Category Archives: comfort food

a delicious discovery: calda pizza

Did you know that I really love pizza? I love it too much, I must’ve been Italian in one of my previous incarnations! That is why I guess it was serendipitous that the jeepney driver stopped right in front of this pizza store in Tabang over the weekend. We made plans to go to Puregold earlier so that I can buy some stuff, but decided to go check this out, instead. I am guessing this place has just recently opened as I’ve never seen this in this side of town before.

Calda Pizza’s has a clean and pristine air about it. It sure is a small place and it was a welcome break that the owner did not clutter the place with unnecessary items. Apart from the four big tables and the long chairs that almost crowded the entire store, the wall is empty apart from the pizza cartons glued onto it. A nifty decor and a handy guide for those ordering for the first time.

Right in front of everyone is the counter/kitchen, with the delectable pizza ingredients, an insanely huge amount of cheese weighted out at the weighing scale, and a front-row view so you can watch the crew as they create the beautiful pizza.

After giving the menu much thought, we settled for their Bianca pizza which is a delicious concoction of mozzarella cheese, ground beef, oregano and roasted garlic! Sure sounds yummy, won’t you agree? We had to wait for another 25 minutes or so for the pizza to be ready, and time did flew fast as the little man entertained us with his antics and tricks 🙂

To say that it is delectable is an understatement. The thin-crust pizza is just everything I want in my pizza with all the generous amount of cheese, the hint of roasted garlic and oregano, and the meaty goodness of ground beef. For Php230, I’d say it is a good buy, especially when 3 grown ups enjoyed the wonderful meal.

I will surely go back to Calda Pizza and this early, while writing about www.reidsupply.com/, am already thinking of a great excuse to buy one of their Super 30″ pizza! 😀

Calda Pizza
Catindig Bldg., 118 Cagayan Valley Rd.,
Sta. Cruz, Guiguinto, Bulacan {near Puregold}
0933-379-5586/896-0141

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chestnuts in our new year feast

comfort food, food musings, nuts

Chestnuts remind me so much of my Papa. When I was a little girl no Christmas or New Year’s eve feasts were complete without them. I grew up loving this treat that is why they remind me so much of my childhood and my father, too. It is also the reason why I made it a point to get some of these for our New Year’s eve feast. We may not have cooked up a storm, but if we have a bunch of hotdogs {for the little man} and a bowl of still-hot chestnut then I am such a happy camper.

Special occasions like the Christmas holidays always brings me to that time in my childhood when I do not have a care in the world, except to figure out how to eat all the delicious dishes my Mama made especially for the occasion! We’d have arroz valenciana, which was also one of my Papa’s fave, fruits salad, macaroni salad {which is my fave}, and a hot dish, which could be sotanghon soup or arroz caldo, depending on what the brood of 5 requested.

Our Christmas holidays were also characterized by the lovely Christmas tunes that my Papa used to play on his radio. We may not have an audio-technica ath-m50 at guitar center or similar music gear, but the air around the household was thick with the holiday spirit thanks to the Christmas carol blaring from my father’s radio.

I really have fond memories of Christmas as a child that is why I would love for my little man to have the same. Now it may take a while before I could finally convince him to give one of these chestnuts a try, but I am sure we will get there one day.

What’s your favorite holiday treat?