Cooking with Edel: Pumpkin Soup

I love thick soups. The creamier, the better. This soup was inspired by this restaurant‘s version. I didn’t follow any recipe; I just trusted my imagination and my memory of the soup’s exact taste when I had a chance to try it. Fortunately, it turned out better than I expected when I cooked it last weekend. Sulit ang pagod ko!

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Here’s the recipe based on how I remembered making it:

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Weekend Story: Staycation + Husband and Wife Duties

Last weekend was all about staying home and division of labor. (I call it husband and wife duties.) We just made the most of our time (like we always do) and enjoyed our humble abode in the suburbs.

On Saturday, I went to SM Manila and tagged Mame along. I just needed to finish some errands and when I was done, I took Mame to Jollibee where we shared some langhap sarap moments. I really make it a point to date my mom whenever my schedule permits. Inspired by Brother Bo Sanchez, one of my dreams is to date my parents weekly. One day, it will come true!

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Weekend Story: La Cocina Food Tasting + Bacoor Staycation + Yakimix with Family

Long weekends are supposed to be relished. Our calendar only has a handful of them and so normally, people make plans to spend them well. I guess the hubby and I are not one of those people. Sometimes we have a plan, other times we don’t. Last long weekend, we didn’t have any. We just went with the flow. Of course, it was a given to go to Bacoor for a staycation (which we always enjoy!).

On Friday, we woke up late in Manila. Ay, ako lang pala yun. Haha. Anyway, the rest of the day turned out to be fun. In the afternoon, at around 4PM, we got an invite from La Cocina de Tita Moning to a food tasting of their new offerings.

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Cooking with Edel: Baked Lapu-lapu

This Baked Lapu-Lapu (or grouper in English) is inspired by the restaurant La Cocina de Tita Moning’s Baked Lapu-lapu Cooked with Olive Oil and Garlic. (I work there part-time so I’m unabashedly promoting it here on the blog, haha.) Proof to that is the use of bread crumbs to cover the top part of the fish. This tasty and flavorful fish dish will make you feel like a domestic diva. It’s so easy to make yet it is classy enough to be served during special occasions.

Ingredients:

500g lapu-lapu
10 pcs. calamansi (or 1 lemon)
olive oil
¼ cup soy sauce (optional)
bread crumbs
salt and pepper to taste
toasted garlic bits (prepared beforehand)
hot water
butter
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Cooking with Edel: Pinoy Cheese Pimiento Spread

Cheese pimiento is one of my favorite spreads. I love pairing it with pandesal and sliced bread. I had been craving for it the past days so I prepared some the other night. By the way, I learned making this delicious spread from an aunt. When I first tried making it at home, it was a hit with the entire family. This time, the hubby liked it, too.

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I’d like to think it’s the Pinoy version I made because it had a hint of sweetness. Haha. There’s no cooking involved here. You just mix everything up and voila, instant yumminess in a spread! (Sorry, I have to use the ‘Cooking with Edel’ title because I’m including this post in that category.)

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