Monthly Archives: September 2012

Of Anthuriums & Fiddle Head Ferns

In the extreme heat that hit Manila last May, we drove south from the city to Los Baños, to meet a group of provinicial businessmen and women who benefit from a local micro-financing program, partially supported by a social welfare … Continue reading

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Sugarleaf: guilt-free indulgence

Chefs and restaurateurs across Metro Manila are become noticeably more tuned in to healthy eating and are marketing their menus with trendy catch phrases like ‘organic’ and ‘pro-biotic’ (‘a  dietary supplement containing live bacteria, taken orally to restore beneficial bacteria … Continue reading

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Relocation Relocation

The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it … Continue reading

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Yering Station Comes to Makati

Last week Sala Fine Dining on Makati Avenue joined forces with The Wine Depot to host a dinner welcoming Australian Winemaker, Willy Lunn, to Manila. Sala has been around for about fifteen years, first in Malate, now on Makati Avenue, … Continue reading

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A Living Goddess

During a Nepalese cooking demonstration earlier this year,  we were welcomed with a fascinating video about an aspect of Nepalese culture of which many had never heard. I thought it was worth sharing here. Nepal is full of deities. One … Continue reading

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Una Notte in Italia

School went back in August, which means we are back to horrendously early starts, long afternoons of soccer practices and weekends chock-a-block with rugby. If there is a spare moment, the boys are out in the back room madly killing … Continue reading

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