Another year ends, another one begins. Another bowl of round fruits graces our dinner table. For good fortune, my mom always says. Twelve all in all. One round fruit for each month of the New Year.

2012 has been a remarkable year for Jun-blog and for us — four handsome hens and our very first home. I hope it has been good to you, too, my dear friends, and I hope 2013 brings more good things to all of us. More good food included, of course.

Happy New Year, my dear friends. May all your wishes and dreams in the New Year come true.


Twelve Round Fruits New Year

  • Chris J

    Thanks, Jun.

    Will you be chewing a dozen grapes and shaking $$ in a cup for good luck like we do every New Year’s? You have sixty seconds…

  • JRinAsia

    A Pinay friend of mine just explained to me the traditional belief of fortune found in round fruits. Fascinating!

  • Grace Lapsys

    Thanks for doing what you do, Jun. Have a rockin’ 2013!!!

  • Jun Belen

    Grace, thank you! Happy New Year to you!

  • Jun Belen

    Happy New Year, JR!

  • Jun Belen

    Happy New Year, Chris! The whole jumping up and down when the clock strikes twelve is a hoax. I didn’t grow any taller!

  • Denise Woodward

    Happy New Year my friend (and Dennis)! Look forward to seeing you both in 2013!!! Wishing you only the very best of life. xo

  • Anonymous

    Happy New Year to you, Dennis and the Golden Girls! Thanks for all the wonderful things you do and wishing you the best for 2013!

  • The Squishy Monster

    Happy New Year, you have an incredible blog here, sir! ^.~

  • Ephramar Telog
  • Jemille Junio

    Happy New Year, Jun! Thank you for sharing your recipes (especially the sweets) and beautiful photos! I enjoy and appreciate your recipes and have made a few, perhaps it is a cliché but it truly brings back memories of my childhood in the Philly….
    greetings from Amsterdam :)

  • Jun Belen

    Happy New Year, Jemile! I’m so happy to hear you are enjoying the blog. How long have you lived in Amsterdam?

  • Jemille Junio

    I’ve been living in Holland for far too long… since I was 11 years old. If you are ever in Amsterdam, drop me a msg (on fb)and I’ll give you a foodie tour of Amsterdam :)