, especially bangus. So, I cooked the already fried fish.…

  • Food+Recipes

    Burger Steak with Fries and Onion Gravy

    Burger steak and fries with onion gravy, why not? As a passionate cook, I had more time to whip up many dishes during the COVID-19 quarantine, here in the Philippines. Cooking is therapeutic for me. Especially, when the pandemic happened, and we were forced to stay at home most of the time. It was a stressful time and still is. Burger Steak with Fries and Gravy Anyway, I’ve always loved the Burger Steak of Jollibee. For a long time, Jollibee fanatics enjoyed their Ultimate Burger Steak. It came with either sunny side up egg and french fries or mashed potatoes. It’s my favorite from the food joint, along with Champ…

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    Metro Manila Plant Festivals: 8 Exciting Reasons to Go

    The Metro Manila Plant Festivals scene has never been more exciting. It’s the perfect “gimmick” place for those who are already tired of the nightlife (ahem). The best part of going is that most plants are for sale! Hello to urban dwellers! If you’re like this writer who has limited space (and a plantita sister!), then you’ll love the smaller plants you can buy from sellers. Here’s how you can enjoy plant festivals in Metro Manila. Plants are Memory Enhancers The Ellison Chair in International Floriculture, Texas, said that people can concentrate better when they’re around plants. The organization also mentioned the importance of plants for memory. Life here in…

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    Palaya Natural Farm: Travel and Family Bonding

    Palaya Natural Farm – the place to be! Traveling to Tanay, Rizal takes about two hours. That’s if you’re stopping by for breakfast on the way. Tanay is the perfect getaway near Metro Manila. It’s still secluded. But, the trip is short with beautiful views of the Sierra Madre Mountain Ranges. If you’re adventurous, you’ll love the winding road going there called Bitukang Manok. There was road construction near the farm when we went there. Yet, it was a pleasant trip for our family. The weather was good that day, and we arrived early. It was a weekday, only a few guests were there. It was like the whole place…

  • Philippine Plant Festival - Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center
    Travel

    Metro Manila Tourist Spot: A Beautiful Park in the City

    Metro Manila Tourist Spot When in Manila, you should visit the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center. The underrated Metro Manila tourist spot has quaint spots, scenic areas, and lovely details to lure many travel enthusiasts. This writer has only been there twice. But, I loved my second visit. Due to the COVID pandemic, many recreational areas were closed for many months. The park is one of those. The Wildlife Center is slowly opening its doors to guests, starting with private photo and video ops. You may contact their Information Office if you wish to go there. Guests must reserve, follow the safety measures, and pay the entrance fee to…