The Modern Farm Mama

Food, Review

Friendship Goals Met at Quino’s Cafe, Bacolod

Quino’s Cafe is one cozy place to meet good old friends and munch over great-tasting desserts Since I moved to the rural and my college friends worked out of the country or got hooked with family life, we only meet once in a blue moon, as in. We met last weekend after 9 years! But the thrill of seeing them and the almost endless chitchat and giggles, it feels nothing has changed. #friendshipgoals First, Madam Dani met me at the clinic of my son’s ortho, and later we met Eds at  ...

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Farming, Gardening Materials

Interesting Uses of Rice Hull at Home and in the Garden

A vivid memory of my elementary years was the time my classmates and I used to get rice hull from a nearby rice mill. We grouped ourselves by twos and each of the pair would hold each of the ends of the sack that contained rice hull and we would put them in our “green house” compound for composting. Rice hull, or rice husk, is the yellowish lightweight covering of rice and is a byproduct of the milling process. The Philippines produces large quantities of rice hull because rice  ...

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Food, Kitchen Experiment

Homemade Healthy Fish Balls

Fish balls are one of the most loved street food in the Philippines. Made from fish meat and other additional ingredients, fish balls or fishballs render a nice treat to the taste buds and a fix to a hungry tummy for a cheap price. Locally in Hinoba-an, we have vendors of commercially made fish balls and its other versions, of which the most common brand is that of JnC. There are also vendors who opt to make their own homemade fishballs, sold for P1 each. Our kids had been requesting to eat  ...

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Money Talk

When It’s Hard to Give

The past weeks have been a roller-coaster ride for us. My eldest son fell off the bed and sustained a fracture in his right humerus. It was a real nightmare for a mom to see her son in excruciating pain. It was nothing but heartbreaking. Through those trying times, I can’t remember an hour without me talking silently to God about my son’s pain, asking Him to comfort him, heal him, and guide the doctors fixing his broken arm. And I praise Him that He has indeed been with us all  ...

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