LUBI-LUBI or PALM LEAF FIG
Scientific name: Ficus pseudopalma
Family: Moraceae (Fig family)
Common names: Lubi-lubi, Niog-niogan, Palm Leaf Fig, Philippine Fig
The Philippines is home to thousands of endemic species, and one of them is a fig locally known as Lubi-lubi. I’ve known about this plant… Continue reading →
PARASOL MUSHROOM or KABUTE
Scientific name: Macrolepiota albuminosa (formerly Agaricus albuminosus or Termitomyces albuminosus)
Family: Agaricaceae (Button Mushroom Family)
Common names: Parasol mushroom, Kabute, Uong, Mamarang
It has been raining non-stop for about a week, and mushrooms have been sprouting like crazy everywhere. So I thought… Continue reading →
I often make the mistake of not specifying a vegetarian meal when booking flights. There was one time when I meekly asked a flight stewardess on a plane bound for Hong Kong for a vegetarian alternative to the usual “Beef or Chicken?” options…. Continue reading →
We reaped what we sowed, and our pesto cravings have been satisfied.
Those who follow me on Instagram will remember this post from roughly two months ago:
I’m happy to say that the basil plants are now all grown, and although they… Continue reading →
Banana is the most economically important fruit in the Philippines in terms of areas planted and tonnes harvested.
There are dozens of banana cultivars across the country, but only a few of them reach the markets in highly urbanized areas, including Dasmariñas City… Continue reading →