Sunday, December 1, 2013
Last week, I found some Granny Smith apples in the fridge. I know I'm not supposed to eat it and I don't. What I realized when I saw those green apples was, it's been a year since I made an apple pie. So, I asked my mom to buy five pieces of Granny Smith apples at a price of Php20.00 each. Much more cheaper compared with the grocery priced apples.
Alarming! I had a spike of my blood pressure this week and it stayed for the whole day. My normal BP is 120/90 and it spiked to 130/100 and 140/90 later the night. I felt a little light headed by still totally functioning. Well I was able to work properly but with the continuous monitoring of the company nurse.
Monday, November 18, 2013
Grilled pork belly or what we call inihaw na liempo in the Philippines is a staple dish during picnics or just a simple Sunday meal to enjoy with the family. We love grilled pork belly! We love how succulent it taste and how juicy it can be when perfectly grilled. We love how it harmoniously compliment the spicy vinegar dipping and how it can be perfectly paired with hot steamed rice.
Sunday, November 10, 2013
My sister’s wedding is fast approaching, less than a month from now. Finally, I was able to finalize the details of the wedding favor. Form the cupcake recipe, frosting and packaging.
Yesterday, I went to Chocolate Lovers and bought a pack of the packaging material for the wedding favor. I also bought 400 pieces of the pink cupcake liners to match the motif of the wedding, pink and mint green. They don’t have mint green or green cupcake liners for wedding so I went with the pink one. Since I’m doing vanilla cupcakes, I bought this 110mL of vanilla essence at a whooping price of Php600.00+. Now, that’s times five of the regular vanilla flavor. Anyway, I think that would be enough to flavor the batter and frosting.
Saturday, November 2, 2013
I woke up early this morning to marinate the pork belly for grilling, knowing that it will be rock solid so some time is needed for thawing the pork. However, I am not in the mood to grill meat and to even marinate the pork with the usual soy sauce based marinating. I know that grilling pork belly or liempo will not produce those lovely crackling fats that would make one hell of deafening crunchy sound as you take your bite on the meat.
Friday, November 1, 2013
Thin crust pizza! One of the most delicious food created that I don't get tired of eating. I like my pizza thin and crispy. Thin crust pizza is much more flavorful and I get to eat a lot of its toppings more than the thick crust that I felt I eating more bread than savoring its flavor. Ever since pizza was introduced to us, our family prefer the thin crust over the thick one.
Monday, October 28, 2013
It's almost a month from now and my sister's big day is coming. And thank God my ideas for the wedding favor are coming to light. A pro home baker commented from my previous post that the frosting is so big, almost the size of the cupcake surface, so today, I minimized the frosting and added some silver beads to give some element of elegance.