Did you know that we have a thriving chocolate industry in the Philippines? In fact, we can go head to head with other top producing countries in the world. Several international candy brands even source their chocolates here in the Philippines. I wouldn’t be surprised if I find Wonka’s chocolate factory around the corner. 🙂
Speaking of which, thank you to CacaoCultureFarms for providing me with their wonderful chocolate products. I love good quality chocolates and theirs did not fall short of my expectations. Also, let’s support local products and farmers. A prosperous local farming industry results to high-quality produce at a lower cost. So, if you can, shop at your local farmers’ market or palengke instead of large supermarkets, and buy local produce instead of the imported ones.
When I discovered the convenience of online shopping years ago, my life has changed! Back in the days, I had to visit the local travel agent in order to purchase a ticket or book a hotel or go to the mall to shop. They still exist, of course. I still enjoy going to the market to buy goods, but we can’t deny the convenience that online shopping has brought into our lives. It saves us time, effort, and money!
And speaking of saving money, have you heard of ShopBack.ph? Do you remember those vouchers and coupons and other perks that we get to enjoy when we do our shopping at the supermarket or at the mall? Shopback works in a similar way, but better! It gives you back a portion of your money when you shop using its service. This means that consumers, like you and me, get more value for their money.
Watch this video to learn more about how Shopback works:
I think Nilagang Baboy just saved my day. I have not been feeling well for the past days, and the fickle weather is not helping. A bowl of hot broth can solve all problems. I believe that food will save the world.
Nilaga Baboy is a Filipino pork stew, typically with vegetables such as cabbage and petsay or bok choy. Some people use potatoes, but I prefer kalabasa (a type of pumpkin) because that’s how it’s done in my hometown. It also adds a hint of sweetness to the broth that the potato lacks.
Nilaga literally means boiled, which is pretty much the only thing you’ll do to prepare this dish. It is a tad similar to how Pochero or Bulalo or even Sinigang is prepared, which may only differ in the type of meat and vegetables used. Nilagang Baboy is best served with calamansi and patis on the side as they add tartness and umami to the dish to balance the flavors.