The Tomatoes are in the Bread…

Half the loaf...

Focaccia is one of the first breads I’ve ever made and it’s still one of my family’s favorite treats, especially when it comes steaming out of the oven!  Every fresh loaf is barely given time to cool; my mother demands that the loaves be sliced ASAP.  The slices are then dipped into that heavenly mixture of extra-virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, herbs, and a hint of grated Parmesan.

I’ve tried making plain focaccia, added dried basil and oregano to the dough, substituted rye flour for part of the white, and even used the dough as a base for homemade pizzas.  For the latest loaf, however, I decided to do something different by adding sun-dried tomato pesto to the dough.

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My Drink of Choice for the Season

Watermelon Slushie!!!
It’s pink, it’s slushy, sweet, and I could drink gallons of the stuff given the blistering summer heat!  This is a watermelon shake served at Teriyaki Boy.  It costs PhP 65.00 over there, but you can make it at home by blitzing chunks of frozen watermelon in your blender.  Aaaaaah!  Sheer bliss…!

Eat This When Depressed…

It’s odd, but a plate of omelette-rice (omuraisu in Japanese) is one of those things I can devour with impunity during times of overwhelming distress.  There is just something so comforting about this dish which, in my honest opinion, something that fits into the brunch category.  (Omelette = breakfast; Japanese fried rice = lunch)

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