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Gorgeous Macapuno
Oct 21st, 2011 by niceyfemme

Once upon a time I got somewhat addicted/obsessed to some kind of Halo-Halo.  (Well I just realized, I’m always addicted to something, obsessed with something.) So yes, macapuno.

See I always want to make things myself, this is usually with food, to make them better than if I just buy them. (I want to learn how to sew now.) But I also get lazy hehe. So What I do is I compromise with myself. Like in this case, instead of having an all star cast of Halo-Halo The Movie with sweetened munggo, beans, bananas, jackfruit (langka) and gulaman and tapioca pearls (gelatin and sago), I just pick my some from my favorites or whatever is available in the market. So sometimes my halo-halo will just consist of sweetened saba (plantain) bananas and sweetened macapuno. It taste as good. For me, together with the effort (effort counts like 60% of everything) nothing beats homemade.

So buying macapuno is a hit and miss as you won’t know the quality of it until it’s cracked open but somehow the vendors know which is good and not. So I just want to share this photo. These gorgeous gooey macapuno. This should act as basis for future macapuno purchases. It shouldn’t look like simple coconut. It flesh should be thick and gooey, water thick as well. Hmmmn… temptation temptation!!!!

Egg Salad Sandwich ala Niceyfemme
Oct 20th, 2011 by niceyfemme

This I have made months ago. Haha so late. But I think this is too pretty and yummy not to post here. But honestly I have forgotten what I put in here to write a decent recipe. But hmmn let’s try. Perfectly boiled eggs (do you know that there’s a right way of boiling eggs?) mayonnaise, celery, salt and pepper and a bit of carrots and a dash of curry powder.  Here’s a rough guide. Boil the eggs then cool down to room temperature. While the eggs are cooling down, wash and chop your celery and carrots and onions.  Once the eggs have cooled down, mash it with a fork, don’t dice it too fine, better to have some bigger chunks in it. Then add the mayonnaise and celery, onions and carrots and salt and pepper to taste. Can add a bit of mustard but we don’t have that then. This is a nice snack for someone to show them you care or you can give them New Asus Tablet Canada, whichever you feel like. 🙂

I have also fried some crinkle cut fries with this. Oh and I like this with coffee. Yum.

I love eggs. Good thing it’s in my list of foods I can still eat now.

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How to Properly Boil Eggs
Oct 20th, 2011 by niceyfemme

First thing, if you want your eggs easier to peel, then use ‘old eggs’.

1. Put your eggs in a single layer in a pot, cover it with an  inch of tap water. Add a few drops of vinegar it to help keep it together if ever the shells cracks.

2. Then using medium heat, bring the water to boil. Once it boils, lower down the flame to a simmer for a minute. Then turn the heat off.

3. Let it sit for 11 minutes with the cover on. Don’t open it.

4. It’s done. Some people wash their eggs in tap water to stop cooking but mine never gets over- cooked even if I don’t do that. Or I’m just being lazy.

Or here’s an even easier method I do. In the Philippines where every family cooks rice at least twice a day, this is easier. First, I wash the eggs well, this is very important! In the rice cooker using the steam basket(?), cook it together with rice. The steam will cook it perfectly. Just don’t open the cover or you will lose the steam that will cook the egg. There! Easier.

I just love the gift of learning. So I don’t mind sharing what I know. If I can, I want to learn how to speak Mandarin, play the drums and piano and even study a second degree. So if you have any questions for me, feel free to ask.

Eggs is one of the best christmas gifts for 2011. I just love it. And for me, it’s the thought that counts more. Just as long as you remember me, I’m happy.

 

New jeans
Oct 17th, 2011 by niceyfemme

I didn’t know that as simple as a new pair of jeans could me happy. I’ve been spending these past years for my kitchen gadgets and appliances that I’ve been neglecting my clothes. I’ve been using my old jeans for years and it has given up on me. There was a big sale in SM the last 3 days so I begged Mommy to go with me to buy a new pair of jeans and wow it felt so good. By the way for some reason, the trolley there was so hard to push! It will help if it has some kind of utv power steering hehe.. Honestly, our car is easier to drive than that thing! The new pair of jeans makes me feel like I’m sexier 🙂 and now I made a mental note to buy at least a pair a year. This is a case of being so frugal it did hurt me!

I want this digicam mount
Oct 6th, 2011 by niceyfemme

I’ve been eyeing this mount for a long time now. But I just can’t go on and order this in Amazon even though this is pretty cheap. Why? Because I need to have this shipped from US to here and I hate Johnny Air!!!  And until now they still haven’t tried to contact me about my missing package. I hate them so much.

Photo: Amazon.com

 

I need to find some other way as I really want this. I’ve always wanted to video myself driving. I will have to check if this or a similar product is available locally. But then I want this one as the reviews sound so good! I’ve seen the video that comes along with a review in Amazon and that got me sold.

Help! Is anyone going to US soon? Can you please bring this home with you? Please?

Because of the Taho Post
Oct 6th, 2011 by niceyfemme

I met a wonderful woman named Maureen. I made a tutorial how to make taho or tau huay from scratch and she successfully made it and now can make her own taho at home.

As her way of saying thank you she sent me 4 bottles of GDL or lactone and sent the package thru LBC. Found a nice surprise inside, Two bottles of body scrub that smells sooo good!

I wasn’t expecting to get anything every time I make a post in this blog. But I can’t say I’m not happy with this nice gift, in fact I received it with joy. Even though I am not someone famous and even though I am somewhat weird, (I read basically anything under the sun like once I found myself reading about Chart Assembler Jobs), I was able to find one person who’s genuinely nice.
To Maureen, again thank you. I can’t thank you enough. It’s not just the GDL and body scrub I’m thankful and grateful for, it’s the gesture. 🙂

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