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Don’t hide Easter eggs, show them off

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For those with family and friends they want to impress—and who doesn’t?—here’s an idea for Easter.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Columns,Home and Entertaining | 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 »

‘Orange-you-glad’ table brighteners

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WITH a little creativity and imagination, orange peel may be transformed into “flower” centerpieces.

Here’s a fragrant and pretty craft for your table—orange peel flowers.

Posted: March 19th, 2014 in Columns,Home and Entertaining | 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 »

Glow in a glass

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Give your garden pots and garden patches a romantic glow with votive candles using martini or wine glasses. The stem of the wine glass gives it the perfect height and a steady base. Here’s what you’ll need:

Posted: February 26th, 2014 in Columns,Home and Entertaining | 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 »

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 »

Crazy about Kracie

POPIN’ Cookin’ Sushi Kit

We blame YouTube. That’s where we first spotted Kracie’s DIY food kits, featured in tutorials that left us with mouths open. How did those little packets of powder turn into tiny burgers and bowls of ramen? Did they really taste like burgers and ramen? And, more importantly, where can we get them?

Posted: February 1st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Super | Read More »

  1. Are your favorite malls open this Holy Week break?
  2. ‘Labahita a la bacalao’
  3. This is not just a farm
  4. Why is the lifestyle set now afraid to wear jewelry–before Kim Henares?
  5. Clams and garlic, softshell crab risotto–not your usual seafood fare for Holy Week
  6. Are your favorite malls open this Holy Week?
  7. Sarah Geronimo and Matteo Giudicelli sing ‘All of Me’–and we all swoon
  8. 12 other things you can do at Pico de Loro Cove
  9. Moist, extra-tender blueberry muffins
  10. The truffled mac ‘n’ cheese, eggs benedict, chicken leg confit are excellent
  1. Dominique–Gretchen and Tonyboy Cojuangco’s daughter–now an endorser
  2. Why is the lifestyle set now afraid to wear jewelry–before Kim Henares?
  3. Marcos grandson to wed beautiful Rocha scion
  4. France makes work beyond 6 p.m. illegal
  5. Sarah Geronimo and Matteo Giudicelli sing ‘All of Me’–and we all swoon
  6. South Koreans crave Asia’s smelliest fish
  7. How Vitamin B can be a remedy for ‘manhid’ and neuropathy
  8. Ever heard of HydroBob?
  9. 90 percent of Filipino households don’t practice proper toilet hygiene, sanitation
  10. Boots Anson-Roa to wed in Eddie Baddeo
  1. Mary Jean Lastimosa is new Miss Universe Philippines
  2. Did Angara ruin Pia Wurtzbach’s chances at Bb. Pilipinas?
  3. Dominique–Gretchen and Tonyboy Cojuangco’s daughter–now an endorser
  4. Manila in shock over model Helena Belmonte’s death
  5. Vinegar test helpful vs cervical cancer
  6. From Jeannie to mom of suicide victim
  7. San Vicente beaches hidden but not for long
  8. Borgy and Georgina are back; others are off–again
  9. Sen. Angara: I thought Pia Wurtzbach gave a good answer
  10. Ex-Givenchy model fights for ‘Yolanda’ survivors


  • Nebraska toddler gets stuck inside claw machine
  • Philippine eagle rescued by Army turned over to DENR
  • Gunmen attack Iraq military base, kill 10 soldiers
  • South Korea president shouted down by distraught parents
  • Classmates celebrating 60th birthday among missing in ferry sinking
  • Sports

  • Power Pinays smash India in Asian Women’s Club volleyball opener
  • PH youth boxers off to stumbling start in AIBA World tilt
  • Durant has 42, Thunder beat Pistons 112-111
  • Walker leads Bobcats over Bulls in OT, 91-86
  • Man City slips further out of title contention
  • Lifestyle

  • Pro visual artists, lensmen to judge Pagcor’s photo contest
  • ‘Labahita a la bacalao’
  • This is not just a farm
  • Clams and garlic, softshell crab risotto–not your usual seafood fare for Holy Week
  • Moist, extra-tender blueberry muffins
  • Entertainment

  • Jones, Godard, Cronenberg in competition at Cannes
  • Will Arnett files for divorce from Amy Poehler
  • American rapper cuts own penis, jumps off building
  • Jay Z to bring Made in America music fest to LA
  • Why Lucky has not bought an engagement ring for Angel
  • Business

  • ‘Chinese Twitter’ firm Weibo to go public in US
  • World stocks subdued, Nikkei flat on profit taking
  • Asia stocks fail to match Wall Street gains
  • Fired Yahoo exec gets $58M for 15 months of work
  • PH presses bid to keep rice import controls
  • Technology

  • Netizens seethe over Aquino’s ‘sacrifice’ message
  • Filipinos #PrayForSouthKorea
  • Taylor Swift tries video blogging, crashes into fan’s bridal shower
  • DOF: Tagaytay, QC best at handling funds
  • Smart phone apps and sites perfect for the Holy Week
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 17, 2014
  • A humbler Church
  • Deepest darkness
  • ‘Agnihotra’ for Earth’s health
  • It’s the Holy Week, time to think of others
  • Global Nation

  • DFA: 2 Filipinos survive Korean ferry disaster
  • PH asks airline passengers to check for MERS
  • Syria most dangerous country for journalists, PH 3rd—watchdog
  • Japan says visa-free entry still a plan
  • First Fil-Am elected to Sierra Madre, Calif. city council