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A gilded fern for your holiday table


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No matter the sad times, bright Christmas balls and hanging ornaments are still popping up everywhere. If you prefer the more subtle touches for the season, here’s an idea. It even has a “green” angle to it.

Posted: November 26th, 2013 in Columns,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

P-Noy talks about his best three hours over the holidays


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AT THE RECEPTION Hall, the pussy willow is the centerpiece of the long table arrangementmade of bromeliads, cacti and fern. THELMA SAN JUAN

It wasn’t at all stuck up. At least to us, that was the atmosphere at the Malacañan Ceremonial Hall during the traditional Vin d’ Honneur last Friday. It was a welcome change from the stereotypical, stiff Malacañan Ceremonial Hall functions we’d covered in the previous decade.

Posted: January 13th, 2013 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Upscale grilled cheese sandwich

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DIY Upscale Grilled Cheese Sandwich

A very dear relative, who was here recently for the Christmas holidays, gave me this recipe for an upscale grilled cheese sandwich. Upscale, perhaps, is the operative word here. Unlike the classic grilled cheese sandwich which uses plain cheddar, this one is made with mozzarella and Gruyère, Italian and Swiss cheeses. But the real surprise in the sandwich is the mango jam. Tart and sweet, it harmonizes with the cheeses to create a perfectly balanced and delectable flavor.

Posted: January 10th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Food,Headlines | Read More »

For a change, island life for the Christmas holidays


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From the sun-kissed, white-sand beaches and clear, blue waters of Hawaii and Bohol, our holiday vacation was truly blessed with wonderful weather, unforgettable memories and exciting adventures. “Island life” was the theme of our Christmas holiday.

Posted: January 6th, 2013 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Fragments of the seasoning


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AFTER a while, the little Chinpupu, a shih tzu, smelled of lechon sauce

Dentists keep the darkest secrets in the world. They know how many teeth every patient has left. When told by someone that they saw you smile and admired how your teeth were so well-preserved, they keep mum, never claiming which part of your smile is their handiwork.

Posted: January 6th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

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