Lola’s 2017 Holiday Kitchen Wish List

2017 Holiday Kitchen Wish List

I have never really made a wish list before so this one is going to be the first on this blog. I wrote this piece for a certain project which never materialized because of an unfortunate event. But then, I realized, I already made the list so, what the heck, let’s publish it anyway.

Although this is a list of kitchen items that I personally want to receive (or dream of buying), feel free to use it as a guide or inspiration when you plan to shop for holiday gifts for people whose passion is cooking. Some are more expensive than the others. Some can be bought locally while some may require international shipping. Shipping costs may be free or not. Check the website for further details.

Happy holiday shopping! ūüôā

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Lola’s Kitchen Tips: TO CHILL OR NOT TO CHILL (feat. PANASONIC’S PRIME FREEZE)

If you live in a big household like me, chances are, you have a very disorganized pantry and fridge. If not, kudos to you and your family. Every now and then, people at home would pass by the supermarket or palengke to grab a bottle of ketchup or a hand of bananas only to be left in the refrigerator’s time-space warp corner, bound to be buried in oblivion.

Sounds familiar? You’re not alone.

Improper food storage can lead to a wastage of good food and hard-earned money. Approximately 1.3 billion tons¬†of food gets lost or wasted globally. Not only that, it can also jeopardize your family’s health and well-being. Did you know that more that 350,000 people die of food poisoning worldwide? These are the statistics that I’m sure you don’t want to be a part of.

So, how can we be part of the solution and not of the problem? We can start by teaching ourselves where to store food items to prolong their shelf life. Some foods like the cold, moist environment while some last longer in a dry, open space. Which common Filipino food items should be kept inside¬†or outside the fridge? Let’s find out:

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Blogged: On TV, Print, and Gratitude

Hello, everyone!

First and foremost, I would like to thank you for your continuous support of this blog. It has been almost five years since this food blog started. There were some challenges along the way to the point that I almost gave up on keeping it updated. But because of my faithful readers throughout the years, I am inspired to stay to keep it up and running.

Creating a food blog (or any kind of blog, for that matter) and maintaining it are two¬†completely different things — the former being easier that the latter. Keeping it active is not an easy task, especially for someone with a really busy schedule. However, there’s a sense of reward and fulfillment every time I hear (and read) really nice words from you. For that, I thank you.

Mga Luto ni Lola
The blog’s old logo with the original Blogspot URL.

And because of your constant support, I’m proud to share with you that Mga Luto ni Lola has consistently been one of the highest [Google] ranking food blogs in the country, sometimes even beating many of the really well-known food blogs. In fact, this blog is even more popular than the blogger behind it. And that’s okay, because it was never my intention to be popular anyway.

Mga Luto ni Lola also paved the way to so many doors for me — from social media management to job opportunities to even writing a book. I also had my own share of failures though, but at least I get to¬†meet really amazing people who believe in me and in what I am capable of doing. And I guess that’s¬†the best thing that happened to me more than anything else.¬†Not to mention, all the sponsors and media companies who have supported me all the while.

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