Thursday, July 17, 2008

Mimay Pie

Mimay Pie..... Somewhere in this fertile island of Negros way up within the lush mountains, we found wild berries scattered on the moss-covered pathway of the forest. While gathering these guaranteed organic, tiny, squishy, succulent fruit, I thought of our summer vacations at my Lola's where we could just walk around her backyard and pick all kinds of fruits and flowers for FREE. Depending on the season, it could be mangoes and star apples during the summer or guavas, chicos, santol or langka during the rainy months. It's actually the act of finding and picking these tiny berries that gets me all excited since everything seems to cost something nowadays.
They say these fruits contain anti-oxidants called anthocyanins. Check out this website to find out more.

Out of these luscious fruit cousin Mimay made this simple pie no bakeshop can offer. This is real eating... fresh and fast.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Comfort from family and a rainbow.....A life well lived is a life well spent with family and a recent visit of a close relative and her twins had us hying off to the beaches of Oriental Negros and Apo Island. We were welcomed at the resort by an awesome view of Apo Island framed by a lovely rainbow. Why does a rainbow always make us smile? Really....have you seen someone look at one with a sour face or say, "Öh no, another rainbow." There seems to be an unexplainable feeling of elation that comes from within us when we see this untouchable ray of colors. Just like family, they're always a welcome sight.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

The Awesome G9

How can a tiny black metal box that practically fits in your hand produce and replicate something as beautiful as a lotus? My experience with cameras is that of an amateur but the Canon G9 makes me feel otherwise. I have observed with awe and some envy how the pros handle their lbs heavy equipment and the sound of the shutter is music to my ears. This recent acquisition has me attempting to catch each moment, be it that of a flower, the sun or a loved one. I'm just having so much fun!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Quest for the most Eggccelent.

Eggccelent Portuguese Egg Tarts........So much has been said and written about these teensie pastries that travel brochures and guides would make them a "must try" when visiting Macau. And so I put myself to the task of finding the best ever Portuguese Egg Tart. I've have been told beforehand that Margaret's Cafe e Nata beats all others hands down. Although as expected, other places would claim that theirs was the best.

Of the various tarts I tried, I would agree that Margaret's were the best. The uber flaky pastry and thick, rich and velvety smooth egg custard was a hands down winner for me. A bit of a let down were those from Lord Stowe's but those from KFC in HK were surprisingly good.
Here back home, my thoughts are now on a quest to MAKE these minute and sinful pleasures, but then it's just a thought.