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Failed champorado equals okay tsokolate

This may look like a delicious chocolatey drink topped with powdered milk, but it is actually the result of a failed experiment. I was trying to make champorado, but didn’t have malagkit, so I used brown rice. This resulted in forever al dente rice swimming hot cocoa. Now I know why using sticky rice is […]

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Sourdough from a farmer friend

A friend sent me sourdough from one of their clients a couple of weeks ago. It is the best sourdough I’ve had so far. It’s got a lot of tang and has the right ratio of density and airiness. It goes well with butter with a little salt sprinkled on top, but can really be […]

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Fruit was my childhood lesson on seasonality

Learning with your mind is different from learning with your stomach. While my eyes and ears and nose and skin measured seasons by what I could sense with my five senses, my stomach measured the year by what fruits appeared on the table.

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There’s joy in getting random things in a care package

A colleague sent this small tub of strawberries a couple of weeks ago as part of a care package that was filled with delightfully random things for my pantry. When I say delightfully random, I mean they threw whatever they thought a person living alone might be missing while on lockdown and had it sent […]

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