Guinisang Ampalaya (Sautéed Bitter Melon)

Not everyone likes ampalaya or bitter melon but I learned how to like it.  Once upon a time I was a farmer in San Isidro, Bacolor, Pampanga and during those days, the large ampalaya was still a rarity. The old gene pool of ampalayas were so crinkly looking and small; but the new strain was lush looking and much larger.  This is more or less what we see nowadays; the…

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Radish Kimchi

My sister Jane loves the Korean barbecue and it comes with this radish siding. Because of the quarantine period, we had some meat that could be barbecued but no…

Ciabatta

Ciabatta

Ciabatta is a traditional Italian bread that’s somewhat flat and elongated. When you make this bread, keep in mind that the dough is wet and very sticky. The key…

Curried Eggs Sandwich

Curried Eggs Sandwich

I first got to taste this comforting sandwich when I lived in Sydney.  Many traditional cafes served this tasty sandwich.  After Stan would finish his doctor’s visit, we would…

Apple Pie

Apple Pie

When we were growing up, one of the treats my mother made for us was Apple Pie. She took great pains in making the apple pie because it took…