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Saturday, November 29, 2008

The Power of Internet

I can remember that internet was introduced in the Philippines on late 1990s and I get hook right away. I met a lot of friends online that I have met personally, since then it became part of my life.
I am happy that I am reconnecting again with my high school batch mates and old friends and catch up with our lives through the help of internet.
I really appreciate internet because it is very powerful and useful tools as long as you will use it on the right way.

Thursday, November 27, 2008


This pumpkin pie is one of my favorite pie, the other one is apple pie. This one is really good the crust is so perfectly delicious with bites of chopped walnuts on it that make each bite more crunchy. I only like to eat pumpkin and apple pie because of the spices in it that makes it more yummy. The combination of cinnamon, ground ginger and pumpkin spice makes this pies insanely delicious.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Okra Fritters

I saw this recipe on "Paula Deans southern cooking" on food network channel, which is one of my favorite channel. Cooking is one of my passions, sometime when hubby asked me to do something for him and I can't make it perfect he joke on me saying "just cook". Well I am glad though because he love my cooking. This okra fritters is so good, and I took the fresh okra from my backyard veggie garden.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Well can I call it a lazy day? Yesterday hubby just stayed home and worked with our gate. I washed his truck while he is doing the gate, it was so hot yesterday. Washing the truck for more than an hour under the hot sun gave me a suntan.
Today I just spend my day doing scrapping again, and here it is. I'm trying to create background layout for my FS.
It's already thanks giving next Thursday. Time to gobble gobble gobble.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

oowy gooey oatmeal cookies

As always it's a "manic Monday". Monday is my baking day, my laundry and house cleaning day. I baked buns with hotdog and corned beef, especial request by hubby for next week is "kalua pork bun". Today I baked oatmeal cookies too and my great critic love it, that means it's yummy and it is. I find the recipe on a label but I alter it my way ;), It tastes like starbucks oatmeal cookie.
Here's how:
3/4 shortening
1 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1/3 cup milk (if you have evaporated milk much better)
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup raisins
1 cup coarsely chop walnuts
3 cups quick oats, uncooked (but I alter it with 6 packets of instant flavored oatmeal like banana bread, apple cinnamon and cinnamon roll, two of each flavor)

Heat oven to 375F.
Combine shortening, brown sugar, egg, milk, and vanilla in a large bowl. Beat at medium speed of electric mixer until well blended.
Combine oat and flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix until well blended, stir in raisins and nuts.
Drop rounded spoonful of dough 2 inches apart onto baking sheet. It makes 2 to 2-1/2 dozen.
Bake on 375F for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly brown.
Mine was only 15 pieces cause I used ice cream scoop to even the size and I make it pretty big ones, Yummy.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Hotdog in a Blanket?

I was trying to bake "pan de sal" a Filipino dinner roll, but until now I cannot make it the way I want too which is moist and soft. I was looking around the store for bread conditioner or bread enhancer but unfortunately I cannot find any on the grocery stores, maybe i have to go on baking goods supplier.
Well since I have extra dough I try to make a hotdog on a blanket and my husband love it, now its part of his breakfast. The dough turn out to be yummy with hotdog but not too good as pan de sal.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Bottled Water Mania

America is consuming 30 billion bottled water per year. Consumer do not realized that most bottled water are simply tap water. And bottled water that left inside the car is believe to cause breast cancer in women, the plastic bottle release a certain chemical that can lead to breast cancer. Tap water from your kitchen faucet is much safer than bottled water and it is a lot cheaper.
Here in Hawaii, I can assure that we have the cleanest and safest tap water for drinking. In our household we are buying bottled water because we move in to a very old house with old pipes that make our water taste funny, but I trust our tap water than bottled water so I asked my husband to connect a temporary pipe from the main line to be use as our drinking water, until we rebuild our house. In that way we save money from buying "bottled tap water" and away from the danger of plastic bottle chemicals.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Halo Halo

Halo halo or "tropical fruit melange" is so famous in Philippines maybe because of the humid weather condition there. Halo halo means "mix mix", the ingredients include sweetened red mung beans, jack fruit, palm fruit, white kidney beans, garbanzos, plantains, yam, sliced of custard creme, corn kernel, evaporated milk, tapioca pearl sugar, 1 or 2 scoops of ice cream and shaved ice.
My husband love it so much especially during summer season here. What I am doing is buy bottled halo halo ingredients and just add shaved ice milk and a little sugar.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

A New President

For the people of Hawaii President Obama's victory is much awaited, but before the precints where officially closed yesterday here in Hawaii, Obama was already declared as the Nation's 44rt President. Barrack Obama was born in Hawaii, he studied at Punahou School from fifth grade to highschool.
Last night was a historical night in the United States Presidential race. CHANGE happened last night, but President Obana still have a lot to prove to America.
I believe that he has the qualification to do his job as the next President of the United States.

Look OUT

This is one of the scenic look out by the East side of the Island. From this site here you can judge that Hawaii is formed by volcanic eruption million of years ago. When I travel this side I feel that I was traveling in time, you can see the layers of earth on the side of the cliff formed by the wind and wave. You can see Molokai Island from this side. What a Spectacular View.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Waikiki View

This is the view of Waikiki 1 mile out the ocean. Waikiki is one of my favorite spot for my photography hobby. It just so amazing view of modern Hawaiian beach, one of Hawaii's trademark.
Waikiki is really pretty view from the top of Diamond Head crater, from the ocean or from Waikiki stripe.


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