Kitchen RescueBy Reggie Aspiras
Mochi cream is my favorite indulgence for the New Year. These round, sticky, tasty, authentic Japanese treats are made with utmost care and only with high-quality ingredients. For starters, the mochi skins alone are so fine and delicate, though still chewy, and melts in your mouth. The fillings are made of the real ingredient with no artificial flavorings, and the center consists of white-as-snow, delectably pure, thick cream.
By Robert MacPherson
It’s short. It’s scruffy. It’s practically anorexic. And this season, the Charlie Brown Christmas tree is a shining star in Alan Gibson’s tree farm.
By Vangie Baga-Reyes
No to the maddening Christmas rush. Yes to fab food orders!
Forever 81By Gilda Cordero-Fernando
Did you order Collins Street fruitcake? I texted my son Mol. No, he said. Many good fruitcakes right here. Did you order Collins Street fruitcake? I asked my daughter Wendy. No, she said, I will bring fruits. Cakes are bad for the health. Did you order Collins Street fruitcake? I texted Arcus, my youngest son.
By Mitch Felipe Mendoza
The Latest Idea Food and Nutrition Tips mentions that a study by the National Institutes of Health, one of the world’s foremost medical centers, shows that the period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day (six weeks) accounts for 51 percent of the typical American’s yearly weight gain.
Many retailers stayed opened Thursday during the Thanksgiving celebrations, evidence that even this cherished American family holiday is falling prey to the forces of commerce.
My Chair RocksBy Conchita C. Razon
It’s Halloween! Time to mingle with witches and goblins, wear masks, black capes and ghost outfits. So turn off the lights and turn up the spooky music. Listen for the sound of creaky stairs, squeaky doors, and “things that go bump in the night.”
By Marianne Barriaux
A billion-plus Asians welcomed the Year of the Dragon on Monday with a cacophony of fireworks, hoping the mightiest sign in the Chinese zodiac will usher in the wealth and power it represents.
By Norma O. Chikiamco
Serving lechon during the holiday season has become a tradition in many homes, ours included. But what to do with the leftovers?
By Joseph Cortes
In Anna Fay Plaza-Rosal’s world, every day is a busy day. As creative director of The Peninsula Manila, she oversees all efforts for beautifying the hotel.
By Carmencita S. Sioson
Dubbed “A Mixology of Style,” The Ramp’s Holiday collection kicks off the New Year with a bang. The homegrown retail brand serves up accessible glamour for the holidays, featuring on-trend frocks and separates that are easy to layer and style to create different looks.