11 Nov2006

If you have just started reading Market Manila in the past 3-5 months (there seem to be a lot of new readers lately), you should know that there are well over 800 entries in the archives of this blog. Unfortunately, my search function isn’t as good as it should be and it is less discriminating than I would have liked. But don’t let that discourage you as many of the earlier posts cover items you are probably familiar with… So, what to do? Either hit the archives button up top and search by month, which can be a bit tedious unless you are like me and just like to wander through random food related articles. Or, type a key word such as “adobo” or “sinigang” and keep scrolling down and hitting the “more posts” button at the bottom of the page…keep hitting it until it disappears and that means all articles with adobo appearing in it have been displayed. In the weeks ahead, I will try to do summary posts for soups, meats, fish and vegetable recipes to make the recaps easier for you. Even I forget that I have posted something previously…last week, for example, it seems I doubled up a post on ham and split pea soup! I have earlier done posts on tapa, tocino, daing na bangus, markets, produce, various fish, etc. Happy hunting through the archives!

 

COMMENTS:

  1. Maria Clara says:

    You make my life easy. You are really committed on this blog – you go above and beyond the call of service. What do you call this dedication, passion, cooperation . . .?

    Nov 11, 2006 | 7:24 am

     
  2. Larees says:

    Such thoughtfulness MM! I really admire your dedication; not just to your blog but also to your readers.

    Happy weekend!

    Nov 11, 2006 | 8:13 am

     
  3. millet says:

    hi MM, i had a reply to your e-mail several days ago, but discovered that many of those that i wrote to during that period did not receive my e-mails, while some reported they have found my letters in their Bulk Mail folder. So I sent it again today, lest you think I ignored an e-mail from the MarketMan himself!

    Nov 11, 2006 | 8:30 am

     
  4. Chinachix says:

    speaking of recipes, just wanted to let you know the hubby tried your menudo recipe and it turned out fab…even if the prep work was more than your usual esp for time-starved people living in this side of the globe…next on the list: soto ayam. I hope to find more cooking gems in your archives…

    Nov 11, 2006 | 9:05 am

     
  5. ysa says:

    oh thank you thank you thank you!!!!!! and another million thank you! maria clara and larees had described the service you just did to us subscribers…

    Nov 11, 2006 | 12:59 pm

     
  6. linda says:

    A thrillion thanks to you MM for yr thoughfulness,passion and caring attitude towards yr blog and yr readers. I wholeheartedly appreciate it!

    Enjoy yr weekend at the beach!

    Nov 11, 2006 | 1:30 pm

     
  7. euli says:

    hey, I’m one your new readers. Just discovered your site a month ago and now I’m a regular visitor. All your posts are interesting, kudos!!!

    Nov 11, 2006 | 1:34 pm

     
  8. JahRi says:

    Thank you for all the information you’ve shared with all of us. More power to you. Hoping that you touch base with some of the Northern Pinoy Cuisine (ex. Pampanga, Pangasinan, Ilocano and Bulacanio) Again thank you and keep us posted.

    Nov 11, 2006 | 1:41 pm

     
  9. stefoodie says:

    how about an index of recipes, marketman? i’ve started one for my blog but it *is* tedious work and tends to fall by the wayside until i remember again. but when i do it, it also helps ME, since one of the reasons i started my blog was to document our family’s favorite recipes. both you and your readers should benefit from such an index, and it would be a fabulous addition to your already well-organized posts and pics!

    Nov 12, 2006 | 12:06 am

     
  10. Jacobs's Mom says:

    Marketman, another suggestion — could you add a “return to top” button at the bottom? It would make it easier to go to the next article. Thanks!

    Nov 12, 2006 | 1:06 am

     
  11. relly says:

    Thanks for this wonderful & informative.

    Nov 12, 2006 | 4:01 am

     
  12. relly says:

    oooopss missed the last word ( site )

    Nov 12, 2006 | 4:02 am

     
  13. Blance says:

    I don’t really leave comments but I always visit your website everyday( literally Everyday ). I am a bit lazy when it comes to writing……..I just want to let you know that this website is so informative, and it give me a chance to feel how its like to be in the Philippines, please don’t stop…we need site like this…..its our connection to our motherland……….Congratulation and may God shower you with wisdom and more knowledge….stay well

    Nov 12, 2006 | 5:25 am

     
  14. Toping says:

    True enough, MM. I’ve often had to search for earlier posts thru Google because it’s much more efficient. Have you considered Google’s SiteSearch? It’s free and customizable.

    http://www.google.com/services/free.html

    Or you can try Perlfect; it’s also free and open source. I used this on a site I developed years ago and it was easy to set up. Worked brilliantly, too, with search term highlighting, relevance ranking and keyword exclusion. Requires access to your cgi-bin directory thru telnet, but I think your host allows those.

    http://www.perlfect.com/freescripts/search/

    Also, a little off-topic here: Cany you make a separate CSS file for handheld/mobile devices and put a link to it in your pages? The site looks a bit broken and unwieldy when viewed on my mobile.

    Good luck!

    Nov 12, 2006 | 5:05 pm

     
  15. sonyday22 says:

    Amazing blog!! My day isn’t complete if I don’t log into your blogsite, learned and tried a few things and find your source and (resource) really helpful, plus the nearly “scientific trial & error” :) process of making a recipe. Suggest you compile everything in a book and I’ll be one of the first to order, saves the trouble of going through the “Search” button, right? Keep up the good work!

    Nov 20, 2006 | 11:31 pm

     
  16. ginkee reyes says:

    hello marketman. this is just the 2nd day that i was able to read your blogs and m really impressed by your entries. know what, i really enjoyed reading your reviews, keep up the good work.

    Dec 3, 2006 | 5:59 pm

     
 

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