Calm and Quiet Christmas

How are you enjoying your holidays so far?  Our Christmas was quiet and low key, pretty much what we were anticipating, with just sister and hubby as guests.  We tried to keep some of our usual traditions like the Filipino custom of going to mass before Christmas Eve dinner.  The true Filipino tradition is really having dinner, noche …

Apple Pie a la Mode

I felt my gears slowly shifting this weekend as I craved to bake something on Sunday.   This wanting to stay indoors on a Sunday is something that usually does not hit me until the colder winter months when hibernation feels about right.  But life has been so hectic and the girls are getting so …

Barcelona Me Mata

A little side trip that we are doing in one of my favorite cities in the world, Barcelona. Today we spent a great deal of time in La Boqueria, a wonderful food market with unlimited amounts of fresh fruits, Spanish sausage, olives, nuts, and seafood. I wish I have a real kitchen to cook here …

Bentgo – Stylish Bento Box Option for Packed Meals

I recently contributed to a Bentgo recipe cookbook where different bloggers prepared their own meal ideas using bento boxes. Using these boxes brought me back to my childhood in the Philippines when my lunch was often packed in these nifty containers. Back then, my lunch containers were girly with floral designs and mostly in pastel …

Not the Lemonade Stand Of My Youth

Yesterday, Chiara participated in the TREPs program in her school where fourth and fifth-grade students created their own businesses and sold their products to the general public. The after-school program, which took place over four months, taught them the basics of creating a business plan as well as the importance of financial goals and marketing …