One of the many joys of blogging about something that is truly shared by many is that I get to meet a lot of Filipino/Filipina friends online. Whether it remains an online relationship or I get to meet them in person does not really matter. These friends are as real as my friends who live here, sometimes even better (as in no intriga, no envy, no judging, if you know what I mean).
I came home the other night very tired from work, and had this pleasant surprise: bottles of pandan essence and various mixes (palabok, tocino, and pancit bihon). Who sent it?
My new friend Deb L from NY sent these goodies. And I want to thank her for sympathizing with me, being very far from the nearest Filipino store, which, actually to date, has closed. So now I only have the Chinese-owned Asian stores to go to. She has read about my plight in one of my previous posts and was very thoughtful to ask me what I wanted/needed and offered to send some to me.
Thanks so much, Deb! No I have to marinade some chicken and pork pieces. My hubby (and of course, the kids and I) loves tocino.
"Kusina" = Kitchen; "Manang" = older sister
A Filipina's unabashed chronicle of her adaptations in the American kitchen. Includes step-by-step photos on how to make pan de sal, ensaymada, pan de coco, siopao, hopia, pandelimon, pianono, atsara, crema de fruta,etc., and if you are lucky, you will find videos too!