Frozen Mango Brazo

Frozen Mango Brazo Makes 8 servings Ingredients: Crust: 3 cups graham crackers, crushed 2 tablespoons sugar ¾ cup plus 2 tablespoon hot melted butter Meringue: 5 eggs whites ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar 1/3 cup sugar Confectioner’s sugar for dusting Filling: 1 kilo ripe mangoes, peeled and cubed Half gallon vanilla ice cream, slightly softenedRead More

Seared Tenderloin with Mango Sauce

Seared Tenderloin with Mango Sauce Makes 3 to 4 servings Ingredients: ½ kilo beef tenderloin or sirloin, cubed 1 tablespoon garlic, minced 4 tablespoons olive oil 1 large or 2 medium-size ripe mangoes, sliced Juice of 1 lemon Salt, pepper and liquid seasoning to taste Season meat with salt, pepper, and liquid seasoning.  Marinate forRead More

Mango Tuna Ceviche

  Of course! It’s the season for mango mania! This tropical fruit is all over the place for sure – at its sun-ripened and sweetest best.  It’s no surprise that Philippine mangoes are famous around the world.  Eat them fresh, turn them into a salsa, or as part of a rich dessert, you can’t denyRead More

Grilled Bangus with Miso Citrus Sauce

If you’re inspired to fill your grilled fish with something else other than the familiar chopped ginger, tomatoes, and onions.  The key to grilling fish is patiently waiting for it to cook until it’s nicely done.  The result is refreshing grilled bangus – juicy, clean, citrus, and tender to the bite. Makes 3 to 4Read More


Bangus to the Bone

The Fish Milkfish or bangus is the largest species of fish cultures in the Philippines.  It’s even, unofficially, our national fish.  It can be fried, smoked, cooked as paksiw and sinigang, or canned as sardines.  But since it’s boner than most other fish, there’s nothing like fuss-free, boneless bangus to get one’s appetite going.  AtcharaRead More


Kitchen Cleaning List

Kitchen Your Cleaning List Clean refrigerators once a week.  But spills of course should be immediately wiped dry. Clean cooking range. Clean cupboards and drawers.  Remove all dishes and utensils.  Wash these in soapy water.  Rinse and dry.  Wipe cupboard shelves and doors.  Clean drawers.  Return and rearrange dishes and utensils. Clean pantry.  Remove everythingRead More


Children’s Room Cleaning List

Children’s Room Your cleaning list Repeat Cleaning Manual; For your helpers; Buyer’ guide step as in the master’s bedroom Segregate toys: Washable and non washable, then clean. Vacuum books on bookshelves.  Take books down to vacuum shelves. Swab doorknob and light switches and a disinfecting solution.  Rinse.   HOW TO CLEAN SMALL PLASTIC TOYS WashRead More


House Rules: Prep and Plan Before Getting Started

House Rules Prep and plan before getting started. Before cleaning, put aside breakables. Sweeping up broken pieces can divert you from your schedule. Set aside big pieces of furniture to avoid bumping and scratching them with the vacuum cleaner or mop handles.  Remove the curtains while you’re at it. Pick a cleaning system and stickRead More


Causes of Excessive Hair Loss

Causes of Excessive Hair Loss Improper care and cosmetic use – Chemical treatments like dyes, tints, bleaches, straighteners, and permanent waves rarely damage hair if applied correctly.  However, the hair becomes weak and brittle if chemicals are used too often or left on too long, if two procedures are done on the same day, orRead More


Chicken Wings: Indonesian Satay

Delicious wings served smothered with peanut dressing. Here’s how to prepare the Indonesian Satay. Preparation Time: 20 minutes + overnight marination Cooking Time: 20 to 25 minutes Yield: 8 servings   Ingredients: 18 pieces chicken wings ½ cup dark soy sauce (kecap manis) ½ cup roasted unsalted peanuts, ground ¼ cup lemongrass, chopped finely ¼Read More


Chicken Wings: Jamaican Jerked Chicken

Jerk is traditional Caribbean barbecue seasoning made from a combination of spices. Here’s how Jamaican Jerked Chicken is made. Preparation Time: 20 to 25 minutes + 1 hour marination Cooking Time: 35 to 45 minutes Yield: 6 servings Ingredients: 1 onion, chopped 2/3 cup spring onions, chopped finely 2 cloves garlic ½ teaspoon thyme 1Read More


Chicken Wings: Easy Chicken Lollies

Make the basic lollipops then serve them with a variety of dips. Here’s how to make the Chicken Lollies Preparation Time: 30 minutes Cooking Time: 15 to 20 minutes Yield: 8 serving   Ingredients: 24 pieces chicken wings Salt and pepper to taste 5 tablespoons Tabasco sauce 4 tablespoons vinegar ½ cup butter, melted OilRead More


Weekly Menu for Saturday: Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Grapes

The best part about this roast is that it’s mostly hands-off once the initial prep is done. The vinegar loses its bite as it cooks and becomes a sweet coating on the grapes and shallots. Here’s how to make the pork tenderloin with roasted grapes. Season ½ kilo whole pork loin with some salt and pepper. Read More