Food, Recipes

Peach Refrigerator Cake

Man I hate making dessert.

Well, let me rephrase that, I don’t like to cook when it involves precise measurements. I like to eyeball. A lot. And usually when it comes to desserts, it involves measuring cups and spoons and a whole lot of accuracy because it’s pretty much a chemical solution and I hate chemistry.

That’s why this recipe is perfect: minimal measurements & no baking. Have you ever made one of these? I used to make this a lot with my sister and aunts in the Philippines. I don’t know why or how it got popular but I do know that if you ask a Filipino what a “Refrigerator Cake” is, chances are, they’d know it involves peaches.

It’s easy to prepare, it’s delicious, & oh so pretty! Recipe below:

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Travel

A Full Day of Salvador Dali

A photo diary from our visit to the Dali museum and his home in Figueroas followed by a short trip to Costa Bravas. Pretty incredible! Ended our day eating mountains of sandwiches at 100 Montaditos.

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Travel

Montjuïc, Sagrada Familia, Mercat Santa Caterina, Park Güell, Casa Mila, Las Ramblas, & Quimet y Quimet!

Yes. We saw all of this in one day. I can’t believe it either.

This was one of my favorite days spent in Barcelona. It was insanely busy but I enjoyed it nonetheless. The only thing is that I wish we could have spent more time at Park Güell. That and have a bigger stomach so I could have gorged more at Quimet y Quimet.

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Food, Travel

The Best Thing I Ever Ate: Barcelona Edition

When I book a vacation ANYWHERE in the world, I scour Yelp, Tripadvisor, Chowhound, Serious Eats, & Time Out simultaneously to figure out which restaurants I should grace my presence with. It’s no secret that I love good food so it shouldn’t surprise anyone that I have a systematic approach with my restaurant research months prior to a trip. I mean it only makes sense, right? I leave a lot of wiggle room for spontaneous choices but for the most part, I have a hit list of places already bookmarked on my phone. The mere thought of “winging it” for 8 days’ worth of lunch and dinner gives me shudders. I’m a liiiiiiiiiiiiiittle too Type A for that.

Anyway, if you are taking a trip to Barcelona in the near future, here is a list of top places. My ABSOLUTE FAVORITE is a must so scroll down for the count down!

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Food, Recipes

Inspired by Ina Garten’s Greek Lamb with Yogurt Mint Sauce

Last week, as I was perusing the Fresh Direct Weekly Circular, I saw that organic lamb ribs were discounted. Of course, shortly after, I found myself scouring the internet for EASY lamb recipes. I thought that The Barefoot Contessa‘s Mediterranean-inspired flavors sounded delicious so I decided to give it a try with a few tweaks here and there because I hate measuring, I love shortcuts, and I’m a lazy cook in general.

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