Hello, dolls! 🙂 How was your Mother’s Day weekend? Mine was ahh-mah-zing! I was able to talk to my Mom which was very important. I spent the weekend with my family here, away from reality. I would love to talk about our awesome weekend in New Jersey, but this post is going to be all about the foods that we made in the apartment. I noticed that it’s been a while since I posted something that I did in our kitchen — here on my blog, Instagram and Facebook. So here I am, sharing. 😉
Great food is meant to be shared, and I wish I can send you all a bite of the things that I make but I guess posting entries will suffice for now. So here are a couple of things that we did 2 months ago, yes 2 months ago! I have TONS of pictures to sort and post and I wish I can just keep the rhythm on this blog.
One morning, I woke up and said ” I want apple bars”. Lucky for me, I have a fiance who is willing to wake up early and go to the grocery to buy my ingredients.
I love using Granny Smith on desserts! And I LOVE Granny Smith with sugar and cinnamon…I mean, don’t we all do?
Continue reading “KITCHEN DIARIES: Apartment Cooking”
03.27.14: Greek Week
Hello, dolls!! 🙂 It’s almost Mother’s Day in the Philippines and I am so heartbroken that I am going to miss another one, to date I think I’ve already spent 4 Mother’s Day away from my Mom. Each weekend has been crazy busy and very exciting! I never thought I would look forward to Mondays this MUCH. I celebrated my first 7 Mondays here with a cocktail in one hand, laughing when I hear the #selfie song and hoping that I won’t scream #yolo by the end of the night. Now, reality came my way and now I am enjoying my weekends doing what I love to do — #kitchenlife.
P.S. I get a little too crazy with hashtags — #AsYouCanSee x #DontEvenGetMeStarted
with my Greek <3
For this year’s Greek Week, A and I were not able to go to more than one Greek restaurant because of his schedule. I was looking forward to going to at least one with him but #kitchenlife comes first in times like this. Luckily, I was able to go to Yasou with Lovely a few days before this so it was a good Greek week for me still 🙂
I am so happy that we were finally able to go to Oyster Bay Grille! I remember being too excited about that night because of 2 reasons — first, their Greek Week menu,and second, I get to see one of the best mentors I’ve had!
Continue reading “Oyster Bay”
Hello dolls!! 🙂 It’s almost cinco de mayo, one of my favorite cultural celebrations here in America. For the most part, I love it because of Mexican food and uhh who doesn’t love colorful and festive days like cinco de mayo? (I can also squeeze in tequilla here but I am not a tequilla drinker soooo yeah). I am extra excited about cinco de mayo this year because it’s on a Monday!!!! A and I are not going to be crazy drunk like the other amigos/amigas here in Baltimore BUT we are planning to have DELICIOUS Mexican food all day (and maybe a margarita for me in between).
I love Mexican food and I fell in love with Chipotle 2 years ago when A brought me there for one of our “secret lunch dates” before work.
I don’t think we’ve been to a lot of Mexican restaurants here in Baltimore because of Chipotle. It’s our to-go slash Mexican fix place!
So yeah this year we are going to get out there and try more Mexican restaurants and I know we will find some good ones like Taco Love Grill because we have a good number of Hispanics here in Maryland! 🙂
I was very excited to go to Taco Love Grill, it was my reward after getting things done at the MVA.
Continue reading “Taco Love Grill”
Hello, dolls! 🙂 Hello, MAY!!!! I can’t believe that April is officially over!! A few days ago, we announced the biggest news in our lives (to date) on Facebook I can’t believe it’s official and it is going to happen SOON!!! I don’t post a lot of pictures of A and I together even when the moment is all about US being TOGETHER. But today, I am giving you a dose of LOVE.
Warning: Cheesy Road Ahead
Continue reading “YES, It happened.”
03.15-17.14: Third week highlights
Hello, dolls!!! I am baaaack ,not that I was away for too long or something. But yeah, I am just too happy that I get to update my site tonight after a very awesome work weekend. In 9 days, I will be here for 2 months (what?already?) and I am going to talk about my third week just now (yikes). Just like what I always say, “I’ve been incredibly busy” . In the midst of my crazy-busy-happy life I am still able to do a bit of traveling, EATING and shopping — what else can I ask for?. I can say that as of now, I’ve got everything that I need. It’s still pretty hard to say this, but I am starting to realize that things are not always pink and pretty and how I want them to be. Sometimes, it’s better and bigger and it could take time to accept and see the beauty in things, or at least I think that’s how it was when it came to believing that distance should not hinder me from being who I want to be.
Our Mondays are always crazy-fun. We always try to go to places and EAT awesome food.
This Monday, however, has got to be one of the bests. We were able to accomplish a lot of things and celebrate 3 cultures!
First Stop: Pho’ 98 in Glen Burnie.
Glen Burnie is 30-45 minutes away from us, and we only go there for 2 reasons — Roger and Frances or to go shopping. We did both that day, but it was more for the couple that we love and their wedding 🙂
Perfect for the very cold weather that we had that day.
Broth was very light and flavorful. The noodles were good,
If we are to compare it to the Vietnamese restaurant in Towson (which is 10 min away from us) we would say that is better. But Pho 98’s is good enough to keep our tummies happy.
Continue reading “Asian, Irish, and Greek!”
03.11.2014: FOURever plus 1
Hello, dolls!! 🙂 Today has got to be my most laid back Sunday here in Baltimore. Weather was too beautiful that I wish A was off today so we could be out on the porch chilling. I find myself falling asleep on the couch several times today, I am pretty beat I must say. The past 6 weeks has been a roller coaster ride, and now things are slowing down a little.
Yesterday, I witnessed LOVE and COMMITMENT happen right before my eyes. The two people that A and I love were joined together by God in Holy Matrimony. I am so glad that A and I are a part of it. I am going to save all the cheesy details about them – us – and the wedding next time (with photos included!). But let me tell you upfront that it is such a blessing to be part of each other’s lives. I am dedicating this post to the people who made “us” possible for A and I.
Food is our common denominator.
First time we all hung out, first time we all drove an hour away from Cockeysville, and the reason why we are all in this State — food has always been there for the 4 of us.
Double Date in DC <3
I love how there are a lot of awesome restaurants in DC. It’s always a treat for A and I when we go.
Continue reading “Washington DC: Duke’s Grocery”
03.10.2014 – Of getting things done
Hello, dolls!! 🙂 Happy #TBT day!! My favorite day to blog cause I have a valid excuse to post entries that are ages ago. Though, this one’s not a month old (yet) I think it’s perfect cause this happened on a Thursday a couple of weeks ago. I guess for now, this is the best that I can do when it comes to posting something “recent”.
I love productive days like this one, we were literally out all day around the city accomplishing stuff — and I loved every minute of it! What’s more awesome about that day was how we spent the entire day with love and end it with great food…and drinks! 🙂
Beautiful day with an amazing date
I am not going into the details of what happened before our afternoon in Inner Harbor, but let’s just say…we accomplished 4 big things prior to that. 😉
Oh hello there
Continue reading “#TBT First Date Night”
Hello dolls!! 🙂 Wow! I can’t believe it’s Sunday already!! Each week just keeps on getting better and I am looking at more Saturday night outs in the coming month. I am so excited for April mainly because of our anniversary!!! A and I are going to celebrate our second year together soon… yay!! 2 years with the person who I can share and do everything that I love with. Especially COOKING! Our week is not complete without us cooking together and I love how we always find time to try different things each week.
Here are the things that we made in the kitchen during my 2 weeks back in Baltimore.
Jet lag and sudden cravings lead to this.
Continue reading “Asian Pickled Cucumber”
03.02.14 – 03.09.14
Hello, dolls!! 🙂 Let me tell you upfront that this is going to be lengthy (yup, 20++ photos ahead!). So I am squeezing this in my busy weekend.I meant to post this a few days ago but responsibilities just came knocking on my door, awesome opportunities for that matter. I think I have been overworking myself for the past 3 days that all I want to do now is lay in bed and sleep….BUUUUT I must fight this feeling cause I have another fun night ahead of me!! 🙂 I can’t believe that 2 days from now I will be here for a month already! Meaning, it has been a month since I last hugged my family!!! AAAAAH, but no drama cause I know I can make things happen and in less than a year I will see them again! I promise.
So life has been AMAAAAHZING here, and I think this blog deserves an awesome “update”!
I’ve been taking lots of photos with my new “baby”, resulting to me uploading 20+ photos for this entry (it’s so hard to choose!!!)
We take our Monday dinners seriously. If we are not out in an awesome restaurant, we are in the kitchen cooking together.
Continue reading “Half A Month”
02.24.14 – 03.01.14 – Baltimore all over again
Hello, dolls!! 🙂 I just started a new week here…and boy I feel like this “welcome back vibe” is not going to end for another month. Time is moving too fast but my tasks and responsibilities are never ending — not that I’m complaining. I like this…I love this! I love looking forward to the things ahead of me and get them done one by one — just like how I, and everyone else that I love, made my return to Baltimore possible.
Exactly 12 days from today I will mark my first month here for the second time. A little over 2 weeks and I feel like there’s this side in Baltimore that I just don’t want to go to, and it’s crazy cause it’s not even a place. Vague and silly as it may sound but yeah trying to stay away from everyone else’s drama is pretty hard when you have no one with you most of the day.
Anyway, here’s a rundown of what transpired during my first 5 days back here. These are just highlights of each day so yeaaaap.
A and his parents picked me up from the airport — yup I am blessed like that.
I didn’t really feel hungry when I hopped off the plane, and after finding out that Delta left my other luggage in LAX!
We went to the last restaurant I went to last year, before I went back to the Philippines. It’s so nice to be at the last place I’ve been to for my first hour back.
And yes, I like diners here cause they serve omelettes and I LOVE EGGS!
A’s scrapple and my garden omelette.
This breakfast definitely made me feel that I am back in the US! I am not an omelette person in the Philippines, but here… I AM!
Continue reading “The Second Chapter”