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Salted baked potatoes

SALTED baked potatoes

When order baked potato in a restaurant, it’s often served with the potato peeking from a wrapper of aluminum foil, with the potato partially scraped and fluffed. A garnish of sour cream and chopped chives is the usual accompaniment.

Posted: April 24th, 2014 in Food,Headlines | Read More »

Roasted honey-butter chicken with orange sauce

ROASTED Honey-Butter Chicken with Orange Sauce

Here’s a delectable chicken dish that’s just right for weekday suppers: honey-butter chicken with orange sauce.

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Food,Headlines | Read More »

Perky hot chocolate

PERKY Hot Chocolate

We all have our own favorite breakfast drink. I know of a few people who say they can’t function in the morning without their cup of coffee. Others prefer tea, while still others would rather have hot chocolate.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Food,Headlines | Read More »

All-fruit summer thirst quencher

ALL Season Sunshine Cooler

Apple, banana, mango, papaya: Put them all together and you have a refreshing drink that’s just right for summer—and any time of the year.

Posted: March 27th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Food,Headlines | Read More »

Pulpo a la Gallega

PULPO a la Gallega

Now that the Lenten season is here, those who abstain from meat on Fridays for religious reasons may once again be looking for new ways to serve seafood and vegetables.

Posted: March 20th, 2014 in Food,Headlines | Read More »

Stuffed green bell peppers

STUFFED Green Bell Peppers

First, an apology. Due to a computer glitch, a few lines got inadvertently omitted from the procedure for cooking the chasu in last week’s DIY column (March 6, “Shoyu Ramen,” page C3).

Posted: March 13th, 2014 in Food,Headlines | Read More »

Shoyu ramen


During the cooking class held a few weeks ago at Maya Kitchen Culinary Center, Japanese chef Seiji Kamura peppered his lecture with a few choice Tagalog slang words.

Posted: March 6th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Food,Headlines | Read More »

Ramen soup base

RAMEN Soup Base

In one popular Makati restaurant, the story goes, the staff will serve their rich, delectable ramen only if they still have the soup stock that goes with it. Once they’ve ran out of their soup stock (which could happen late in the evening), they won’t serve ramen to any customer. Not even, it has been rumored, if the customer is a political bigwig.

Posted: February 27th, 2014 in Food,Headlines | Read More »

Beef with ‘ampalaya’

BEEF with Ampalaya

My friend Corito Llamas has successfully lowered her blood sugar to a level where she no longer has to take her antidiabetic medicine. A writer and co-founder of a culinary magazine, Corito attributes this amazing feat to a common yet nutritious vegetable—the ampalaya.

Posted: February 20th, 2014 in Food,Headlines | Read More »

‘Calamansi’ liqueur mousse with whipped cream and chocolate

CALAMANSI Liqueur Mousse with Whipped Cream and Chocolate

For those of us who’ve decided to eat at home on Valentine’s Day, here’s an intriguing dessert: a citrusy mousse made with calamansi liqueur, topped with whipped cream and grated chocolate.

Posted: February 13th, 2014 in Food,Headlines | Read More »

Tea for coughs, and other home remedies

A CUP of hot tea mixed with honey and lemon or calamansi juice can help relieve cough.

Lately, many people I know seem to be having a bad cough. Maybe it’s because of the cool weather we’ve been having, or perhaps there’s a virus going around. Whatever the reason, a cough is certainly something no one wants to have.

Posted: February 6th, 2014 in Food,Headlines | Read More »

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  • What Went Before: Malacañang allies alleged involvement in pork scam
  • Timeline: Napoles tell-all
  • 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  • Napoles surgery in Makati hospital successful
  • Save the queen? Aide takes fall for Enrile, Gigi Reyes
  • Sports

  • Mixers trim Aces; Painters repulse Bolts
  • Donaire junks Garcia as coach, taps father
  • ’Bye Ginebra: No heavy heart this time
  • UAAP board tackles new rules
  • Baguio climb to decide Le Tour de Filipinas
  • Lifestyle

  • The best flavors of summer in one bite, and more
  • Homemade yogurt, bread blended with pizza, even ramen
  • Visiting chefs from Denmark get creative with ‘ube,’ ‘ buko,’ ‘calamansi,’ mangoes
  • Salted baked potatoes
  • A first in a mall: Authentic Greek yogurt–made fresh in front of diners
  • Entertainment

  • Return of ‘Ibong Adarna’
  • Practical Phytos plans his future
  • In love … with acting
  • From prison to the peak of success
  • ‘Asedillo’ location thrives
  • Business

  • This time, BIR goes after florists
  • Philippine Airlines to stop shipment of shark fins
  • PH banks not ready for Asean integration
  • Stocks down on profit-taking
  • Banks allowed to use ‘cloud’
  • Technology

  • ‘Unlimited’ Internet promos not really limitless; lawmakers call for probe
  • Viber releases new design for iPhone, comes to Blackberry 10 for the first time
  • Engineers create a world of difference
  • Bam Aquino becomes Master Splinter’s son after Wiki hack
  • Mark Caguioa lambasts Ginebra teammates on Twitter
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 24, 2014
  • Talking to Janet
  • Respite
  • Bucket list
  • JPII in 1981: walking a tightrope
  • Global Nation

  • PH seeks ‘clearer assurance’ from US
  • China and rivals sign naval pact to ease maritime tensions
  • What Went Before: Manila bus hostage crisis
  • Obama arrives in Tokyo, first stop of 4-nation tour
  • Believe it or not: Filipinos love US more than Yanks