Thursday, April 28, 2011

An Unusual Love Letter

I am pregnant!

Yes. Only, there is a problem.

Find out what the problem was and how a typical document became an unusual love letter.

Friday, April 22, 2011

#34: How to Avoid Common Cooking Mistakes

There are more cool stuff you can use
here on ClipArt Pal. 
A lot of  non-cooking individuals always tell me that they are scared of treading the path of cooking dishes for the family. They fear that it may not turn out right and all their time and ingredients are are gonna end up an uneaten dump of  food in the fridge. For all you kitchen newbies, don't be fazed. I am not the hustler in the kitchen that you think who flies around in flawless movements, making a perfect meal every time. I am only able to write these things after much experiments, successes , failures, tears and salty (or burnt) dishes.

That's why I want to share with you some tips that hopefully will get you to be friends with the kitchen. Perhaps these may save you from encountering the horror stories I experienced before.

Monday, April 18, 2011

#33: Cucumber for All Occasions Part 2

Now we have come to the second installment of our cucumber festival. The first couple of recipes are quite common but these two here are more adventurous.

Tzatziki's Long Lost Pinoy Brother
Now where getting somewhere! And that somwhere is Greece. This is a traditional Greek dip but we will try to make it more down to earth, ok? Strictly, it should be made with Greek yogurt which is richer than the yogurt we know. But hey, yogurt is already a bit pricey here so I guess we can make do with that. It's up to you if you want to scour the international aisle in your supermarket and find the real thing. :-D

Monday, April 11, 2011

#32: My Inconvenient Sinigang

The tamarind has a nice profile pic
here in the tropicalfruitnursery. :-)
I was shopping in a supermarket a few days ago when a lady came up to me asking me to try this new and improved tamarind soup mix. It's supposed to be 2-in1 because it has the tamarind powder and "umami" powder that gives this more delicious taste.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

#3I: Cucumber for All Ocassions Part 1

I got this cucumber picture from a site that sells -
you guessed it right! Cucumbers!
Before, I introduced you to the world of Buttered Vegetables. Now I want you to meet my friend the cucumber. This will be a series on how this simple and cool vegetable can make your dry days a bit more refreshing. Aside from the fact that this is packed with vitamin C, adding this to the menu will ensure that you will have your serving of vegetables and fiber for the meal. All of these recipes will more or less serve four people, depending on how herbivorous they are, haha! ;-)

Monday, April 4, 2011

#30: Investment Ingredients for an Exciting Kitchen Part 1

Eating gourmet food in your home may be way more affordable than eating the same Fish Fillet meal in a restaurant. But of course, you will have to little by little, stock up on these items that will spell the difference on your meals. I have made a list of my favorite flavoring ingredients that I feel are not usually present in the Filipino kitchen. Investing on these items can help you to be well on your way to experimenting on new flavors with your dishes. Here are some items on the top of my head (and my kitchen shelf).