Summer vacation is here, and so are my nephews. They’re spending a couple of weeks with us, passing the time watching Skylander Academy, playing dominoes, destroying things on Xbox, moving to Just Dance, petting my sister and her husband’s puppies, and doing all other things that 11- and 7-year-olds find entertaining.
Like most kids, they can be picky eaters sometimes, so I consider it a personal victory when they come over and eat (and enjoy) food that I make for them. So far, I’ve been successful in having them eat homemade pancakes (thank you, Alton Brown), and my chicken and mushroom tomato alfredo pasta. Yesterday, I thought I’d try making them something similar to the no-bake chocolate peanut butter bars I’ve made before, with a twist.
Remember a while back when I wrote about three YouTube channels I like to watch when I’ve got time to spare? One of them is a food channel called Home Cooking Adventure produced by home cook Ella and her husband. I get glued watching her make her food because, aside from the excellent quality of the videos, she makes the procedures seem so easy that she makes even the most culinary-challenged novice feel they can pull a Remy.
Whenever I go to Western restaurants like TGI Friday’s or Chili’s with family or friends, we more often than not zero in on group sharing meals because 1) American restaurants tend to offer large servings, and 2) it’s a big money-saving move (especially if a bunch of you are ordering the same thing anyway), so restaurants with family-size servings always score points with me.
This is it. The last stop of our Westgate, Alabang food crawl. After a whole afternoon of gorging ourselves (the fourth stop being Melo’s), we found ourselves in front of Detoxify Bar, a health nut’s paradise. Bursting at the seams, we waddled (this is the only way I can describe how I felt after downing so much food) into the restaurant with a promise that this would at least be a light and fruity end to the day.
Larcy’s Cupcakerycafe is another one of those places we went to because of cravings we wanted to satiate with something new. After dinner, my sister, brother-in-law and I decided to look for a new coffee and dessert place, and my sister told us about Larcy’s.
Coming home after a long road trip (which I will tell you about in a later post), my companions and I thought it would be nice and relaxing to cap the night off with some coffee. Who am I kidding? I was Jonesing for some cake and so were they, so since we were coming from the north, we decided to head for Maginhawa. After a quick search online, we found Dorissimo Pastries, and just in time before closing too.
I can’t remember the last time I had a crepe before we went to Cafe Breton in Paseo De Sta. Rosa last month. I’ve always seen the flimsy, shadow of a batter sheet as pancake’s skinny, health-conscious cousin no matter what was in it. But it turns out it’s pretty good.
The first time I ate at Shine Bakery and Cafe was on a whim. My comrades for the day (my mom, my sister and her husband) and I didn’t go there because we read some review or saw in on a “top ten” list.