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Brief Hibernation

10 Jan

Had too much food during the holidays, rolled into a corner and slept, then briefly woke up to loud thundering sounds and a show of lights in the sky

aaaand then rolled back into my corner…

To the superstitious, would you view this way of starting the new year as :

  1. a portent of EXCESS and ABUNDANCE or
  2. a year’s worth of  WASTED energies
  3. or a constant bout of LAZINESS

No matter, I will just have to try my best to cope with the curveballs fate will throw me this year. And all because I sold my soul for these delectable meal endings:

1) Delicious, frozen, chunky buko pandan salad that doesn’t skimp on the buko and the pandan gelatin. And not too sweet.

Nathaniel's Buko Pandan Salad

Buko Pandan Salad

2) Somebody brought a box of these to the house one time. And that was the only time I have eaten these because I still couldn’t get inside their store. J. Co Donuts: love the assortment, the flavors, the mild sweetness. Hate the looong lines. @%&*@!

J. Co Donuts

J. Co Donuts

3) Dulcelin Strawberry Cake. Comes frozen, best eaten frozen. Sponge cake part is dense and moist, with a chewy nutty layer in the middle. Best of all it is not sickeningly sweet.

Dulcelin Strawberry Cake

Dulcelin Strawberry Cake

It just replaced this cake as my favorite:

4) Estrel’s Lemon Chiffon Cake in Butter/Caramel Frosting. With Filling PLEASE.

Estrel's Caramel Cakes

Estrel’s Caramel Cakes. I just added the topper : printed graphics on vellum board, taped a toothpick on the back and stuck the whole thing on the cake.

On second thought, just thinking about Estrel’s cakes still makes my mouth water, so I’m just putting this on a very close second to Dulcelin’s.

Nathaniel’s also offers simple, savory meals and kakanin. Masarap sila magluto. They don’t have a website, so aside from the link to their facebook that only lists their Pampanga branch (where they originated), you could visit this site as well.

Dulcelin Gourmet also offers savory dishes which are good party-size alternatives to Conti’s.

J. Co, well, just follow the line.


Remember magazines?

14 Dec

I still love reading glossies, I have a big stash of back issues all around the house. I love it when I come across relationship/marriage tips like this (from Goodhousekeeping Phils)


or a funny picture like this — sort of a layout fail, or was it deliberate? Just which ‘egg’ are they referring to?


“Secrets are revealed and new memories are created right in your kitchen.” Riiight.

This was taken from this magazine


And found this good tip for entertaining as well


Sadly, I only got to read them again because I went to the doctor. Doctor = looong wait = magazines + tab + globe tattoo.

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