Tocino—simple but good

I was always a picky eater while I was growing up. In fact, one of my Mom’s constant frustration then was finding food I actually like eating… One of those dishes that made it to my very short list of favorites at that time was tocino. Tocino is a sweet cured meat dish that is traditionally…

Lumpiang Shanghai

Yesterday was the annual Summerfest at the daycare my little daughter goes to. As was the custom, each child’s parents were asked to bring food that will be shared with the other attendees—potluck, in short. Since we were notified beforehand that we are not allowed to bring cakes (gasp! 😱), I thought of bringing a dish…

After Eight™

After Eight™ macarons: peppermint macarons filled with mint-chocolate ganache 😋

Nuts about macarons

Peanut macaron with chocolate ganache, pistachio macaron with pistachio buttercream, and walnut macaron with maple-walnut buttercream.

Macarons: a redemption

Okay, I must admit, after that disaster from two weeks ago, I just felt that I somehow couldn’t live with myself…  So I spent the last 4 weekends aiming at redemption 😁  The following are the results of my efforts—not bad, I guess 😋 [left] Coffee and strawberry macarons.         [right] Lemon, pistachio…

Kitchen nightmare: When macarons turn into paciencia…

This is by no means my first attempt at making macarons—I’ve made them a number of times in the past few years, and since that novice disaster from around 2011, I can say I have more or less mastered the art. Today, however, showed just how capricious this little French treat really is.