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Strawberry Jam Cookies

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STRAWBERRY jam cookies

No trip to Baguio City is complete without a visit to the Good Shepherd Convent on Gibraltar Road. In the convent store overlooking the pine trees and rolling hills of Baguio, the nuns sell bottles of strawberry jams and preserves, ube jam, adobo peanuts and cashew brittle, as well as guava jelly, pickles, assorted pastries and, appropriately enough, a delicacy called angel cookies.

Posted: November 27th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Food,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Delightful dish for rainy days

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POTATO Apple Salad

In this wet, rainy season, it’s good to stock up on staples and nonperishable goods in the kitchen.

Posted: August 7th, 2014 in Food,Headlines | Read More »

Bidding goodbye–with a nine-course degustation dinner

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RISOTTO Acquerello, Crema di Scampi, Bulacan River Prawn, Lattumi Sperm Sac of Tenu, Roman Ciccioli KIMBERLY DELA CRUZ

Parting, they say, is such sweet sorrow. Or a delicious one, as in the case of a nine-course dinner served last Friday at The Tivoli, signature restaurant of Mandarin Oriental, Manila.

Posted: July 24th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Food,Headlines | Read More »

Visiting Ringo Starr at the Grammy Museum in LA

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THE AUTHOR (left) with cousins Gina (center) and Carmencita posing with replica of the drums and guitars used by The Beatles in The Grammy Museum, Los Angeles

Upon my insistence, my cousins Gina Furman and Carmencita Purugganan brought me to The Grammy Museum in downtown Los Angeles. I had read of the exhibit of Ringo Starr’s memorabilia at the Grammy and, being a Beatles fan, I knew this was something I shouldn’t miss on my US visit.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »

Fresh apple juice

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FRESH Apple Juice

With apples being affordable and plentiful in the market, there’s no excuse not to make fresh apple juice.

Posted: December 19th, 2013 in Food,Headlines | Read More »

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