Category: At home

At home, Great Eats

Homey Mediterranean Fare at Socrates’ Secret + snaps from my Halloween weekend

See that charming little place above? Well before I get to that I wanted to talk a little about how I spent my Halloween weekend this year. My life lately has pretty much consisted of work from Mondays to Saturdays. Admittedly it kind of sucks the life out of me, but that’s how it is right? You have …

At home, Baking Recipes, Cookies, From the books, Frozen treats, I scream for ice cream (I do), Ice Cream Sandwiches, J'adore macarons, Jeni's Genius Ice Creams, Lemon Obsession, My favourite things, Timeless Treats

A sweet and sour surprise to show some sisterly love

I suppose I’ll have to apologise for my extended absence after my birthday post, but this is going to be a long one to make up for that. It’s actually two different recipes rolled into one post, but recipes that complement each other in ways that the first bite will immediately make you understand. Let …

Asian cooking, At home, Baking Recipes, Filipino Food-love, Foodie Life, My Comfort Food, My favourite things, Spoon desserts & puddings, The Breakfast Bin

{Filipino Food-Love} Introducing one of my ultimate comfort foods

I’ve talked about comfort food before, but lately I’ve realised that nearly nothing else can comfort me in the same manner as this simple little porridge can. We call this Filipino breakfast staple the champorado, and it’s basically a chocolate rice porridge, served with milk. Tell me which part of that doesn’t sound comforting– not …

At home, Baking Recipes, Layer cakes

A tall cake for the tall birthday boy

I have three younger brothers: the first one is a year younger than I (more on him later) the middle one has the same birthday as I do, only six years later (I think this is why we can get along the best when things are on the up and up– because we share the …

At home, Baking Recipes, Brownies & Bars, From the books, Lemon Obsession, Must-Makes from Martha

I really like how lemon bars make me feel

I wonder when this seed was planted. The more I think about it, the more I realize just how unhappy I have been feeling with my life. And I don’t mean it in the aspect of comfort and luxury. I’m grateful for those, sure. I can’t discredit my parents for giving those things to me. …

At home, Baking Recipes, Choux pastry, Experiments & experiences

Dear Daddy Eclairs with divine Mocha Pastry Cream

I made these √©clairs, and much like everything else that I make, with the intention of sharing it with my family so that they may enjoy it. Even though I make things for them all the time, there was a special occasion to be celebrated for one of the most important people in my life. …

At home, Baking Recipes, Cheesecakes, Layer cakes

A cake to match a relationship of epic proportions

My brother Jason and I have a love-hate relationship that reaches to the extremes of the Universe. So epic is it in fact, that during the times we absolutely hate each other, I would go so far as to give him the silent treatment for weeks at a time and completely ignore his existence. And …

At home, Baking Recipes, Dearly Dreaming Dorie, From the books, Layer cakes

{Dearly Dreaming Dorie} A Black and White birthday cake for Papa

I don’t tend to say it out loud, but I like going out of my way to do things for my Dad, big or small. That’s why despite having zero experience and practice in making real layer cakes, I stubbornly pushed through with this one. I wanted to make him a birthday cake. A few …