From scratch: Salted caramel brownies

Before I continue with my Cebu escapade, I thought I’d interrupt with another one of my ‘from scratch’ posts. Miss my chocolate recipes? Good, because you’re going to love this one.

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Cebu, Part 1: Let’s get it right this time

Three times. Three times I’ve been to Cebu. You know how many of those trips were spent at the beach? One, and for just a couple of hours. This is why I wanted to go back, to rectify this mistake, especially since Cebu’s beaches are pretty famous. For a person who enjoys swishing her toes in white sand and cool salt water, this little time spent along a shore—any shore—is unacceptable, so this time around, I was dead-set on beaching the shit out of this trip.

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From scratch: mango almond granola bars (UPDATED)

Now, from reading the things I usually make, you probably know that I’m not the most disciplined of home cooks, and therefore the food I make are not the healthiest of dishes. Remember my longganisa quesadilla? Mighty tasty, but probably not the best thing for your heart. But lately I’ve been trying to expand my repertoire with food one might consider healthy. And that’s what brings me to today’s snack: mango almond granola bars.

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Try your luck at Shamrock Tavern (hotel review)

Unfortunately, I once again got sucked into a black hole that prevented me from keeping my blog updated. It’s been a while since my last post, so now I’m buckling down to get this thing going again. Hopefully you’re still interested in what I have to say. I promise I’ll make this one worthwhile, especially if you’re planning a trip to Sagada, which is what this post will be about.

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From scratch: chocolate chip banana waffles

Wow, I have not been doing right by you. I feel like I’ve been letting you guys down, not updating my blog more often (and soon enough), so I’m glad to buckle down and do this now. I’d like to start with a bit of honesty: I made these waffles a while back, so it really should have been up months ago. So now that that’s out of the way…

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Sagada, Day 3: I’m on top of the world, ‘ay

(OK, no more procrastinating. Here’s the last leg of my Sagada trip. Sorry it took so long.)

So I woke up at about 3:30AM, got dressed, got my shit together, and headed down the lobby to check out and wait for our tour driver. Why so early? We were headed to Kiltepan Peak to see the famed “sea of clouds” hopefully roll into view. It’s one of the most popular attractions in Sagada, so getting there early wasn’t just to catch the sunrise but to get a patch of ground not occupied by another hopeful tourist.

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Rinse. Repeat.