Kids always want to keep themselves busy all day long. Now that they are not allowed to got out for some physical activity, managing to keep them being creative at the comfort of our home is quite of a challenge as we know how they wanted to move around a lot. They gets easily bored with being stuck at only one activity and keeps doing it all over again and again. Cooking is is one of the things they enjoy doing with adult supervision of course.
It’s good to get them involve and get them involve in the kitchen. Why not check this out!
Let your little Home Foodie master chefs enjoy a hands-on Facebook cooking & baking session.
Resident Home Foodie chefs will demo two (2) scrumptious and kid-friendly recipes per day on May 25-27.
Visit our facebook.com/HomeFoodiePH page at 2pm on the said dates be a part of this online demo! Don’t forget to read the guidelines, waiver, and recipes! #Madalicious
Two pesos a kilo for cabbage. Four pesos for cucumber.
After spending money to bring their produce to the nearest vegetable trading post in the last week of July, Cordilleran farmers were given a cruel rate, crushing their hope of raising cash to buy seeds for the next harvest.
A Sad Story for New-Gen Farmers
Shereen Umayat and Jessica Dapliyan, two young farmers from Sagada, had a cheaper option for their next maturing vegetables- let the plants rot in the farmland to stop having additional expenses.
Asked how much she has spent for her cucumber, Umayat computed it to be at least P40, 000.
While there are active programs like Sustainable Sagada and Rural Rising organized to help ease the situation, not all produce in the remote Mountain Province town can be accommodated.
Dapliyan, a former innkeeper who shifted to farming following travel bans, started giving away her cabbage produce for free in September after unsuccessful attempts to sell what her family has been working since community quarantine restrictions were implemented.
Trying the Metro Manila Market
For generations, farmers in Sagada and other towns of the Cordilleras have been trading in marketplaces within the mountainous region and going to the lowlands is not part of their regular routine. But as they run out of options, they are forced to seek help outside the highlands.
Tapping Metro Manila-based Cordillerans or Igorots was the first move. Upon learning about the crisis, Christian Aligo, a Marketing Communications practitioner living in Quezon City, started the “The Sagada Harvests Project” on Facebook.
With the assistance from Umayat, Menchie Buking of the Department of Agrarian Reform Mt. Province (DAR MP) and other concerned locals, The Sagada Harvests Project is able to sell out about three tons of produce in its first two runs.
Alongside Aligo are other Metro Manila-based Igorots including Luisa Gay Pugong, Jenny Lyn Likigan, Bing Podes Laguipen, and Hector Ngales who transformed themselves into vendors after their day job to help address the crisis.
Joining the force is the couple Atty. Pio and Noemie Jeanet Daoas who now spend their weekends on vegetables. With the help of dedicated riders, the couple deliver the goods within Taguig City at only P20.
A Trade Friendlier to Farmers
As agreed, it is the farmers who set the price of their produce. Currently in marketplaces, it is the multi-level middle-men who dictate the price and get a bigger portion of it.
When the rate at the La Trinidad trading post for cabbage was P2 per kilo, The Sagada Harvests Project purchased the vegetable at P20 per kilo– as dictated by the farmers.
To further assist the Igorot vendors, DAR’s Sagada Linksfarmers Consolidation Center opened its doors to help screen quality produce prior to shipping.
Recently, the regional office of the Department of Agriculture (DA) also offered transportation assistance to help lower expenses.
Meanwhile, local food producers Gabay Wines and Food Preserves and Masferre Country Inn & Restaurant have been doing experiments for delicate items like wild blueberry, wheat bread, and goat cheese products to check on the shelf-life of the products when offered in places with a warmer climate. To know more about The Sagada Harvest Project and a list of Igorot vendors who directly source their goods from farmers, contact Aligo at 0956-174-8464 (Globe) or visit www.facebook.com/sagadaharvests now.
Father’s day is right around the corner but how do we make this day extra special for all the dependable and downright awesome fathers and father-figures out there who have helped shape our lives? With the magic of pasta!
For San Remo Philippines, pastas are more than just wonderfully shaped noodle varieties. Pasta is the secret ingredient that shapes great family bonding experiences and memorable moments.
And just like our beloved pastas, our dads come in all shapes and sizes. They are someone we look up to and someone who is always right by our side. What pasta shape best describes the fathers and father-figures in our lives? Is he like a spaghetti noodle; old fashioned? Or maybe a bowtie pasta that loves to look good and presentable all the time?
Share with us what’s the perfect pasta shape that best describes your dad and snap his favorite pasta dish. The most creative and witty photo and caption will get a chance to win a San Remo pasta package and 3,000 Sodexo GCs for their dad.
How to join:
Like and follow San Remo Philippines on Facebook and Instagram.
Pick a pasta shape that best describes your dad/head of the family, make a pasta dish with it, and tell us why in the caption.
Healthy eating is a must despite being confined in our homes with a limit acess to the market ad groceries during this trying times. It is essential to keep a balance diet and ensure to still have fruits on the table.
Grapes are a natural superfood as it contains 80 percent water and plenty of fibre that can contribute to body hydration, boosting the immune system, as well as to the protection of eye health and heart disease.
Naturally grown and ripened under the Australian sunshine with a sweet burst of flavour and juicy pulp, the new season of fresh Australian Table Grapes are now available for Filipinos to enjoy today.
From April, the 2020 season varieties will be available at different stores and partners like Rustans Supermarket, Shopwise, Marketplace by Rustans, Robinsons Supermarket, S&R, SM, and even thru e-Commerce partners like Baytownsproduce, Crate2plate and Dizon Farms, which includes Tam’s Gold and Crimson Seedless as well as Sweet Sapphire (a long finger shaped black grape), Autumn Crisp (a very sweet and crispy grape) and Cotton Candy (a sweet, aromatic green grape). These varieties are known for their extra sweet taste making them a delicious snack the whole family can enjoy.
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Australian Table Grape farmers and food safety inspectors reassured all fruit is grown using the highest food safety standards and most advanced growing techniques, ensuring all produce leaving the farm is of the highest quality and safe for consumption.
Each variety of grape is extremely versatile in its taste – they can be deliciously enjoyed on their own and best enjoyed whole – as well as able to be added to a range of dishes. Considered nature’s candy, Australian Table Grapes are a versatile snack or sweet and crisp addition to any recipe, making them the ideal fresh fruit for all.
Furthermore, the nutritional value that Table Grapes hold make them fantastic for maintaining a healthy diet for people of all ages.
Red Globe table grapes have a low Glycemic Index (GI) value and 5g of gut-healthy fibre in every serving. Meanwhile, the Thompson Seedless variety is packed with vitamin C which is perfect for giving your immune system a boost.
The horticulture industry in Australia prides itself on the idyllic growing conditions Australia is famous for – warm, dry summers, and deep, rich soils provide the perfect environment for Australian growers to produce world class table grapes.
Every grape grown by Australian Table Grape farmers is from an established second or third generation family-owned farm located in pristine rural Australia. The techniques, knowledge and passion for growing and carefully selecting the grapes has been perfected over many years and passed down through the generations of families. Using this expertise, these farmers are proud to work hard producing more than 240,000 tons of the best quality fruit from their farms and exporting 60% of their top quality produce around the world.
As Australia is the closest southern hemisphere supplier to the Philippines, Australian Table Grapes found in store are guaranteed to be the freshest in the market. The whitish bloom on the skin of each grape is another key indicator of freshness, proving they’re delivered directly from the farm to your table.
I am so into having packed lunch to work. I love that dear hubby prepares my “baon” every morning. It is always a challenge whenever I buy my food for lunch as I would rely on fast food which we all know is not healthy. So glad to find these lovely lunchbox. This will make me more excited to have my lunch enjoyable to eat!
– Get ready to change the way you eat lunch each and every day with the Vaya Tyffyn lunchboxes! Now available in the Philippines, the Vaya Tyffyn was designed by a team of highly seasoned professionals all across the globe. Vaya seeks to improve the way people take food on the go with a product that is stylish, durable, and travel-friendly.
Lunchboxes as a Way of Life for All Generations In the Philippines, the
lunchbox brings up memories of childhood and meals that end up cold and runny;
edible, but not quite as satisfying as it could be. At its worst, the food
inside can spoil before consumption.
The practice of
carrying a lunchbox often continues into adulthood, with many taking a packed lunch
to work in order to enjoy a healthier and fresher meal. Yet, despite the
efforts at re-heating food, lunches never taste as fresh as it should be.
A Lunchbox Full of Innovation Enter: the Vaya Tyffyn. The
design defies the conventional approach to pre-packed meals by providing
consumers with the option to pack a multi-course meal every day instead of the
typical combination of rice and a main dish.
Vaya Tyffyn is a truly unique lunchbox with key features such as:
Vaya’s proprietary Vacutherm
Insulation technology that keeps
your food hot or cold for 6 hours
stainless steel body that easily fits in your bag
lids with integrated gaskets
that can carry more than one dish in each container
The Vaya Tyffyn comes
in three different sizes for all appetites; 600ml (two containers), 1,000ml
(three containers), 1,300ml (four containers).
A New Approach to Meal Prep Whether it’s a quick lunch at the office or a day-trip with your friends,
the Vaya Tyffyn is sure to become a staple in your life. Safe, sleek, and sustainable,
the Tyffyn ensures your food stays fresh and warm; ready to enjoy at your own
convenience. Experience a new and exciting world of freshness with Vaya.