PatisTito Garden Café

Patis Tito Garden Cafe is undergoing extensive renovation from April until the end of 2018 to provide you with a more delightful customer experience. We look forward to serving you again in January 2019. Please watch out for updates on our progress.

PatisTito Garden Café is your destination for a memorable encounter with Philippine culture through Filipino food in our unique version of a Filipino home. Using only fresh and locally sourced ingredients, we serve slow-cooked meals within a verdant garden nurtured for almost 25 years. 

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The heat is on and you must hydrate!

Plants, animals and people need to have more water now that summer is upon us.  

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Unless you have a fish, you need to make sure there is always clean drinking water for your pets. It would be nice to put a few ice cubes every now and then in their drinking bowls and naturally, they will drink more.

Whether it's just a hot day or a very hot day, humans should drink 2 glasses of water every hour. Dehydration is to be taken seriously. Drinking more than 2 glasses on an hourly basis would highly prevent heat stroke for both humans and animals. 

Trees and plants are another story but the idea is the same. Watering should be done anytime before 9:00AM and since the sun is almost always relentless nowadays, make sure that you water more than you should. There are plants that absorb more water from the soil compared to other plants. The rule of thumb is that the soil should be moist. 

 Our gardener, Marlon, taking care of business. 

Our gardener, Marlon, taking care of business. 

Our gardener Marlon recommends to water 50% more than how watering was done for our garden last December to mid March. Watering from 10:00AM to 3:30PM will harm your plants and trees. Keeping your soil wet during this time period is not a good idea as well. If your plants missed out an early morning treat,  make up for it by watering late in the afternoon, around 4:00PM onwards. And should you have the urge to water your plants that have already been watered early in the morning, make sure not to overwater them. Check the soil condition of your plants and trees constantly as this is your determiner to make sure your plants are happy. 

Chuck Wood and Baliwood Organic Farm

Last March 2nd, 2015, Chuck Wood of Baliwood Organic Farms and Gardens celebrated his 69th birthday in his freshly remodeled farm in Dagatan, Quezon.

 Mr. Chuck Wood of Baliwood Organic Farms.

Mr. Chuck Wood of Baliwood Organic Farms.

Along with our friends and neighbors At Maculangan & Katya Guerrero, Dado Jose & Enzo Tesoro,  we listened to Chuck in his Baliwood farm as he spoke about his methods in raising organic fish and organic vegetable farming.

 Listening to a talk on organic farming are Katya Guerrero, At Maculangan and their daughter Anika, Dado Jose and Enzo Tesoro. 

Listening to a talk on organic farming are Katya Guerrero, At Maculangan and their daughter Anika, Dado Jose and Enzo Tesoro. 

Baliwood Organic Farms and Gardens is less than 10 minutes away from PatisTito Garden Café and we are lucky to have fresh supply of a variety of organic tomatoes and other organic vegetables. We can't wait for the catfish to grow! 

Baliwood Organic Farm is just 10 minutes away and our source of organic fruits and vegetables!

Abuhan

Cooking Filipino style on the "abuhan" in Patis' farm. 

Abuhan is a traditional stove set on a wooden table stamped with soil and ashes. The palayok or kaldero is put on top and leveled on "buhay na bato" or large living stones placed at a proper height and distance where wood for fire can be easily inserted or removed. 

The aroma of the smoke from certain types of wood used in the abuhan creates a rich, smokey flavor on food that the modern method cannot replicate.

In the Valley of the Sacred Mountain

 You will see an igloo guard house after two kilometers upon seeing this sign.

You will see an igloo guard house after two kilometers upon seeing this sign.

Last Sunday, Sept 7, 2014, we met with Dion Pulan of Bangkong Kahoy in Barangay Kinabuhayan in Dolores, Quezon.

Bangkong Kahoy is in the valley of the sacred Mount Banahaw which is only a 40-minute drive away from the cafe. If you take Barangay Sta. Cruz Putol and go a little further,  you will eventually slow down and fall more in love with the Philippines for what it REALLY is. (See photo below)

Dion discussed his advocacy in preserving the environment as the mid-afternoon breeze cooled us down. It is quite enthralling to dream of changing the mindset of the many for the greater common good.

 A view of several provincial towns in Quezon taken from the recreational center in Bangkong Kahoy. 

A view of several provincial towns in Quezon taken from the recreational center in Bangkong Kahoy. 

I am looking forward to seeing Dion again and spend more time in Bangkong Kahoy. Maybe next time I will be there earlier so I can get more mushrooms.

On our way back, we went down to one of the vendors in Barangay Kinabuhayan and took some photos.

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Don't forget to check out Bangkong Kahoy's website

Email us at patistito@gmail.com or call/text us at +63927-308-5339, +63906-443-9092, (049) 543-5971

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