Healthy Meals, Cooking Classes, and Gardening

Your child is curious about everything in her environment, including food. At 25 Mushrooms Kitchen the children are actively involved in the process of growing food, picking herbs in our garden, and cooking. Only the healthiest foods go into their growing bodies, so we feed the kids all local and organic produce from the farmers’ market.

About the Course
We offer cooking classes and food tasting with an emphasis on fresh food and fun activities, resulting in less stressful mealtimes due to making better food choices.

In our cooking classes, kids are exposed to smelling, touching, cooking and tasting fresh wholesome foods. They learn fun food facts and are shown how to use basic kitchen utensils and appliances in a safe way. The food the kids make is either eaten as morning or afternoon tea during the class, or packed for them to take home with them. Aprons are provided for use during the class and the recipes are supplied.

Every week children will explore all five senses as we ‘visit’ a different country in our kitchen: whether it’s sushi from Japan, an Egyptian yogurt dip or a homemade American pie, students will locate their culinary destination on the map before exploring the taste, color, texture, and smell of each ingredient. This class is an excellent opportunity for a picky eater to broaden his/her food choices.

OUR CLASSES: 4 years old and above

Cupcakes, bars and Cookies
Mini vanilla cupcake push pops buttercream frosting
Chocolate oatmeal cookies
Chewy Fudge Bars
Oreo milkshakes

Fresh Harvest from our garden- Little Italy
Rosemary Focaccia Bread
Panini Bar- Cheese, Ham, tomatoes, homemade pesto, homemade mayo
Mango Panna cotta
Green juice

Turning Japanese
Chicken Yakitori
Pork Tonkatsu
Japanese fried rice
Choco Jelly with vanilla ice cream

Time out Paris
Croque Madame
Chocolate Fondue with fruit dippers
French Apple Tart
Mini Chicken Cordon blue

Classes start on April 6, 13, 20, 27
4years old and above
P4000 inclusive of apron and chefs hat
AM Session 9am-12nn
PM Session 130-430pm
Call 6314822/09178272525 Rochelle

25 mushroom summer for kids

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Yoga United Summer 2015nikkos baking studio summer 2015

 Our family loves coconut anything. It’s our local product, it’s healthy and it’s yummy. Last week I met a gentleman, Patrick Lee, and his business is Coconut sugar with the brand Coco Natura. He works with Gerard Liu, the son of Mrs. Liu of Costa Brava.  Patrick is the VP for Export while Gerard is the President.

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They sell Coco Natura and it’s available in Rustan’s and other supermarkets.

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Derived from the sap of organically-grown coconut trees in the Southern province of the Philippines, Coco Natura coconut sap products are produced with minimal processing, leaving much of the rich minerals, vitamins, and amino acids found naturally in coconut sap intact. Our products are made from 100% organic coconut sap, free from additives, artificial flavorings and anti-fermenting agents.

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Here are some of the products made from coco sugar – Oatmeal Chocolate Chip CookiesCoco Natura (4)

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Chicken mushroom pie from Costa Brava made with coco sugar.  Patrick told me that you can always request that the Costa Brava products be made with Coco Sugar.  So take note of this when you order thereCoco Natura (7)

Even Fog City Creamery uses coco sugar!!  YUM!

Coco Natura (1)Click below to go to their website and learn more about Coco sugarCoco Natura® | Coco Sap Sugar - Nature's Finest Sweetener. - Coco Natura ®

The Starbucks Relief Mug is the newest addition to the Collector Series City Mug. This limited edition series features Manila and Cebu in a specially sculptured mug.

The term relief comes from the Latin verb ‘relevo’ which means to raise. Relief is a sculptural technique wherein the shapes carved on a surface stands out from the background.

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Congratulations Tina Ocampo, Jay Yao, B+C on Memory Stains. A collaboration on Fashion, Art and Food. Experience a new taste of luxury-delectable pieces evoking memory and identity stained by the iconic flavors of home, Memory Stains.
Jay Yao photographed 4 Filipino sauces by Nutri Asia ( B + C ) – UFC Banana Catsup, Datu Puti suka, Silver Swan Soy Sauce and Mang Tomas All Around Sarsa. These photographs are now part of Celestina crocodile leather bags which will not only be sold here but in New York and Hong Kong. Proceeds from the sale of the bags will go to Teach for the Philippines OrganizationMemory Stains (6)  The artworks of Memory Stains are interpretations of photographer, Jay Yao, using the 4 Filipino sauces and are now part of the Celestina bags.

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Jay Yao (Jose Campos III) started photography in 1997 and has produced works in different forms for 17 years.
In 2005, He represented the Philippines for the Goethe-Insitut project “Art Connexions: SYD – MLA – KUL.” Yao’s “Homecoming” series was nominated and short-listed for the Ateneo Art Awards in 2014. Memory Stains (7) 20 % of the proceeds from the sales of the Memory Stains bags will go to Teach for the Philippines. Founded in August 2012 by Lizzie E. Zobel, Margarita L. Delgado, and Clarissa Isabelle Delgado, Teach for the Philippines stands on the shoulders of giants: the Sa Aklat Sisikat Foundation, which focused on functional literacy for over a decade and Teach for All, a global network of social enterprises working towards education reform. The bags are available at Celestina in Greenbelt 5 Memory Stains (1)
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Each bag comes in this beautiful box

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Teach for Philippines website


Marks & Spencer (M&S), the iconic British retailer, unveiled its first store in Pasig at the newly opened Estancia shopping mall.

The new 1,000 square metre store is operated by M&S’ long standing franchise partner Rustan Marketing Specialists Inc. (RMSI), under the SSI Group, Inc. Rustan Marketing Specialists, Inc. now operates 24 Marks & Spencer stores across the Philippines.

Bruce Findlay, Regional Director of Asia at Marks & Spencer, said: “We’re delighted to be opening our newest store in Pasig today at the city’s brand new retail destination, the Estancia Mall. Our new store brings our popular quality fashions and food to customers in Pasig. We’ve had a great response from our customers already and we’re looking forward to welcoming more customers to the store.”

Outstanding quality food

M&S Estancia also offers the outstanding quality and freshness of M&S food. A wide range of food products are available including:

Best of British  – traditional British tea time favourites such as shortbread, jams, marmalade and English Breakfast tea.

Confectionery and celebration gifts – the sweet treats include Percy pigs, soft caramels, chocolate eclairs, Swiss chocolate bars, Belgian chocolate truffles and fruit gums for everyday eating, special occasions and gifting.

Luxury and everyday biscuits – a wide selection of home style cookies, Viennese and extra chocolatey biscuits, ginger snaps and blueberry puffs, perfect for celebrating special occasions or everyday eating.

Savoury snacks – tasty snacks that are ideal for sharing such as hand cooked crisps and tortillas.

Groceries – these kitchen cupboard staples make it even easier to impress your guests, including a wide range of jams, teas, coffees and a selection of breakfast cereals.


Exceptional quality, stylish clothing collections

Exceptional quality and confident style are at the heart of the M&S clothing offer. At the new store customers will be able to shop the latest Marks & Spencer collections which take inspiration from the key worldwide runway trends, interpreting them into a chic, wearable and high quality collection of wardrobe staples.  The Womenswear collection is characterised by a depth of texture; contrasting layers of sultry textures and styles to create a tactile and refined range which is rich in embellishment and vivid print. The Menswear collection is based on classic, masculine elegance with a focus on bold tailoring, fine fabrics, contrasting touches and iconic pieces.





Expect fresh takes on fashion as function meets form in Marks and Spencer’s 2015 Spring Collection, with updated silhouettes, an eclectic selection of styles, and new fabric technologies.

The 2015 Womenswear collection is also noted for its several innovations in fabric technology. Easy-to-iron linen adds volume, softness and drape. Secret Slimming provides a supportive lining for a sleek silhouette, while Tummy Controlutilizes a hidden power mesh panel to hold in the midsection.

Denim-specific innovations are also introduced in this season’s Womenswear. Sculpt and Lift features a unique back stitching for a flattering fit that retains its shape even after several washes. Stay Dark features fade-resistant technology and is also available in Menswear denim. Dual FX combines the high stretch of Lycra Fibre® and recovery power of Lycra T4000 Fibre®. Ozone Wash Denim reduces water waste by utilizing ecological Ozone as an alternative for improving textile quality. Knitted Look Denim combines the durability of traditional woven denim with a softer, relaxed feel.

Alternatively, the 2015 Menswear collection is a contemporary combination of formal and casual pieces in a cool palette of blues, from navy to midnight. Classic styles are given modern reinterpretations through clean lines, fine fabrics and masculine styles. Key pieces and motifs include deconstructed formal jackets, asymmetric fastening, and colored footwear. Denim is likewise reinvented with new washes and finishes.

As for luxury wear, Autograph offers sophisticated silhouettes as seen in more refined shapes and textures, cotton suiting, geometric print shirts, and knitwear. The luxury story continues with Autograph Casual’s selection of marl yarn knitwear, tailored trousers, and bomber jackets. Blue Harbour’s trademark nautical look translates to spring with a British-inspired color story featuring red, white and blue stripes and checks. North Coast focuses on an indigo and washed palette, and sun-bleached tones as seen on distressed pale chambray, retro print shirts, marl sweatshirts and jerseys, and camo print cargos. The M&S Collection showcases high street tailoring through statement suits in pin stripe or Prince of Wales check, juxtaposed by softened constructions and unlined tailoring pieces.

Fabric Technology is also abundant in Menswear. Travel suits and trousers feature Crease Recovery. Superblack is achieved through a unique dyeing process. StayNEW™ maintains the bright and new look of clothes. Supima® Cottonis a premium yarn with a softer feel. Supercrease™ protects trousers from wear and tear. CoolMax® All Season offers cooling properties that adjust to the climate. The extra durable ToughMax™ Lycra® helps denim last longer. Finally,Ultimate non-iron in shirts, reduces the need for ironing with its fabric shape memory.


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Opening its doors at a chic new address in Estancia Capitol Commons, Debenhams unveils its much-awaited flagship store. The brand new aesthetic features a world-class look patterned after the iconic Oxford Street flagship store in London. The formal launch last March 3, 2015 saw trendsetters, celebrities, and distinguished members of the press attending a night of fun, grandeur, and of course, style. Being the first store of its kind in the Far East, the store opening kicks off the celebration of Debenhams’ 10th year anniversary.

Under the SSI Group, Inc. exclusive roster of brands, the British retail company took up an impressive 13,000 square-feet with different compartmentalized options for every one and every wear. Present at the special occasion was British Ambassador to the Philippines Asif Ahmad, President of the SSI Group Anton Huang, Debenhams Director of International Franchise Operations Phil Topham, Director of International Franchise Finance Dan Marshall, and Operations Manager for South East and South West Asia Lucy Haine.

Anton Huang SSI Debenhams EstanciaAnd Happy 10th year anniversary to Debenhams Philippines. Philip Topham Director for Intl Franchise for Debenhams,


Ambassador Asif Ahmad British Ambassador to the Philippines

DEBENHAMS ESTANCIA (41) The main spectacle of the night was a British-themed fashion show, an ode to the origins of the multi-channel brand. Arriving on sporty Mini Coopers, models dressed from head to toe in Debenhams Spring/Summer 2015 apparel. The latest line explored some Urban Safari options suggesting a jungle getaway and matching safari style for this summer. These pieces included utility-inspired shifts, bold animal prints, and a dash of khaki.

Designs also paid homage to the seventies with a burst of bohemian color. A blast from the past saw retro chic flared jeans, maxi dresses, and close attention to vintage details. Fringe, suede, and denim were partnered with ankle boots. The opposite side of the spectrum was nostalgic of the sea and its many hues of blue. Nautical stripes lit up the catwalk and portrayed the cool and calm of the open waters in denims, shirtdresses, and blue jewelry.DEBENHAMS ESTANCIA (10)DEBENHAMS ESTANCIA (27)DEBENHAMS ESTANCIA (29)







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Overall, the stylish ambiance and smart fashions transport you to the trendy streets of London. With a new topnotch flagship branch, Debenhams promises to give its customers an exclusive mix of 20 different brands and pairs this with a world-class shopping experience.DEBENHAMS ESTANCIA (5)DEBENHAMS ESTANCIA (39)DEBENHAMS ESTANCIA (36)DEBENHAMS ESTANCIA (37)DEBENHAMS ESTANCIA (30)DEBENHAMS ESTANCIA (4)DEBENHAMS ESTANCIA (3)DEBENHAMS ESTANCIA (32)DEBENHAMS ESTANCIA (33)DEBENHAMS ESTANCIA (28)DEBENHAMS ESTANCIA (34)DEBENHAMS ESTANCIA (35)DEBENHAMS ESTANCIA (31)DEBENHAMS ESTANCIA (2)Debenhams Estancia MAP_March 3Rustan Specialty Concepts, Inc. (RSCI) is the official franchise holder of Debenhams in the Philippines. Debenhams is located at Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Glorietta 4–Rustan’s Makati, TriNoma, Estancia Mall in Capitol Commons and Abreeza Mall in Davao.

In case you missed Heart2Heart’s article in the Philippine Star on the Gourmand Market, here it is :-)The Gourmand Market


by nawwTy’s kitchen

march 27 – 29, friday to sunday at
C1 Park, Bonifacio High Street Central
(fronting cinema building)
11 am – 12 midnight

It will be a delectable food filled weekend
amidst a rustic ambience & charming vibe
coupled with entertainment for your dining pleasure

Indulge the food lover in you amidst rustic ambience & a charming vibe
we look forward to seeing you there
a vibrant marketplace awaits

The gourmand market poster 2015

Dara Roa known as the Collab Contessa and Trish Panlilio of nawwTys Kitchen, organizers of the Gourmand Market

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Flavored butters and many more from Trish Panlilio of NawwTys Kitchen

Trish Locsin Cheung of Bundt ( Bundt cakes ) and Brulee ( Creme Brulee ) with different toppings

Paolo Reyes and Claudine Mijares of the Snack Box offering brownie crunch  made of all natural ingredients and in 4 unique flavors

Mister Fluffie All Natural Gourmet Cotton Candy

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John Araullo and Felipe Diokno of the Baker Bros. Missing in photo is the baker Raul Cruz.  Three friends from gradeschool selling delicious tasting cookies

Baked by Antia offering new products Spinach and Artichoke sauce and mushroom with truffle oil sauce

Bopeep offers organic balut and salted duck eggs.  She also distributes The Fruit Garden and  Kitchen Ala Ching

Gerald Montelibano of Slurp Coffee. A 24 hour brewed coffee drink

GP Pantig of the Dairy Farm Manila selling organic butter and cheese from Bukidnon

Mariel San Agustin of Domesticity

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Jessica Gallegos of the Butchery selling 9 varieties of sausages She studied sausage making in New York City with her partner

Marc and Johan See serving Fresh Ginger Ale

Cecile Poblador of Truffles and More

Melanie Teng-Go and Hindy Tantoco of Holy Carabao

Nicole Ortega's Morsels from my Kitchen - Cheese Pimento and Pasta Sauces

Kaira Golez of We Canvas Photos on canvas and Christine Locsin of We Pursue selling frames and blankets

Stephen Co of Nipa Foods selling unique and natural Filipino products sourced from different parts of the country