ceramic fondueFor the month of September, the theme for the Pinoy Moms Network Fam Pics is Potted (anything in a pot). My entry is about my Ceramic Fondue Pot. I gave it as a Christmas present last year to my husband since he is such a cheese lover. The first time I encountered Cheese Fondue was at a Swiss restaurant in Lucerne. While my sister and I dipped and swirled our bread into the cheese in the pot, a group of yodellers went a yodelling in the background. For me the yodelling sounded like nonsense but I guess it was used as a method of communication between mountain peaks, and later became a part of the traditional music of the region.

Tonight called for the Cheese Fondue pot again since it’s my daughter’s birthday and she’s just as crazy over cheese.

I forgot to buy veggies , grapes and other fruits. I just had the bread. You will have to excuse the lapse in the ingredients. I have not been feeling well the past 2 days. Still the cheese tasted so good with the french battard.

Instead of yodelling, we all sang a “Happy Birthday” .

If you like to make some Cheese Fondue, here is a fondue recipe shared by Felix Guggenheim of Swiss Deli :

1/2 pound of Emmetal Cheese (often referred to as Swiss Cheese, the one with the holes)
1/2 pound of Gruyere Cheese
1 tablespoon of corn starch
1 Garlic Clove
1 cup of dry White Wine
Pepper, Paprika, Nutmeg
1 kg White Bread cut in cubes

Rub the inside of the ceramic fondue pot with the garlic, then discard. Over medium heat melt cubed cheese in the fondue pot. Once it is all melted add strach and steer for another 2 minutes. Then add white wine and seasoning to taste (a little goes a long way). Serve with chunks of bread. Spear with fondue forks or wooden skewers, dip, swirl and enjoy!

Have dill pickles and silver onions on the side. I also add some fresh gound pepper on my cube while waiting for it to cool down.

Edit– Those interested to buy a Fondue set, contact Lynn who owns the PotDog and Crazy Choco Franchise

The contact numbers of PotDog are posted at all PotDog outlets. These are: +63922-8321019 +63917-8321019 +632-7429336 +632-7323046

The other moms who participated in the FamPics

  1. Julie’s flowers
  2. Raqgold’s Potted Memory
  3. Cookie’s different kind of pot ūüėõ
  4. KK’s indoor and outdoor pots
  5. Rach’s Flowers and a Smile
  6. Lynn’s Pot Shots
  7. Lady Cess’ The Best Tea
  8. Feng’s Tagaytay Pics
  9. Analyse’s Life isn’t easy being a nomad
  10. Purple Girl’s Coffee Alamid
  11. Mitch’s very edible photos
  12. Vicky’s Potted Fruits and Vegetables
  13. Dine’s anything potted in Bhutan and Capalonga

About Noemi Lardizabal-Dado

You may contact Noemi (noemidado @ gmail.com) for speaking and consultancy services in the following areas: Parenting in the Digital Age (includes pro-active parenting on cyber-bullying and bullying) ; Social Business ; Reinventing One’s Life; and social media engagement. Our parenting workshop is called "Prep to Prime (P2P): Parenting in the Digital Age (An Un­Workshop)" P2P Un­Workshops are conducted by two golden women in their prime, Noemi and Jane, who have a century’s worth of experience between them. They are both accomplished professionals who chose to become homemakers. This 180­degree turn also put them on a different life course which includes blogging, social media engagement and citizen advocacy. They call their un­workshops Prep to Prime or P2P, for short, to emphasize the breadth of their parenting experience. They tackle different aspects and issues of parenting ­­ from managing pregnancies, prepping for the school years of children, dealing with househelp, managing the household budget, to maximizing one’s prime life and staying healthy through the senior years.

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