Five little things I loved this week:1. Ube
Growing up, ube was the one treat, aside from mangoes, that I couldn’t wait to taste when my family would vacation in the Philippines. This purple sensation, similar to the Okinawan sweet potato, is especially beloved in sweet applications, and I have shared this purple yam with you before in sapin-sapin as well as in a banana turon split. My children adore ube, and it takes centerstage in an article in CNN Philippines, and is a very good read in this ingredient which is quickly becoming “trendy” here in the US.READ MORE
Light, tender and perfectly flakey, these Pumpkin Cheddar Biscuits are the perfect savory side to all your fall soups and stews.
Would you say you’re more of a night owl or an early bird? My daughter asked me this question the other day, and we laughed at how she is clearly a morning person (as is my husband), while my son and I veer more toward night owl tendencies. But it didn’t seem to matter the other evening, because here we were on a Monday night, out at a concert with friends, and both yawning profusely as we waited for the group to take the stage. My watch ticked past 9:45 pm and I looked around the arena, wondering — am I the only exhausted person here? How are we all going to wake up for school/work/etc. tomorrow?READ MORE