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Hot Chocolate

By Czarina C. Imperial Some success stories start with a joke. Seriously. Binanuaanan Farmers Community Development Association (BFCDA) chair Edison Petallo, once started a joke…

Cast ashore as the Genting Dream returns to Hong Kong after a weekend cruise on the high seas, these two passengers, the author and his newfound friend, The Philippine Tatler fashion editor Monique Madsen, find quality time, quiet time watching the sun rising on the Hong Kong harbor.

Weekend on the high seas

By AA Patawaran I’m a Scorpio, a water sign, like Cancer and Pisces. Maybe this is why, as far back as I remember, I’ve always…

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Urban Veggie Warfare

By Czarina C. Imperial One of the components of the Food Security act filed by Camarines Sur (CamSur) Third District Representative Gabriel H. Bordado is…

GIRL POWER Members of the Association of Women for Organic Farming, (from left) Ched Brolagda, Nini Marquez, Nell Lavin Puringue, Gracelynn Gasis Puringue, and Haydz Navarez show their wares at Lucciole Family Farm in Amadeo, Cavite

Women of the Earth

By Alex Y. Vergara Images by Noel B. Pabalate Each person has a different reason for going into organic farming, but now that their individual…


Love in the Time of Sakura

By Jullie Y. Daza Photos by JYD Osaka, Japan’s third largest city, is not particularly famous for its cherry blossoms, but that’s because those delicate,…

FERMENTING SEEDS Jeff applying fermented banana trunk juice to this potted strawberry. Wood vinegar or Makusaku is mixed with oyster shell lime to produce Calcium Phosphate that is good for flowering and fruit-bearing plants. The condensate is collected drop by drop in a container.

Wood vinegar is not for cooking

By Zac B. Sarian Wood vinegar is not quite the same as the vinegar you and I know. It is not for cooking your favorite…