“Life is short, so eat your dessert first!” A gentleman named Rick told me this the other day and my reaction was just laughter. I thought it was funny coming from someone who said he loves to cook and eat. I got home still thinking about the phrase and still smiling about it. But I stopped for a moment and I thought; “hmm… maybe I was taking what he said on its face value.” Perhaps he wasn’t talking about food? What if he was talking about life in general? You know, like how we sometimes take other important things for granted. We get so occupied with making a living that we tend to forget how to enjoy life and all the things that are part of it like our loved ones. I just thought I’d share that with you.
Well since we are on the topic of dessert, why don’t we try one of Filipino classic dessert that is easy to prepare. It is called Ginataang Halo-Halo. “Ginataan” in Filipino means prepared and cooked with “coconut milk” and “Halo-Halo” literally means combination of everything. This treat is a combination of different types of sweet potatoes and yams, sweet rice flour shaped into little balls, and jack fruit. I’m sure you will love this dessert. Well, let’s start cooking, so we can eat our dessert first!
By the way, in case you’re curious, Rick is neither a Chef nor a cook by profession; he’s a cemetery plot salesman.