Extreme Cold Warning
Environment Canada has issued an extreme cold warning for the region. Extreme cold warnings are issued when very cold temperatures or wind chill creates an elevated risk to health such as frost bite and hypothermia.
But with this kind of weather, a lot of people has to go to work. I guess what's the best advise can someone be receiving at this time is to bundle up (3 layers or more of clothes could keep you warm), stay inside if you can, but if not don't forget to have frequent break with hot coffee and chocolate. And thank God, our kids are doing inside recess if there will be a wind chill and freezing cold outside. Always check the weather network for any updates and advisories.
And what's cooking for a stay at home mom like me for this 23rd day of 2021.
Since with an extreme freezing cold warning, a hot pot sinigang na baboy for lunch is a perfect way to warm up and it was exactly what I made for today
Sinigang is a common lunch meal or viand back in the Philippines and it is one of my favorite. If chicken noodle soup is a medicine food for Caucasians, for Pinoys, it’s the sinigang. Just a sip of this sour soup could ease a cold and cough, it was the most craved food especially when sick or even on a cold rainy season back home.
The traditional way of making the tamarind soup is by using a fresh fruit. Bring it to a boil, until the outer skin begins to burst. Extract the juice by mashing with a fork to release pulp, over a fine mesh strainer, discarding seeds and skins. But since I am in Canada, and this fruit is not always available, I used the powder tamarind soup base which can be found in a local Filipino store in our area. Although these flavorings are easy and convenient, nothing beats pork sinigang from scratch.