Gardening, Photography & Home-Cooking are just a few of what I love doing!

Gardening, Photography & Home-Cooking are just a few of what I love doing!

Friday, September 27, 2013

Professional Investment Adviser

Sometimes there are things in life that we are not able to do ourselves. Even people who are extremely smart seeks help to other people because there are just certain things that they are not capable of doing on their own. An example of this are professional investment advisers. They are there to help an individual or companies make the right decisions in terms of investing their money in the right line!

When choosing the right investment adviser, first thing you have to look at is the experience! So when it comes to experience, I could not think of anybody other than Scott Gelbard! He works as an independent adviser working for so many companies across North America, Europe and Asia! Scott Gelbard has all the experience an individual or a company would need. He would be a smart choice for anybody who is looking for a professional investment adviser!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

First Day Of Fall

Yeppeeyyy! Today is officially the first day of Fall! Is anybody else excited about it? I know I am, can you tell? LOL! Not only I am excited to the much cooler weather but as well as the beautiful colors when trees starts turning into that Fall foliage! I feel so lucky that I live in the mountains where I will be able to enjoy that breathtaking view! I am also looking forward for my second grader's field trip, it almost about that time.

Anyway, I hope you are all enjoying the beautiful first day of Fall. Hopefully, there will be more days like this ahead! ;)

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Saging Turon Or Fried Plantain Banana Wrapped In Eggroll Wrap Coated In Brown Sugar

Saging Turon or fried plantain banana wrapped in eggroll wrap and coated with brown sugar is one the popular afternoon snacks that we have in the Philippines, or at least when I was still there. It's been 8 years since I left my country land so I do not know if it is still popular there!

Anyway, the other night was the first time I had try fixing it and it turned out pretty dang good. I am not so crazy of the eggroll wrapper that I used though because it is a lot thicker than the ones that I am accustom to! But it is the only kind that is available at our local grocery store so I don't really have that much option. I remember they used to have those thin wrappers at the asian store but the last time that I was looking for it, they didn't carry it anymore and only have the ones that's refrigerated like the ones at the grocery store!

Anyhow, this is very easy to make! For those who would want to try it out, first I cut the plantain banana in half and then split it in the middle long ways. Put the split plantain banana in the middle of the eggroll wrapper and roll just like you're making an eggroll. I then rolled it in brown sugar and fried the already wrapped plantains in hot oil in the pan. When it starts browning and sugar is melting, turn on the other side, brown just like the other side and then voila! There's you a yummy afternoon snack just like back home!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Tummy Has Been Happy All Day!

Yesterday, my husband and I went to the UPS's main office about over an hour drive from where we live to pick the package that had been mistakenly addressed by the sender. While we were there, I remembered one of my friends who lives about an hour from us telling me the other day about the new Asian store that is actually much bigger than the one where I buy Filipino products. I asked my husband if the place is nearby and so happy to find out that it was just a few miles from where we were. So I told him that I want to check it out and there we went!

It was indeed a much bigger store and actually their items are much cheaper! I was one happy shopper seeing all the different goods that were in there, although I didn't really buy much. I bought a couple of Pancit Canton, Crackling's Salt and Vinegar, almost two pounds of Budburon or Galunggong fish and Bittermelon, a pack of daing and a pack of Longanisa!

So since yesterday, my tummy has been so happy eating all these goodies! I know I would regret it after all of these good stuff are gone but I will worry about it when they're all gone. For now, I am just a one happy camper to be able to taste these good filipino foods!

Anyway, pictures above are what I have been eating all day. First pic was what I had for breakfast and it is the Longanisa, sauteed bittermelon with eggs and of course rice! For lunch, I fried the Budburon or Galunggong fish and paired with rice and leftover bittermelon. These foods are simple but it surely tickled my soul for the fact that it is a comfort food for me from where I originally from!  :)

Friday, September 6, 2013

Sauteed Yard-Long Beans Or Batong

It was so nice of one of my friends to share her Yard-long beans or what we can in Cebu "Batong" with me and my other friend. These were freshly picked from her mother-in-law's garden! She gave me some seeds from last year but I didn't plant any this year for my husband planted some other variety of beans and he didn't want them to cross-breed. Next year, I will make sure that I will plant a bunch for I love these beans and this is one of the Filipino veggies that I am used to eating back home!

Anyhow, as you can see in the picture, I sauteed mine and of course paired with white rice along with some boiled okra that came straight from our little garden. Okra is also one of my favorite veggies! I love to boil mine and dip in vinegar! Hmmm hmmm! I can eat it everyday if only I have all the supply in our garden!


Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Simple But Cute Bi-Color Flower Nail Arts

While I was waiting for my youngest son to potty, out of nowhere, I decided to start painting my nails. I always like to have some kind of prints on my nails. To me, it look so much better and fun to look at than with just plain solid colors. So I decided to do another flower nail arts, but this time, the petals are bi-color as you can see in the picture above. This is very simple to do but yet very cute or at least in my opinion! 

Anyway, for the base color, I decided to do green. I added two coats so the color will show more. For the flowers, as you can see above, I chose the color black for the middle of the flower so the flower itself will pop out more once it is done. I dotted all my nails in the middle with the black nail polish first,then added the petals with yellow color first! When I added the second coat with the color red this time, I made sure that the dots on the red is a lot smaller than the yellow, so you can still see the yellow petals after putting the red one! It's that simple! ;)