Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Arabic Sugar Wax

Every wonder what type of wax Lay Bare uses? It's an age old recipe for Arabic wax.

IMHO it removes hair better than any wax I've tried before, and it will not burn you, so I tried making my own.

WARNING: Boiling sugar is hotter than boiling water - DO NOT TOUCH OR TASTE this mixture while in liquid form. IT WILL BURN YOU. For kids, only do this with the supervision of an adult. Try at your own risk.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Beef Caldereta

A request by my friend, Mommy Chyi who is facing her inevitable destiny to be a domestic goddess :)

Disclaimer: This Caldereta is more Spanish than the super cheesy versions being cooked nowadays in other Filipino households.  I can't call it traditional because I am not using goat, and I am using a non-traditional stock base: Beer.  I got it from our childhood nanny who, in the few years she was away from us, became a cook for a catering group in her province.