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I’m all for fun kiddie parties, may they be grand or simple. For me, the memories of being with your friends, your parents and relatives, in your birthday, do last forever. I, for example, my father and mother separated when I was five years old, so no parent to give me these kinds of parties. But my Lola who took care of me, would always cook pancit and gather our neighbor kids in front of our house, and there we would have these small parties. I would wear my beatiful dress and I was always happy to be with my little friends. You...

I saw this cookbook by Marietta Subong aka Pokwang and I felt the timing was just perfect. I was stressed that day after finishing a pile of laundry and I asked my husband that we go out and eat and do something fun. You know, books are my passion (a bit) but I wasn’t in the mood for heavy lit that day and cookbooks and cooking magazines are becoming my go-to whenever I wanted to relax. And I saw this book in National Bookstore, pink and catchy with its title: Patikim, Pokie!For the price of P225, this cookbook is a worthy buy....

From July 28-30, we all have the opportunity to discover Viet Nam’s finest products. The Viet Nam Trade Fair is being held at Robinson’s Place Manila, Atrium till the 28th while the Viet Nam Goods Days is ongoing at Robinsons Supermarket in Robinsons Place till July 30. Organized by the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Viet Nam, co-presented by JG Summit Holdings, Inc., and in cooperation with the Embassy of Viet Nam to the Philippines, the three-day event will showcase an array of food, handicrafts, garments and other consumer...

It’s not Easter yet, but these egg-shaped, pastel-colored chocolate treats from Villa Del Conte resurrected my craving for chocolates! Villa Del Conte Ovicinis are delicious, candy-coated dark chocolates from Padova, Italy. Each of these treats are filled with premium hazelnut cream.  The coating is crunchy and not overly sweet and the chocolates (they are made of dark chocolates so less guilt for us) are so rich and luscious when they melt inside the mouth.The pastel colors are so pretty and my and my girls just love them (baby...

Last month, my father in law celebrated his birthday and usually, when we go to celebrations like these, we have potlucks. This time, I decided to make my own blueberry cheesecake because Daddy has a sweet tooth and I know a cheesecake will just be a hit in special occasions like these. Last time, I made a Dulce De Leche Cheesecake but this time, I wanted to make something classic and fruity. So here’s a very easy recipe you can use if you want to make one at home. I used very basic ingredients which can be bought from any grocery...

Have you tried joining a fitness run? It’s fun and it’s always much better when you have a buddy or someone to run with. This year, the four of us were fortunate to be able to run altogether in Robinson Supermarket’s 10th Fit & Fun Wellness Buddy Run. It’s a much anticipated event annually because there are so many participating brands which sponsor it and everyone in the family can join. We’ve seen huge families who joined, couples only, small children (even infants), and even people in wheelchair.This...

Most of us love to eat US potatoes, more than we know it. We Filipino moms won’t find our “afritada” and “menudo” complete without potatoes. And there are a hundred more dishes where we include potatoes in them. Of course, most kids we know crave for French fries! Luckily for us, these humble potatoes are considered “wonder foods”. Let me tell you some of the most important reasons why.Packed with Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Iron, and PotassiumUS potatoes contain more vitamin C than tomatoes or sweet potatoes. Vitamin C helps...

Robinsons Supermarket continues in its aim to make all Filipinos fit and healthy as it launched its promos a week in advance in time for the National Wellness Month which is the month of July. My daughter and I were so delighted to participate in their kick-off event, the Wellness Festival, which was held at Eastwood Central Plaza – Citywalk last June 23. It was a free event open to the public and there were several stations where visitors were encouraged to see and try the different products by Robinsons Supermarket’s wellness...

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