TIPS & THINGS

Baking Yeast Breads:

Basic Yeast Bread Recipe

Posted on Jul 29th, 2013

I love to bake yeast breads, but that wasn’t always the case.  I distinctly remember my very first yeast rolls disaster.  Instead of tender,…

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Cooking Conversions:

Conversions and Abbreviations

Posted on Aug 3rd, 2013

Here are some useful Conversion Charts. Temperature Conversions: 275°F = 140°C = gas mark 1 300°F = 150°C = gas mark 2 325°F = 165°C =…

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How To:

Grating Fresh Coconuts

Posted on Aug 28th, 2013

When I was a little girl, one of my jobs during party preparations was to kåmyu  (grate) fresh coconuts.  I remember going through a…

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How to cut a Circle out of Parchment Paper

Posted on Aug 17th, 2013

Have you ever had to line a round baking pan with parchment paper, and wondered how to cut a relatively perfect circle freehand? Well, here's my…

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How to Cut Open Månha (Young Coconuts)

Posted on Jul 13th, 2014

Månha is the Chamorro word for young coconuts.  The sweet juice (commonly called "coconut water) and tender coconut meat are used to make delicious…

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How to Roast a Fresh Pumpkin — a Pedro “PoP” Aguon Tutorial

Posted on Nov 3rd, 2013

Pedro "PoP" Aguon was a chef in the Navy. PoP passed down to his family his extensive knowledge of cooking, and his daughter, Arlene Sablan Aguon, is…

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Chamorro Translations:

Chaplet of Divine Mercy ~ Chamorro Translation

Posted on May 13th, 2014

I started compiling my recipes when my daughters were very young, intending to pass them on to them when they got older and took an interest in…

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Prayer Before Meals ~ Tinaitai Åntes de Chumocho

Posted on Aug 29th, 2013

I left Guam over two decades ago.  One of the things I wish I could change is the fact that I am not as fluent as I'd like to be in speaking…

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2 comments

  1. Emily bryan says:

    Will the guava sauce keep its nice, thick, glossy texture or will it start becoming runny after a few days? Will using Clear Jel instead of cornstarch be better?

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