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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Taho

Taho



Boil the tapioca pearls until it become soft and transparent


Make a syrup by boiling 1 cup of water .. and...


1 cup of brown sugar. Stir until consistent in texture.





Add the syrup to the tofu pudding and warm it in the microwave





And the tapioca pearls


YUM!


Sarap!



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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Gerberas

Earth laughs in flowers. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Hamatreya"






I'd like to thank the gracious hosts of Today's Flowers, LuizDenisePupo and Sandy for hosting this fun meme.
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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Sisig

Sisig is an authentic Filipino dish said to have originated from Angeles, Pampanga. This dish is made up mainly of pig's head -ears, cheeks, snout and even the innards such as brain. Cooking sisig comes in three phases -boiling, grilling then finally frying. Sisig  goes well with a cold beer. It is famous in the Philippines as a stand along dish or a "pulutan." But it can also be served as a main dish, eaten with rice.


Ingredients:
1 kilo of pork head (ears, cheeks, tongue)
1/2 cup liver (broiled and cut in cubes)
1/2 cup vinegar
1 tablespoon minced ginger
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 cup pork or beef stock
1 cup pineapple juice
1 small onion (chopped)
1 tablespoon red bell pepper (chopped)
1 tablespoon salt or fish sauce
1 teaspoon of whole black pepper (crushed)
2 pieces of bay leaf
2-3 hot peppers (labuyo or jalapeño)

Directions:
1. Mix together the pork ears, cheeks and tongue with pineapple juice, ginger, salt, water and crushed black pepper. Bring to boil then let it simmer for about an hour until the meat becomes tender.
2. Drain and allow to cool in room temperature.
3. Slice all meat into small cubes of about 2x3x1/4 inches thick.
4. Grill until meat turns brown and crisp
5. Chop the grilled pieces into small cubes of about 1/4 inch
6. Saute in garlic, onion, bell pepper. Add the liver and pork. Season with salt, vinegar, soy sauce and pepper. Add stock and bay leaves. Bring to boil, then simmer until almost dry.
7. While sizzling, you may or may not crack an egg on top. The sizzling plate will cook the egg when mixed with the food. There is also a choice of mixing a little mayonnaise to enrich the contrast in flavor.
8. Serve hot on a sizzling plate topped with chopped onion leaves and garnish with lemon and hot pepper.

Enjoy!


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Monday, August 22, 2011

Carbonite for My Peace of Mind

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My mom lost a lot of her old photos to flood, and even some during the war. It is such a sad state when things like these happen. Fortunately, this age allows us to store these precious items both in a drive at home and online. The thing that worries me about storing files in an internal and/or external drive is that computers can crash and we can still lose our file. Nobody wants to live a worrisome life. It is always wise to have a   computer backup online  -preferably one that is unlimited. Carbonite takes the worry out of backup by securely and automatically backing up the files on your PC or Mac to one of Carbonite’s highly secure, state-of-the-art data centers. Carbonite works continually in the background, automatically backing up your files whenever your computer is connected to the internet. Completely automatic, secure, simple, and unlimited. 
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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Tumbleweed @ Scenic Sunday

Tumbleweed stuck in a wired fence



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My Coke Rewards for Schools

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of My Coke Rewards for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Since the recent huge budget cut in education so many school programs have been cut off and privileges removed. In my husband’s school, they cut of the extra stipend to several minor positions in the campus as one of the ways  to avoid issuing a pink slip - I guess this is the better option. In our school, we scratched off some programs to cut cost –programs that I would hate to lose. The thing is, federal funding is not the only way to have these wonderful programs in our schools. There are huge companies always willing to support schools programs. Teachers are not the only ones who can make this happen. Parents can help too.

My Coke rewards for schools  will donate points to your school, so it can get rewards like art supplies and sports equipment, and support all the ways kids play. Even the smallest point contribution can lead to great things for students in your community.

Parents, a lot of you have no time to volunteer in your child’s school, but here’s an easy way for you to support your child’s school. Just register and donate points to their schools to help refresh activities and play. My Coke Rewards for Schools is a great way to bring more play to local schools by letting them redeem points for the things they need like classroom supplies, sports equipment, books, and many other things. Yup, check out  mycokerewards.com/schools   to see how you can participate. Together we can make great things happen for the students.

Starting July 13 through September 30, Sprite is giving away 25 playgrounds, worth $25,000, to schools and are giving consumers who purchase and enter a code from any package of Sprite/Sprite Zero an entry into the sweepstakes to help their school win. In addition, every three points donated to the school through the Sprite Spark Parks for Schools sweepstakes will give the school additional chances. Any new school that registers will be given a chance to win.

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Here is how it works for Schools (How to Donate)
• Purchase your favorite participating Coca-Cola product (there are 15 participating brands)
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• Pick your school and donate the number of points you would like to give
• Your school uses the points to get rewards like athletic equipment, classroom supplies and more

How it works for Schools (How to Registration)
• Identify a School Coordinator to manage your school’s account.
• Go to mycokerewards.com/schools and click on “Register Today” to find your school and complete the registration process.
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What are you waiting for? Start building that park for your school by earning those points!


Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Pizza

Pizza, homemade style

brush olive oil on the crust

spread pizza sauce

top with any type of cheese. in this case the girls used mozzarella

and cheddar

put on your topping. the girls just love pepperoni

spread topping evenly

bake in the over @ 375 degrees for 12 -15 minutes depending on how crunchy you want it.

almost done

YUM!

slice and serve hot


Bon Appétit!

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Express Jeans Rocks!

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Let’s talk jeans! U-huh, jeans, the popular denim trousers worn by many. Known as a fashion neutralizer. Jeans is a word that almost everybody understands. It encompasses any age, any race and practically all sorts of economic status –rich or poor –everybody wears jeans.

In the early 1920s, jeans was popularly known as the all around pants for the lower working class –and for a good reason. The pants proved its worth –very sturdy, built to last and most important of all, very affordable. Well, as with the quality of the pants, I should say, it’s true then and it is definitely true now. Except now, it’s not limited to the lower working class – it has slowly, but steadily climbed the ladder higher and now sits on the pinnacle amongst the upper social class. Comfort which is what the “jeans” represent is a universal language spoken by all.



Jeans have come a long way, and will undoubtedly remain popular because of its versatility. It comes in different cut and styles, even different degrees of darkness (or fadedness). Some people prefer loose fitting and comfortable which makes it practical for manual labor, then there are  women's jeans  that are form fitting to flatter the figure. It’s the pants for all and any age. The pants design for men, women, old and young.

I believe am not alone in saying it is one of the things in my closet that can be used all-year round. Jeans doesn’t choose a season. I wear my jeans with my corduroy jacket during winter and with a bright tank top during  summer. Express jeans provide us with a lot of cuts and styles to choose from. I wear my jean leggings with longer blouses and my flare ones with short tank. I also love to combine colored jeans with bright-printed top creating a monochromatic style. 

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Now, it's your turn to share. Which Express jeans would you want to have and why?


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