Jun 27, 2015

Easy 2-Ingredient Raspberry Coulis

We had a meeting for our Young and Marrieds group yesterday and I made a no bake chocolate cheesecake as my dessert contribution. It was made with 70% dark chocolate so it was intensely chocolaty and much-loved by hubby who is a huge fan of dark chocolate and I have been a recent convert of his. :)

Jun 23, 2015

Strawberry and Raspberry Fool

Hello summer! I love June not only because I was a June bride (we just celebrated our 12th wedding anniversary on June 19!) but because it means the beginning of berry season. From here on the freshest and juiciest strawberries begin to appear on the market to be followed by raspberries, blueberries, cherries, you name it!

Jun 17, 2015

Salmon En Papillote with Ginger and Sesame Sauce

I grew up in the tiny island of Marinduque, one of the 7,100+ islands of the Philippine archipelago. We literally lived a few steps away from the beach. As you can imagine, we were blessed with the freshest catch of the day. The fisher folks, after a long night of fishing out in the sea, often came  to our doorstep selling their best catch. Below is a photo of my little boy taken a few years ago with a fish vendor, perhaps he was haggling for a good price!

Jun 12, 2015

Beef Mechado

Mechado.....mmmmm. Mechado masarap (too delicious!) is probably what you would hear a Filipino jokingly say when he tastes a really good Mechado dish. The expression is a play on the word "masyado" which means too much or over the top while "masarap" means, as you may have guessed, "delicious."

Jun 10, 2015

Break You Make - A Tribute to my friend Monette

This month Chobani Flips is celebrating #BreakYouMake as a reminder to all of us that we need to take some time off from our daily grind. As the expression goes, let's relax and smell the roses. While this may seem counter-productive to some, truth be told, taking a break no matter how short is so important to our well-being as it gives us time to pause, reflect and truly enjoy life.

Jun 6, 2015

Strawberry and Pecan Clafoutis

This delicious tart is unbelievably easy to make! Studded with the juiciest strawberries and crunchy pecans and then baked in a sweet vanilla custard batter it's the perfect summer dessert - Strawberry and Pecan Clafoutis | manilaspoon.com

It's Strawberry season, woohoo!!! My family are strawberry fanatics - we always have them at home especially for my kids as it's their favorite fruit to snack on. Of course, I love to bake with them, too. The freshest and juiciest strawberries always make any baked goods deliciously delightful!

Jun 4, 2015

Easy Thai Shrimp Curry

It seems forever since I made a homemade curry! We are a little spoiled here in New Haven as there are many good curry houses both Thai and Indian so I have been a little lazy in making one at home. I made curry more often when we were in west Michigan as, honestly, there weren't really any good authentic curry there so I had to make them at home a lot of times. But, it turned out well for us as I learned to make really good curry dishes so I am thankful for that opportunity and no regrets! You can check the search box and find 10 different curry versions on this blog - yes, that's how much we love curry!
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