Staple organic clothing Philippines

PH Brands Offering Staple Clothing Made From Natural Fabrics

While organic clothing has been popular for a couple of years in other parts of the world, it is still young in the Philippines. Good thing that some local brands have started pursuing their fashion business responsibly and ethically. Being aware of the advantage of wearing safe and hypoallergenic clothing, a few local enterprise are now producing them. Today, modern-day Filipinas can easily avail organic … Continue reading PH Brands Offering Staple Clothing Made From Natural Fabrics

Sapin-Sapin, Filipino’s Layered Sticky Rice Cake

Sapin Sapin is a multi-colored sticky rice cake that has been said to originate from Abra. The characteristic of this Filipino treat reflects the literal meaning of its name. Sapin sapin means “layers” in the local language. This delicacy has multi-colored layers that make it distinct compared to other popular kakainin (sticky rice) in the country.  Layers of Goodness Each layer of sapin sapin has … Continue reading Sapin-Sapin, Filipino’s Layered Sticky Rice Cake

Locally Handcrafted Products Tradiotinal Skill Craft

Patronizing Locally Handcrafted Products Support A Tradition Of Skilled Work

Many traditional techniques have already been replaced by shortcuts and conveniences brought by modernity. Skilled craftsmen are replaced with machines thus resulting in losing some of the traditional craft skills. To keep one’s culture intact, traditional skills and handmade products must be kept alive. They must be preserved because they are part of our history and cultural identity. This post lists how supporting locally handmade products help … Continue reading Patronizing Locally Handcrafted Products Support A Tradition Of Skilled Work

How Patronizing Local Handmade Products Supports Artisans and Local Economy

The watchword “support local” is often heard but not always upheld. Patronizing local is more than just obtaining a local product. It means helping in providing better lives. One single purchase of a locally handcrafted product can actually go a long way. The fair price that you pay goes to more than what you can see.  1. Buying handcrafted items helps to support the local … Continue reading How Patronizing Local Handmade Products Supports Artisans and Local Economy

Ways To Support Local Business

Challenging times make it harder for small businesses to survive. When there is no income coming in for weeks, then reopening is only at half capacity and only a few people trickle in their shops, small business owners have no choice but to close down. As more entrepreneurs realize that it’s more practical to close down than open up, many local people will also be … Continue reading Ways To Support Local Business

Sumang Mais Sweetened Cornmeal in Banana Leaves

Sumang Mais, Filipino’s Cornmeal Delicacy in Banana leaf

Suman Mais is a native delicacy in the Philippines made of cornmeal. It consists of cornmeal cooked with sugar, coconut milk, and salt and wrapped in banana leaves. Delicacy from the plain regions Suman mais is less popular compared to other kinds of suman made with rice. This delicacy is also called darak mais in Pampanga, while others call it paes. It is well-known in provinces with cornfields … Continue reading Sumang Mais, Filipino’s Cornmeal Delicacy in Banana leaf

Bobotu Campangan's Version of Tamales

Boboto, Capampangan’s Version of Tamales

Boboto is a Capampangan delicacy that is a gelatinous savory pudding. It is popularly known in the country as Tamales, which is the same name as the original dish from Mexico. This delicacy was introduced by the Spaniards in the Philippines when it was still under their occupation. Indigenized Ingredients The Mexican tamales and boboto are the same in some characteristics such as being a … Continue reading Boboto, Capampangan’s Version of Tamales

Queenie Dungo qletters calligrapher watercolor artist

Meet Queenie Dungo, A Passionate and Puposeful Watercolor Artist and A Calligrapher

“Keep on creating cause we are created to create.” Don’t be afraid to pursue your passion, because your passion might be something that the world needs” – Queenie Dungo of qletters For some, art is just a matter of something to be looked at, a hobby, a business, or an outlet. But for others, art means more to them. It is an expression of their … Continue reading Meet Queenie Dungo, A Passionate and Puposeful Watercolor Artist and A Calligrapher

suman sa ibos on plate

Suman Sa Ibos: Philippine’s Rice Cake In Palm Leaves

Suman sa ibos is one of the varieties of rice cake in the Philippines. Ilonggos would typically call it “ibos” (or ibus) which refers to the palm or buri leaves. It is made up of malagkit or glutinous rice, coconut milk, and salt and steamed in palm leaves. Art behind the suman  Aside from its taste, this native Filipino delicacy is distinct because of its … Continue reading Suman Sa Ibos: Philippine’s Rice Cake In Palm Leaves