Remember the palo tsina crates we had made a few months ago? Here's what I made out of the scrap pieces of wood. Check out Yahoo! She.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Friday, December 6, 2013
I love grilling vegetables. Asparagus...mushrooms...squash... name it! My sister-in-law and her best friend loved the grilled vegetables on ciabatta bread drizzled with pesto sauce that I made for them during a vacation in the province a few years ago. At that time they were both into the business of kesong puti making. They had a variety of kesong puti products: bottled kesong puti in olive oil with different herb combinations (my favorite is garlic and basil), spreadable kesong puti and even "Parmesan" kesong puti, which they labeled as "Promdi-sano Cheese" (get it?). Anyway, the kesong puti went so well together with the grilled vegetables! Y-U-M-M-Y-! Here's another take on the vegetable-cheese combination.
Spaghetti, 1 package
Garlic, about 1 head, minced
White onion, 1 large, cut into thin rings
Eggplant, cut in half then into about 1/4 inch slices
Zucchini, cut in half then into about 1/4 inch slices
Red bell pepper
Kesong puti, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
Boil noodles and set aside.
Heat up grill and brush with olive oil.
Lay eggplants and zucchini over grill and brush with olive oil.
Sprinkle salt and pepper.
In the meantime, place bell pepper over an open gas burner and char skin. Once charred on all sides, set aside on a shallow bowl and cover to cool. Peel off skins and slice into bite sized-squares.
In a medium-sized pan over medium to low heat, pour olive oil.
Add onions and caramelize.
Add in garlic. Set heat on low and stir.
Add grilled eggplant, zucchini, peppers, capers and anchovy fillets.
Pour cooked pasta, season with salt and pepper as needed and stir well.
Sprinkle kesong puti.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Monday, December 2, 2013
If not having enough floor space for a Christmas tree is a problem you might want to consider creating one that you can hang. Use ordinary wire, such as the ones used to make a clothesline or “sampayan”, and bend zigzag patterns to resemble a tree.
Make sure that your wire has a large enough gauge to be strong and stiff enough to hold its weight and whatever you want to hang on it. Suspend it on a door, by a window or any available wall space and use clothes pins to attach Christmas cards. You may also hang or attach small-sized envelopes or sachets containing little goodies and surprises. Label or number the envelopes so your hanging tree will also double as an Advent calendar.
Step 1: Use pliers to make a small loop on one end of the wire
Step 2: Make a larger loop, about the same size of a clothes hanger
Step 3: Make successive zigzag bends of increasing width so that the outline resembles a triangle
Step 4: Round off the end of the wire by make another small loop
Step 5: Hang and adorn
Sunday, December 1, 2013
This project reminds me of the straw parols I made last year. The steps are essentially the same but you might want to check Yahoo!She for the directions.
Twenty four day to go till Christmas! Yipeee!!!
Friday, November 29, 2013
As you may already know, I consider Uniwide a treasure trove of just about anything. Without really "looking" I chanced upon a stack of small, assorted, floral plates and saucers.
|bread plates cost P15.00 |
while saucers are only P12.00 each
At that time I was concentrating on finding a couple more of ceramic owls which Mama asked me to get for her as well as the printed fabric I needed for the throw pillows. So I tried to ignore the urge to at least check them out. That night, I had a hard time sleeping and had that familiar, nagging feeling that I get when smitten by something.
|tea cups sell between P15.00 to P19.00|
It took me three separate visits to Uniwide to "complete" my collection and to finally get my mind to stop obsessing about these lovely, dainty tea cups and saucers.
They also have creamer pots that sell for as much as a tea cup. I also found a sugar bowl for P14.00. The cover was missing but I bought it anyway!
I love how it evokes a shabby chic esthetic and how each piece casually goes well with each other.
I am absolutely charmed by my new collection that it makes me want to host a tea party... And, I think I might just have the perfect occasion to do so.....