Spice: Thyme

For thousands of years, thyme has been a superstar of the herb garden. As an antidote for poison, a plague preventative, a symbol of bravery in battle and a stalwart companion to the grave, thyme has a far more storied past than you’d think if you were walking past it in the supermarket today. Thyme…

Spice: Nutmeg

Nutmeg is one of the few spices that can be used for desserts and it is not only for flavor but it can also help in our well-being, health and beauty. In the old times, nutmeg is used for medicinal purposes that supposedly treats gastric condition and rheumatism. It has a warm, sweet aromatic smell….

Spice: Turmeric

Turmeric, or also known as Curcuma longa, and several other species of the curcuma genus grow wild in the forests of Southern Asia including India, Indonesia, Indochina, nearby Asian Countries, and some Pacific Islands including Hawaii in which all of these areas have traditional culinary and medicinal uses. In India, turmeric is known as strengthening…

Spice: Cayenne Pepper

The cayenne pepper, also known as the Guinea spice, cow-horn pepper, red hot chili pepper, aleva, bird pepper, or, especially in its powdered form, red pepper, is a cultivar of Capsicum annuum related to bell peppers, jalapeños, paprika, and others. It is a hot chili pepper used to flavor dishes. It is named for the…

Spice: Cinnamon

Cinnamon is a very old spice way back the Egyptian era and it was also mentioned in the bible as medicine. The spice was very popular that it spread throughout the whole world. The spice is from the branches of tree called Cinnamomum which is common to South East Asia, Carribean, and South America. There…

Bakery Review: E- Bread and Cafe

The experience was unexpected. Outside, it looks like an ordinary bakery but what we didn’t expected is that the place do not only sell breads, they offer meals too, such as pasta, rice meals, pizza, soups, breakfast meals, salads and sandwiches. It is a good place to relax and hang out with your friends especially…

Travel and Leisure: Paradise of the North

They called it the Land of the Winds, Land of the Storm, Paradise of the North and a must-visit-place, but I call it my Hometown. Before Batanes became this popular, I knew this paradise my whole life. I never imagined that a time will come that my home, a small province at the tip of…

Travel and Leisure: Batanes’ Peak

The one of the few views you will see as you approach the island and the last thing you will see as you say goodbye to the tranquil province of Batanes. Mount Iraya is the most visible mountain you will see in the province. There are quite a few of them but this particular mountain…

Restaurant Review: Kanto Freestyle Breakfast

Kanto Freestyle Breakfast or Kanto for short is a gourmet karenderya themed restaurant, yes you heard me right, gourmet. The menu of this restaurant is somewhat a mix of both American and Filipino Breakfast, if not a fusion of both, from their home cured bacon, to their New Zealand tapas it is sure to make…

Restaurant Review: Seoul Korean Restaurant

Subic Bay Freeport Zone as we all know is a nest for foreigners, a large number of this is of Korean decent, that is why in every corners of SBMA you can see Korean Marts if not Korean themed Restaurants. Seoul Korean Restaurant, Located in Subic Bay, is a haven for Korean food lovers. It…

Restaurant Review: Movie Stars Cafe

Movie Stars Cafe is a movie-themed restaurant featuring waiters wearing different costumes. It is located at the Seaside Blvd., SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City and open from Monday to Sunday. This restaurant offers both a la carte and buffet from American, Italian, Japanese and Filipino dishes. The ambience of the restaurant is very entertaining…