Baked Dory with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto and Cheese


I have a confession to make:  the only fish that I can cook is the dory fish! I like that it's readily available in the supermarket - cleaned and vacuum-sealed.  It doesn't have tinik and most of all, hindi sya malansa. During the lenten break last week,  I made sure to stock on some dory fish to cook at home since we decided not to go on a lenten 'holiday' this year.  I ... 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

How to make your own Buttermilk Scones


I love scones!  Scones are what I look forward to when having afternoon tea and you saw that when I wrote about our afternoon tea experience at the Manila Peninsula, New World Hotel and TWG Tea Salon and Boutique. So it really gives me great joy to be able to finally make them (mostly with AJ's help!) this morning, following this easy video recipe from The Joy of Baking. The ... READ MORE