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Silver Platter on Modern Living TV

Although I love watching lifestyle and cooking shows, I never thought I would actually ever have the guts or courage to come out in one. Yet for some months, I have been praying about my new endeavor, Silver Platter and the grand plans I lay at Gods feet. Everything...
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Jonathan Matti for De Gournay

This year has gone by so quickly once again and oh what a journey it has been.  With all its ups, downs and changes both daunting and chaotic, we see beauty at the end of it all.  A reminder that nothing lasts forever. Bad times pass and good times remind us to be...
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Modern Day Mavens: Nicole Whisenhunt and Kai Lim

  You know how sometimes when you meet someone for the first time and you instantly know you like them? Well this is especially so for these two lovely ladies. I had just started blogging when I met them and was a little bit apprehensive about putting myself out...
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Baked Fish Japanese Style

Baked Fish Japanese Style Ingredients: . 1 large lapu-lapu or maya-maya, filleted . 1 lemon . Salt . Togarashi (Japanese pepper) . 1 whole head of garlic, sliced . Olive oil . Japanese mayonnaise Procedure: . Season the fish fillet with lemon, salt and togarashi . Lay...
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A Weekend at The Raffles

I have always loved Raffles Hotels, ever since I can remember. The sprawling Singapore property speaks to me in every way and makes me feel right at home.  White shutters, dark floors and old world elegance are my hearts happy place.  This special weekend, we had the...
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Modern Day Mavens: Nicole Whisenhunt and Kai Lim

  You know how sometimes when you meet someone for the first time and you instantly know you like them? Well this is especially so for these two lovely ladies. I had just started blogging when I met them and was a little bit apprehensive about putting myself out...

Wonder Momma, Michelle Aventajado

We hit it off the first time we met. What I liked about her were her unpretentious and easy ways. Little did I know that there was so much more to her story. A beautiful story. Not an easy one but one she handles flawlessly.  She is one tough cookie who lives her life...

Turning Pain Into Hope

The year that passed was quite a turbulent one for many of us.  I have seen some go through it with grace and others with great struggle.  There is no right or wrong on how each one of us chooses to deal.  We all have our thought processes that lead us as far back to...

Blog Breaks

  I love what I do but sometimes I need to take a break to be more effective. From the time I started the blog, it's been a fast forward state of mind and life for me. Events, classes, markets and a very busy kitchen. All of which has me very pleased but a tad...

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Recipes

Baked Fish Japanese Style

Baked Fish Japanese Style Ingredients: . 1 large lapu-lapu or maya-maya, filleted . 1 lemon . Salt . Togarashi (Japanese pepper) . 1 whole head of garlic, sliced . Olive oil . Japanese mayonnaise Procedure: . Season the fish fillet with lemon, salt and togarashi . Lay...

Chicken and Manchego Cheese Croquettes

Chicken and Manchego Cheese Croquettes Ingredients: . 2 chicken breast fillets . 1 head garlic, chopped . 1 onion, chopped . 1 tomato, chopped . 3 medium potatoes . 1 tbsp. butter . 3 tbsp. milk . Salt . Pepper . 1/4 cup (or a bit more) grated manchego cheese . 1...

XO Fried Rice

XO Fried Rice Recipe Ingredients: 2-3 cups (day old), cooked rice 1-2 tbsp. vegetable oil 1 whole (small) ginger, grated 1 bunch green onion, sliced into small rounds 2-3 tsps. XO sauce (I usually use Din Tai Fung's, but any brand is okay) 1 egg, beaten salt to season...

Pinoy Fry Salmon Belly

Pinoy Fry Salmon Belly Ingredients:  1 kilo salmon belly (strips) Best quality patis (fish sauce) 1 lemon Pepper Cooking oil for frying Procedure: Marinate belly in lemon, pepper and cover with patis for 20-30 minutes (20 if you want it less salty) Deep fry a few...

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Lifestyle

Silver Platter on Modern Living TV

Although I love watching lifestyle and cooking shows, I never thought I would actually ever have the guts or courage to come out in one. Yet for some months, I have been praying about my new endeavor, Silver Platter and the grand plans I lay at Gods feet. Everything...

Jonathan Matti for De Gournay

This year has gone by so quickly once again and oh what a journey it has been.  With all its ups, downs and changes both daunting and chaotic, we see beauty at the end of it all.  A reminder that nothing lasts forever. Bad times pass and good times remind us to be...

A Weekend at The Raffles

I have always loved Raffles Hotels, ever since I can remember. The sprawling Singapore property speaks to me in every way and makes me feel right at home.  White shutters, dark floors and old world elegance are my hearts happy place.  This special weekend, we had the...

XO Fried Rice

XO Fried Rice Recipe Ingredients: 2-3 cups (day old), cooked rice 1-2 tbsp. vegetable oil 1 whole (small) ginger, grated 1 bunch green onion, sliced into small rounds 2-3 tsps. XO sauce (I usually use Din Tai Fung's, but any brand is okay) 1 egg, beaten salt to season...

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Silver Platter on Modern Living TV

Although I love watching lifestyle and cooking shows, I never thought I would actually ever have the guts or courage to come out in one. Yet for some months, I have been praying about my new endeavor, Silver Platter and the grand plans I lay at Gods feet. Everything...

Urban Pantry at Promenade, Greenhills

I too, am at the Urban Pantry Aside from the fact that I am over the moon that my products now have presence in the Greenhills area, I must say, that this little shop is big in all things home and pantry.  Meet pretty Clarisse Ong-Tiu.  Owner and purveyor of all...

Basil Chicken Curry Spread

Another take on chicken spread. A burst of flavors, and quite unique and versatile. PRICE: Php400.00 ORDER NOW Basil Chicken Curry Spread Great as an appetizer with crakers, toast, or lettuce leaves, this basil chicken curry spread is made using fresh chicken, organic...

Cheese Pimiento

The creamiest, cheesiest pimento spread you will ever have. PRICE: Php500.00 ORDER NOW Cheese Pimento From Nicole: This is a cheese pimiento of nostalgia levels. My best-seller, made from sweet bell peppers and cheese, it has a creamy consistency that brings you back...