Acai Berry: The New Superfood?

Growing in the jungle of Amazon are acai (pronounced ah-sigh-ee), the tallest palm trees growing up to 80 feet tall and with pinnate leaves that are about three meters long. Named after the Brazilian Portuguese adaptation of the Tupian word “iwaca’i” which means “fruit that cries and expels water,” these palm trees are often cultivated […]

Sweet Beginnings

“You have to eat that with your hand. That is the best way to savor each bite,” a charming lady smilingly advised us when we picked up the fork and knife to slice the ube ensaymada that we ordered. We heeded her words, picked the soft and still warm bread and munched on. The charming […]

Berry, Berry Yogurt

My first initiation with yogurt was in a little quaint dining place in Sagada, called the Yogurt House. Having eaten ice cream all my growing up years, it was something different –a little bit tart and fresh. At first, I chose the plain one, just the yogurt without any toppings. But a friend introduced me […]

A New Lease on Bread

Tired of the usually bread and butter combo? There is more to bread than just spreading peanut butter on it, making ham sandwich or eating it on its own. In these easy-to-do dessert recipes, you’ll never look at bread the same way again. CHOCO MOCHA RUMBALLS Ingredients: 1400g    Gardenia Double Delights Choco Mocha 1/4 cup   […]