Archive for November, 2008

It’s a (semi) success! – The Brazos 2nd Attempt

Some four months back, I posted about my brazo de mercedes attempt which turned into a major flop.

Two days ago, armed with a small balloon whisk this time, I finally conquered the eggs.

I am still in a state of elation (babaw ko, I know that). But hey, this is the first time I made a decent meringue!

So, for documentation purposes I took pictures of what I did.

1. The filling.

2. The 30-minute muscle-powered meringue

3. The browned meringue, ready to be spread with the filling.

4. The taste and visual test. (Fine by me. I ate the whole log in one sitting. Dula disiplina sa kaon.)


November 29, 2008 at 11:31 pm 6 comments

I Love Condensada

Namitan gid ko sang condensada. Ubra ko sang gamay, gina buslutan ko ang babaw sang lata (duha ka buslot sa opposite sides), kag gina diretso inom. Sugar high gid dason. Hyper-hyper. Ugtas si Mama.

Anyway, ang nabudlayan lang ko sa condensada naton, indi siya “kid friendly”. Ang isa ka lata sang Milkmaid, Liberty ukon Alaska sobra kadamo (for “lanlan” “pasay” purposes). Pwede ka pa mapilas kung mag abri sang lata. Tapos, problemahon mo pa kung diin nga sulodlan isaylo ang nabilin (kay tungod sum-od na).

So, sang nakita ko ini sa grocery diri sa Japan, lipay-lipay gid ko. Solve tanan ko nga “condensada problems” sang bata pa ko.

Panawagan sa mga condensed milk manufacturers sa Pilipinas: Damo siguro malipay nga bata kung may amo ni nga condensada nga mabakal sa tiange.

November 17, 2008 at 11:14 pm 6 comments

Christmas Bazaars Schedule 2008

Christmas is near! For a different gift-hunting experience, here are some bazaars in Manila we could check out this holiday season. I get really good finds here.

  • Cubao Expo Holiday Weekend Bazaar

Cubao Expo (Formerly the Marikina Shoe Expo), Gen. Romulo St., Araneta Cubao Center, Quezon City
November 8, 3pm – 11pm (Saturday)
November 15, 3pm – 11pm  (Saturday)
November 22, 3pm – 11pm   (Saturday)
November 29, 3pm – 11pm   (Saturday)
December 6, Saturday (3pm – 11pm) & 7, Sunday (10am – 6pm)
December 13, Saturday (3pm – 11pm) & 14, Sunday (10am – 6pm)
December 18 to 24 (Thursday to Wednesday), 2pm – 10pm

  • Christmas Wish Bazaar (Makati Sports Club)

Makati Sports Club, Leviste St. cor. Gallardo St., Salcedo Village, Makati City
November 28 & 29, Friday – Saturday (8am – 9pm)

  • 17th St. James the Great Bazaar 2008

St. James the Great Parking Lot / Cuenca Park, Ayala Alabang Village, Alabang, Muntinlupa City
November 29 to December 1, Saturday to Monday

  • The 7th World Bazaar Festival (Worldbex)

World Trade Center, Pasay City
December 5 – 16, Friday – Tuesday

  • 8th Noel Discovery Bazaar and Christmas Shopping Expo

World Trade Center, Pasay City
November 26 – 30 (Wednesday – Sunday)
December 19 – 21 (Friday – Sunday)

  • The Network for Enterprising Women Bazaar

Mandarin Suites, 4th Flr Gateway Mall, Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City
November 15 & 16 and December 6 & 7, Saturday – Sunday (10am – 8pm)

  • Grand Bazaar @ the Big Tent

The Big Tent, Holy Spirit Drive, Don Antonio, Commonwealth Ave., Quezon City
November 15-16, 29-30 (10am – 9pm)
December 6-7, 13-14 (10am – 9pm)

  • Karl Edwards Bazaar

NBC Tent in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
November 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 24-25 (10am – )
December 1-2, 8-9, 15-23 (10am – )

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Bazaars brought to my attention:

  • Big Blue Bazaar (Ateneo Management Engineering Association)

La Vista Clubhouse, La Vista Subdivision, Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City
November 22-23 (9am – 7pm)

  • Pamaskong Handog II Christmas Bazaar

Mini Trade Hall, Festival Supermall, Filinvest Corporate City Alabang, Muntinlupa City
December 2-10 (mall hours)

November 12, 2008 at 12:39 am 9 comments

Quick Avocado Salad

Last week, I was craving for a nice fresh bowl of guacamole. My tongue glands have this TexMex thing going on lately. (It made me buy a can of guacamole flavored Pringles.)

Anyway, off to the market , I went. (And to the supermarket, and yet another supermarket). Alas, I couldn’t find any coriander nor any chili but since I had avocados already, I decided to just improvise.

I had to satisfy my craving. I have to. (You know how it feels, right?)

So, yeah, I made something. I don’t think it can be called guacamole though, but it was close.

Therefore, I’m calling this, “Quick Avocado Salad.”

I got:

  • 2 ripe avocados (purplish in color)
  • red onion ( I only used a quarter of a bulb, even less)
  • a bunch of parsley (Instead of the coriander/cilantro. I think they’re plant cousins or something.)
  • tomatoes ( What I had were cherry tomatoes. I probably used 4 or 5, I forgot.)
  • 1 lemon
  • salt
  • pepper

What I did:

  1. I coarsely mashed the avocados, diced the red onions, and chopped my parsley.
  2. I mixed all three in a bowl, then added some freshly squeezed lemon juice, some salt, and sprinkled some pepper to taste.
  3. De-pulped and chopped tomatoes were mixed in last, just before I ate it.

Here’s how it looked like. 🙂 Healthy, brimming with fresh goodness!

avocado salad


I set aside some for experimental purposes. (Again?) What I did was, I mixed in a spoonful of plain yogurt to make a dip. I paired it with some Cheezy Doritos while watching “House M.D.” re-runs. Good times!

November 9, 2008 at 12:35 am 3 comments


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