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Day 4: Own Recipe

Grandma’s Apple Pie...”
I recently visited my grandma and I was looking at this magazine with different recipes for all kinds of desserts. My grandma asked me what I would like to try to bake and since I was craving for apple pie that day, I quickly answered “APPLE PIIIIIEEEEEE!” With excitement in my voice. She then walks to her desk and pulled out an old notebook from one of the drawers. She was looking for something written in the notebook and when she found it, she handed it to me. Written in her notebook was a recipe for apple pie, I got too excited so I read the whole thing instantly. The ingredients were simple.. Just some flour, cinnamon, salt, apples,… I asked her when can I bake and she said next weekend. I was eager to bake an apple pie so I read through her books and I even did some research on the different styles of the pie and such.
The day came and I started preparing the ingredients. I followed the instructions thoroughly and my measurements were really precise. Imagine the excitement in my face as I watch the pie bake itself from the oven glass! I can’t stop checking every 3 minutes haha! And the smell coming out from the oven was soooooo tempting I just wanna grab the pie with my bare hands and eat it whole 😂 .. After 20-30 minutes, I carefully took out the pie from the oven and placed it on top of the stove to cool it down. My grandma took the first bite to taste it.. I was so worried but then she told me that the taste was perfect I felt so relieved! My first apple pie… 
I wanted to bring some to school but there was none left hahaha! Baking or even cooking is fun. Whether it’s just a simple no-bake cakes to your lola’s adobo recipe, you should try it at least once in your life. Some people find it relaxing to cook, some expresses their emotions in baking. Who knows, maybe one day you’ll be a famous chef or cook or a baker. Give it a shot! 



Day 1: Luto Ni Inay

Sunday. Family day. Rest day. CHEAT DAY. This is the day of the week where you get excited and at the same time annoyed. Why? Because the next day is Monday, the day everyone hates but even though that’s the case Sunday is the one thing people look forward to, the CHEAT DAY for most of the people.

Yes, cheat day for those who are in diet. Pigging out day for those who loves to eat. How can you resist to eat a lot on Sunday? Especially if it’s made by our grandmother (“Luto Ni Lola”) and/or by our mother. Who on earth would resist their specialty dishes, right? Not unless you want them to get mad at you because you won’t eat the food that they cooked. Oh no! That is just bad. Don’t ever try your grandmothers to get mad at you. When your grandmother finds out that you haven’t eaten anything yet, she would DEFINITELY have a panic attack and won’t let you leave their house with empty stomachs.

So, today’s specialty dish is….. KARE-KARE!! This dish of my grandmother is the best. You wanna know why? Because the richness of the peanut butter sauce “Sabaw pa lang ulam na!” (We used to say this when the food is really good), use real peanuts for the sauce so that you can really savor it, and how the meat and vegetables are so good in it and of course one of the main partner of the Kare Kare is the Bagoong! The home made bagoong with a little spice in it, oh how it all fits together and compliment each other!! Of course if  you don’t like the taste of bagoong you can eat the Kare Kare without it, it’s just to add a little spice in the food but the Kare kare itself is good enough(kare-kare lang sapat na). How can you miss the family lunch or dinner with that kind of good food?

This is really one of my favorite food. One of my comfort food is peanut butter, I never thought that peanuts can be used to cook food like that. I thought that it can only be seen as a spread or with chocolates or biscuits. So the moment my grandmother taught me how to cook that I was shocked that it was made by peanuts and peanut butter. This food is really special because it was taught by my grandmother and it’s one of comfort food. Every food cooked by a lola is the best food ever!

Luto ni Inay, pampa-happy ng buhay!