Friday, June 29, 2012

Sunday salad treat

Pasta is everybody's favorite at home. This is a simple dish of macaroni salad that I cooked one Sunday  weekend. The ingredients were salad macaroni cooked al dente, fruit cocktail, mayonnaise, raisins and a little of condensed milk, Blended together, it created this delicious salad macaroni. Best for desserts or for snacks any time of the day.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Groceries for home

My favorite thing to do usually on weekends is to do the groceries for home. I always see to it that my pantry has the necessary goods for cooking on the entire weekend. These groceries were for a my pasta and salad cooking. I always see to it that the ingredients are complete by writing down the checklists of things to buy.  What I just need is an amount of cash every time I do the grocery shop.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Rice cooker for solos

I am happy to received this little rice cooker as a gift. Very good timing because it can be very useful when going solo or alone and I only need a few little cups of rice to cook. This  cooker has a capacity of four cups maximum of rice and it can easily cook in fifteen minutes. Very handy and I can bring it anytime or when I am in an out of town trips. A kitchen appliance that is very useful at home or at any trips to have.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Chocolates, chocolates!

I always love eating chocolates! Well nobody can resist the creamy, sweet, yummy tastes of these kisses, mini cups and miniatures. Very handy to put on my personal bag and eat at  any time of the day. From kids, young ones and adults, chocolates are everybody's favorite all the time.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Mini strainer

When I do the cooking or some food preparation at home, I often need this little strainer. Made of stain less material, it is very useful when extracting juices of lemon, calamansi, and other fruits or liquids that  need to be strained to be able to obtain only the needed liquid. I like its smallness because it can fit to a small container like a glass. A kitchen utensil that is very useful in my day to day living.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

White bowl

The kitchen ware section of the mall was on sale last weekend and I was able to avail of the price off promo. This white bowl is very useful because it is microwaveable and has secure cover on any kinds of food that I would keep on the refrigerator. The bowl can also be use as a serving food container when having lunch or dinner. Easy to wash and dishwasher safe.  I will avail again if ever there will be another kitchen ware sale.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Kalderetang kambing

One of my favorite dish is stew for meats like goat, beef or pork. I cooked this goat meat one Sunday at home. The meat slices are carefully selected when I bought in the meat section of the supermarket boiled until very tender. I added potatoes, carrots, tomato sauce, bell pepper, salt, pepper and seasonings. Blended together, it created one delicious dish that you always asked for some more rice to fill the plate. Yummy indeed!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Flavorful sesame oil

I like adding this sesame oil especially on my stir fried dishes and meat marinades. This kind of oil is considered as the queen of oils because of it beneficial effects on ones health.  I add a few drops on every dish that I cook and the taste is much different from a dish that has no sesame oil. This bottle can stay on my pantry for up to few months of use. One good oil to use and be part of our cooking.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Breakfast sausages

Its been a while since I tasted some sausages. When I visited the grocery store last weekend I bought a pack of mini Hungarian sausages which is one of my favorite gourmet food. The sausages were prepared in easy way by frying in a little oil until golden brown. It tastes delicious with some little spice in every bite. One good breakfast meal to prepare at home.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Stir fried noodles day

I feel restless from the kitchen work for the past days and since everyone at home loves eating noodles, I decided to cook this stir fried rice noodles. The ingredients are simple and this kind of menu is very easy to cook in less than thirty minutes. The main ingredients that I added were shrimps and chicken liver peeled and sliced into tiny pieces. Tastes really good and satisfying after a hard days work.  

Monday, June 11, 2012

Hot choco drink and bread stick

One of my favorite morning drink when I have my time at home is this hot chocolate drink with a bread puff stick. The chocolate drink is made of grounded real chocolate made from cacao seeds. We call it "tablia" in our local dialect. Boiled and stirred until completely dissolved the added with a condensed milk to make a creamy chocolate drink. The puff bread stick very much compliment with the hot choco. You can have white bread, sticky rice pudding, cookies or any kind of bread that you wanted to eat together with this hot cup of chocolate. Yummy and creamy! It completes my morning.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Basket of groceries

A basket of groceries that was given to me as a gift during the holidays. Most of the contents of the basket were ingredients for pasta spaghetti. I was thankful because I already have the main ingredients for my favorite pasta menu.I can make a spaghetti bolognese from these ingredients and would just buy some additional meats, spices and cheese to make a good food for home.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Mini buns with fillings

A box of buns that was given as an arrival present from a generous friend. This is a specialty of a city in another region which attracts my taste buds. The mini buns are filled with  peanut butter fillings. Delicious and creamy to taste that I can't resist to consume two buns immediately. Thanks for this yummy treat.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Banana loaf

One of my favorite fruit is banana. A year round fruit that is always available in the market. Whenever I visit a bakery that specializes in making banana cakes, I always buy one banana loaf for home. The loaf is made of fresh banana fruit and bake in real goodness of creamy and fluffy loaf. One slice is a great pair for a cup of coffee or a glass of fruit juice or iced tea.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Gourmet bread

I love eating bread and I think it is already part of our daily living to eat at least a few breads before leaving home or maybe as a snack.This is my favorite to buy from an exclusive pastry shop. Tastes like croissant in form of rectangular sticks. There is no filing but it tastes delicious to take in every bite. Nice bread to have in any hour of the day- Danish puff gourmet bread.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Native garlic

One of my favorite spice when cooking is garlic and I always prefer the native kind. Quite pricey as compared to the imported kind but the results when added to dishes is very flavorful. The aroma is stronger and the food that I cook smell and tastes just good actually.  Great to use on stir fry, baked, stew or broth dishes.  This bunch of garlic would be use for weeks of my daily cooking.