ITALY | ENCHANTING VINEYARD DINNER AT QUERCETO DI CASTELLINA IN CHIANTI.

It was around 2:00 a.m. in Manila and I couldn’t sleep. So, instead of prolonging my agony tossing and turning, I turned to my phone and started scrolling through my IG feed. I stumbled upon this surrealistic photo of a long table under fairy lights amidst a vineyard—things I only usually get see on Food Network Channel or the movies. After some more scrolling, following hashtag trails, I finally landed on the main feed of  Querceto di Castellina, a family-run organic winery and agriturismo  in the Chianti Classico.

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WHOLE WHEAT YOGURT SCONES.

I am not English but every once in a while I love treating myself to these tender, moist and absolutely wholesome scones. They are perfect for breakfast or a tea-time snack.

I have tried different scones recipes and I must say this one is a keeper. It has the right amount of everything. Not too sweet, not too buttery and requires just a handful of ingredients.

I have a sweet tooth so I always find myself adding scoops of raspberry jam or honey. Read more

ITALIAN WHOLE-WHEAT HONEY COOKIES

PSX_20190109_085336.jpgThe boys and I are back to our day to day routine. They are out and I am back in my little kitchen trying out new recipes. Keeping it healthy and interesting. I was inspired by She Loves Biscotti to bake these cookies. They are delicious, not too sweet, easy to make and requires very less ingredients. She Loves Biscotti has amazing Italian inspired recipes that I am looking forward to recreate at home. If you are also in need for some inspiration this 2019 be sure to swing by her blog and try out her recipes.  Read more

EXPAT IN THE PHILIPPINES | WE CONSIDER CARTEL DELI’S THE BEST AFFOGATO AL CAFE IN METRO MANILA.

PSX_20181023_102527.jpg”Affogato”, an Italian word that basically means ”drowned” is an Italian coffee-based dessert. It usually takes the form of a scoop of vanilla or fior di latte gelato or ice cream topped or “drowned” with a shot of hot espresso. Read more