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.
Are you running out of ideas on what what gift to send you mom on her special day? I bet you have already sent her favorite clothes, fancy jewelries, bags and roses, etc. Or are you so busy that you don’t have time to go out and shop something for her? Why not take advantage of sending her a Pizza this time around?
It’s that time of the year again when we celebrate the love and sacrifices of mothers, motherhood and maternal bands around the world. Each one of us have our own super wo-Mom, the one who carried us in her womb, gave birth to us after nine months, played with us, fought with us and raised us to be the best version of ourselves. Every year on the second Sunday of May, we honor and say thank you to our super wo-Mom whose unconditional love we can’t even fathom and whose strength is totally undeniable.
What are your plans to surprise Mom this year besides the traditional flowers and cakes?
Whether you’re at home or living and working abroad, why don’t you surprise Mom with her Shakey’s favorites through Send-A-Shakey’s this Mother’s Day? All you have to do is visit www.shakeyspizza, click Send-A-Shakey’s, choose your orders and then checkout conveniently and pay online. You can also include messages of love under Special lnstructions.
You can send that surprise now or order in advance for Mother’s Day through Send A Shakey’sl Just indicate delivery date, time and your Mom’s delivery address. This will save you time and effort from the hassle of last minute arrangements. That’s convenience in just a few clicks!
So ready to shake up the surprise for your super wo-Mam? Visit www.shakeyspizza.ph now and plan an unexpected, easy and convenient way of honoring your Mom through Send-A-Shakey’s!
BananaTree has carved a niche for itself as a leader of restaurants serving authentic Pan-Asian cuisine to guests. The restaurant chain has outlets in many places, including that of Chelmsford. Located in close proximity to Chelmsford station, this restaurant serves the most delectable pan-Asian cuisine for its guests. Along with food, the ambience of BananaTree, Chelmsford needs special mention. A warm, cozy and comfortable ambience welcomes all guests to the restaurant. The hammock chairs offer relaxed sitting facilities so that the dishes can be enjoyed in the best manner.
The menu and food served at BananaTree in Chelmsford
It is very interesting to note that all the outlets of BananaTree serve the same cuisine, maintaining the same standards across. Regarded as a popular Vietnamese restaurant in Chelmsford, the restaurant also serves Malaysian, Thai and Chinese cuisine to guests. The restaurant provides lunch offers every day, which spans from 12.00hrs to 17.00hrs. Along with this, there is a Happy Hour too, where various kinds of deals are offered on various food items.
The menu at the restaurant is made in such a way that it caters to the need of all kinds of guests. Along with the ‘all day menu’, there is vegetarian and vegan menu, lunch menu, kids menu, dessert menu, cocktail menu and drinks menu. The restaurant also offers an allergen food guide.
Other services available at BananaTree in Chelmsford
There are many other services offered by BananaTree for the convenience of its guests. The restaurant offers disabled toilet access, baby changing facilities, delivery via Deliveroo and accepts Taste Card. Also BananaTree offers Chinese takeaway in Chelmsford to those, who prefer packing and taking the food.
Affordably priced and conveniently located, BananaTree in Chelmsford has already become a popular restaurant in the area with people who love Pan-Asian cuisine.
When one is stuck for ideas for a gift, food and drink are always a safe bet, and armed with the knowledge of what the recipient prefers, it is easy to put together a nice hamper, something that always goes down well, whatever the occasion. Yet there are many people who suffer from a gluten related disorder, and certain foods must be avoided. Gluten is a substance that gives dough elasticity, and is present in many western foods, and many people are allergic to this, so if food is on the list of gift choices, here are some excellent ideas.
Glutenfree Christmas hampers are ideal for those who are allergic to gluten, and with so many items to include, one can tailor the hamper to suit the recipient. One can include alcohol if it is appropriate, and the selection of goodies are all gluten free, allowing that special person to enjoy the festive season without worrying about what they are eating.
A special version of the traditional Christmas pudding that is gluten free will certainly bring joy to the recipient. Typically, the Christmas pudding is something that has to be avoided by anyone who has a gluten related disorder, and that kind of puts a damper on the annual celebration.
A selection of dairy products is always a good choice for the person who is intolerant of gluten, and with a wide range of dairy based goodies, it is sure to be most welcome. For a stunning range of hampers and baskets, visit http://www.thebasketpeople.com.au/ and the ideal gift can be on its way in no time.
A yule tide hamper is full of traditional Christmas fare, and it is all gluten free, even the Christmas pudding, and with a bottle of sparkling wine, the celebration will be complete.
Chocolate Christmas pudding is a novel idea, and what’s more, it is gluten free. Add to this some excellent custard sauce and the whole family can enjoy a great festive dessert. A gluten free hamper can contain many items, so it is easy to fill it with things that the recipient prefers.
A special Jingle Bells hamper is guaranteed to put anyone in the festive mood, with a generous portion of gluten free Christmas pudding, along with chocolate and pretzel snacks, and one can always include their favourite wine to make the holiday a special occasion.
A fine selection of beers or wines will always be welcome, and one can add some gluten free Christmas pudding to make it a little special.No one wants to miss out on the traditional dessert, and with so many ingredients, gluten is usually present, unless it is gluten free, of course.
If food isn’t preferred, one can always give a hamper filled with soaps, lotions, and other delights, and there are choices for both sexes, and of course, don’t forget to add some gluten free Christmas pudding, which will certainly be most appreciated.
Food hampers do not have to be avoided by those who are gluten intolerant, and with an efficient delivery service, the gift will arrive on time, complete with a card and a message.
Cooking with foods at their seasonal peak means creating the most flavorful and nutritious meals, as well as impressing family and guests with your “secret” touch. Summer and fall produce gives you a virtually endless canvas for creativity, which also allows you to keep your family healthy without squawks and complaints.
Tempt Them With Tomatoes
Plump tomatoes fresh off the vine are irresistible. For a light and simple lunch dish, slice the tomatoes and layer them with slices of fresh mozzarella. Add a sprinkle of basil, a dash of salt and pepper, and a drizzle of cottonseed oil to capture the best of summer. Cottonseed oil is light and nutty in flavor, and most closely meets the American Heart Association’s 1/3-1/3-1/3 recommendation of the amount of monounsaturated, polyunsaturated and saturated fats found in the oil.
For heartier fare, remove the seeds from a nicely firm tomato and fill it with cooked quinoa or mixed whole grains, your favorite herbs, and a handful of toasted pumpkin or sunflower seeds. Top it with crumbled feta or gorgonzola cheese and broil until everything is gooey and hot throughout.
Serve Up Some Summer Squash
Some joke that you shouldn’t leave your car windows down or your front door unlocked because you’ll end up with large bags of squash. Yes, squash can be that abundant in the hot months of late summer and early fall. The cucurbit family members lend themselves to all kinds of delectable preparation.
Slice your squash diagonally and drizzle the slices lightly with cottonseed oil. Sprinkle some of your favorite spice blends on the veggies and pop them into the toaster oven or on the grill until they are just turning tender.
Zucchini bread is a popular way to use excess squash, but did you know that you can slice yellow crooknecks and zucchini into rounds and make pickles from them? Use the same recipe that you would for cucumbers for a colorful variation on a standard treat.
Keeping It “Corny”
Freshly picked corn doesn’t need much embellishment. Clean the ears and place them in a deep saucepan that you’ve filled with milk. Add butter and heat everything to a simmer. When the corn is tender, pull it out of the pan through the layer of floating, melted butter, for a little taste of heaven.
Fruity Finishes to Your Backyard Feast
Stone fruits, like peaches, plums and nectarines, make luscious toppings for ice cream or sponge cakes. Just slice or cube them, sprinkle them with a tiny bit of sugar, and let them sit for a few minutes before spooning them over your dessert base. Serve them as is, or top them with a dab of whipped cream.
To concentrate the flavors for a truly incredible taste treat, cut the fruit in half, remove the pit, and lay the pieces on your indoor or outdoor grill cut side down. Cook them until they are tender and the natural sugars have caramelized. Serve them plain, with a light dusting of confectioner’s sugar, or with a dollop of whipped cream.
Last weekend was the scheduled meet up with my fellow mommy blogger friends. This time, DH suggested that I gave them something special as I didn’t gave them any token/gift during our two previous meet ups. Now you know that the hubby is sweeter than I am because I was just thinking/ availing of the gift ideas to buy that I can find in a gift store
We even thought that it wouldn’t push through because my SIL informed us that there’s a lack of ingredients for the cake and that she won’t be able to bake for us. Good thing that there is still a week for us to prepare and buy the ingredients and she can bake it along with the preorder cakes.
I brought along three petite cakes for each one of them. Good thing I have a sturdy eco-bag that perfectly fits in for the 3 boxes of cake. Commuting via public transport wasn’t really a problem at all. 🙂 One of the mom got sick and wasn’t able to make it to the meet up, so we had the other cake for dessert during our lunch date.
The Ube cake is a specialty of hubby’s late mom. It is the usual sweet staple in every family gatherings and occasions like Father’s Day and Birthday. I am so glad that they liked it!
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