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Do I Love Cheese?

Somehow i miss Eden Cheese. We went to the Filipino store last year near our place and it was a whopping $3.49 each. Hello? That's like only P35.00 back home. This is more than triple its price. Okay, so it is imported, whatever but there are so many cheeses to choose from here anyway so i did not bother. When my brother from Canada asked me what i wanted from Walmart when they went there one time, i of course will not miss on asking for a block of cheese. I can make the bread, i just need the cheese. So here it is, the Pandesal i baked with American style Light Cheddar Cheese. My nephews did not like it at first, it has a slightly sour flavor, something we Pinoys are not used to, but once toasted, the cheese melts and becomes delightfully creamy.

For the Spaghetti, i basically made a meatless tomato sauce, this one here has some minced clams in them. Nothing fancy, i start out with the basic ingredients of garlic and onions, freshly pureed whole plum tomatoes, celery, basil, chives, and the minced clams. I used the steaming liquid from the clams as well.

Salad Dressing

Kraft Vinaigrette dressing, Sour Cream and Horseradish, plus minced garlic and onions
Check out the upcoming hands on baking lessons this coming September in Fairview, Novaliches Quezon City.

Email for details of the lessons. This would be a nice break from the NY scene, i never thought i would miss teaching this much. I would sometimes drag my nephew to help out and eventually end up teaching him the tricks of the trade. Can't get it out of my system. I really miss the group class, the idea of having people around you who share the same love for bread,the long talks about bread making, never tires me at all. I just wish i could still get the same kind of group i had since i started teaching 2001.

I started out with 1 student, then 2, then 3 and 4, then 5 and 6 as the year progresses. Most of my friends now are from my previous sessions. Can't wait to tell them of my escapades! Right, like when i almost got left behind in Arizona because my plane was in Section 3 and i was in Section whatever, took me 35 minutes or more i guess to walk the very looooong hallway! Mama mia. My legs almost burst, imagine me, running the hallway. Turns out my flight was delayed for 1 1/2 hour and so i was indeed extremely LUCKY! If not, i absolutely would have missed the flight for sure. No doubt about it.


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