Friday, August 03, 2007

Lasang Pinoy 20th Edition: Eggplant Omelet W r a p

This is my post for Lasang Pinoy's 20th edition- Eggplant Omelete Wrap. Really am not sure if I made it to the deadline. All pinoys are familiar with "Tortang Talong" which is just mashed grilled eggplant, seasoned with salt and pepper and dredged in beaten egg then fried. It was lunch during that time that I thought of using our kusinera's "Chicken Afritada" as the filling for my eggplant omelet. Well, instead of making those fancy desserts it is the perfect time to be filipino in my posts.
Still I thank Ms. Unofficial Cook for hosting such an interesting event, though I may have missed the deadline.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Random F A C T S about Myself...

I have been tagged by Ms. Unice of Lamesa at Kusina to post 8 random facts about myself. Thanks Unice for such a sweet invite. We do have similarities but ofcourse there will always be some qualities and traits I will have. Well, it is quite hard to acknowledge oneself but I have to be honest,lol. So here it is.

  1. I want to make things simple. In short, I hate complicate things, if I feel like doing this, then that is what I will focus on.
  2. I like to express what and how I feel, communication is very important in anything that you do especailly when working with other people.
  3. I think people are naturally nice and I can say I am realizing that I have many friends and ofcourse just a few are the best ones, which are rare to find.
  4. I love to appreciate things, people and their achievements. It is important that people around me should be acknowledged in anything that they do. I love making people good. I nevr want to complain to God about my life because all these are great blessings from HIM.
  5. I am so, so, so inclined in arts. Anything about arts: food, arts, music and the people.
  6. I am a very disciplined person having reached the age of 30,lol, finally. When you are discpline, a day is not enough to do all the great things you want to accomplish. "Time is gold".
  7. I love food. Anything about it. I never stop reading about it, working with it... sharing it with my loved ones. Food is my passion.
  8. I do have my family as my support but my son is the greatest thing that God has given me. My purpose and my strength. I am happy as a person and I share that with my son.

Once again, Unice thanks for tagging me. More power to you!

Monday, July 30, 2007

I c e C r e a m Cake

Just watching food network can be a day off for me as a full time mom. There are a few of my favorites like Barefoot Contessa, Everyday Italian, Oliver's Twist and Iron Chef. For this post, it was Jamie Olivre's of Oliver's Twist that made me really want to try and taste just two days after seeing the show. It was actually Vanilla IceCream with espresso coffee and caramelized cashew nuts.
I made my version of the dessert with my homemade vanilla ice cream,regular brewed coffee, applecake, struesel and caramelized nuts.I am lucky to have an ice cream maker to whip up the vanilla ice cream. The applecake that was served for a catering and its good I kept a few for this. I always have my coffee maker on whenever I work in my kitchen, house blend of Starbucks and poured it over the churned ice cream. Struesel is what I use for topping my apple pie whcih is a mixture of butter, brown sugar, bread crumbs and assorted nuts. Finished it with caramelized nuts.
Chilling the goblet or stemmed water glass will help maintain the shape of the ice cream an hour before serving this good dessert, well for the first 3 minutes. It can be called Trifle...really good.