Homemade Recipes: Tocino with yogurt canapé

Sweet and Sour combo has never been this good. Recipe by Karen Humilde.

tocino with yogurt canape

10 pcs. pandesal cut in half (or anybread of your choice)
tocino, cooked, cut in small pieces
plain yogurt, to serve
cheddar cheese, grated
margarine (garlic-flavored)
spring onions, chopped for garnish

Serves 10
Prep time 15 minutes


1. Spread margarine in pandesal.
2. Topped it with tocino and cheddar cheese. Heat in oven toaster for 2
minutes or until the cheese melted.
3. Scoop 1 teaspoon of yogurt on top of the baked bread. Garnish with spring onions.

She is Love.

she is love

My beloved Philippines is celebrating its 116th independence day today. And while the whole country is painting the town red, my thoughts goes to those women who also made way to conquer all their battles in life.

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Homemade Recipes: Sundried Tomato Pesto with Longganisa Pasta

A 20-minute pasta recipe for longganisa lovers. Recipe by Karen Humilde.

homemade recipes: sundried pesto with longganisa

Serves  5 to 6
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cooking Time 15 minutes

1 medium size white onion, chopped
8 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup tomato sauce
4 to 5 tbsp Sundried Tomato Pesto (Filippo Berio)
500 grams hamonado longganisa (or any longganisa of your choice)
300 grams linguine pasta, cooked according to package directions
Parmesan cheese, grated
olive oil
1 teaspoon seasoning mix
salt and pepper to taste

1. Fry longganisa until brown. Slice in bite-sized pieces. Set aside.
2. In a separate saucepan, sauté onions in olive oil until translucent. Add garlic and longganisa.
3. Add tomato sauce and Sun dried Tomato Pesto. Simmer for 5 to 8 minutes.
4. Season with seasoning mix, salt and pepper to taste.
5. Toss sauce with cooked linguine pasta.
6. Served topped with grated Parmesan cheese.

Broken Ones.

broken ones

That hurt. Stabbing every bit of your core. Cuts you open and then left you bleeding. Every cell of your body keeps on screaming emotional pain. And that bleak of sadness that is seeping through your heart.
And again.
And again.
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Life in Letters.


It still felt surreal. This. Writing my first post. But yes, I found myself typing every single letter in the keyboard and every idea just keep on popping in my head. The feeling is inexplicable. Having this personal blog is like having my own child.

I always wanted to write. But never found the courage to do it. I want to write stories about finding love, a woman’s pain, heartaches and scars, those wonderful places I laid my eyes upon, living up your dreams and how life has been so good and just keeps getting better.

When you write, you create a story. Your story. On how you see things in your own perspective. It opens your soul and makes your spirit free. You inspire people by being true to yourself. Those experiences and adventures I made are very important to me and I want to relive those memories when I grow older. I am deeply hoping too that my future kids will read this someday and will awaken their inner wanderlust.

So this, this blog, is my own journal, a collection of stories, my stories, and the people whom I met in my journey and how they changed me, inspired me and fueled my passion in writing.

I followed my heart. I hope you’ll follow yours, too.

Live. Wander. Love.

Welcome to my world and hello, to you.