Salads with Za’atar: 3 Ways

Za’atar is a mixture of herbs and spices, such as sumac and sesame seeds, commonly found in the Middle East and some parts of the Mediterranean. I was introduced to za’atar by a friend years ago when we were shopping in a Lebanese supermarket. Since then, za’atar has been a mainstay in my pantry. The [...]

Lasagna for the Weekend

One of the common things that I’ve heard my Italian friends say when we are out eating in an Italian restaurant is that they never order lasagna in a restaurant. They told me how lasagna is one of those weekend family get-together traditions, where grandma or grandpa would cook the ragù for hours while the [...]

Quarantine Meal Planning and Making the Most Out of My Weekly Trip to the Supermarket

I hope everyone is doing well and coping well. In Switzerland, we just had our 5th week of quarantine and the government has announced last Thursday the easing up of safety measures from 26th of April. That being said, I think we are still far from going back to “close to normal”. One of the [...]

Filipino Dish: Pork Adobo

Adobo is one of the most popular (if not the most) Filipino dishes. This is usually the dish I bring on potlucks or I prepare when hosting non-Filipino friends who wants to try Filipino dishes. What’s important to note about adobo is it is very difficult to say what is an “authentic” way of cooking [...]

Fresh Tagliatelle with Stracciatella di Burrata and Guanciale

Following our summer in Italy, we have been obsess with fresh pasta making. I have always been intimidated by fresh pasta but then again, I've always been intimidated by anything that involves dough and baking. But my husband grew up in a household where baking and cooking is a serious business - his mom was [...]

Easy Brunch Idea: Fried Eggs and Ricotta Open-Faced Sandwich

Sunday brunch is always a good idea. In Geneva, while there are many nice brunch places that have emerged in the last couple of years, we often still prefer having Sunday brunch at home. This fried eggs and ricotta open-faced sandwich is one of my go-to recipes for brunches - it's easy to make, yummy, [...]

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

Let's face it, it's that time of the year when we are out almost every night for dinners and Christmas celebrations. Before that big Christmas day celebration, I often find myself wanting to just have a night of comfort, homecooked meal as a break from the festive meals. Plus It's been raining for days now [...]

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 [...]