Blind chef offers inspiration, Chicago Pride Parade, movie reviews and more

Blind chef offers inspiration, Chicago Pride Parade, movie reviews and more

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Married couple Mharloe and Katrina Requiron have been utterly stunned by the response of shoppers who tried their distinctive Filipino cookies, known as sylvanas.

“Somebody messaged me and was like, ‘What sort of crack did you place on this cookie,” stated Mharloe. “In a couple of minutes, they’re going to ship me a field and it is midway completed already.”

Sylvanas (or silvanas) are cashew-meringue wafer sandwich cookies which can be full of wealthy buttercream. The couple, who launched their enterprise Crumbs.nd.Lotions on Instagram, describe the desserts as “useless” cookies as a result of even older native immigrants of the Philippines have stated they’re unfamiliar with them.

“We might get prospects who say, ‘You recognize, I’ve by no means heard of it, I’ve by no means had it and I do not even know what it’s,” stated Katrina.

Craving her childhood favourite cookie, Katrina made the sylvanas for herself and Mharloe on a whim.

“One time she made it and I stated, ‘Let me submit this on our Instagram as a result of I believe individuals are actually going to love this,” stated Mharloe.

Their first order was for 3 bins and now it is not unusual for the couple, who aren’t bakers by commerce, to provide as much as 70 bins on a given weekend. Flavors embrace conventional buttercream, ube, mocha, matcha, coconut jam, flan, Nutella, and peanut butter.

“That is one thing now we have realized by trial and error and plenty of tears,” stated Katrina. “1000’s of burnt cookies later and wasted butter, we got here up with our personal twist on the flavors.”

Mharloe and Katrina stated they’re grateful to their prospects and social media followers for making Crumbs.nd.Lotions successful. Additionally they thank pastry chef and social influencer Sherri Tan, restaurant proprietor Kathy Vega, and pals Patricia Gumban, Eric and Coco Dalangin, and Tina Easley for his or her continued assist. The couple says their household, in addition to their youngsters Sophie and Jaden, have additionally been a giant assist.

For extra info, observe Crumbs.nd.Lotions on Fb and Instagram.


Ryan introduces us to a blind chef from Moe Joe’s in Plainfield as he shares his wonderful story. Chef Charlie is beloved by everybody he works with and has grow to be an inspiration to many. He is proof that relating to being a terrific chef, there’s greater than meets the attention.


“Elvis” – SPEND “Elvis” is the biopic on the legendary rock-n-roll Corridor of Famer and his advanced relationship together with his supervisor, Colonel Tom Parker.

“The Man from Toronto” – SAVE “The Man from Toronto” follows a person named Teddy who’s mistaken for one of many deadliest assassins on the planet. It stars Kevin Hart and Woody Harrelson.

“The Black Telephone” – SPEND “The Black Telephone” stars Ethan Hawke taking part in a serial killer who leaves a 13-year-old boy in a soundproof basement with only one disconnected cellphone

“The Bear” – SPEND “The Bear” is an FX sequence a few chef who comes again residence to River North to take over his dysfunctional household’s restaurant. This sequence is about in Chicago.

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