Food for thought: Sourdough Ciabatta Bread

Hello Everyone,

As promised, I just want to share with you all my first sourdough bread which is the fruit of my patience and labor. What I really meant, on this recipe, I used the Sourdough Starter that I made last week.

I am very happy of the outcome of the Sourdough Ciabatta Bread. The outside is crusty and crispy while the inside is soft and a little chewy. It is tasty especially when eaten warm or toasted with a pat of butter. I used the regular Chiabatta recipe on this which I have posted on my previous blog. I substituted the instant yeast on the original recipe with sourdough starter. I never thought of the amazing result since I was only testing my sourdough starter. Here it is… look at the beautiful texture!

I am very excited to make more sourdough bread using the sourdough starter I made last week and I can’t wait to share it with you all. Making the Sourdough Starter is definitely worth the time. Now, I can bake endless sourdough bread with it.


Las Vegas, Nevada USA

One of my favorite places in the world. I travel to Las Vegas at least twice a year for fun and to visit my dearest friends. Aside from enjoying the company of my friends, I also enjoy Las Vegas itself. I love the lights and of course entertainment and food…

Newport, California

Finally, after two years of Covid lockdown, I mananged to travel internationally. So far, majority in the US are no longer wearing masks. However, it’s really your choice and there are still a few who chose to wear masks. Tourists and locals are more relaxed now…

Apple Pie

This apple pie is made with flaky crust ever. I will be sharing the recipe very soon!

Air frying Pork Belly and Chicken Breast

Hi Everyone, Just want to share with you all my air fried Pork Belly and Chicken Breast. Pork Belly is amazingly crispy and yummy. Chicken Breast is perfectly done. Both came out very soft and moist. Highly recommended 👍

What a productive weekend!

Hi folks, Such a very cold weekend here in Toronto sitting at -29C temperature with winchill factor… Nevertheless, more reasons to stay home, cuddle and just bake! Here’s what’s going on at my kitchen this weekend: Baked Apple Pie, Banana Bread and made Puto Ube with Cheese ( Taro Rice Cake) and Cuchinta ❤

Baker’s Corner: Understanding Sourdough Starter. Introducing my new pet “Cruella”

For the past two weeks, I have been learning the basics of baking Sourdough and Artisan Bread. Again, just like most of you, I am not a professional baker. I still have so much to learn and I really enjoy my journey… This past week, I attempted to make sourdough starter which is one ofContinue reading “Baker’s Corner: Understanding Sourdough Starter. Introducing my new pet “Cruella””

Food for thought: Tamagoyaki (Japanese Egg Omelet) or Gyeran Mari in Korean

Bringing your egg omelet to the next level! What do you think? My family really enjoy this rolled egg omelet for breakfast. Believe me, everyone would love this for breakfast or brunch! I used to make them in half moon or a full round or rectangle and slice them and serve just like everyone. ButContinue reading “Food for thought: Tamagoyaki (Japanese Egg Omelet) or Gyeran Mari in Korean”

Winter in Spring…

What a wonderful day! I do remember sometimes in 1993, around May when it was snowing and we had lots lots of snow. Today is just another beautiful day here in Toronto. See beautiful trees with snow on. Cherry Blossoms are definitely gorgeous! Priceless… So, why not embrace our beautiful crazy weather in Toronto? Let’sContinue reading “Winter in Spring…”

Food for thought: Chicken Enchiladas

Chicken Enchiladas served with tortillas and garden salad. Simple and easy. For Chicken Enchiladas recipe, please check Recipes section. I have posted this recipe before.

A Passion for Baking

Hello Everyone, I know that it has been awhile since I last posted baking recipes on my blog and I should have. Once you’ve learned the basics of baking bread, you can bake any type of bread with a little twist of one specific recipe. That’s what happened to me for the last months andContinue reading “A Passion for Baking”

Welcome 2021

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! I wish you all the very best of 2021. I hope that this year will bring us all good health, peace and joy and a much better year… The year 2020 was a bumpy ride for all for us and yet, I am still grateful that we all survived 2020 inspiteContinue reading “Welcome 2021”

Food for thought: Halo-halo

Happy Thanksgiving Canada! Hi Everyone, I hope and wish you all in Canada a Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving! Today, I will talk about Halo-halo which is the famous Filipino all year round treat. Halo-halo means “mixed” in Philippines. Basically, it’s all mixed fruits, sweetened treats like leche flan, ube halaya, sweetened bananas, sweet corn, pinipigContinue reading “Food for thought: Halo-halo”

Destination: Hong Kong

Today, I would like to take you all to see a glimpse of Southeast Asia, Hong Kong in particular. Probably most of you have visited the beautiful Hong Kong already. Again, just before we start our virtual trip, a friendly reminder folks about safety awareness as the world is still battling against Covid19 and there’sContinue reading “Destination: Hong Kong”

Food for thought: Pandesal

What is Pandesal? Pandesal is a Filipino famous bread. Although these days, there are different flavors available like ube cheese, pandan, cheese and the original plain pandesal. Whatever is the flavor, I guarantee you’ll love it. What I am going to share is the original plain recipe. Pandesal is commonly eaten with pat of butterContinue reading “Food for thought: Pandesal”

Food for thought: Chewy Oatmeal Raisins/ Chocolate Chips Cookies

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a great weekend and enjoyed the beautiful hot summer weather so far…. Today, I am sharing the Chewy Oatmeal Raisins and Chewy Oatmeal Chocolate Chips Cookies. What I normally do I make half raisins and half chocolate chips from the mixture. At home, we have different favorites whenContinue reading “Food for thought: Chewy Oatmeal Raisins/ Chocolate Chips Cookies”

Food for thought: Rib Eye Steak served with Buttered Corn and Steamed Broccoli

Hello Everyone! Summer is definitely here. It’s time for barbecue or grill and enjoy the company of family and friends. Wherever you are, be at your own backyard or at someone’s home or at some restaurants’ patios, please stay safe and enjoy. This week, I’d like to surprise you all with my easy yummy versionContinue reading “Food for thought: Rib Eye Steak served with Buttered Corn and Steamed Broccoli”

Summer Special for kids: Butter Pecan Muffins using Betty Crocker Cake Mix

Today, I am sharing a quick way of baking muffins using ready cake mix. It’s more for busy mommies or beginners or even kids. Believe me, anyone can do this. For sure, it’s great especially at this time when kids are at home. When using ready cake mix, I always improvise the additional ingredients insteadContinue reading “Summer Special for kids: Butter Pecan Muffins using Betty Crocker Cake Mix”

Food for thought…

Hello everyone, in a week or two, I’ll be posting some simple food recipes for easy lunch prep or quick prep home meal recipes. Most of us are working individuals who have very limited time to prepare for lunches or dinners and even for take work lunches. Easy food for work lunches prep are pastaContinue reading “Food for thought…”

Choco Chips Banana Bread

Good morning everyone! Today, I am sharing my family’s recipe for Chocolate Chips Banana Bread or simply plain Banana Bread. I bake banana bread once a week. Why? It’s the easiest and fastest type of bread to make. Unlike regular bread, it takes longer time to make due to longer preparation time needed since youContinue reading “Choco Chips Banana Bread”

Food for thought…

Happy Monday everyone! To most of us, who are still on continuous lockdown, I thought of adding another page on my travel blog. Aside from just posting travel photos on my blog, today I will be adding another page which I intend to publish my basic cooking and baking ideas. I am simply a momContinue reading “Food for thought…”

Published by Amazing Grace

Hi there, my name is Grace M Dy and I always called myself as “Dy Amazing Grace”. I am a blessed with two children David and Charmaine. I live to laugh, love, travel and cook and bake sometimes. I love the nature especially the oceans and the smell of the rainforest. I travel a lot with my daughter and would like to share the places that we’ve been. I do cook and bake not as a professional one but just as a simple mom and I would like to share them with you all.

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