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Where Has All My Butter Gone?

Last updated on: 10th November, 2017, 5:53 PM The reply, “No stock, sir.” is a common one in the Philippines. At least, it is outside of the National Capital Region. What’s an expat to do? Butter Battle I was raised eating margarine. Back in the day, the fat in butter was said to be bad […]

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Peanut Oil Problem

Last updated on: 27th November, 2016, 3:19 PM   Not A Snob Even though I’m a white American living in the Philippines, I’m not much of a snob. I don’t live in a gated enclave. I take tricycles all the time. I have chickens in my backyard and pigs next door. I like Jollibee and […]

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Guyabano – Spiky, Special Superfood!

Last updated on: 19th August, 2016, 5:24 PM Another entry into our Philippines Superfoods series is the Guyabano, also known as the Soursop and Graviola. It is a powerhouse superfood that’s super delicious. What Does It Look Like? The Filipino guyabano is another spiky fruit kind of like the durian, but the spikes on the guyabano aren’t as hard […]

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Buying Meat In The Philippines

Last updated on: 25th July, 2016, 2:28 PM I remember France I once had an American friend who lived in France. I was thinking about her the other day while in the meat section of a Savemore supermarket here in Davao. She used to love to talk about things like how shopping for food was different in […]

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Mangosteen – Purple Powered Superfood!

Last updated on: 19th August, 2016, 5:28 PM Another entry into our Philippines Superfoods series is the mangosteen. This purple-powered fruit shares the Asian fruits royal crown with King Durian. Queen Mangosteen is exotic-looking but yummy beyond belief. It’s also highly nutritious. All About Mangosteen Mangosteen is a baseball-sized fruit available in the Philippines from about June […]

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More Filipino Craft Beer – Part 1: Nipa Brew

Last updated on: 28th March, 2016, 2:35 PM This is the beginning of the third installment in a series of reviews of the beers expats or travelers might find in the Philippines. The first round of reviews were split into two parts and featured my take on most of the beers brewed by the biggest brewer in […]

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