Tuesday, November 25, 2008


I know I haven't been very regular in updating my precious blog lately. I can enumerate a lot of excuses ( blah, blah , blah), but I know it won't make sense. I am deeply grateful though for the friends I have made through this medium, and for those who appreciate my little contribution to the worldwide web. ;)

And now, maybe it's time to post the little gifts I got , called awards... on my blog!

These two lovely awards are from my long time friend, and one of the best writer and artist in the world ( wooohoo!)- Grace of My Li'l Spot of Sunshine . This is the first one-

I'd like to share this award with Eric of Ang Peregrino , Mikky of My Finds, Dra. Gita of My Little Space, and to Leslie of The Hungry Housewife! Yey!

The second award is still from Gracie, and is a lovely scroll which I'd like to pass on to my friend, Mai of Palandong!

And the third award is from Mikky of My Finds, who is so generous with comments, and for posting lovely finds on her blog... thank you!

I'd like to share this award to my friends- Gracie, and Eric! You guys rock!;)

I Just Wanted Cream Puffs

One day, I asked my Mark, if he could get me some cream puffs from Dulcinea. I was craving for a puff. And as far as I know, Dulcinea has the most accessible better puffs in Makati. But when Mark came home, he presented me with a box of other Dulcinea goodies.

It was very sweet of him, but alas, I am not a fan of the other pastries. Not to mention that they weren't fresh and were even a little soggy. Only the cream puffs proved to be any good. There were only two puffs in the box, so we each had one. ;)

I hope Amici makes cream puffs more regularly. :)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

A Birthday Treat in CdO

My brother's birthday treat, that is. Mine is a couple of days ahead of him, which I spent 30,000 feet in the sky for four hours, since our plane couldn't land on the foggy Lumbia Airport. Our plane got diverted back to Manila, and we had to rebook it for the next day. Oh well. At least we got to attend the wedding we were supposed to attend, and my brother's birthday.

We went to Candy's, a modern gourmet restaurant located at the Rosario Arcade of Limketkai Center in Cagayan de Oro City. Candy's has been around for a long time, for its pastries, bread and expensive dishes. But now, it has become more accessible to the younger set since it expanded it menu, and included pizzas and cocktails. Their pizzas have thin crust and are great!

But, on my brother's birthday, we ordered the following:

This is a vegetable panini. I forgot it's exact name, but I do remember it tasting so good! In between the beautiful striped wheat toasts, was a whole lot of pesto sauce, tomatoes and I think also some eggplant in it. My Mommy ordered this, and I think she made an excellent choice for lunch.

Look at all that cheese!

This was my order, supposedly a shrimp pasta in aglio and some scallops topping it. I forgot the name again, but it was okay. I think it tasted better when I added more parmesan. It was a little too light for me.

This is my husband's Gamberetti pasta. It was supposedly full of shrimps, but there were more stewed tomatoes in it, which totally overpowered the shrimps. My Mark didn't like it at all ( and upon tasting it, he's right).

The Tartufo

The Tartufo is a delectable ball of ice cream and chocolate cake, studded with nuts, and drizzled with white chocolate. A fun treat! One order best serves four people.


My weekend stay may have been a little to short, but I am thankful I got to savor my hometown's breeze as I enter the third decade of my life.

Thank you Lord for blessings such as these!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Jelly going Peachy

I snapped this photo in a birthday celebration of my husband's friend. There was a lot of food, and this dessert became a refreshing end to an oily glutton fest.

I've had almond jelly before, and they were always boring. I apologize to all almond jelly fans, but it really is boring. I don't know its health benefits so I cannot be obliged to eat it if I had a better choice.

But this one was different. Almond Jelly with Peaches! The Peaches served a very nice complement to the very light almond jelly. I have no idea how this was made, but I assume they used the following, and mixed them all together nicely:

1. Canned Peaches
2. Almond Jelly powder
3. Milk and Sugar

It looks pretty simple and easy to do. What do you think?