Sago pearls — definition, composition and uses

Sago refers to those colorful little edible balls we keep seeing in various tropical drinks. In the Philippines, sago pearls are often used to lend visual appeal and offer textural interest to such popular coolers and drinks as buko-sago-gulaman, dinoldog or tabirak. I cook with sago quite often as they are low-cost additions which have… Read More Sago pearls — definition, composition and uses

Homemade Spanish Sardines (without the need for pressure cooker or canning bottles)

Spanish sardines is one dish that I have long been wanting to learn because it comes in handy for church activities. For one, it is something that can be cooked ahead. I like that for then I can cook a gigantic pot days before an event and then do not have to worry about a… Read More Homemade Spanish Sardines (without the need for pressure cooker or canning bottles)

Guest Interview: Menchie Santos of Solar House Systems Phils.

Solar and other forms of renewable energy have been an interest of mine for some time now because I have worked for about a year as a lead copywriter (remote) for a UK-based solar energy company. I wrote up various pages for the company’s website and also created daily copies for the blog section. That… Read More Guest Interview: Menchie Santos of Solar House Systems Phils.

Negative ions or anions — what are they and are they for real?

Negative ions or anions just may be the most positive that can happen to you. Most of us have heard about negative ion generators or the so-called ionizers and the plethora of anion bracelets and charms being peddled online, but are negative ions true? Do they exist at all? Are they really good for us?… Read More Negative ions or anions — what are they and are they for real?

Chili Leaves or Dahon ng Sili — local greens that trump imported ones

The leaves of the chili or cayenne plant are, contrary to their fiery-hot fruits, not hot at all but have a mild flavor and delicate texture. Chili leaves are actually my tween daughter’s favorite leafy vegetables, especially when they’re swimming in broth made of native or free roaming chicken stew or wallowing in the thick… Read More Chili Leaves or Dahon ng Sili — local greens that trump imported ones