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Basic curried rice for when you are tired of plain rice

By on March 8, 2013 in Food & Nutrition
Basic curried rice for when you are tired of plain rice

In the Philippines they love rice.  Have it three times a day with every meal.  I like rice also but not that much. Where I am staying now I have access to inexpensive seafood from a “wet market” which is the term the locals use to describe their local market which I guess can be […]

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Spicy Bok Choy in Garlic Sauce

By on March 4, 2013 in Food & Nutrition
Spicy Bok Choy in Garlic Sauce

I like to try out recipes and often make my own variations.  I just tried one recipe for spicy bok choy in garlic sauce.  I follow this recipe exactly and it was so nice I decided I had to blog about it. http://allrecipes.com/recipe/spicy-bok-choy-in-garlic-sauce/ Ingredients Original recipe makes 4 servings  (two of enjoyed the entire bowl) […]

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My First Banana Bread

By on March 1, 2013 in Food & Nutrition
My First Banana Bread

I have been making my own bread for years. I have a bread machine which I brought to the Philippines from Australia and that has been my total experience in making bread until recently when it broke. I had already mixed all the ingredients using one of the recipes provided in the manual and with […]

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Local Thai Food

Local Thai Food

We keep finding new places all within walking distance of the house.  One of our favorites we simply refer to as “The Bridge” as it is located near a small bridge. They make awesome Tom Yum and Fried Rice.  There is not a word of English to be seen and the owner speaks very little […]

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Cooking for the Children

Cooking for the Children

While living in Lapu Lapu Cebu we had two housemaids but I preferred to make dinner for my children and over time started to enjoy cooking and became adventures with trying out new ideas.   In the beginning I would try to follow recipes but obtaining the required ingredients was often a challenge and required […]

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