Monthly Archives: December 2017

Countdown to New Year 2018:
Let the Celebration Begin!

THERE’S nothing like welcoming the New Year with a big celebration. Lights glowing in the dark night sky, forming balls of fire that dance and burst with glowing colored lights against a black backdrop… Festive music and synchronized booming sounds … Continue reading

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Happy Healthy Holidays!

WHO says the Christmas season has to be loaded with all the delicious stuff that’s bad for the health? Who says you have to gain weight during the holidays and worry about shedding them off the following year? Not if … Continue reading

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No-bake Fruit Cocktail Pie

FRUIT cocktail is an important ingredient in Filipino homes during Christmastime. This is because Fruit Salad, whose primary ingredient is canned fruit cocktail, forms part of the Filipino Noche Buena and Media Noche tradition. After families feast on Lechon, Roast … Continue reading

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Enjoying Ju.D Lao’s Fruitcakes
on Christmas Day

I USED to dread receiving fruitcakes. This is because giving fruitcakes is, I believe, a Western tradition that does not quite fit the Filipino culture. Somehow, the taste of fruitcakes does not quite fit the Filipino palate, so rare are … Continue reading

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Feel the Magic of the Holidays
at Richmonde Hotel Iloilo

THIS Christmas, Richmonde Hotel Iloilo entices you to feel the magic of the holidays with a collection of freshly baked and mouth-watering holiday goodies from the hotel’s The Granary. The shop offers Richmonde’s signature pastries, including the best-selling Richmonde Ensaymada, … Continue reading

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