Monthly Archives: August, 2014

Simple Chicken Congee or Arroz Caldo or Lugaw

While my daughter was recovering from bronchitis and ear infection, she had no appetite.  That is rare because she loves eating.  As a matter of tradition, every time she is sick, I prepare what Filipinos call “lugaw” or congee.  My version is simple, and it is what I cook instead of a chicken soup.  It’s …

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My Plain Strawberry Jam – CORRECTED 20 Aug 2014

July starts the strawberry season here in Queensland. We used to travel yearly to the Sunshine Coast to pick our own strawberries in the Strawberry Farm (http://strawberryfields.com.au/) or the Eumundi Markets (http://www.eumundimarkets.com.au/). I guess the novelty has worn off (at least for now) and we just content ourselves with purchasing strawberries from the grocery 😉 I …

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Cream of Pumpkin Soup with Cumin

It has been a week of seemingly endless sad news.  People passing, wars, accidents, crime.  I decided I wanted a rest from them at least for a day. In a way social media had made information (the good ones and the bad) accessible to everyone at anytime of the day.    Best news is that …

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The Filipino Chicken Curry of my youth

Our family loves curry. I didn’t think my daughter would like curry but I should have known a child who loves blue cheese and olives would fall in love with curry as well. So one night I thought I’d let her try Filipino curry, as she has tried Japanese, Thai and Indian curries. Of course …

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