New Favorites at C2 Classic Cuisine

There are just a handful of Filipino restaurants that my family frequent because Pinoy food is already a regular on our table during mealtimes.  That is why there has to be something special, something different in the menu for us to choose a restaurant serving our local cuisine.Some weeks back, Jackie invited me as her plus-one … Continue reading

Moms’ Wellness Retreat at Nurture Spa

Second Friday of the month:  Family Friday / Motherhood / Health & WellnessFinally, one full day at the spa for me. This thought was running through my head as I count the days to the spa retreat organized for our group.  I already pictured myself being pampered from head to toe without the care in the … Continue reading

Mom-Grocer: Binggrae Korean Ice Cream Bars

First Friday of the month:  Foodie Friday / GroceryToday is Good Friday. A religious holiday where we commemorate Jesus Christ’s suffering and crucifixion. It’s day of repentance, of fasting, and abstinence for many Catholics.  I chose not to eat meat today. I can’t fast — I’ll faint if I do. Seriously.Since I’m abstaining from meats, … Continue reading

Amira’s Buco Tart from Tagaytay

For the past few days, I’ve been binging on this delectable Filipino pastry… the buco tart, which is an offshoot of the famous buko/buco (young coconut) pie, from Laguna province and Tagaytay City.  I eat one tart (sometimes 3!) a day since Friday, the 23rd. Amira’s Buco Tart Haus is a famous stop-over among visitors … Continue reading

CHICK-IN Chicken Inasal is a Winner

Weeks after their second outlet opened, at the invitation of the owners, I was excited to bring my foodie blogger friends to Chick-In Chicken Inasal restaurant and have them try the house special chicken inasal (Bacolod-style char-grilled skewered chicken marinated in vinegar, salt, spices, and basted in annatto seed oil). I have to disclose that I am friends with the … Continue reading

Foodie Friday: Irene’s Quezo de Bola Cheesecake

First Friday of the month:  Food / Dessert Send me cake and I’ll eat it. Send me a cheesecake and I’ll take my sweet time to savor and indulge. Let’s start the love month with something decadent! I have a long-standing “love affair” with cheesecakes ever since my mother made one more than two decades … Continue reading

Foodie Friday: Rainbow (Birthday) Cupcakes

First Friday of the month:  Food Find / DessertFirst Foodie post for 2012 — let’s make it bright, sweet and colorful to usher is a bountiful year ahead!My girl will turn 5 on Sunday and has been anticipating her school “party” with her classmates. She can’t decide what theme or character she wants to use … Continue reading

Fun Friday: Cooking Biko with Pre-schoolers

Third Friday of the month:  Fun activities / KidsCooking with my two kids can be such a mess, can test my patience, and can also be so much fun. No doubt, as seen from some Mom-Cook posts, that “playing in the kitchen” is one of our favorite bonding activities at home.  This time around, I … Continue reading

Foodie Friday: Baby Caramel Apples

First Friday of the month:  Mom-Cook / Recipe / Dessert My little M has a major case of sweet tooth. One of her favorites is caramel — be it the plastic-wrapped cubes, coating on popcorn, or the classic caramel sundae, she will eat them. I didn’t know where she learned about caramel apples but she … Continue reading

Foodie Friday: Red Velvet Cake & Malted Milk Ice Cream

First Friday of the month:  Food finds Satiating my sweet tooth… and yours.   Carla & Elaine’s Red Velvet Cake and Carmen’s Best Artisanal Ice Cream. These are my (overdue) sweet discoveries that deserve to be shared. I regularly crave for sweets and always try to leave room for desserts like cakes and ice cream. … Continue reading