I am dreaming of this!

It’s raining and all I can think of is food!  What is it with rain that makes us always hungry? Hahah!

First food that came to mind was soup .  And I saw these pictures! Boy, I salivated!  Darn!

So what is this?  It’s Mama Chabeng’s (my sister’s mother-in-law) version of Sinigang na Lechon (roast pork in sour soup) that she served us when we had brunch at their house in Isabela last June.  Our family loves sinigang soup but we always have fish, beef and pork for that dish.  Lately, I have fallen in love with Sinigang na Lechon and Corned Beef  (not the typical sinigang soup we have daily) but haven’t tried cooking them at home.

Hmmm, maybe I should cook this one of these days!

Welcome, rainy season! I hope it will  not end till the end of the year.

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For Pao…

I missed checking on you at the hospital and at home but my mind didn’t forget the pain you’ve gone through and  I thank God you’re back to normal and feeling good if not better and I know in time, you’ll be back to this body and this look. Heheh!

Pao feeling sexy during her “teenage” years. Hahah!  (pic taken from her FB account)

Here’s your long, overdue FFTG (Food for the Gods) cake!  I hope you’ll like it. Thanks  for the “kulit” as I am now in back to baking. Yay!

If I were a boy…

My friends  who are close to me know that I am not into music.  No matter how many times I listen to a song, I couldn’t memorize it.  Thus, when I sing it, I would always change the lyrics to whatever word I can think  of which often are words that are totally out of meaning.  My sisters and my friend, Pao can attest to that.  Hahah!

Recently, I bought a cute pink iPod nano to entertain me while walking.  This is one song I discovered I would never get tired of listening which makes me a Beyonce fan now. Cool!

Check at the video.  I found the pics too cute (not appropriate for my age though)  and the lyrics to memorize but I doubt I would be able to. LOL.

Turrón

Turrón (Spanish), torró (Catalan), or torrone (Italian) is a nougat confection, typically made ofhoney, sugar, and egg white, with toasted almonds or other nuts, and usually shaped into either a rectangular tablet or a round cake. It is frequently consumed as a traditional Christmas dessert in Spain and Italy. There are also some varieties in Latin America and the Philippines.” (source wikipedia)

I had a first taste of  Turrón  last year when my sister brought some from Spain.  They were so delicious that we asked her to bring more this year on her visit last August.

While at Spain, she sent me a text telling that the moment she saw a supermarket there, she immediately asked for Turrónes.  Unfortunately, she was informed that they are not available as they are not in season.  She was further told that they are only available during Christmas season.  We were saddened for we won’t have a taste of them anymore.

But the god/goddess of sweets (if there’s one) was with us.  My sister told us her mother-in-law has some leftover from last year that are just  sitting in her pantry!  We were both ecstatic with that news and more than happy too for she brought more boxes of this delicious sweets than last year.

The stored Turrónes from last year…they look like books, huh?

 

Hard (the Alicante variety): A compact block of whole almonds in a brittle mass of eggs, honey and sugar; 64% almonds. (

 

 

Our version of the Turrónes – Turrónes de Casoy.  After eating the real Turrónes, I must say, we must improve ours.  Hmmm, might as well start doing recipe testing. 😛

Wiki says there are two more varieties of  Turrónes – the one from Italy and Czech Republic.  I still have to taste them and compare.  Hopefully one day…

For those UP students & graduates

I  saw this video posted on my news feed in Facebook and thought of putting it here for it rekindled the patriotism in me.

I can say I am one of the fortunate students in University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City (UP Diliman) for I was able to attend Professor Solita Monsod’s Economics 11 class.   See and hear for yourself why as she talks about  Honor and Excellence.

The Internet and I

I must admit I am addicted to the Internet. I spend most of my spare time online  to read blogs  and do surfing which brings me to numerous articles or stories that I read until my eyes tire.

My days are usually like that until I decided about 2 weeks ago to minimize my online hours.  Because of this, I had to do away with blogging.

Inasmuch as I would like to stay away with it for I know better things can be done offline such as watching TV/movies, reading books or cooking or baking,  I can’t anymore.

I miss writing and documenting anything about me or people or events surrounding me.

So, I am back! I will be posting more often now even if it requires me to stay long hours hooked to the Internet…

Got an eyebrow issue? Go to Browhaus then.

“The eyebrows form but a small part of the face, and yet they can darken the whole of life by the scorn they express.”

–    Demetrius (Phalereus) quotes (Athenian orator, statesman, and philosopher, 350-280bc)

Nowadays, we have a lot of choices to change the way we look.   One major transformation that most people take for granted is the grooming of eyebrows that drapes  our windows of  our souls.

A different shape of eyebrows or a different color could make statement on our face.  So, with Kat’s new hairstyle, I brought her to Browhaus in Serendra to match her new look.  I have read this new “beauty place” before on one blog that I follow and thought of checking it one time though not of thinking of myself as I am glad I don’t have much issue with my eyebrows.  But after checking this place and seeing Kat’s new brows, I am now considering it for my “eyebrow dyeing”.

The process – 1) Organic dyeing was put to Kat’s eyebrows (the color would last for a month) ; 2) After 15 minutes of waiting for the dye to sink in her brows, it was now time for threading ; 3) Lastly, the drawing of her brows (this would last for 2 weeks)

Her new look!  Isn’t she pretty with her new hairstyle and eyebrows?  The dyed and groom brows softened her features.  Btw, she spent about P1500 for this which includes threading of her upper lip as well.

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phone: 901-0597

4th floor Greenbelt 5 Ayala Center, Makati

phone: 501-3998.

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