“Maybe there's no scientific evidence of desserts curing what ails you, but if you ask me, the jury's still out on science anyway. ” ― Crystal Cestari, The Best Kind of Magic Cream puffs are one of the treats Mom used to buy us when my sister and I were kids. Despite not being a… Continue reading Just Baked: Cream Puffs!!!
I love bottles. I love jars. I don't know why. When we go to the household section of a mall, I always look for the rows of bottles and jars. It's not like I buy one every single time, but I like looking at those stuff. The crazier and the smaller, the more I feel… Continue reading A Bottle of Happiness
"One should not attend even the end of the world without a good breakfast." -Robert A. Heinlein Last August 21, my country celebrated two holidays: Ninoy Aquino Day and Eid al-Adha. We were actually hoping for Eid al-Adha to be celebrated on the 22nd like the rest of the world, I think but even just one day… Continue reading A Merry Berry Breakfast
My aunt died of an asthma attack. I wasn't going to let it be the end of me. I have had asthma since I was a kid. While others grew out of it, I didn't. Blame it on genetics, I guess. I don't really recall being on maintenance meds for a long time. I did… Continue reading Out of Breath and Paralyzed
"I don't know what it is about food your mother makes for you, especially when it's something that anyone can make - pancakes, meat loaf, tuna salad - but it carries a certain taste of memory." -Mitch Albom I bake a lot. True. Cooking, though, is something we have reserved for Mom to do. Whether… Continue reading Packed Lunches
They say that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach. I'm not quite sure about that and currently, there's no man whose heart I wish to worm my way through. All I know is that when I saw my cousin post about these cookies that she baked, I just knew I had… Continue reading Just Baked: I Want to Marry You Cookies
Dear Abuelito, Last Friday, you would have celebrated your 107th birthday. I wonder if you celebrate birthdays in heaven. I do not have much memories with you. Mom did say you used to pass by the house and visit me as a baby. Turns out, you still drove a car at 80. I feel so… Continue reading To Grandpa With Love