Our Indus experience

Two years of the pandemic means two years of rarely going out for pleasure, let alone eating in fancy restaurants. Somehow I’ve gotten used to it. I’ve learned to eat out with the sole intention of nourishing myself. No new flavors. No photographs. No weird stuff. Just good familiar food that I’m sure I would […]

Life goes on

What a blog title! How are we all doing? Who am I talking to? A lot has happened since I wrote on this blog. I got married and I’m pregnant with our first baby. I’ve put aside cooking and photography for now, instead I’ve been busy taking everything as easy as I possibly could. Haha. […]

My most used cookbooks so far

I wanted to make this list ever since I embarked on this cookbook vortex. In pandemic time, nothing has given me this much joy and hope than cookbooks. I buy them primarily for the photography, and secondly the stories and recipes they bring. Turns out, they are the best armchair travel I could ever hope […]

A happy birthday

For this particular birthday, I wanted to be more mindful. Mindful in its most basic sense—being deliberate of what’s around me and being extra in-tune with my feelings and actions. I woke up early that Sunday, Jed and Elmo still fast asleep. I went downstairs, sat cross-legged on the couch, and meditated—inhaling, exhaling, feeling the […]

Easy crusty bread

Baking bread still intimidates me. Unlike cake, bread takes a little more TLC in my experience. And if I botch it, there’s a lot of flour at stake. I mean four to five cups of flour is not nothing. That’s a lot of wasted flour. So when I came upon this King Arthur bread recipe, […]

A visit to Tahanan Bistro

This happened almost a month ago, late July, a day before Metro Manila went into another strict lockdown. I booked this almost two months prior, that’s how many people were eager to eat at Tahanan Bistro. This Filipino-themed restaurant promised a casual fine dining experience in a traditional Filipino home (tahanan) with a patio, a […]


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