Seda Hotel Nuvali — a quiet dining alternative

Two weeks ago, I got to spend some time at Nuvali’s Seda Hotel. It was my first time inside, and what an interesting discovery it was! The restaurant offered meals below P400, with a fantastic view of the lake and poolside. Good to know there’s now a nice option for quiet lunches or meetings in Nuvali. 🙂

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A sunset wedding in Nuvali

Earlier this month, we attended a wedding at St. Benedict’s Church in Ayala Westgrove, with the reception held at Monochrome Events place next to the Nuvali lake.

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The last time I visited this was in early 2013 when it was newly opened, and it was nice to see it dressed up for a special event like a wedding.

Was also so happy my precious Nuvali sky didn’t fail to impress: we were greeted by clouds of glorious pinks, yellows and oranges.

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Nuvali will always be home. 🙂

Melons and summer harvest

Such sweet melons from Robinson’s Supermarket Nuvali!

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We did a quick stop last night to restock on fruits at home and were surprised to find the fruit pile almost emptied out, but for melons and papayas (even bananas were sold out). Seems everyone had fruit salads over the Holy Week. Was glad for it though– I tend to skip the melon corner on a regular day because I can’t blend them in my green smoothies (melons are best eaten alone). This batch was so sweet and delicious, I finished the whole thing in one sitting! Wasn’t able to take a pic of the uncut melon, but it was of the yellow skin variety. Still have two white cantaloupes waiting on the kitchen counter, along with other summer fruits:

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I had to go back for the bananas and mangoes this afternoon, but am happy to share that the squash above is from our own garden. 🙂 The plant grew out of our compost pit last year, so we moved it to a nice sunny spot, and voila– three months after, we harvested our first homegrown kalabasa!

Here’s another happy leafy green that sprouted from a fallen seed:

PEchay at home

Very thankful for the fertile Nuvali soil.


Kanin Club – under renovation

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Chanced upon this last Sunday, February 3, 2013. Kanin Club is one of my favorite eating places in the general Nuvali neighborhood (note: it’s in Paseo de Sta. Rosa).  Sharing for everyone’s info that they are currently closed and will resume operations on February 18, Monday .

Also saw this billboard for the new Paseo commercial center under construction:

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This is the one near the Paseo wet market or palengke.  There is another complex being built on the opposite end of the main Paseo block, with Shopwise as one of its locators.

Looks tall enough for a cinema right? Still keeping my fingers crossed…

Chocolicious champorado

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Was very happy to see Max’s Nuvali open for breakfast a few weeks ago. Store hours used to start at 11am if I remember right.

Was even happier to find out that the triple choco champorado was available at this branch, and happiest when I got to order and taste it — it’s the thick, chocolatey version (vs. the diluted, non-malagkit ones I’ve tried in some branches)!

Comfort food so close to home.  Thank you. 🙂

a market-to-plate cooking day using organic food!

My friend Jhoey Hernandez of is holding a unique culinary tour in Alabang on Saturday, May 22, for sustainable cooking! Hope you and your green-minded friends can support her project:

Are you a cooking mama, a foodie, an urban gardener wannabe or simply love learning new things? Dust off your basket and join us as Pinoy Organics launch its Market-to-Plate Tours in the South!

Pinoy Organics in partnership with Feed 5000


Market-to-Plate Tour Launch

MAY 22, 2010, SATURDAY

8AM – 2PM

  • Know your local producers in nearby weekend markets
    • Help us purchase our ingredients for our cooking demo
    • Meet the only certified organic local produce seller in the South
    • Meet a 70 year old woman who sells local produce from Batangas on weekends only
    • Know where to buy organic brown rice at market price in the South
    • Enjoy a local drink with more electrolytes than commercial sports drink
    • Visit Mom-Turn-Farmer who sells her sustainable foods from Cavite
    • and more!

  • Learn “How To Grow Your Own Herbs”
    • Kitchen Herbs 101
    • Growing Herbs
    • Propagation
    • And more practical tips about herbs!
  • Watch and learn from Chef Len Santos of Feed 5000 as she shows us how to use herbs via Cooking Demo, “Cooking with Herbs”. Bonus treat: we get to taste everything she’ll cook!
  1. Watermelon, Mint and Kesong Puti Salad
  2. Penne Vongole (with Flat Parsley and Dill)
  3. Grilled Chicken and Mushroom Bruschetta
  4. Pineapple Basil Shake
  5. Lavender Flan
FEE: P 1,000/person only (inclusive of all materials and light lunch)


8:00 – 10:00   Market Tour
10:00 – 1:00   “Cooking with Herbs”, a cooking demo cum lunch by Chef Len of Feed 5000
1:00 – 2:00   “How to Grow Your Own Herbs”, an urban gardening workshop
The cooking demo and gardening workshop will be held at Feed 5000 Studio, 186 Luzon Drive, Ayala Alabang Village
To book your reservations, call +632 347 3975, text +63922 895 3975

or email us at