Tag Archives: Food

The Daughter Chronicles: The Rice Battle

I remember arguing with my nanny and eventually my mother, about finishing the food on my plate. In the first place, my plate was prepared for me. I did not have a say on the quantity of food my nanny … Continue reading

Posted in Food, Food Preferences, growing up, mother-daughter relationship, Parenting, Rice | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

When We Don’t Always Agree

She leaned in through the kitchen door tentatively.  She had her scarf, coat, boots and hat all organized. She drew in a chunk of air through her nose and into her chest. Then she mustered as much lighthearted cheer and … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Taverna Trilussa

We had read about Taverna Trilussa on Tripadvisor. Rick Steves also mentioned the establishment in his Italy guidebook. They only open for dinner so we decided to take a chance and walk in early. The Taverna is a hundred year … Continue reading

Posted in Cuisine, Food, italian food, Italy, Rome, Trastevere, Travel, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Junk Food, Obesity, And Our Children

I finally got a chance to take a few minutes to read Michelle Obama’s NYT Op-Ed last May 28, 2014, entitled The Campaign for Junk Food.  In it, the first lady shared the progress being made by the initiative Let’s … Continue reading

Posted in Childhood Obesity, Food, Health, junk Food, Let's Move, Nutrition | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Weird Foods

I was driving to work Friday morning with my dog, Beau, sitting at the back. Yes, I get to bring him to work on Fridays! I really did not want to hear anymore the nauseating intimate details of Putin’s Hitler-esque justifications over … Continue reading

Posted in Bopis, Chitlin, Dinuguan, Fermented Foods, Filipino Food, Food, Stinky Tofu | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Another Image Of Joy

Yep! Their family card arrived via a gracious nephew visiting family here. And with it, three of her choice libations: Two Pinots and a Chardonnay, from her choice wineries. Woohoo! It’s time for a Snoopy jig! This post is in … Continue reading

Posted in Canadian Wine, DPChallenge, Holiday Greetings, Mission Hill Winery, Sisters, Vancouver, Weekly Photo Challenge, Wine | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Shouldn’t Have, But…

We did not cook for Christmas Day this time around. We decided to try out the Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay for our Holiday Brunch.  Well, they outdid themselves.  See the Dessert Spread this year. (And we did not even … Continue reading

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Spotlight on SOMA Chocolatemaker And The Distillery District

I’ve mentioned that we were in Toronto over a weekend in mid-September. We stayed with a dear aunt somewhere in Islington, a suburb of Toronto. On the one evening we were able to go out with her, she suggested we … Continue reading

Posted in Chocolate, Distillery District, Hot Chocolate, SOMA Chocolatemaker, Toronto, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Sated Yet?

There’s a saying in my hubby’s parents’ hometown in the Philippines that when one is overfull from eating (0r overeating), one becomes sad (malungkot). My hubby likes to call the state, “post-prandial triste.”  Somehow, it seems apt.  There is the … Continue reading

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Dutch Cheese Please!

On Auntyuta’s recent prodding about Dutch Cheese, I rummaged through my photos of our cheese encounters while exploring Amsterdam. Ever since the Second World War when the Netherlands suffered greatly from lack of food, the government had geared their agricultural … Continue reading

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