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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…


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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…”

Destination: Hawaii

Happy Thursday everyone! Our destination today is Hawaii. There are a few islands in Hawaii however, I will be taking you all to Oahu and Maui. Oahu is the third largest among the Hawaiian islands and my top favorite one . Oahu is sometimes called the “Gathering Place” or the “Heart of Hawaii”. It’s theContinue reading “Destination: Hawaii”

Destination: Caraga Region, Philippines

Surigao del Norte is where the famous surfing destination in the Philippines located, the Siargao Island. Siargao is known for its unique excellent surfing, beautiful deserted beaches, caves, warm water and sea foods. Aside from surfing, another famous activity is island hopping and explore the beautiful caves and sandy islets. While Surigao del Sur isContinue reading “Destination: Caraga Region, Philippines”

Boracay, Philippines

On our journey to Philippines, I pick Boracay Island as our first stop. Why? It is an amazing destination in the Philippines and a popular one. Philippines is made up of more than 7000 islands and it is divided in to three main islands: Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Boracay is in Visayas, a beautiful islandContinue reading “Boracay, Philippines”

Good morning!

Today, I will be posting beautiful photos taken during my travels to Philippines. I am sure you will enjoy discovering Philippines and maybe you can add it to your bucketlist. Stay tune!

Destination: Philippines

Our first destination would be Philippines. I chose Philippines because I was born and raised there. Philippines is a beautiful country it’s not because I am from there but it’s the real thing. Aside from beautiful beaches, places and rich history, the people are indeed beautiful inside out. Filipinos are amazing hosts, very kind andContinue reading “Destination: Philippines”

looking forward…

As we continue to fight the Covid19 pandemic and continue to stay home to be safe, I will be posting photos from my previous travels. I would love to share them all with very shortly. So, stay tune folks…

First day…

Hi everyone, Welcome to my travel blog! My name is Grace and I am very excited to share with you my travels. I just retired and I am determined to live my life to love, laugh and travel. I love to travel to see the world, experience different food and cultures. I mostly travel withContinue reading “First day…”


The sky was so blue, and the sun so bright, that an eternal summer seemed to reign over this prospect.

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