cashew nut chicken

Have you ever been to El Nido in the Philippines? If you have not, we recommend that you add visiting El Nido in your bucket list.  If you have, then you likely share the same love for it that we do.  We were totally blown away by the beauty El Nido has to offer.  But… Continue reading cashew nut chicken

Strawberry Ice Cream with Roasted Strawberries

I remember the first time I had strawberries.  I was 9 years old and my brother was 7.  My mom, brother and I went on a family trip to a province in the northern part of the Philippines.  The city we visited is called Baguio.  Baguio  is the summer capital of the Philippines because of… Continue reading Strawberry Ice Cream with Roasted Strawberries

Baked Asparagus Fries

One topic that most of us Canadians love to talk about is the weather. It’s true. No exaggeration here.  To prove it to you, here’s what I found googling Canadians and weather: “there are only three networks in the world dedicated to weather and two of them are in Canada.” If you need more proof, just… Continue reading Baked Asparagus Fries

Pita Pizza with Prosciutto, Mushrooms and Arugula

  What do you do when you need to clean up your fridge?  Well, you make pizza of course!  We had little bits of everything leftover sitting in the fridge and so we decided to make a quick pita pizza topped with prosciutto, mushrooms and arugula.  It not only helped clear our fridge of leftovers,… Continue reading Pita Pizza with Prosciutto, Mushrooms and Arugula

Pork and Veal Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

During the week, after a long work day, it can be very difficult to summon energy to make dinner. Well, at least for me anyway. When I first got married, I went on overdrive with our week night meals.  I mean real overdrive.  I cooked all of our meals during the week and I made… Continue reading Pork and Veal Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake

Growing up in the Philippines I don’t ever recall anybody using our oven.  We had an oven.  We just never used it.  I guess baking + high temperatures just did not go hand in hand.  So when I came to Canada, I became fascinated with baking and baked goods!   One of my favorite baked goods… Continue reading Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake