EAT TO YOUR HEART'S CONTENT PREPARES A HEALTHY STRAWBERRY SALAD



You don't have to go out and splurge every last dime when you are celebrating special occasions like Mother's Day. Since my mom does not want to go out as often as I wanted her to - it seems she gets sleepless nights whenever she sees how much I paid for every dine out and gets dizzy with the maddening crowds at malls.


Whenever I am at home, I would whip up something healthy and delicious. Summer days, though the heat is unbearable, brings an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables that are very affordable.

Fresh greens abound during the summer months

EAT TO YOUR HEART'S CONTENT AT GRAND MOMMA'S KITCHEN



When I think of grandmothers, food comes to mind first. I would imagine grandmothers who would supervise their kitchen staff early in the morning to prepare sumptuous dishes for breakfast and even prepare a grand repertoire of gastronomic feasts during fiestas.

The inviting facade of Grand Momma's Kitchen

MOM'S DAY OUT WITH MANILA BAY DINNER CRUISE


Captivating sunset of Manila Bay

Whenever time permits, my mom and I would head to Roxas Boulevard to witness the glorious Manila Bay Sunset. We both marvel and are constantly dumbfounded with awe of the magnificent sun that sets across the horizon. I never get tired of taking photos of the golden sun as every moment is never the same and it was truly one of life's simple pleasures!

EAT TO YOUR HEART'S CONTENT AT FELY J'S KITCHEN


Fely J's Kitchen needs no introduction to fellow food enthusiasts as this is one of the many creative restaurants of the late Larry J. Cruz who pioneered one of Manila's landmark restaurants, Cafe Adriatico.

Fely J's Kitchen at Greenbelt 5, Makati City

MOM'S DAY OUT AT BARBARA'S RESTAURANT


For the past nine months, Eat To Your Heart's Content has posted only a few food articles - Haagen Dazs' bids farewell to the Philippines and Minnie's Sweet Creations were posted in August 2012. Bacolod City was my focus in October so I published articles on Piaya and Pendy's while my last post was in January 2013 featuring Marciano's Restaurant in Greenbelt 3. A grand total of five posts in nine months does not mean I have not been savoring various dining destinations.

Eat To Your Heart's Content continues the pursuit of discovering deliriously delicious dining destinations

EAT TO YOUR HEART'S CONTENT AT MARCIANO'S IN GREENBELT 3




BY PIE RIVERA

Are you a fan of the good ol' Hollywood industry? Do you enjoy watching Breakfast at Tiffany's while swaying to the tune of Moon River? Do you dream that your man will deliver romantic lines just like in the movie When Harry Met Sally? Or would you rather laugh your hearts out via Seinfeld?


EAT TO YOUR HEART'S CONTENT WITH PENDY'S FROM BACOLOD CITY



BY PIE RIVERA


October is a grand time for the Negrenses and a fabulous time for tourists to visit this charming province and be captivated by their warm smiles and delicious treats. As I join Bacolod City in their celebration of the famous MassKara Festival, allow me to share with you my wonderful experience with one of their precious landmarks.
Pendy's Bacolod City

EAT TO YOUR HEART'S CONTENT WITH PIAYA : A BACOLOD CITY DELICACY


BY PIE RIVERA


It's been two months and 13 days since I have written my last post for my precious food blog which featured Minnie's Sweet Creations. Time indeed flies fast as we are in the last quarter of the year 2012. Being a glorious month for the Negrenses, allow me to partake in their festivities and highlight some of my favorites when in Bacolod City.

Masskara Festival is an annual, well-known festival in Bacolod City

MINNIE'S SWEET CREATIONS : PINOY MADE IN THE LAND OF OZ



BY PIE RIVERA

Vintage Cupcakes by Minnie's Sweet Creations

Over the past couple of years, I would read from the papers that young individuals or couples venture into creating their own business apart from juggling their day jobs. Some to speed up their race in creating a better life while some stumbled upon a new found hobby that became their life's passion. I can very much relate to the latter and so is my featured home-made sweet sensations.

HAAGEN-DAZS BIDS FAREWELL

BY PIE RIVERA


The news saddens me and perhaps, every ice cream lover in the Philippines. Last June, I heard about Haagen-Dazs to cease its operation in the Philippines. I could not believe what I read, so I instantly checked their official website and saw that the news was indeed true.