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7 Old Myths About Cooking Pasta That Need to Go Away!

There are many myths about cooking pasta that simply aren’t correct and yet they persist. Read on for a few that we would like to see disappear! Photo credit: ouritaliantable.com

Oil in the water. Don’t add oil to the pasta water. It will only make your pasta slippery, causing the sauce to run off.

Drain well. Don’t drain every last bit of water off of the pasta. A little water is often good for the sauce and sometimes you will even want to add more (see ‘saving a scoop of water’ in this post.)
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Strawberry thrives in unique hot climate in the Philippines

By: Juan Escandor, Jr. | A Reblog from Inquirer News |  Agribusiness graduate Leonardo Libreja successfully propagated strawberry in the lowland of his town in Camarines Sur; demonstrating that the plant can thrive in a hot climate and bear fruit “sweeter” than those found in the Mountain Province in the Philippines.

It has been a common belief here that plants thriving in cold climate, such as strawberry, apple and tangerine (a citrus fruit similar to the mandarin orange) will barely survive in a tropical climate like in Ocampo town, northeast of Naga City.
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Oh, My Gulay!

Architect Rey Seneres lives in beautiful New Jersey with wife Arlene and shares with us his album which he titled, Oh, My Gulay! Who would not be charmed by this market place scenes that exemplifies the best of our gulay back home especially now that it is summer. Vegetables and fruits will be bountiful. Thanks to Rey and Arlene!


Eggplants and Ampalaya (Bittermell0ns)


A well stocked Sari-Sari store with fresh produce and other items.


Garlic, cassava and yams.


Arlene delights at the fresh produce!


Tomatoes and more!


Malunggay (Balunggay) and Bokchoi.


String Beans and more.


Alogbate, and who said “Munggo?” . . . . heaven!