Steam billows, the teapot fragrant. I enter a state of desires diminishing. Within the stillness, a further pleasure. Nothing coarse or superficial. This is drinking tea. – The Minister of Leaves: Republic of Tea For a long time now, people are converting their lifestyles into a healthier one. I for one, is a coffee junkie …

Karen’s Kitchen

Karen’s Kitchen Little did I know that this little cake corner in Makati, situated in a gasoline station in EDSA already branched out in Kapitolyo, Pasig City. If I can recall, it’s been years that we have been getting our pastries from Karen’s Kitchen as take – outs. Just out of grabbing something for loved-ones …

CATHERINE’s Cakes and Pies

Catherine’s Cakes and Pies “Take your pleasure seriously.” ~Charles Eames~  Okay, reaching 40, I then came into a conclusion that my awareness has to go further even to how I feed myself. I noticed lines in my face, and remembered the years when they are not there yet. I noticed sagging skin, my being weakling …

Celebrating life with Cakes…

Celebrating life with Cakes… “A great many things can be resolved with kindness, even more with laughter, but there are some things that just require cake.” – ~Leigh Standley~ It’s a few more weeks before Christmas. And a few more days before my mama’s birthday. And what better way to celebrate occasion such as these is by …

DESSERT FACTORY – Ayala Terraces, Cebu

Dessert Factory – Ayala Terraces, Cebu  “One can not think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” ~Virginia Woolf~ Is there anything more gratifying than having a dessert after a full meal? Doesn’t it feel like we missed something if after each meal, there would be no dessert? An ice cream, a …