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.