Archive for December, 2006

I Still Believe in Santa…

24 Dec, 2006

I still believe in Santa. No matter how you may try to convince me otherwise, I know he is out there. Ever since I was a kid, the “magic” of the Christmas season took hold of me and never let go. Despite ups and downs, good years and bad, I have always…

Christmas Wrapping a la Marketmanila

24 Dec, 2006

If you haven’t figured it out by now through the entries on this blog over the last two Christmases, the holidays are a BIG DEAL around Marketman territory. Besides all the décor, the food, the baking, the desserts and sweets, the charities, the parties, etc., GIFTS are a major part of the season….

Christmas Ham

24 Dec, 2006

Ham seems to be the number one pick of readers when asked what dish will anchor their Christmas meal. And I totally understand why – hams are absolutely delicious and memorable, easy to prepare and store, and compared to many other choices, very reasonably priced for the number of folks served. Last…

The Kid Who Got the Gingerbread House…

22 Dec, 2006

Marketman packed up the gingerbread house, a bunch of other candies and goodies and went off to Ortigas Center to drop it off with “David’s” tita/aunt. “David” got the goodies yesterday. His mom sent me this photo, isn’t he just the absolute cutest? I couldn’t figure out the technology so I…

Angus Ribeye Roast Beef a la Marketman

22 Dec, 2006

It surprised me a bit that so many people were curious about making a Roast Beef. The hardest part about doing a Roast Beef is buying the meat. Start with spectacular beef and you are 85% of the way there. For our Holiday Meal Roast Beef, I purchased a 7.5 kilo…

Lobster Salad with Arugula Microgreens, Pomegranates & Tomatoes a la Marketman

21 Dec, 2006

When I first started plotting the holiday dinner menu, I thought I would like to serve some nice lobsters with a vinaigrette of some sort. But a visit to seaside market a few days before brought the shocking news that the lobsters I had in mind, large rock lobsters alive and kicking and…

Baby Carrots with Anchoiade

21 Dec, 2006

I called my suki Edwin at Fresh Field at Market!Market! a few days before our big Holiday dinner and asked what goodies he had… he suggested some baby carrots he was just about to start harvesting and I also ordered some arugula microgreens for garnishing. On the day of the dinner, I picked…

Holiday Dinner a la Marketman, 2006

21 Dec, 2006

A Christmas Dinner with Marketman, Family and Friends. After the Filipino themed holiday dinner described in previous posts, we moved on to a more Western-themed dinner for 16… Here is an overview of the menu, the dishes and a brief rundown of the evening…details of the roast beef, ham, etc. coming up as…

 

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