Posts filed under: Extra “Stuff”

~ Carmen Adobo chicken is considered the unofficial national dish of the Philippines.  Marinated meat in vinegar/soy sauce (high in salt) liquids have been used for centuries in many tropical climates to preserve food.  When the Spanish invaded and settled in the Philippines, they called the process adobo which is the Spanish word for marinating......
~ Carmen One of the first Filipino dishes Joe made for me was Pancit, a quick and easy noodle meal that actually tastes better the second day.  Because it warms up easily, I love to take the leftovers for my lunch. Panic is a perfect dish to pair with lumpia, Filipino spring rolls.  Or use......
~ Carmen Five years ago I married a handsome, Filipino guy. I call him Island Boy. Others call him Joe. Besides having a husband who treats me like a princess, I also married an excellent cook. People who know Filipino food always ask if Joe can make lumpia. Lumpia is a spring roll of Chinese......
~ Carmen What is the LIEBSTER Award? Autocorrect thinks it’s a LOBSTER Award, which we would be happy to receive.  Who doesn’t love lobster, especially autocorrect! The Liebster Award is given from one new blogger to another.  There’s no money involved, and we didn’t get a trophy, but it did put a huge smile on......
~ Joe This is my first Mother’s Day without my mother. There is no escaping the reality that Mother’s Day is Sunday.  All the TV commercials and store displays make that very clear.   Unfortunately, my mother’s passing at 87 from cancer is still fresh in my mind.   She left us on Nov 17,......
~ Carmen The saying goes, “Texas, It’s a Whole Other Country”.  One visit to Fredericksburg will confirm that slogan.  Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-1800s.  Taking great pride in their town’s culture, the people of Fredericksburg have given preservation of the town’s history and German culture a high priority. You might also want......
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