For three nights straight, we had delicious home-cooked food. On Eugene’s birthday, we had pan-grilled porterhouse steak. Not imported beef, but good, tender local beef from Monterey Meatshop.
Yesterday night, Ericke got lettuce and other stuff and asked Alvin, a chef, to whip up Caesar’s salad. The croutons were sprinkled with rosemary giving them a nice herby taste. Love it that he used whole crispy bacon strips. The dressing was a tad too lemony, yet the entire salad was so good.
We had grilled pork with mango-avocado salsa just a while back. Avocados are so in season and it’s nice that our cook surprises us with such creative tweaks every once in a while. Pork was rubbed with salt, pepper and a bit of garlic powder before grilling. Yummy, the fat just melts in the mouth. My cousins who live abroad say there’s something about the meats in the Philippines. I believe more tasty and sweet. Another one of the beautiful reasons for living in the Majority World, our cattle and poultry are devoid of excessive hormones. At the market, we are able to buy live grass-fed native pig, chicken and even goat:) A market photowalk, what I want to do and share with you soon.
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