Friday, July 31, 2009

Caprese Salad "In My Kitchen"

I found some fresh mozzarella cheese at my local grocery store and I decided to make these. Just a little of black pepper and olive oil and yum. I had to buy the fresh basil, because mine in not that big yet. Plus, I wanted mine to flower to get some seeds to use for next year. I put the basil where kids seat on the cart and every time I looked at my grocery lists I can smell it. They smell soo good.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Want a Laptop, Win one at Charter

Have you joined the summer giveaways from Charter, yet? I have notice that they are giving away laptops every summer. This is great if you have children going to college this fall. This is one of the must have items in this kids list. They are giving away a HP 550 Notebook 15-inch with Window Vista and NeoTec Compu Backpack a day. I will definitely enter every day until September 15 2009. And if I don’t win anything this year I will sure try again next year because my oldest son will need one next year. He will go away to college then and I’m not really sure if I can afford to buy one. Furthermore, I have to make sure he adds Charter on Facebook to get updates on their latest giveaways and sweepstakes.


Make sure you check out their services too, because when you get any services from them you will also get free gift cards worth $100 for the combo service of cable, internet and phone. Then a $75 free gift card for the cable and internet service and $25 free gift card for the high speed internet. Get a service and receive a free gift cards and a chance to win a Laptop-a-Day Sweepstakes. They are very generous, and don’t forget to read their updates through Facebook and Twitter. And speaking of twitter please add Charter on Twitter and get the latest update. Are you in? Moreover, can you think of anything better than getting a free laptop for your students? Think of the savings.


Monday, July 27, 2009

Bok Choy with Oyster Sauce

I can't think of anything to eat, I went outside to my garden and picked some leaves off my bok choy. It is cooked with olive oil, garlic, water, salt, pepper, and oyster sauce. Love it, the stems are still crunchy. DH ate two raw leaves instead.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Egg Salad Sandwich

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This is DH favorite sandwich. He likes it swimming in mayonnaise. I like it with romaine lettuce and slice of tomato. (Do you notice that my hand is tan, yes indeed, even with all the rain we are getting I manage to put color on my

In My Kitchen
A very simple sandwich with mash eggs, mayonnaise and white peppers ( I am using the all natural honey flax whole grain bread here). But since I made this for DH, there are only two ingredients (eggs and mayo). Sometimes I can get away with white peppers but he prepare not to have it. I read somewhere that peppers are good food blood circulation that is why I try to hide the peppers there for him. Don't worry about the cholesterol, I read at Dr. Douglass site that cholesterol are good for us and don't believe whatever FDA said about it. I can 't even begin to tell you about the food pyramid being wrong all this time. Oh well, it will be in another post.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

What I love About Summer

A lot of fresh fruit to choose from. Not only that but I notice that summer fruits taste much better than any other seasons. And here is my strawberry smoothie by request of my DD and YDS.

In My KichenOnly 3 ingredients: strawberries, plain yogurt, and honey as sweetener. You can also freeze the strawberries before making this, for thicker smoothie.

In My KitchenThis is my finish product. Somehow I can't find the straw for the picture. :( Want to have a taste, here is a glass of my strawberry smoothie just for you.

In My KitchenHere is another favorite of mine. I eat a lot of fruit in the summer and sometimes I end up with stomach ache at the end of the day because I eat them right after the other. My stomach does not like it.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Bring your Summer Weekends to Life

We don’t have any plans going on vacations this summer. My husband is very busy working and trying to get all the work finish as they come in. We may not have too many of those when the economy collapse, which I think is coming soon. He is trying to take any calls he receive at this point. We don’t go away on vacation however, we are doing staycation. During my sister in law’s wedding by Delaware Water Gap river, my children can’t help but admired boaters, canoers, and kayakers passed by. They plead that they wanted to do it. And that exactly is what we use Charter internet for, finding an affordable boat rental to enjoy the water.

You will be surprise on how much time we spend using the internet. It’s our source of information because we don’t watch television. There is so much information out there and all we have to do is type the correct keyword for it and they are available to us. We read a lot about our government policies and the constitution (the supreme law of this land) of this country. We are educating ourselves along with our children; the mass media only tells you what they wanted. With internet we can read both side of the story and see what really is behind everything. Furthermore, I can read and follow Charter on Facebook and get updates on their promotions.

For this summer they are giving away a weekly prizes. For this week one lucky winner will have to take home a 52” HFTV, one laptop, and a free year of the Charter Bundle, which includes Cable and HD and DVR, Charter High-Speed Internet and Charter Telephone. All you have to do is simply “Tell Them How You Do It” by visiting Easy enough right? What are you waiting for, please follow the links above.


Tuna Patties

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This usually made with anchovies when my mother makes them back home. It consists of fish, chop onions, garlic, egg, flour, salt and pepper and deep dry in oil. I haven't really try baking them. I use this in sandwiches, wrap with lettuce, tomatoes and cheese or simply the old fashion way with rice, dip in soy sauce with lemon or tomatoes.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Beef Broccoli

I got so much left over broccoli from my YDS's birthday party I decided to make this. I saute onion and garlic with olive oil, add the beef until cook, then the broccoli until wilted and add the sauce. Which is made with water, salt, pepper, soy sauce and corn starch. Very easy right? Enjoy it over pasta or rice, whichever you prefer.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Keep Yourself Busy This Summer

Any plan for the summer yet? We don’t have anything yet as of yet, because I am still busy teaching and getting my kids enrollment finish. I am still waiting for 2 more orientations to do and making sure to pack everything we don’t need to ship out. Furthermore, my children are still small and I don’t think they can survive a week without their parents. We will be doing some camping before the summer is over. That is camping outside with nature. Not the type of camping that you will sleep inside a cabin. There are a few churches around us who offers day Summer Camps.


I wanted my kids to learn about wilderness camps or adventures. Get themselves familiar with edible plants and learn how to survive the worst case scenario in the wild. And I found so many all over the US, Canada, Central America, and Australia. They will not be ready being away, but knowing all the choices are out there is very helpful. If you are thinking about sending your teenagers into summer camp this site is very informative. You will find the right camps for your summer camps enthusiasts. Please follow the link and see for yourself what they have to offer and maybe win $1000 when you put the widget in your blog. That's enough to send your teenager to summer camp plus spending money.


Bacon, Egg & Garlic Fried Rice

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Is this what we call "basilog" back home? I do love eggs that are medium well, not well done. Did you know that eggs turns rubbery when over cook and they smell funny too? The fried rice consist of garlic, onions, salt and pepper. The egg is cook with butter and chewy bacon's. Enjoy!

If Money Isn't an Object

Since I am feeling the knots in my stomach and having a pain in my back, let’s pretend for a moment that one of my worries isn’t an object. Furthermore, this worries will be able myself to fit in my normal size jeans (that’s a plus). I am not really into slim fit or skinny jeans or pants. My legs are shapely and I feel that every curb are showing. I love jean like J57-Potassium Straight leg or J24-A|X Pocket Boot cut and sometimes I can still get away with, J70-Embroidered Skinny Flare fit from Armani Exchange. Yes, you heard it right, their premium jeans starts at $98.00.

And for the month of July anyone will have a chance to win a pair of denim by text A|X keyword “DENIM2” to ARMANI (276264) and visit their A|X Blog while you are on it. Owning one of these babies will become a reality to some of us. You can find more information about this by visiting the links I provided and receive a text about new collection arrivals. Furthermore, if I buy something with a full price, I will receive a gift card worth $20 to use for my next purchase of T-Strap sandal and dress for my sister in law’s wedding this Saturday. This offer is only good until July 19 and the gift card can only be use until August 15. That is enough time to get me something for me and my husband’s birthday, perhaps. Ok, time to wake up now, let’s get back to reality here.

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Sunday, July 5, 2009

Red Potato Salad

In My KitchenHere is my baby red potato salad. Nothing compare with red potatoes for a salad. I love it and I can really sink my teeth into. This is the same recipe I used from my first one here. I just change the potatoes. I like the skin with my red potatoes, you can actually see the red skin from the picture. This could be my entree for Ruby Red Tuesday, maybe next time.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Bacon, Eggs, & Toast

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Did you know this breakfast took a while to get done? I had to start with bacon cook the whole pack, then cook the scrambled eggs and lastly the toasted bread. How does big families do it? We can't afford a grill top stove to have all of this cook at one time. I remember when I still work in the restaurant. I usually bring ingredients to cook for everyone in the morning and put everything on the grill. And we all eat together because the food get done at the same time.

I cooked the bacon on a pan, and I can only fit 5 or 6 depending how big the bacon are. But I am feeding 7 people here, 6 pieces of bacon is not enough for 7 people. The scramble eggs I had to keep stirring to prevent burning it. Then the toast, I can only fit 4 in a toaster oven.

Anyway, just writing my prostration here and out of my mind.

BTW, enjoy.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

June Top EC Droppers

Don't forget to grab the meme here.

Easy Dressing, Marinade, Dips, etc.

I always like to prepare food that are easy to make, less time in the kitchen preparing food and spending more time with the family is always a plus. I always make tomatoes and red onion slices with roasted garlic seasoned rice vinegar and soy sauce this is great for dipping smoke fish or as a marinade for any meat dishes, my siblings and my father loves it. Furthermore, you should try rice vinegar with hot chili peppers, so good with dry fish. I know not everyone is fond of dry fish or dried calamari but if grow up eating this stuff there is nothing like it. You will also find more Splash Tips using rice vinegars, wines, Asian condiments and pepper Jellies.
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If you have not try the All Natural seasoned rice vinegar with fish and chicken, try it this summer. I love cooking/grilling outside in the summer because my whole house will not smell fishy or any meat that I cook. Plus, my kids are always outside and enjoying the warm summer days. We only have window air conditioners and cooking inside will make my house hotter than it is. We tend to eat lighter and healthier meals during warmer months too. I also use seasoned rice vinegar over salads, pastas and sandwiches, they are much healthier than store bought salad dressings. If you can’t find them in your local grocery store please check the links above and buy the products online.

We Are The World Meme

Jean Chia of "a great pleasure" tag me with this meme. Thank you so much Jean. Now I am tagging my June top EC droppers.
  1. Life's Tricky Situations
  2. Mommy's Little Corner
  3. A Simple Life
  4. Take a Coffee Break
  5. Yummy-as-can-be
  6. Picture to People
  7. Cacai's Step and Journey
  8. In This Life of Ours
  9. Girls Are Made of Sugar and Spice
  10. Online Marketing

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