coma stories

a cup of barako coffee

Coma one: After checking out two big grocery stores in Laoag and not finding basic caramel syrup or sauce, I got too excited finding a caramel-colored bottle, with the word caramel, at the bigger store. When I arrived, Brandon was asking me what I was about to whip up. I answered, “Salted caramel coffee.” “This just won’t work,” he warned me. I went on brewing barako coffee. Pumped out a beautiful swirl of whipped cream, laced it with Goya cocoa powder… and… jeez, why is this caramel not caramel!? Mental failure leads to epic failure.

smucker's magic shell caramel

My bad!

Dinner with the Kaus

In the collage (clockwise): bulalo (bone marrow) soup, pinaputok na tilapia, lengua in white sauce, grilled okra with BLT, mango and blueberry cheesecakes, grilled steaks.

Coma two: We had dinner with the Kaus at their home just a while back. Joan grilled steaks and okras, and made tender lengua (beef tongue) in rich white sauce and bulalo soup.  Cheesecake and chamomile tea followed. I’m in food coma. Goodnight.

Photographed by Blauearth © Blauearth™ All Rights Reserved 2009-2012

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