Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Boston Tea Cake

uh, i am not really sure if it is a cake but I have never heard of tea muffin so it is a cake for me.  Anyway, I bought a tray of this at costco just to try and low and behold.  It is yummy.  The frosting is not too sweet or overpowering.  Have to buy it again sometime.

Good for afternoon tea.  Just a bit messy to eat.

Filipino Food

We visited a Filipino restaurant last weekend to try their food.  I've been missing them. 

Crispy Pata

Sinigang na Isda



Yum!  I didn't eat much then and now I want them all again.  

Sunday, 27 September 2015

Breakfast Time

What are you waiting for?  It's breakfast time.  

Arroz Valenciana

This recipe is very easy to make.  This is an ilonggo style recipe and I didn't really follow it to the letter.  But it's still yummy.  

Mcj bought me 5 kilos of sticky rice and I have to use it lest it goes to waste so at least once a month I think of a recipe that I can use sticky rice.  So far, I've made this three times now and nobody has complained.
What's in it:
Sticky rice
Jasmine rice

You can put seafood and pork in it too, if you want. 

Sunday, 20 September 2015

Filipino Food

Recently, I have been craving of filipino food.  Any food at all.  Remember, I am not counting calories or thinking of any forms of diet here.  It's just to eat something that I really like and will fill me up.

With dried fish that my friend gave me.  Already cooked as I have not really braved up to cook some at home because of the stench.

These are some of the food that my family consumed in their little picnic in the new hut that they have built in the lot purchased recently.  While we can't afford to build our dream house, a small shelter will do.

Exercise at the Barre

I found this article on the local paper a while back and I think it is worth sharing.  The article is exercising using a barre.  Mind you, I have to check what really a barre is.  I know that it is a bar but why a different spelling.  Now, I know.  Anyway, it's for toning the bottom.  So anyone out there who wants a tight bottom, here's for you.  Thanks to our local paper by the way.

These exercises are quite easy.  I don't have a bar at home so I just use anything that is permanent to support me while performing these.  The number two item is my favourite so far.  It really burns my legs and thighs.  

Saturday, 12 September 2015


I dabbled on yoga recently, until everything got busy and hectic that I have lapsed for more than a week now.  

How did I start?  With the help of youtube of course.  I've come across a video of yoga for begginers and I quite like it.  I searched other videos of the same yogi and did them too.  I recently started the 30 day challenge and I have yet to embark on day 5.

Aside from the movement that I quite like - it stretches me of course.  I also like that it pushes me and my endurance.  I still haven't quite master the art of breathing yet.  I have problem sometimes - I feel that I was not breathing at all.

If interested, try this one. 

The French Toast

yes, it's The French toast.  The current weekend breakfast favourite.  Loaded with carbo of course but since we don't have cooked breakfast on weekdays, nobody is complaining.  I must say, I like it with scrambled eggs on top.  Eggy, hmmm.

Saturday, 5 September 2015

French Toast

the school was selling father's day presents but the tatapilla and I agreed that since we already bought dad his present last weekend, we only need to make him breakfast.  

recently, he has developed liking to french toast ( with tomato sauce, he said).  so we are going to make some tomorrow.

I have not actually made them at home.  I know they are simple enough to make.  bread, eggs, milk, oil for frying and sugar for dusting... and fruit for toppings.

I learned that french toast is also called eggy bread, german toast, gypsy bread or spanish toast.  

overtime, french toast has several variations and wikipedia said that the hong-long style french toast was documented as the top-50 most delicious food.

i tell you about mine next time.  

Saturday, 29 August 2015

Peanut Butter Ice Cream

Ever tried a peanut butter ice cream?  The first time I tried it, it was in a stick and so yummy.  I thought I was hooked and I say yes.  But being not so fond of sweets, I don't crave it.

I was at the shops and thinking of something new and tried this.  Hmmmm.. didn't go down well with my Tatapilla.  I tried it myself and it's just not right.  It didn't taste like the other brand.  I think, I'll give this a ditch, thaw it out and pour it down the bin.