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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Weekday Pork Roast

Who says roasts are only for weekends? It has been a long week for me. As we entered the last quarter of the year, I also entered the busiest time of the year for me. I've been preparing for my travel and 2 trainings in Istanbul this coming week, coordinating 5 more trainings in Manila [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

Home Cooking in Geneva: Merguez Pasta

Saving up is not that easy when living in Geneva. So, when my husband moved to Geneva earlier this month, we have been finding ways to maximize our budget but still able to do what we love to do: travelling and eating. One of the things that I find very effective when we talk about [...]

Easter in Grandhotel Giessbach

I am preparing for a series of work trips this year and I thought it would still be nice to have an Easter getaway without taking the plane. So, I decided to stay within Switzerland. I was actually in a middle of a very stressful week when I randomly saw the Grandhotel Giessbach. By just [...]