A Maitre Chocolatier in Makati

Sweet Ebony

I am not exactly what you call a chocoholic, but I love to have good quality chocolates from time to time. It is my husband who actually loves chocolates (you gotta check out his chocolate cake recipes HERE and HERE), so it was not a surprise that he saw this little chocolate shop along Jupiter Street in Makati while driving, and I (who was on the lookout for a nice dessert ... READ MORE

Food Post: Le Miel Cafe


Dessert is probably the most important stage of the meal, since it will be the last thing your guests remember before they pass out all over the table. ~William Powell So true.  The last stop of our recent food trip at Greenfield District was the one I remembered the most - because of the desserts! After having consecutive lunches at Habib Persian Cuisine and Brown's ... READ MORE

Product Review: Asahi Convection Oven


If I will be asked to name a kitchen appliance that newly-wed couples should immediately invest in, it's the convection oven.  We belatedly bought ours in August last year and right now, we use it more than we use our microwave oven and gas stove.  There's just so much you can do with a convection oven and so much flexibility as compared to, say, microwave oven or oven ... READ MORE

My Holiday Feast


Happy New Year, dear readers! I just reported back to work today (after taking a 2-week holiday vacation) and was relieved to find my In-tray to be still visible (meaning, it's not swamped with memos and other paperworks).  I had no problems getting my work groove back because I've rested well during my vacation, and I think a lot of people are still on holiday break so ... READ MORE

Our Jackpot Chocolate Cake with Dark Chocolate Ganache


We posted both at Instagram and Facebook this picture of the chocolate cake that we baked last night, and it made a lot of our friends crave for one!   For our first try, this is really a jackpot cake!  From the smooth and intense chocolate ganache to the moist and almost melt-in-the-mouth soft cake - everything was what we hoped for a classic chocolate cake. This cake ... READ MORE