A good reminder of people celebrating the life and times of Julia Child. My mom likes her baking book and often refers to it when making cake and breads.

My Family Table

As mentioned here, August 15, 2012 would have been Julia Child’s 100th birthday.  I’ve mentioned this before, my grandparents were friendly with the Childs.  They bought wine from my grandfather in his store and my grandmother and Julia knew each other through a few gourmet cooking groups.

One of my prize possessions is framed and hanging in my kitchen.  It’s a letter written to my grandmother a few months before her death.  My grandfather had reached out to Julia to let her know that Grandma was sick so she wrote to her in response.

It’s a bit hard to read so I’ll re-type it here:  “Dear Grace, Just a little note to wish you well.  Myron tells me that you have been having a mean rotten time.  No fun!  Things have been going well with me, thank heaven, and we’ve a new television series on Public TV starting in…

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I have already reduced my processed food consumption by, maybe 60% in the past year. I buy organic or raw ingredients, cook them at home, or eat whole in restaurants, which is still very challenging. Most fast foods here in Manila have flavor enhancers, which affect me badly.


pumpkin pie ingredientsIt takes a little more planning, but cooking from scratch can be deliciously rewarding.Photo: Susy MorrisLooking to purify before we move into the season of discount Halloween candy, food-focused family gatherings, and holiday parties? Andrew Wilder’s Eating Rules blog invites you to take part in October Unprocessed, an experiment in ridding your diet of all processed foods for an entire month.

Wilder uses the “kitchen test” to explain what he means by unprocessed: “any food that could be made by a person with reasonable skill in a home kitchen with readily available, whole-food ingredients.” In other words, if a food’s label lists long, scary-sounding, unpronounceable words that bring back bad memories of high school chemistry, it probably doesn’t count.

But that’s just one way to classify the term; Wilder invites other definitions and interpretations of the challenge — whatever helps people feel comfortable participating. (He also encourages…

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I am on my way to getting the workspace of my dream. This is a great inspiration for me, to see how others arrange their home office, their desk, their special place to get some work done.

I am currently looking for ‘The Chair’. It’s not too bulky, but a great comfort to my butt and back. I suffer from body pains and have to go for deep massages.

Nathan Meunier - Freelance Writer / Author / Indie Game Developer

One of the coolest things about being a freelancer is you can work from anywhere: a corner of your bedroom, an underwater sea pod, the middle of the woods, wherever. Putting together your ultimate workspace is a lot of fun, and I’ve always been fascinated with seeing how other writer folks, particularly people in the game journalism world, setup shop. As a fascinating experiment to indulge my own curiosity as much as anything else, I recently put out a call to fellow freelancers in the game journalism community to share photos and thoughts about their own personal writing spaces. Here’s the first batch. Enjoy!

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My Time Here


It is awesome to wake up one morning and get cleared on something I have been trying to figure out for a while. Like turning on the light switch, I can see everything and farther than what’s next to me. I have gotten rid of some distractions and hopefully be more focused these days.

I am here to learn and be.

I am inspired recently by using the REBLOG feature of WordPress. At first, I have thought it silly to put someone’s post in my blog page. If a post sparks my interest, I usually bookmark it. But reblogging is a good feature, just one click and somehow I save the fellow blogger’s post, making it known that it is not mine and links are in place to go back to the original blog post.

Anytime I want to read back and refer to the post, I can just go over my own blog and it’s there. Terrific.

I like to give thanks to all you wonderful bloggers for sharing your life, thoughts and being with me. Everytime I reblog, for sure I am learning from you and applying your wisdom to my own life.

This is wonderful.

This post deserves a reblog. I love this feature. Thanks AngSarap.

zOld - Ang Sarap (A Tagalog word for "It's Delicious")


Every Mondays and Fridays of June and July we will be featuring some my favourite food bloggers for the first time here at Ang Sarap. These bloggers are exceptional and served as a big influence of what is Ang Sarap now, so please do visit and follow everyone of them (if you haven’t yet) and I will assure you that you won’t be disappointed.

Today we will be featuring Reem from Simply Reem.

If its about food styling I guess Reem would be one of the finest ones out there, just look at how she staged all of her dishes it is always colourful, vibrant and full of life. A qualified a fashion designer as well as a chef, these qualities are so evident in her work. Her recipes are always a good combination of flavours, like me she always try to blend flavors from different cuisines together where…

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