Basic Baking Workshop at the Philippine Baking Institute

I grew up with a mom who loves to bake. When I was still a kid, she would always bake me a chocolate cake covered with colorful sugar icing for my birthday. As I grew older, I eventually sparked the same passion and I am now whipping up experimental baked goodies in my own kitchen. It comes without saying that baking has been one of those things I enjoy doing. That’s why when the Philippine Baking Institute Davao invited some bloggers for a 1-day bread and pastry workshop, I did not hesitate to join.

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During the lecture part of the workshop, we learned about the science behind bread and pastry making. It’s amazing how much science goes into making breads.  Although for the most part, the lecture sounded too technical for most of us, I actually taught it was Read More »

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Davao Food: Cuppycakes Boulangerie + Bistro

The Davao food scene has been abuzz these past few months as several restaurants and coffee shops recently opened in the first half of 2016.

One of the newest dessert places and dining destinations in the city is  Cuppycakes Boulangerie + Bistro. This quaint but cozy bistro place offers a variety of burgers and sandwiches, pasta, rice meals, and of course, desserts!

A few weeks ago, they invited some bloggers to try out some of their best-sellers and I was happy enough to oblige (because food is bae).

Have a look at the gastronomic feast they had prepared for us:

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Celebrate the Yuletide Season with The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf Holiday Menu and Giving Journal 2016

Christmas is just right under our noses and I couldn’t be happier. There is nothing more heartwarming than the sound of cheers from family reunions and Christmas gatherings. I feel like everyone is generally happy during this time of the year, and that alone is good enough reason to celebrate with an open heart.

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Speaking of Christmas gathering, I recently attended the The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf’s 2015 Holiday Launch at SM Lanang Premier. It was a mini bloggers reunion of some sort as the place was jam packed with Davao bloggers as well as some of our friends from the media.

We had a lovely time catching up over brunch while CBTL introduced their 2015 Holiday menu and the Giving Journal 2016. We also had a basic watercolor lettering workshop conducted by April San Pedro (read about it here).

2015 Holiday Menu

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