What to Pair with Eggnog

Did you know that I grew up celebrating Christmas for three months? That’s right, three months. The Philippines has the longest Christmas celebration in the world, with Christmas songs and decors and lights and parties starting as early as September, often lasting until the first weeks of January. It’s bright, it’s loud, it’s filled with food and fun memories. I know that three months sound like overkill, but it’s so joyous and catching, especially when the entire country is bursting with holiday cheer.

After moving to the US, I’ve adjusted to celebrating the holidays after Thanksgiving (an American holiday that I’ve come to love), but that doesn’t mean that I don’t stop thinking about Christmas for weeks on end. One of my very favorite treats during the holidays is eggnog, something I’ve never had before in the Philippines. I still remember my first taste of the the rich, creamy, and delicious drink. It was at a holiday party at UMass Boston, and I was so delighted with each sip! I remember hunting down what kind of eggnog it was, and it was from Hood. I’ve been loyal to the brand since then.

October 16, 2017

NYC Trip 2017

Hello, friends! Sorry for the somewhat erratic posting schedule lately, but the last few weeks have been spectacularly busy for me. I’ve been doing a lot of travelling (went to New York, Chicago, Charlottesville),...

I’ve eaten a lot of paella in this lifetime, and I have to say that this paella negra from Taberna de Haro in Brookline is one of the best. It’s simple: paella cooked in...

September 25, 2017

Guacamole Popcorn Shrimp Cups

When people find out I’m a food blogger, they typically assume that I cook all the time, and that Matt and I enjoy these delicious, elaborate meals at home. But the truth is I...

The house-made ricotta agnolotti from Maple & Ash in Chicago is so delectable, that I considered ordering a second plate, while I was still chewing my second bite. While this is pretty common wishful...

Let’s talk about how the beef tartare from Townsman is so good, you might actually forget that you’re eating raw meat. The meat itself tastes clean, with the perfect tender consistency – not too firm...

August 28, 2017

Ube Cheesecake Bars

These cheesecake bars are incredibly easy to make, and combines two of my very favorite things in the world: cheesecake and ube. I made simple cheesecake bars - so simple, you only need one...

This is the new burger from Waypoint in Harvard Square, Cambridge MA. Double patty (same burger grind as their sister restaurant Alden & Harlow), celery root bun, a bacon and Cabot clothbound cheese spread, tonnato sauce,...

This is the black pasta to end all pastas. I first tried this Squid Ink Linguini Aglio Olio from The Daily Catch seven years ago and have been enamored with it since then. There’s...