to all my bloggerbuddies,
the doodle board still works! can't view it with mozilla, even with my constant nagging--am particularly expert at that :) -- but there doesn't seem to be anyone home over there (except to take the fee that they suddenly started charging to keep the cute smilies and enhance with photo messages...) so anyone who wants to say hi, it works but when you press "go" it disappears unless you use IE.
inspired by John Patrick's recent post on the Westernized Kusina: a slight variation of lugaw or arroz caldo or pospas or congee as my children and husband refer to it at home.
i added pack of duck gizzards, available at Asian groceries. tenderize separately in a pot of boiling, seasoned water with a whole peeled onion (or a few shallots), one whole unpeeled garlic clove, and a knob of peeled ginger. skim off any scum that surfaces and simmer for about 45 minutes, or until fork tender.
add to the lugaw or congee when chicken is almost done. garnish with finely sliced scallions and lime slivers. splash on patis (fish sauce) and bits of golden fried garlic...hmm, i'm making myself hungry again.
and yes the kids loved the gizzards.