Thursday, October 31, 2013

Backyard roamers

                       Here are the critters that roamed our backyard even invaded the whole place!
                             They are so cute but they don't allow anyone to pet them talking about attitude huh!
                                                    Linking to Friday My Town Shoot Out

Fish Paksiw

I so love fish paksiw or fish cooked in vinegar and some vegetables. I spotted a packed of Trout fish at Costco the other day. I so love fish so a thought came to mind, I would cooked fish paksiw then. When I cooked fish or any meat and has a lot of vinegar I see to it I cooked it with my glasswares. I feel safe in glasswares than other cooking goes my photos of my fish paksiw.

Fish cut in serving sizes with minced garlic

String beans, okra, eggplants

Here is my pyrex glass pan I cook in here a lot

Vegetables cut and put in the pan, put the vinegar just covering the fish

Cook cooked in vinegar fish served with rice!

Linking to Food Friday

Monday, October 28, 2013

Unique Vase

Saw this at Detroit Arts of Institute and thught this is a candle holder but it is a flower vase. The sign says the flowers are more expensive than the vase I bet this time that vase is more expensive than the flowers. Who ever had this vase at this time is fortunate enough...

                                                    Linking to Blue Monday

Thursday, October 24, 2013

A Mystery

                                                Most likely a mystery who could this be?

                                                      Linking to Friday My Town Shoot Out

Sardines, Misua & Kalabasang Puti

                                   Here is my version of misua with white squash. I remember this viand too well becasuse this is my favorite dish to cook when I get too lazy to prepare anything. I mixed it with sardines the one that you can buy in any oriental store that is why the color is red because of the tomato sauce from sardines.

Saute onion, garlic then tomatoes

Put the sardines 

Here is the white sqaush chopped in big cubes

Put the white squash put a little water then let it boil

When the squash is tender put the misua noodles and let it simmer seasoned it with salt and pepper

My sardines with misua and  white squash

                                                              Linking to Food Friday

Monday, October 21, 2013

Bluer than blue

Fall has it's own beauty...

                                                      Linking to Blue Monday and Wordless Wednesday

Wednesday, October 16, 2013


                                                               Lots of apples

                                            Linking to Wordless Wednesday

Monday, October 14, 2013

Wild Blue Flower

We have many of this in our yard this time of the year. I like it because the hues of blue is very pretty almost to a lavender in color. This flower is so tiny and is close to ground that I have to lean almost laying on the ground to take the shot.

                                                           Linking to Blue Monday

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Beef Stir Fry

This is my version of beef stir fry. I do shunned from too much oil good thing this recipe is not that oily for stir fry. I prepare garlic and onion minced, then small carrots, water chestnuts and pineapple chunk. When everything is cook I put flour mix in water continue stirring cover and let it simmer for a little bit. Then you are done with hot rice my dinner is good!

                                          Linking to Food Friday, Food Trip Friday

Monday, October 7, 2013

So Cool

When I spotted this inside a garden store I so like it. I think I like this in my garden next year.

                                                    Linking to Blue Monday

Sunday, October 6, 2013

French Macaroons

I have heard  so much about French Macaroons but never did try to buy or taste it. Then I know a friend who make and sells it so I ordered 18 pieces for $18.00 not bad for a really good French macaroons. Here are my photos...she accepts order online let me know.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Anothers Place

Here is mine for this week theme...

                                                The very well known Super Trees

                                                        HOLLAND, MICHIGAN

                                                     Mackinac Island, Michigan
                                                            Grand Hotel

                    This port is across my hometown. We ride a ferry boat to go to the next province.
                                              Linking to Friday My Town Shoot Out

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Pink and Popcorn

Pink and popcorn galore...

                                                          Linking to Wordless Wednesday

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Popcorn shrimp

Since I  bought this popcorn shrimp on sale at our grocery store I already watch it everytime I go shopping. The other day they sale almost all of their seafood item and there I was grabbing two of this popcorn shrimp and so the mussels. Here is what I come out with my popcorn shrimp..lettuce, tomatoes and balsamic venaigrette.

                                                 Linking to Food Friday

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Popcorn and Ice Cream

Last weekend me and my three girlriends went to Mackinaw City, Michigan. They are very known for their fudge and other sweet stuff. We were in this sweet shop when I saw different colors of pop corn and of course ice cream we dig in immediately almost forgot to take photos ^_^

                                                          Linking to Wordless Wednesday

Sunday, September 15, 2013

My Biko or Sweet Sticky Rice

Finally I was able to finished my biko and here it is. First naglalatik pa siya. With this I put two lite coconut milk and I think two cups of brown sugar (tinatantiya ko lang yong measurement). And then I let it settle down till talagang latik na latik siya. I cooked 3 cups of glutenous rice.

After, the biko was done hubby and I tasted it immediately and I found out it is very very sweet. But hubby told me it is perfect!! What a husband hehe. But this morning I transfered the biko from the kalan to the pyrex I tasted it again and it was not too sweet anymore good for the morning coffee.I remember in my hometown that in valentines day a woman should cooked something that is sticky like biko, suman or anything that stick together because the old folks said the marriage will last longer hehe. Just like when we celebrate our birthday we should have a pancit or sotanghon or behon (chinese noodles) and never cut it the celebrant will live longer. Well it is only a "kasabihan" our relationship with our husband doesn't base on anything sticky or long hahaha but it is how we communicate, respect, appreciate and love each other. Note: This is a repost from my other food blog that goes hay wire.

Thursday, September 12, 2013


This was taken at Huckleberry Village. This village was preserved by the county and all the buildings in this village were owned from anyone. While roaming around the place we saw this mail carrier a woman who is walking with a donkey. I asked hubby if this is what happened before and he said most likely. I think her dress can be considered Retro?

                                                                Linking to Friday My Town Shoot Out

Banana/Strawberry Shake

This morning I prepare our breakfast. When I was done doing my  thing in the kitchen I called hubby and he was amazed how little the food was on the table hahahahaha, I told him this is only around 300 calories maybe and if we want to lose weight naturally we have to do this, lol! But then I told him do not worry  I am going to cook lunch too with just less than another 300 calories hehehe.  Here is my first breakfast that I think it is healthy.

                                                                     The ingredients

                                                                 The Breakfast
                                                   Banana/Strawberry shake


*Berry/ Banana shake
*1 muffin cut in half
* 1 tbsp cream cheese
* 1 cup coffee or tea ( hubby drink it already)
* Banana (frozen or fresh)

Strawberry/ Banana smoothie
* 1 banana, peeled, cut up and frozen ( fresh)
* 1/4 cup fresh or frozen strawberry ( or any berries you have)
* 1 cup Silk mango/peach juice
* 3 tbsp low fat yogurt
sliced fresh strawberries (optional) for garnishing

     In a blender container combine the frozen banana pieces, desired berries, juice, and yogurt. Cover and blend till smooth. To serve, pour into tall glasses. If desired, garnish each drink with fresh strawberries. Makes 2. If you want more just double the ingredients you can't be wrong with smoothies! Have fun!!

                                                            Linking to Food Friday

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Peaches 2

Since we harvested all our peaches and I have the privilege to eat fresh organic peach every day. It is just right to show case the smallest tree in our backyard that gaves plenty of fruits this year.

                                                       Linking to Ruby Tuesday Too

Thursday, September 5, 2013


These are the last batch of peaches harvested from our peach trees. Few years ago I planted three of peach trees. Fortunately they all are sweet and big that I decided to eat it fresh than make it into jam or jellies. It is very fulfilling to eat the fruit of our labor.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Vibrant Colors

Here is my photos for this week theme.

                                                        Which one is your favorite?

                                                  Linking to Friday My Town Shoot Out