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Cold brewing my own coffee

Sometimes, when I can tell what I’ll be craving for breakfast the day before, I’ll make a small batch of cold brew coffee. Nothing fancy. I’ll just let coffee grounds steep in the Fresh press in the refrigerator overnight and enjoy iced cold brew coffee in the morning. Cold brew coffee tastes smoother and less […]

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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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The joy of eating someone else’s home cooking

The action implies that someone specifically made time to make food for you-they shopped, prepped, and cooked for you. We tend to take this for granted, especially when we’re used to having dishes magically appear in front of us during mealtimes courtesy of a family member or the help.

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A friend dropped off fresh vegetables

A friend dropped off these carrots, along with salad greens, arugula, Swiss chard, and spearmint from Papaya Tree Farms. This friend was the first friend I made in the agriculture industry, back when I was a food writer who wanted to focus on food security but didn’t know how to go about it. How we […]

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