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Berry, Berry Ready

Last updated on: 19th November, 2018, 9:54 PM Cranberry sauce. You can’t call yourself American and not have it somewhere on your Thanksgiving table. What is that stuff? I think most people know what cranberries are and how they taste. Even here in the wilds of the Philippine jungle (haha!) cranberry juice is available. European […]

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First Bottling Day: Homebrew Philippines

Last updated on: 23rd October, 2018, 5:12 PM My first homebrewing day had gone well if a little shaky. My first bottling day was worse. Ready? Steady? What? I set up everything in advance for Bottling Day. I had a draining rack to drain out the excess sanitizer from the bottles. I had space for […]

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First Brew Day: Homebrew Philippines

Last updated on: 12th September, 2018, 1:53 PM The photo above is the building block of many great beers: malted barley. I tried my hand at making beer with a homebrew beer ingredient kit from the U.S.  The Beer Bug I lived in Seattle before moving to the Philippines. One of the things Seattle has a […]

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Anthony Bourdain: An Expat In Every Country

Last updated on: 10th June, 2018, 12:50 PM   Anthony Bourdain Is Gone Anthony Bourdain always reminded me of Frank Sinatra. Sinatra could sing anything, even “Bad, Bad, Leroy Brown” a tune way outside of his genre, because he knew that what mattered most was what he brought to a song. He saw the value […]

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Lechon Larry: Culture Clash

Last updated on: 11th April, 2018, 2:11 PM   Facebook Fodder Hot right now on Facebook and elsewhere in the Philippines are a couple of clips from an episode of 90-Day Fiance: Before The 90 Days, a “reality” show that brings together people who are pursuing partners from other countries that aired back in September […]

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Pascual Creamy Delight Yogurt: Food Finds

Last updated on: 6th April, 2018, 1:40 PM   Don’t Take Fake I normally don’t eat yogurt here in the Philippines. That’s because the yogurt available here is what I grew up calling “fake yogurt”. When I was a kid, the apex of yogurt was Dannon. Packaged in waxed paper containers, the low-fat milk yogurt […]

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