A Taste of Home in Geneva: Tinolang Manok (Chicken in Ginger Soup)

It's been raining for almost the entire week now and it's the flu season once again. In the Philippines, one of my favourite comfort food, when I'm feeling under the weather, is the Tinolang Manok. This really nice chicken in ginger soup is perfect for cold, wet days. Tinolang manok traditionally uses green papaya, chili [...]

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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas: Christmas Market at Parc des Bastions, Geneva

The past month came in like an avalanche. From back to back travels to Turkey and the Philippines for work to a hand surgery. The next thing I knew, it's 16 days before Christmas and 21 days before our long-awaited holiday in the Philippines. After a very long year, it's been hard for me to [...]

Long Weekend in Amsterdam

Three weeks ago, we had the Jeune Genevois holiday on a Thursday. We took the opportunity to do our (potentially) last holiday travel for this year (excluding Christmas holiday) by taking a long weekend in Amsterdam. I fly KLM a lot. When I say a lot, the KLM app reminded me that I have flewn [...]

The Geneva Street Food Festival: My Top 5 Favourites

Last weekend was the Geneva Street Food Festival. I don't know where have I been in the last 8 years that it was actually my first time to come to this fun event. Sure, this is probably the most expensive street food festival in the planet - Aaron and mine's bill at the end of [...]

Homecooking in Geneva: Leftover Stuffed Peppers

So, we had our challenge to clean our fridge and minimize throwing anything that is still edible last week. What’s amazing with this challenge is that out of our usual 500-600 Swiss francs weekly food budget (welcome to Geneva!), we only spent 197 Swiss francs for the whole week and that was from a 3-course [...]

Bush to Beach Honeymoon Adventure Part I : Maasai Mara, Kenya

After 6 months of saying our I Do’s in the Philippines, we finally had our honeymoon. We’ve always wanted to do a balloon safari in Maasai Mara and I’ve always wanted to go to Zanzibar. So, for our honeymoon, we decided to do a Beach to Bush adventure. My husband, Aaron, grew up in Kenya. [...]