Cooking Recipes, Lemon Obsession, Pastas & noodles

A refreshing twist to pasta

When life gives you lemons… Make lemon pasta. Ha! Bet you didn’t see that one coming! I literally had too many lemons in the fridge, and after some chastising from my Mum about my penchant for stocking up on more baking ingredients than I need, I decided to step away from the KitchenAide to find …

Traveling

{Shifting Tides} Dos Palmas Resort, Palawan

Last month, my Dad surprised us with this trip to an Island Resort. It was just what I needed, some sunshine and white sand. I was considering whether or not I should blog about the trip because I wasn’t able to document it very well, but I felt that I should write about it anyway. …

At home, Baking Recipes, Cookies

Bonding over chunky Zucchini Cookies

I’ve always loved spending time with my youngest baby brother, Wils. Every time I bake on a weekend and he’s finished with his homework, I drag him down to the kitchen to have a baking bonding session with me. I reckon it’s a lot more educational than watching cartoons. Sometimes I purposefully pick out recipes …

Baking Recipes, My favourite things, Quickbreads & Loaves

Devour-worthy Triple Chocolate Zucchini Bread

I’m not a big sweets and confections eater, but I have such a fondness for chocolate, dark chocolate in particular, that I would venture to say it is one of my ultimate food-related weaknesses. Wave a dark chocolate bar at me and chances are you’d get me to do you a small favor. If it’s …

How-to

Nothing quite like homemade applesauce

Such a long overdue post this one is! Certain things have been happening in such a quick pace, it is almost as if my life has been dizzyingly like a rickety roller coaster ride. I have been busy and struggling these past few weeks, and tired from it all that I haven’t had the opportunity …

Baking Recipes, Doughnuts & Fried pastries, My favourite things, The Breakfast Bin, Timeless Treats

Un duelo de Churros

I’ve tasted a fair number of churros that were crunchy on the outside but fairly hollow and oily on the inside. It just leaves a bad taste in your mouth, doesn’t it? Churros should be crunchy on the outside and a bit chewy on the inside. In the very rare occasions that I do get …

Baking Recipes, Cupcakes & Muffins, Lemon Obsession, The Breakfast Bin, Timeless Treats

The Lemon Poppy Seed Muffin Face-Off

I have made lemon poppy seed muffins twice before these. The first time, the muffins ended up like tiny and flat pale cakes. The second time, the muffins looked so perfectly gorgeous but were a bit tough, similar to the sentiments of other people who had made the recipe too. In both cases, the muffins …

How-to

{Do-It-Yourself} Homemade Buttermilk

You know how sometimes you just don’t feel like getting into the car and driving all the way to the store just to buy a single missing ingredient, like say, buttermilk? Well my excuse is different. I don’t think we actually get any liquid buttermilk here. As you might know, aside from sour cream and …