Thursday, June 11, 2009

I'm in Yummy this June!

Tomorrow is our Independence Day and a holiday over here :) Which means a long weekend for us! I am rushing between getting all those last minute things done and stuffing my red duffel bag with everything I'll need for the weekend. I'm headed for some much craved r&r and when I get back I'll share some photos! It's a relatively new place I learned of from, far though she may be, my cousin who lives in Barcelona. I know, I need someone a continent away to point me to places in my own stomping ground! Tsk. Well, whatever the case, C and I are very excited and looking forward to just lazing around.

Before I go though, I thought I'd share with you a bit of news...I have another recipe feature in this month's issue of Yummy magazine! :) Now, although I adore slow cooking and craftily making things from scratch, I do know that the reality for many of us has little time for spending hours (or days!) in the kitchen. So for this issue, I've put together some quick-as-can-be recipes for all us busy girls and boys!

To give you a sneak peek: one of the recipes I've included is my "quick Fabada". When I make fabada (a Spanish bean stew...what is it with me and bean stews?) from scratch, it take me two days. Yes, two days! That's because I make the ham stock from scratch the day before, and then the actual fabada cooking takes a good part of the next day! But when I'm not cooking for guests, and it's just C and I (or my brother and I), and we are craving for a bowl of fabada, I whip up this "cheat's" version and we have on the table in under 30 minutes :)

The other recipes are even quicker! If you'd like to see them, pick up a copy of Yummy this June :)

I'm off! Happy weekend and to all the Filipinos out there....Happy Independence Day tomorrow!!!

15 comments:

Manggy said...

Happy Independence day Joey! I'm looking forward to your feature! :)

Junglefrog said...

Have a fabulous weekend! And congratulations too on the featured recipe in Yummy. Don't think I can find that over here, but it sounds like a great recipe. I think I would also go for the quick version rather then the one that takes two days though..:)

Susan from Food Blogga said...

That's terrific, Joey! Can't wait to see your feature!

maybelle's mom said...

Happy independence day and congrats on the feature.

Michelle said...

Congratulations on the feature recipe! Bravo!

Shalum said...

Cool! Looking forward to it!

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Oh do enjoy the R&R and a huge congratulation on the article!!

ChichaJo said...

Thanks Manggy! Hope you enjoy it! :)

Hello Junglefrog! Thank you! Yes, unfortunately their distribution is solely local, but thanks for the congratulations! The quick version is tasty but the full-on version has incredible depth and flavour ...albeit not for every day :)

Thanks Susan! :)

Hi Maybelle’s mom! Thanks :)

Thank you Michelle!

Thanks Shalum! Hope you find it interesting!

Thanks Tanna! The r&r was fantastic...more on that soon! :)

Midge said...

I really liked your "quick" fabada recipe. I can't make it that often, seeing how we're a houseful of arthritics (oh, the uric acid!), but it's definitely a recipe that deserves to be served whenever possible - so good!

Dhanggit said...

Happy Independence day Joey!!! I'm looking forward to that issue of yummy. Gotta ask my sister :-) to buy me a copy!

carina said...

I super love this issue of YUMMY!

Irene said...

Congratulations on the feature! I'm sure the recipes are delicious!

Pille said...

Happy Independence Day, and congrats on the feature!!!

ChichaJo said...

Hi Midge! Glad you liked it! :) We don’t eat it all too often either...balance in everything right? :)

Hi Dhanggit! Thank you! I hope you like it!

Hi Carina! Glad to hear you enjoyed it! :)

Hi Irene! Thank you! :)

Thanks Pille! :)

SteamyKitchen said...

Congratulations!!!!