Tag: do it yourself

Baking Recipes, Cupcakes & Muffins, Filipino Food-love, My favourite things

Getting some homemade puto-pao satisfaction

I’ve been slacking off, I know. But I have a perfectly good excuse: It’s the weather! Seriously though, with the arrival of the first -ber month we’ve officially entered sweater-weather territory. Aside from finally getting a chance to break out my favourite layered outfits, this weather has made the evenings utterly conducive for lounging around …

Asian cooking, Cooking Recipes, Dimsum & dumplings, From the books, Pork dishes, The Tummy Train TV

Of friendship and dimsum + How to make Homemade Dumplings [VIDEO]

Dimsum– quite possibly one of the best things about living in Asia. Also one of the best things about living in a country where there are so many excellent Chinese/Cantonese restaurants. I can eat a whole meal comprised of just these steamed wonders. Dimsum has always been a favourite of mine since childhood, but lately I …

Asian cooking, Baking Recipes, Chocolates & confections

Who needs a reason for homemade Pocky Sticks?

My best friend and I got to talking about our young adult life problems earlier today and we touched on the topic of reasons– of why things happen the way they do, of why people act a certain way and do the things they do. Why. An infinitesimal word made up of three letters, yet …

Asian cooking, Baking Recipes, Bread-making, Filipino Food-love, My favourite things, Yeasted breads

{Filipino Food-Love} Days of pan de sal lovin’

I have very real love for breakfast. But among all the breakfast foods I enjoy, I have to say there is nothing quite like a hot piece of pan de sal in the morning. A perfect pan de sal is super soft, light, and airy, with a slightly crunchy exterior. It has just a hint …

Baking Recipes, Bread-making, My Comfort Food, Timeless Treats, Yeasted breads

When life kicks your butt, make pizza

Lately I’ve been on a roller coaster of sorts, both physically and emotionally. It has nothing to do with anything particular and everything to do with the normal way of life. Sometimes living can suck the energy out of you, which is ironic in a way. Ending the day feeling tired to the bones feels …

Baking Recipes, Bread-making, Burgers & grilled things, Cooking Recipes, Seafood dishes, Yeasted breads

{Built From Scratch} Honey Bun Salmon Burgers with a side of fries

I’ve never been one to shy away from something that requires more elbow grease than is necessary on my part. Modesty aside, almost everything I do is done with more exertion than most people would normally put in, whether it’s school work, any kind of work, or something for my leisure. The principle is that …

Baking Recipes, Chocolates & confections, From the books

Dark Chocolate Truffles for your Honey

I find it unfortunate how I lost track of time these past few weeks. I was initially planning on posting three Valentine’s-themed treats this year but I’ve been so busy I didn’t even notice the date. There have been so many red and romantic things all over the blogosphere lately, and every time I see …

Burgers & grilled things, Chicken dishes, Cooking Recipes, Experiments & experiences

{Built from Scratch} Chicken Parmesan Burgers with Garlic Fries

While I was thinking about which of my recipes in my backlog to post first, I had an idea: I wanted to make a segment for the blog that would incorporate several recipes from scratch to create one full delicious meal. Burgers seemed like a pretty good starting point, even though to be honest, I’m …