Tuesday, October 14, 2008


Here's a simple recipe for fuss free entertaining.... The Mango Trifle. 


2 cups  Nestle Buko Flavor All-Purpose Cream (chilled)
1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
1 loaf butter cake or vanilla chiffon cake sliced into 1 inch cubes
2 pieces ripe mangoes - sliced


1.  In a bowl, combine the Nestle Buko flavor All-purpose cream and confectioner's sugar.  Whip using an electric hand mixer or by hand using a wire whisk until fluffy.

2.  In a dessert glass, scoop 1-2 Tbsps. of the whipped cream and place at the bottom, then place about 3-4 butter cake or chiffon cubes.

3.  Lay sliced mangoes over the cake cubes, then top with 1-2 Tbsps. of the whipped cream again.
4.  Repeat process by ending with the whipped cream on top.  Smooth out surface and lay some sliced mangoes for decor.

5.  Chill for at least an hour before serving.


Here's a dish that I made for the October issue of the YUMMY MAGAZINE! What I love about it is that it only takes 10 minutes to cook it. This is simply great with garlic rice!  For more YUMMY recipes, go grab a copy now.

Shrimp in Spicy Tomato Sauce:

250 gms. white shrimp, deveined
3 T. extra virgin olive oil
1 T. green chili, sliced (siling tagalog)
1 T. garlic, minced
1 t. paprika
1/2 C. crushed tomato 
1/2 t. salt
1/4 t. pepper

1.  In a saute pan, heat olive oil.  Saute the green chili until slightly wilted.
2.  Add the garlic and cook until fragrant.  Do not brown.
3.  Add the shrimps, paprika, and crushed tomatoes. Mix until combined.  Simmer until shrimps turns pink and sauce is slightly thickened.
4.  Season with salt and pepper.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


Check out the Philippine Star today! Entertainment section C-7... Sweet Memories on Q-11

There is a new pastry shop in town, and its is all set to churn out delectable baked goodies and desserts starting October 4, 6:30 p.m.

Enter Q-11's True Confections, a half hour casual baking tutorial that showcases easy-to-make but hard-to-resist desserts.

Hosted by Sam Oh with pastry chefs Aileen Anastacio of Goodies N' Sweets and Jackie Ang-Po Fleur de Lys Patisserie, the show will share all the delicious secrets behind everyone's favorite desserts - from classic to modern, from simple, no-bake goodies to fancy.
Segments include Do it yourself desserts, a "how to" on making a variety of desserts from scratch, Sweets around the world, a feature on various dessert products from other countries; Guiltless, a feature on low-sugar and low-fat desserts; and Behind the sweets, a feature on how everyone's all-time favorite sweets are made.

On it's pilot episode, True Confections will feature classic cakes that never fail to impress any sweet appetite.  Classic chocolate cake and strawberry shortcake will revive everyone's cravings and bring back sweet memories of the good old days!


Ok I know it took a while to get this together.  Life has just been too hectic lately for me to sit down and organize my thoughts and these pictures together. 

The launch started with an introduction by Ms. Cherry Cruz of Equilibrium Intertrade Corp. who's company's passion and love for coffee has lead to the support of this endeavor with me. Then I gave a short lecture about coffee, the basic guidelines to achieving the perfect cup and did a demo on some of the recipes from the book.
Close family and friends attended. 
The food was catered by Goodies N' Sweets of course and the coffee bar was provided by Equilibrium Intertrade Corporation.  I would love to tell you about the yummy menu that we had but Ill have to tell you that next time.
I will post a recipe from the book soon.  Hope you all will go and grab a copy soon.  The books is available in selected Powerbooks and National Bookstore outlets.  So 'til next time, happy brewing!!!