Tag Archives: Baking and Confections

Bread + ice cream = love

Now we’ve all heard of ice cream sandwiches. Maybe the ice cream is inbetween two cookies or maybe thin layers of cake. But have you ever tried it with just bread?

My parents introduced to me the idea of eating ice cream (typically something Filipino flavoured like Ube or mango) and place it between pandesal (which is a Filipino bread roll) At first, this completely boggled mind because pandesal was used to make savoury sandwiches, often filled with cheese or meats. How could the two possibly combine? I was a good sport and willing to try anything once, tried it under my parents suggestion and instantly fell in love. While pandesal is not necessarily salty, it’s that savoury/salty combined with the sweet element that is just divine. If you toast the pandesal, you get the added interesting contrast of warm vs. cold. It makes for a great treat in the summers, very filling and beats the bowl or cone substitution. I would highly recommend giving it a try just once and seeing for yourself. :)

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10/10/10 (delayed)

I’m a little late on this unfortunately as I was busy on the actual day but nevertheless I wanted to answer this prompt as I certainly won’t get another chance to comment on this again.


Fall Colors

10/10/10 occurred during Thanksgiving weekend. My family decided to go on a trip a little North of Toronto to celebrate the weekend and get away from our busy lives. We stepped away from our normal Thanksgiving traditions, which typically involves me cooking all day an original menu. No turkeys for us I’m afraid.

Each year, it was tradition that the family goes out for fall colour driving to revel in the beauty of the leaves changing. It’s typically a short window of opportunity because before you know it, the leaves have changed and fall down already.

We went up north with a few family friends to stay at a resort that we’ve been to many many years ago. We enjoyed our weekend driving, taking photos, exploring nature. Our evenings were spent singing and playing board games and it was just good fun.

10/10/10 in specific we spent the day exploring caves, having a super delicious dinner at a fine dining restaurant and cheese/wine/chocolate cake to end the night off in our hotel rooms. I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect weekend.

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