Food Quote: CHILDHOOD

Sweet Avocado

What is patriotism but the love of food one ate as a child? ~ Lin Yutang

For me, nothing is more quintessentially Filipino nor more evocative of childhood than a bowl of icy avocado with milk, sugar and ice. The summer is just about over but when we made this avocado treat, it felt just like summer vacation all over again. This is the treat I grew up with and I still remember how refreshing it is on hot summer days. Now my daughters will remember their summers with treats like this too even though we’re not in the Philippines. And even though they’ve only visited the Philippines once, they still consider themselves Filipino because they grew up eating the Filipino way and learned some of their culture and heritage through food.

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About Jeanette Moore (JMom)

I am a terrible housekeeper but I do love to cook so it all evens out in the end. I like to try new recipes that I think my family will like. However, I am not one to follow all recipes to the letter. I tend to tweak and change the recipes based on what I have on hand and how I am feeling at the time. Feel free to share your versions, I just might try it out next time I make the dish again.

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