Monthly Archives: February, 2013

Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup

In my youth up until recently, I have loved Campbell’s canned cream of mushroom soup.  I just follow the instructions in the can, add some sliced fresh mushrooms, warm it up and voila, soup! Never did I consider making my own because when I saw a recipe, I felt I didn’t have the time and …

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Someone’s Waiting For You.

Dear Zarah, I don’t even know why I am writing this.  You don’t know me, and I don’t know you. I have read about you in the newspapers, and what I have read had made my heart bleed. You were just 10 years old.  You’re too young to have experienced so many pains in your …

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Mari-Quiche

During the Lenten season, I would often think, what can I cook for dinner that didn’t have meat?  Fish and chips.  Grilled fish.  Pan fried fish.  Crispy fish with sweet and sour sauce.  The FIlipino sinigang fish or prawns. But if I had the time, I would make my own quiche.  Normally I would put …

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Lent to us

For Catholics all over the world, the lenten season is a season of sacrifice.  A lot of people who are of the same faith give up something for at least 40 days as a way of following Jesus Christ’s example. In this day and age, “sacrifices” include not eating meat, giving up coffee (for a …

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Creme Brulee

I have a very simple creme brulee recipe that my siblings and parents and some friends are crazy about.  One of my brothers have tried making it himself and not surprisingly, he was successful in making it. Have a go if you have the time and you want to serve some refreshing dessert.  One serve …

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Creamy Minced Beef Stroganoff

Today was the first day back in school for my only child and my husband had thoughtfully taken the day off to be with us as she goes to her school’s other campus (just right across the old one) where the fifth graders and up go. We were delighted to see a lot of familiar …

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Pineapple Upside Down Cake

I like pineapples by itself.  I specially love the canned ones although I also eat the fresh ones, except the latter makes my tongue itch everytime I indulge and not even drinking water as my grandmother used to say, helps.  So I normally stick to the canned ones, which, for some reason, don’t make my …

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