About Me

This is a blog about life, love, food, family, friends.  It's about the magic in the everyday, the adventures big and small.  It's about honest eating and cooking and feeding.  From the heart, real, striving towards the sublime but just as happy with the simple.  It's a small kitchen and a growing family, and all that happens in between the nooks and crannies of the everyday rush...and the special places you can find there if you pay attention.

It's about my own jaunts in the kitchen, and sometimes beyond.  I started this blog on my own, and now I have my dear C and our little ones, who can't help but appear interwoven in my stories.  It's about trying to get and give the best I can make.  It's about real life cooking in all it glories and foibles.

Oh, and recipes included!

If you think you have no time or skill or inclination to cook...I hope you can stop a minute and try to let me show you otherwise.


42 comments:

Rowi said...

Congratulations on your new banner(?) It looks so cool and refreshing, just like your posts. Is San Pellegrino your fav water? I like San Pellegrino water and the bottle, so that makes two of us.
Looking closer at your doll photo - it reminds me of Lilla My, one of the characters of the Mummin series.
Cheers!

ChichaJo said...

Thanks Rowi! San Pellegrino is only sparkling water that can turn me away from still :) I love the Moomins! Although the doll in the photo is actually a cheese grater! :)

Michi Caldwell said...

I found your blog by following a foodista.com facebook update. I love your blog! What was even more surprising is that you're also from the Philippines. I'm also from the Philippines, but live in Oregon. I'm always excited to make a Filipino connection. To top it all off... I have the exact same grater! I will definitely be following your blog!

ChichaJo said...

Hi Michi! Thank for your kind words and glad to hear you are enjoying my blog :) I am likewise excited whenever I discover Filipinos through food blogging! Can't believe we have the same grater!! :)

Alexis Cuizon said...

Hi Ms. Joey! I'm Alexis Cuizon. I would like to ask if I may have you email address for a proposal? :) All the best! Thanks.

Connie said...

Love the new look and colors of the blog, Jo! :)

The B*critic said...

i love breakfast too - i have a new book - do you think you would like to share some recipes or even host a giveaway - different takes on yummy breakkies!! thanks, M
m.tchea@gmail.com

jt said...

hi , Love your blog!!! i am a recent LeCordonBleu grad..my book just listed on IBookstore...check it out...http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-new-majordomo/id506158106?mt=11

koolimut said...

Love your blog! Hurray for Filipino dishes!

ChichaJo said...

Thank you everyone!! Here is my email eighty_breakfasts (at) yahoo (dot) com :)

ye-mek said...

We really like your site... Your recipes, photos are great.

We love it.

Thanks for sharing these nice posts with us...

ye-mek said...

By the way,

We also belive that breakfast, the most important meal of the day.

We also try to share lots of breakfast menu's at our recipe site...

We want everone taste every taste :)

You can check our english version : http://www.ye-mek.in

Orjinal version (Turkish) : http://www.ye-mek.net

Kathy said...

Thanks for your blog! I love the recipes and photos! Very Inspiring!!

Kathy

kathy-dessertmania.blogspot.com

Kathy said...

Thanks for your blog! I love the recipes and photos! Very Inspiring!!

Kathy

kathy-dessertmania.blogspot.com

Zhang xin said...

Thank you for your blog!! May I exchange link with your blog?
My blog is: http://ahacooking.com

Zhang xin said...

Thank you for your blog. May I exchange link with your blog. My blog is: http://ahacooking.com Please contract me with my email:qcfmylove@gmail.com. Thank you.

Algen said...

Hello Chichajo,

I love your blog. I found it on an article from delish.com entitled "Best of the Food Blogs". Can I have your permission to feature some of your blog posts to my Cooking fanpage on Facebook? My follower loves them. Also do you have a Facebook fanpage for your blog so I can tag you for the post and can give you credit. I noticed you don't have a Facebook link on your blog's social media corner.

More power! Thank you.

Sincerely,

Algen

ChichaJo said...

Thank you everyone for your kind words!

Hi Algen! Feel free to feature my post just please link back here :) I don't have a Facebook page for the blog because...well, I guess I just haven't thought about it :)

Algen said...

Hi ChichaJo!


Thank you for the permission! You should have that Facebook fanpage! :D

Thank you again!


Sincerely,

Algen

Two Day Layover said...

I am a big fan of yours. I love your recipes but it's the stories you tell with every entry that really draw me in. The personal touch if you may. Please keep on going. God bless :)

bisikwa said...

Hey there, im here for the very first time and I love what I see...!

cheers

Anonymous said...

Love the site...do you accept recipes from readers?

I have a very tasty one...actually from a restaurant in Los Angeles called Hugo's...

:-) said...

Hi. Where can i send a private message to you? Ty! Dolschua@yahoo.com

Jim said...

Hi ChichaJo,

I know you love breakfast, but you ought to check out my entry in Bob's Red Mill Oats contest, "Spar for the Spurtle," as it is a classic remake of oatmeal. My entry is called "Campfire Breakfast S'Mores" and would love your feedback in it and ways to make it better. Oh, and don't forget to "like' me at www.sparforthespurtle.com

Thanks!
Jim Schafer

Vijitha said...

I am so glad that I found your blog. I briefly browsed through your posts and I am sure that I will be back often to check your recipes. Let's stay connected.

Even I love breakfasts :-)


Afner said...

I think you do a great work! your blog is fantastic... and of course food look delicious!

Marshmallow said...

Your blog is so adorable! >W<

Thushari said...

I love your blog,.....so much useful information and inspirations....Thanks Rowi.

laura said...

I used to really like this blog but the advertising is just too much. It feels like assault by advertising.

laura said...

I used to really like this site but the overwhelming advertising presence is a deterrent. Sadly, I will be removing this blog from my favorites.

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Anonymous said...

Greetings!

I would like to ask for your permission to make use of the images on your website (specifically your page about Curacha) for a project in a Web Development class in school. It's for a completely academic and non-commercial purpose. We will also provide a link to your site as part of the image sources.

Please e-mail me for your response. Thank you!

Best regards,
Chesca

Chesca said...

I'm so sorry for the excessive commenting but I'm the same person asking for permission to use the picture of Curacha on your site. I was stupid enough to neglect to include my e-mail address after kindly requesting for you to contact me there regarding your response. I'm so sorry :( Well here it is (my email)

fmalagrosa2015@gmail.com

robelramos said...

Hi,

Do you by chance have the recipe for steamed rice? i miss the rice served at Ding Qua Qua and/or Harbour City in Cebu..here is the picture: http://ph.openrice.com/cebu/restaurant/harbour-city/3932/

robelramos said...

sorry i forgot to put my email: robelsramos@gmail.com hope you could help me with the steamed rice recipe..:)

Allison J said...

Hi there! Your blog is awesome. I found it by googling "great food blogs" I have a food blog as well bendintheallie.blogspot.com and I noticed you also use Blogger. How did you get that cool colorful banner up at the top? Im trying to figure out how to make my blog unique and interesting. :)

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Anonymous said...

I love your blog too, and we "meet " in Market Manila sometimes.. I have the same grater, but the head broke--decapitated...

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