Glazed Lemon Pound Cake

I was in the mood for baking today and thought I’d try Glazed Lemon Pound Cake for the first time.  My taste-tester said it’s good! Ingredients CAKE 1 cup butter (2 sticks), softened 2 cups sugar 4 eggs 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 cup milk … More Glazed Lemon Pound Cake

La Cocina De Madir

Monday.  Good thing I’m on vacation so even though I woke up really early at least I don’t have to go to work. I’ve been travelling since I got here (in the Philippines)  so staying home today was a bit relaxing even though I spent the day playing with my nephew, Little Tashi and helping … More La Cocina De Madir


Attending the Sabbath services in MCC (Montalban Central Church) today brought good memories. One of them is everyone’s favorite after-church activity – eating goto (aka rice porridge or beef congee).  I still remember the times when we were all be so excited to go to our favorite goto place and sometimes the goto will taste like … More Goto

Filipino Street Foods

After our impromptu shopping at Converse Outlet, my brother, sister and niece proceeded to Marikina Market to buy the street foods that we’ll be having for dinner. I told my brother I was getting hungry and made it clear that I don’t want Jollibee nor McDonald’s burger, to my niece’s dismay. I’d prefer ‘turo-turo’ food … More Filipino Street Foods


Madir (that’s how we affectionately call our Mom) fixed traditional Filipino breakfast today – fried rice and fried dried salted fish, locally known as sinangag and tuyo respectively. These are the kinds of food that I really miss.  I make fried rice in America but since tuyo has a pungent smell I don’t always fix … More Breakfast