Fun Facts About the Staple Squash

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DID YOU KNOW? Squash (Cucurbita maxima L.) locally known as "kalabasa" is cultivated throughout the Philippines. It is a popular vegetable among Filipinos. Its shoots, flowers and young fruits can be cooked as dinengdeng, bulanglang or sauteed with meat, fish or shrimps and mixed with other vegetables. Aside from these uses, squash fruits can also …

Fun Facts About the Tasty Tomatoes

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DID YOU KNOW? Tomato, scientifically known as Lycopersicum esculentum Miller is believed to have originated from South America and was brought by the Spaniards to Europe in the 1500s and later to the Philippines, which eventually spread throughout Asia. Tomato is an important and popular vegetable fruit grown in all parts of the Philippines. It's …

Quote of the Day: FAITH


"God gives the toughest battles to His strongest soldiers... He loves us and grieves with us.  He is always there with us during the darkest times of our lives, providing us with a lantern to guide us to hopefully make the right decisions in the process." The Quote of the Day is an excerpt from …

Quote of the Day: HOPE


"Life can never be the same after a trauma. But then, as new green grass (surely) arises from a wildfire-scorched ground, beauty emerges after a tragedy." The Quote of the Day is taken from the book, Voices of Hope by Kristine Irwin. Kristine was in her first year of college when she was raped by someone …

Fun Facts About the Acerbic Ampalaya


DID YOU KNOW? Bitter Gourd (Momordica charantia), is known in the Philippines as "ampalaya". A tropical and subtropical vine of the family Cucurbitaceae, ampalaya is widely grown for its edible fruits and shoots, and for its nutritional and medicinal properties. For generations, the crop has been used as a folkloric cure for may non-serious conditions. …

Beneath the Muscle: Unleash Your Inner Champion – Book Review


Do Whatever You Love Book Review Beneath the Muscle: Unleash Your Inner Champion By Lauren Powers If the content of this book could be encapsulated in one sentence, it would be this: “Do whatever you love, help others enjoy the benefits of what you do, and success will follow.” The people who know Lauren Powers, …

Fun Facts About the Therapeutic Okra

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DID YOU KNOW? Okra (Hibiscus esculentus L.) is a tall growing, warm season and annual vegetable crop. It is a popular and profitable vegetable crop in the country. The young and tender fruits can be prepared as a salad, boiled, or fried and can be mixed in any meat and fish dishes. It is also …