We mean Business

When you get to a point in your life where you question what’s next,  you start to think about things that (1) satisfy you (2) fulfills you (3) gives you a decent income (4) makes you want to excel and succeed (5) gives you long-term security  and if you get to do what you love,…

Recipe: Kiampong Rice

  Ingredients: 1/2 kilo chicken, chopped 1/2 kilo pork spare ribs, cut into 2-inch serving pieces 6 dried black mushrooms, soaked in water and sliced into strips 7 cups water or broth, divided 2½ cups uncooked white rice 2½ cups uncooked malagkit rice, washed ¼ cup sliced onion ½ cup soy sauce 2 tbsp cooking…

We love Pink(‘s)

I asked my girlfriends who love Pink to try the hottest new place in town.  I read an article about Pink’s opening in Manila early in June when my good friend Anton shared on his FB wall that he was part of the team who constructed the place.  As a supportive friend I wanted to see…

Recipe: Truffle Carbonara

Ingredients: Oil garlic onions 500g Bacon 1 can sliced mushrooms 1 Big can evaporated milk 1 pack Nestle Cream 1 can Cream of Mushroom soup 1 cup water or chicken stock quick melt cheese 2tbsp Truffle oil pepper 500g cooked spaghetti Simmer bacon in water until dry.  Add a little oil then sauté garlic and…

Oily Me

Essential oils are the best!  Now I know why it’s called that.  Because when you’ve tried using it, it really becomes essential to your life. I remember telling friends about my love for oils and when I asked them to try using it, they became obssessed!  Lavander will always be a sure hit but you…

Recipe: Beef Sukiyaki

Ingredients: 1/4 cup mirin 5 cups water 1 tablespoon dashi 1/2 cup Kikkoman soy sauce 6 tablespoon white sugar 3 tablespoons butter 1 medium onion, cut into rings 300 grams beef sirloin, very thinly sliced  1 small carrot, sliced into thin rounds 2 pieces dried mushrooms, soaked in hot water, drained, then sliced  into strips 4 pieces Chinese…

What’s inside Mia’s Bag?

I’m an expert packer.  Call me Mother Packer! But seriously I carry everything in Mia’s bag.  We have 2 bags always ready.  One for the mall and one for school.  The reason why we have two is just because we didn’t want to bring a big bag in school.  “Who took up a huge chunk…

Recipe: Gourmet Tuyo

Makes 10 mason jars 25each Ingredients: Tuyo                            3 kg. Corn oil                       4 cups Olive oil- extra virgin   2 cups Olive oil- light virgin   2 cups Crushed garlic           2 heads Sliced garlic.      …

It’s the Tooth that counts!

I never had problems with Mia when it comes to Oral Hygiene.  As soon as her first tooth came out, she was introduced to brushing her (only) tooth! We started with her playing with the finger toothbrush after taking a bath.  To telling her to brush her teeth every after meal and before she goes…

Recipe: Cheese Pimiento Spread

Ingredients: 1 big queso de bola grated 1 medium eden cheese grated 1 large quickmelt cheese grated 3 cans pimiento chopped 10 packs evaporated milk 3 tbsp sugar Dash of salt Melt butter in the pan Add 8 packs of milk Add chopped pimiento Add cheese and mix until melted Add remaining milk if needed…

Recipe: Seafood Paella

Ingredients 9 tablespoons- Olive Oil 3 teaspoon- Garlic, chopped 3 tablespoon- Onion, chopped 1 spanish chorizo 1/2 kilo Pork, cubed 1/2 kilo  Chicken, cubed 1/2 kilo Shrimps, medium-sized 1/2 kilo  Squid Rings 1 Red and 1 green Pepper 6 tablespoons- tomato sauce 6 cups- stock 1 tbsp pinch- Paprika 3 pinches- Saffron To taste- Salt and Pepper 3 cups- Paella Rice 1 piece- Crab, cut…

Organizing my bathroom

I’m a hoarder but I don’t like clutter.  I get stressed everytime I see things scattered everywhere.  I believe everything should be in order, neatly lined or properly stored. I don’t have a big bathroom so I had to make do with the minimal space I have.  I chanced upon a shelf that fits over…