I’ve never really liked New Year’s celebrations because I dread the sounds of firecrackers on the streets.In fact this time I wanted to check in a hotel with the whole family just so I can have it in peace and quiet. However, a friend said New Year’s feng shui required that I stay at home, open all the windows to bring in luck, wear a polka-dotted dress and lay out all the food on the table. So I did!
It turned out to be enjoyable.My son slept through the fireworks but the twins and me had fun dancing after the clock struck twelve. Then, it was time to head off to the table where I prepared a simple feast of the ham and fruits given to me over Christmas, assorted puto, and some of the food I prepared: the tulingan pasta, beef stew and fruit salad.
Even though it was only the nanny, me and the twins sharing the meal, the simple feast proved to be fantastic.
The tulingan pasta, which is a kind of yellowfin tuna bred in the Philippine seas, proved to be a revelation. I got the recipe from Chef Dennis of Hotel Pontefino and there’s no doubt I’m cooking it again. I like cooking with wine and this tasted absolutely yummy, not to mention so easy to prepare. Those who would like to know the pasta recipe may visit my food blog.