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#TBT Recipe: Gumbo for Mardi Gras

I suppose another #TBT recipe wouldn’t hurt, eh?  Next week is Fat Tuesday, so now you’ll have enough time to gather the ingredients and make this, the best gumbo north … Continue reading

February 4, 2016 · 3 Comments

Top Chef California Episode 5: Big Gay Wedding

In the Elimination Challenge this week, the contestants catered a big group wedding for 25 same-sex couples and I was a little agitated at the concept of the episode.  Mainly … Continue reading

January 11, 2016 · 3 Comments

The Religion of Pork: Bo Ssam Recipe

We Filipinos view pork as a religion.  We praise it and eat it in every form imaginable.  No family get-together is complete without a roasted pig, which always gets an … Continue reading

November 18, 2015 · 8 Comments

Exercise Music: Fighting Evolution with Calvin Harris

It seems that there are more and more out there who don’t believe in the Theory of Evolution.  I’m curious whether this is indeed a growing movement or it’s that, … Continue reading

October 17, 2014 · 6 Comments

Mardi Gras! My Gumbo Recipe Again

I was going to re-post this on Fat Tuesday, but figured I’d do it a day early in case you were looking for something special to make.  It’s one of … Continue reading

March 3, 2014 · 8 Comments

Monthly Wine Writing Challenge #7 – Devotion: The Politics of Wine

The following is my entry into this month’s Monthly Wine Writing Challenge 7 (#MWWC7), hosted by last month’s winner, the SAHMmelier. * This is a series of challenges where wine … Continue reading

February 18, 2014 · 26 Comments

The True Meaning of Valentine’s Day

To this day I still don’t know why Boom Boom has NEVER liked Valentine’s Day. I sorta get it now since we’ve been together for so long.    Here’s how … Continue reading

February 14, 2014 · 7 Comments

Guilty Pleasures – Jesus Christ Superstar

With Easter being this weekend and all the theater stuff we did last week, it’s only logical that I got on a Jesus Christ Superstar kick.  This was one of … Continue reading

March 29, 2013 · 21 Comments

Guilty Pleasures Recycled – Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Here’s my post from last year!   Don’t forget to drink responsibly.  And eat corned beef and cabbage responsibly.  Just like with alcohol, your consuming too much cabbage is detrimental … Continue reading

March 17, 2013 · 6 Comments

Guilty Pleasures – Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Tomorrow’s St. Patrick’s day where nearly everyone puts on the green and becomes drunken, ginger leprechauns for a day! Did you know that St. Patrick, the man who we celebrate … Continue reading

March 16, 2012 · 5 Comments