Thursday, August 30, 2012

Sweet cupcakes

I bought a pack of purple yam cupcakes the other day. This sweet temptation is one of my favorite indulgence as snack or as a dessert. I used to buy assorted kinds like cheese, chocolate and mocha flavors but the grocery ran out of stocks of it.  The purple yam flavor is my choice so I bought a pack which has ten cupcakes in it. Great as snacks in the morning or afternoon with some flavored drinks or juices.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Cousin's birthday cake

One sweet celebration as my cousin celebrated her birthday last twentieth of this month. This is the center piece of the table, a delicious mouth watering birthday cake. It is specially made for the celebrant - white cream in chocolate drippings topped with fruits and mint. Happy birthday and many more birthdays to come:)

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Crispy Salvaro

My sister gave this pack of salvaro as a present when she had a visit in Cebu City. Salvaro is made of thin crispy biscuits in oval shapes. It is slightly sweet with some creamy tastes of milk and sugar. I cant stop eating one after until I consumed all inside the pack. Good taste of some local delicacy that is worth a present any time.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Corned tuna pasta

I got this recipe from a cooking television show and as I follow the cooking procedure, I thought of making one at home.

Big can of corned tuna
Angel hair spaghetti
Evaporated milk
All purpose cream 
Basil leaves
Cooking oil
Grated cheese


Cook pasta according to packing directions. Saute onions and garlic in hot oil. Add corned tuna, stir for a few minutes then add water. Boil then add salt and pepper, all purpose cream and evaporated milk. Stir until the mixture reaches its consistency. Add grated cheese, mix all together then pour the mixture in the pasta. Mix then place in a big serving dish. Garnish with chopped basil leaves.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Peanut flavored masareal

This is a a popular pasalubong or present when visiting the city of Cebu. I love the taste of this masareal- peanut and sugar combined into bar shapes like the ones in the picture. My sister brought ten bars for us and I immediately consumed one bar immediately. Peanuts combined with some sweets have that special blend that my palate cannot resist. Delicious sweets that I will always buy again and again.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Green peas

I have a pea plant that starts to bear pods in the backyard. These are some of the green peas that I picked and can used as an ingredient in cooking stir fried noodles. Just sliced thinly and take off the hard green edgings. Can also be combined with stir fried dishes like meat, poultry or seafood.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Crispy,tangy BBQ ribs chips

I like munching  chips when watching television or when just doing nothing at home. This pack of crispy, tangy barbecue ribs chips filled my day with so much goodness of this unique chips that was given as a present by my friend from Australia. It is not salty as compared to some local chips. The chips are great in every bite and makes me wanting for more until its done.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Japanese chocolate

My sister was given a pack of mini chocolate bars by her friend who arrived from Japan. It is my first time to taste Japanese chocolate and I find it deliciously sweet. The mini chocolate bars are pack individually with some added crispies inside. The kind of chocolate is different from those chocolates of other countries like Australia, US or Belgium. Thanks for this chocolate present. I enjoyed eating ten packs.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Butter fried malasugue in garlic toppings

This is a simple dish to prepare but the result is indeed delicious. Malasugue is a kind of tuna fish. I bought the sliced pieces then marinated in salt, pepper and lemon juice. Fried in butter and oil until golden brown. Set aside. In the same pan, saute until brown some garlic chops then topped in the fried fish slices. Delicious really because the fish absorbed the marinade and the buttery taste combined with garlic toppings make it more yummy.