Monday, October 26, 2009

Spring Rolls

It was my first time to cook these spring rolls (lumpia) and I was excited to prepare it for lunch. Quite time consuming because I had to mix the ground meat with seasonings and make individual roll. Each should be sealed and wrapped properly in a yellow wrapper to seal in the meat when deep frying. I successfully made my cooking! Yummy, crunchy rolls with center dipping of tomato ketchup. You can have also dipping combinations of garlic & vinegar or sweet chili sauce.

Sunday's Menu

Beef Spare Ribs in Langka

Ingredients:

500 grams beef spare ribs cut into serving pieces
250 grams, langka (young jack fruit), sliced
onions
garlic
1 liter, Water
salt
seasonings
leeks for garnishing

Procedure:

Boil the beef spare ribs in 1 liter of water until very tender. Add langka and boil until very tender too. Add onions and garlic and simmer for 5 minutes. Adjust the salt and seasonings according to taste. Garnish with leeks. Serve hot.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Bowl of Breakfast

It is hard to wake up early morning but I have no choice. I prepared this meal of very tiny anchovy fishes sauteed in garlic, onions and tomatoes.Put a little salt and add 3 large pieces of eggs (scrambled) stir fry for a minute and garnished with chopped leeks. I had this ready serving in a bowl for my breakfast. Quick, easy and yummy.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Chowing Bestfriends

Great moments here with my friend Libby during her vacation. We spent time at her home and enjoyed eating yummy foods like roasted chicken, pancit guisado, steamed crabs in oyster sauce, and desserts of buko salad and chocolate moist cake. Yummy foods and never ending chats of each others' lives. This is considerably the best moment of our get together. I missed the food but more of missing Libby :D.... Hope we can see each other again..soon..

Take Out Value Meal

I couldn't help but had this chicken value meal when I was busy from office and had no time to cook last week. Crisp and juicy fried chicken with savory sauce and rice. One delicious meal that relieved my hunger and cravings after a hard days' work.

Late Dinner Meal

The heavy rain was over when I arrived home last night. It was late already because I met with MyMy and we did some important things on her blog. Though late I still prepared this vegetable meal in shrimp broth. Vegetables that I added on were okra and alogbati (a green leafy vegetable). It was quick to cook this meal because I already prepared the ingredients beforehand. Great meal for a stressful day.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Yummy Crabs

Steamed Crabs in Hoisin & Sprite Sauce

I got a good chance to bought these crabs yesterday from the wet market because the price was cheap and it was a lot for a meal. The crabs were steamed and in a separate pan I sauteed onions, garlic, ginger in olive oil then added hoisin sauce. I used sprite soft drink instead of water and let it boil. Put the steamed crabs and simmer until the sauce thickened. Garnish with leeks then serve immediately. Eating crabs is always a mess but it was worth it. The blend of all the spices in the sauce made the crabs so finger lickin' good. Very delicious!

Spicy Sunday

Spicy Spare Ribs

Its always fun to cook on weekends and so last Sunday I had this spicy menu of pork spare ribs. The meat was pan fried until golden brown then added with some choice spices of star anise, salt, pepper,cumin and chili. Boiled until tender with thickened sauce . Garnish with sliced cucumber. It was savory that the combination of all the spices made the spare ribs truly irresistible.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Food for Lunch

I prepared early morning this Crispy Pork Liempo as my baon food for lunch at the office. Pork belly cut into bite pieces, marinated in soy sauce, salt, pepper and seasonings. Then deep fry in hot canola oil until crisp golden brown. You can have ketchup or vinegar & garlic as dipping. Liempo together with rice can be an ideal meal for lunch pack. Just prepare some extra rice because you might be wanting for more.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Stuff for new mums

Being a mother is the most wonderful and unique destiny for a woman. It is one great privilege to be part of the pro-creation of human being. However, being a mother is also a one great challenge and there are lots of things to consider and understand about the beauty of motherhood. First time mums are really exciting and expecting for your first bundle of joy requires lots of preparation in such a way that you as a mother will not be totally stressed out. Having digital cameras is very important because it is the best gadget to capture those precious moments of the baby from the birth until the few months old, toddler and onwards. You as new mum should also need pushchair to use for the new baby. It is very useful when traveling or leisure in parks and malls because you as the new mum does not have a hard time carrying the baby but instead put in the push chair for easy access. All you have to do is to use the push chair wherever you want the baby to be place in. Another stuff again for the new mums are the toys. Toys play a big role for new mums as it helps ease out the tensions and tantrums of the babies. It aids as a fun stuff that the baby could enjoy watching or doing. Mums would not get too stressed if the baby behave and in the mood for the day. The stuff that is important for all new mums are flowers. I think each and every new mum deserved fresh and colorful flowers to brighten up their days. Flowers give that special aura to new mommies and flowers represent their womanhood with delight and gladness in very colorful ways. Being new mum is always rewarding as long as you face this special career with understanding and optimism. And also having these stuffs would be of great help to new mums in achieving their special roles.

Weekend Recipe

Seafood Bihon Surprise

Ingredients:

130 grams bihon ( rice noodles)
100 grams shrimps
100 grams squid cleaned and sliced
1 tbsp cornstarch
1/8 tsp salt
green onions, chopped
1 pc red bell pepper, strips
2 pcs carrots, strips
3 cups water
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 tbsp sesame oil
ground black pepper
celery stalks & leaves, chopped
onions
garlic
2 tbsp olive oil

Procedure:

Heat olive oil in a large pan.
Saute onions and garlic.
Add shrimps and squid.
Simmer for 2 minutes.
Add in soy sauce, vegetables,water & cornstarch.
Season with salt and pepper.
Cook for 10 minutes.
Add bihon and cook until done. Drizzle with sesame oil.
Top / garnish with celery , green onions and red bell pepper.
Serve immediately while its hot.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Cooking with Parmesan

I cooked pasta dish Carbonara days ago and one of the ingredients that I added on that menu was Parmesan Cheese, a hard, dry variety of Italian cheese made from skim milk usually grated and sprinkled over pasta dishes or soups. One deliciously perfect cheese partner for pasta foods. I love it!

Friday, October 9, 2009

My Birthday Cake

It was a great day indeed. My birthday yesterday was full of fun and surprises. I got this birthday cake from a friend. It was just so thoughtful of her to received this delightful treat. Yummy, creamy Ube (purple yum) cake. The dough is soft with cream moist fillings and toppings. Perfect dessert for my special day.:D

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Birthday Cooking

Today is my special day and cooking for occassion like this is always fun and exciting. I prepared these meals at home today though tired of early preparation but worth it for the celebration.

Classic Carbonara

This a traditional Italian pasta made of Pancetta (Italian style bacon), cheese and cream. I used Linguine pasta and added some fried bacon, crushed garlic, heavy cream. Toss until well combined and served immediately with Parmessan cheese.

Beef Hungarian Goulash

One of my favorite menu to cook on special occasion. Choice cuts of beef top round in selected spices, tomato paste and paprika, then cook in medium heat until tender using beer. I enjoyed cooking these yummy dishes and hope the fans would enjoy eating as well. :)

Monday, October 5, 2009

Pasta Purchases

I went on shopping this weekend for some pastas. I bought this San Remo Linguine, pasta in long slender flat strips.

Another pasta that I bought is the Campagna's Penne Rigate, pasta in short tubes with diagonally cut ends.


This in preparation for some cooking specials this week. Whatever it is, I would definitely be posting it here in the coming days. I hope I can cook well these pastas for my avid eating fans at home :D...

Weekend Appetizer

This is one typical Pinoy appetizer, sauteed shrimp paste and pork in onions, garlic and tomatoes. I put it in a jar and store in the refrigerator for longer stay. This is best during meals and eaten only in small amounts. I think this jar would last for a month at home.

Im here again

Hello, I am back to the posting scene after quite some time of being silent. I was busy and besides I just bought the batteries of my camera just this weekend. Now I can start again taking my favorite pics to post in here.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Web articles

Online ideas are always beneficial at this time because you can learn many things depending on your interests and passion. There is an article that I browsed online about A Home Staging Challenge. The article is all about reinventing some home fixtures in such a way that it would look new and orderly once again.It would really be a challenge because if you are owning a newly purchased home, you would be experiencing a hard time on how to remodel the different parts of the house in such a way that it would not look totally dull. When you acquire a new house, there are lots of repairs and fixtures and these form part in home improvements. One particular problem would be the roof that needs some overhauling and One of Liquid Roof Repair applications is RV Roof Repair. I always enjoy reading web articles because there are lots of learning on new great ideas from it. Just check out the online site for more interesting topics.