Growing up, salted duck eggs or itlog na pula (red eggs) would make a common appearance on our dining table. We’d cut it up and throw it in with some diced tomatoes as a side dish for fried dishes, or as a main when I was being a stubborn picky eater who would refuse to eat what was on the table. Ah, those were the days.
First attempt. Not as oily as I’d like. The later ones nailed it.
Salted duck eggs are duck eggs that have been brined for a couple of weeks before being boiled. When sliced, the yolk would have a deep orange sheen. If it was a particularly good egg, you’d be rewarded with a bright oily sheen seeping from the yolk. Just the thought of oily salted duck eggs would be enough to make my mouth water.
Dinnertime is the high point of my day because it’s the time when the whole family’s gathered, catching up with each other’s day and enjoying a good meal. Good food is essential because it uplifts the spirit and puts everyone in a happy mood. But putting dinner together isn’t the easiest thing to do. You need to put in the time and effort, slaving over a hot stove in the sweltering summer heat. And it isn’t enough to cook day-in-day-out. You have to make sure your dishes don’t get too many repeats, otherwise, your family might get taste fatigue from eating the same dishes every few days or so.
Easily one of my favorite ulams
Most of the time, food is our friend. Nourishing, satisfying, and yummy. Except for food we’re allergic to. That’s when they turn into the enemy, causing evil reactions ranging from unsightly rashes, to possible death from anaphylactic shock. But what of instances when food turns into frenemies? That is, food that can cause us discomfort and other reactions without our knowing them?
But how can milk be my enemy? It’s so cute!
Food intolerance is the body’s abnormal reaction to certain kinds of food. It can manifest itself in different ways, like headaches, bloating and diarrhea, chronic fatigue, depression and anxiety, skin problems, arthritis, weight control, and ADHD. Food intolerance manifests itself different among different people. Some don’t even manifest symptoms at all.