I don’t remember when was the last time we loaded our refrigerator with lots of fruits and vegetables in it, well particularly fruits because we are lazy fruit eaters. Whenever we buy fruits before it ended up in the trash because it rots because we even realize that we have it in our fridge. It has been a week since we started our smoothie diets/nutrition and we’re doing pretty well with our fruits and salads. We ran out of strawberries, blueberries and raspberries so we went to the grocery store earlier today to buy a box of each kind. Now our fridge is full of fruits, many kinds of it and they won’t be wasted anymore because I make smoothies each morning as our breakfast alternatives. I even stopped drinking coffee because once I drink my smoothies I get stuffed in. It’s just incredible how much fruits we wasted before and look at us now; we load our fridge with healthy stuff.
Thinking back to the time when we purchased our Samsung 50” plasma TV, I’m now wishing we had the finances to purchase an internet ready compatible LCD TV. It would come in handy when writing articles because of it’s large big screen and it would double as an extra computer. Recently, our older computer started giving us some trouble and we ended up buying a brand new computer to replace our older one because we would end up losing our work. It was frustrating to say the least. Now I can do my work without worrying about losing it, but my husband has been having difficulty with his laptop because the mouse pad is so sensitive to his hands and sometimes he ends up losing his work. He says he misses his older desktop computer, that’s why it would be nice to have an internet ready TV so he can do his work on the TV. I think the next time we go looking for a new TV, it will be an internet ready TV. My husband was looking at some new TV’s and he likes this Samsung 46” led tv. But internet ready tv’s can be expensive. We will wait to see how long our current TV will last. I know he’s excited to buy one but for now, it will have to wait.
We love fishing and that’s one of the thing that our family loves doing whenever we get some free time. We simply go to the pier and bring our fishing rods and pretty much enjoy our day with other Filipino fishermen. We usually fish sardine and mackerel; I love the mackerel the most because it’s scale-less. Last Sunday we brought our kids to the beach and fished for a little bit. I was awestruck when I saw school of fish in the ocean and they’re just waiting for the lures. As soon as I toss the lures down they’ll undoubtedly bite it and the thrill of pulling the lines up was just amazing and addicting at the same time. It’s 5 fishes takes the lures but then because they wiggle so much they’d fell in the water again. It was fun though. We have to go back this weekend!
Here are some of the fish I caught
school of fish…. exciting huh?
My last caught for the day!
Since I love fish (dried and fresh) our home stinks after I cook it. Sometimes I ran out of air freshener and the odor would just linger on and husband can smell it. It bother’s him sometimes but it bothers me the most especially when I come inside, the odor welcomes us by the door and its very unpleasant. Its embarrassing if we have unexpected visitors and that’s what they’re going to smell when they first thing opens the door. As I was blog hopping I came across with this blog who was sharing some great ideas about homemade air freshener. Very simple! Peel the oranges skin and boil it then add some powder cinnamon or dried rosemary leaves boil it with cinnamon stick. The steam with lemon scents will kill the fishy odor and it worked great. I love it because it’s natural and there’s no chemicals sprayed everywhere just to get rid of the smell and I saved too.
Have you tried see’s candies yet? I heard from friends that their candies are good. We haven’t tried any of their candies yet but hopefully one of these days we could. This photo was taken on the 14th of February. I was wondering why there were so many people standing in line when all they have are sweets. I forgot that it was Valentines Day and they will buy sweets for their loved ones. I asked my husband why there are so many people over there and he said today is heart day. Ops! My bad. We don’t celebrate this occasion and that gives me a clear reason to forget it. “Wink”.
This photo was taken a few days ago, my husband and my son requested me to make adobo for dinner. I always make chicken adobo and I guess they got tired of it so I decided to make pork adobo since it was the only meat that was thawed out at the time. First of all this recipe is borrowed from panlasang pinoy website but the measurement is different and I omitted some of the original ingredients to this cooking. My family loved it including me. My family are hard to please when it comes to food and my cooking, I’m glad they loved this pork adobo.
Well, I have to take it back because it’s not really my grown banana tree. I’ve harvested some of the fruits but that doesn’t mean this is my tree for it was already there when we moved in to our apartment. Since no one wants to eat the banana fruit, I decided to own it, LOL. I wish I know how to make suman because I have lots of banana leaves and I know a lot of people out there would want to have some of these leaves and here I am taking it for granted. Oh well! Someday I will learn how to make my very own suman and I can make good use of this banana leaves.
When we went for snow adventure we stopped by at Julian to get something to eat. We were recommended by the locals to go to the Mexican restaurant that was next to their building because they make really good burger and they’re huge, accordingly. We were excited because my husband and I were craving for burger at the time. We got our orders and it was indeed huge. Their fries were in big slices too. The restaurant was full of people because everyone wants to keep himself/herself nice warm from the snowy weather outside. We even waited for 10 minutes just to get some seats, that’s how busy the restaurant was at the time. We also learned that there few famous people who came to this restaurant and the picture was on their wall.
I’m craving for mongo soup and so I made it this afternoon. It was filling because my craving was solved and I ate a lot too. This is one of my comfort food and I rarely make this that’s why when my cravings strikes it’s like “let’s pig in”. My husband learned to love this soup too and tonight he had two bowls of it. I will try to serve this to my kids too for dinner, I think they will like it especially my daughter because I have some vegetables in there that’s her favorite. But for my son, I know he’ll complain but I have to at least let him try it. Yummy soup for a hungry stomach and it’s perfect for this cold weather.
Majority of the Filipinos especially the Bisayan loves salted seafood either shrimps or little fishes. I grew up eating homemade salted anchovies and salted sardine we use it for appetizer. Now that I’m here in America I rarely get to eat it because I don’t know how to make it. I tried it before but it was wasted. I heard from friends that Seafood city sells really good salted anchovies and I bought one, it was good but they’re out of stock now. One of my friends online makes fermented fish and I bought a small container from her and a friend of mine who lives across the street makes really good salted shrimp cooked in a coconut milk and she mixes it with some meat. I love these foods, definitely my comfort food.