• Appetizer,  Cooking Challenge,  Healthy Eating,  PinoyFoodista

    Cold Pickled Melons and Pears

    This is my official entry to PinoyFoodista’s March Cooking Challenge, the theme of which is “Summer Spree, the flavors of Summer.” It’s funny that it’s Spring at the other side of the globe but here in the Philippines, we’re already welcoming Summer ๐Ÿ™‚ For this Challenge, we’re asked to create any dish that reminds us of summer be it an appetizer, a salad, main course, dessert or beverage. I’m thinking of a unique way to attack melons and I suddenly thoughtย  about Momofuku’s pickled fruits. Because the pickled fruits are served cold and were said to have a great snap when eaten, I figured they might be my best option…

  • Appetizer

    Stuffed Prunes With Bacon

    This is the first recipe installment for my entry to Foodbuzz’s 24×24 this November. If you’ve been following my blog, you’d know that I just hosted a Thanksgiving dinner called “Beyond Turkey, A Modern Thanksgiving Dinner” where I served stuffed prunes with bacon as appetizer. Truth is, the dish wasn’t what I had in mind when I submitted my proposal. I really wanted to make Moules A La Mariniere. However, as soon as my proposal got accepted, we were placed on a Red Tide alert and eating shellfish such as clams and mussels became a big no-no. Goodbye Moules A La Mariniere then ๐Ÿ˜› I didn’t realize that it may…

  • Appetizer,  Breads

    Cream Cheese Bruschetta with Blueberry Compote

    This is the appetizer I served for the mid-afternoon party of my office friends. I was really pressured but I’m so glad they liked what I served them! *whew* Due to time constraints, I was not able to take pictures and instead, requested friends to let me grab theirs.ย  I was in a rush the whole day, trying to get things done without skipping work. TAKE NOTE: I didn’t skip work and yet I served my dishes right on time baby! Anyhow, here goes…

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