Filipino Avocado Ice Cream

avocado ice cream

It was quiet at 7 am but already humid. The house is still, even the dogs aren’t stirring, and everyone was still sleeping. Except me, in my jetlagged state, and my dad, the eternal early riser.

I love those early mornings in Manila, every time I come home, and I can relish the early morning hours with my dad. He makes coffee, and I reach for whatever sweet thing is in front of me: hot chocolate, caramelized plantains, rice cakes, pastries.

salami pasta salad
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Zesty Salami Pasta Salad

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