Friday, May 31, 2013


I am looking forward to pick some cherries this eyar. Last year was a bad year for all the crops they are all damage by the late frost. This year I can tell it is awesome becasue all my cherry trees and peach trees are bearing fruits but still I like to go to a farm where I can pick my own cherries.

                       Linking to Orange You Glad It's Friday and Mandarin Orange Monday

Thursday, May 30, 2013


I like vintage and picking the photos I will post here is kind of hard since I have plenty of shots that tells I am vintage and that includes me!!!! ^_^

                                                           I like to drive this car.

                                                  Hubby said this is an old coffee grinder.

                                        I so love this couch it is a perfect vintage to me.
                                                Linking to Friday My Town  Shoot Out

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Sugare Cane Juice

The first time I drink this juice is when hubby and I went to a Vietnamese Restaurant. I saw how it is prepared and find it very cool. The second time I had it is when I was in Singapore last month. It is pretty common there to get a fresh sugar cane juice. Does it taste good it depends on your taste. Hubby says it is an acquired taste and I agree by it.

                                         Linking to Food Friday, Food Trip Friday

Monday, May 27, 2013

Love It!

Don't you love the structure of this building? I so like the window and the color.

                                                         Linking to Ruby Tuesday 2

Thursday, May 23, 2013

From The Ground

Took this in the Philippines. I was walking around when I saw this old man climbing the coconut tree. This is my interpretation for this week theme. He had to start from the ground going up. And you know what he is going to get on top of the coconut tree? He is going to harvest the  coconut wine which then  stored by a bamboo container.

                         From the ground he had to go up using the hacked side on the coconut tree.

Fromt the ground I took this shot. And there it is the bamboo container that is being use to store the coconut wine. The old man had to harvest it every morning so it is fresh and ready to sell.

                                              Linking to Friday My Town Shoot Out

Pickled Vegetable

The other day I was craving for something sweet and sour thing. So I wonder if I can do some pickling of my own. Here is what I've got a pickled vegetable consists of carrots, cucumber and daikon (long white radish). I do not like too much recipe and too long to make so I looked at the internet and found this recipe which I modified it according to my taste.


In this recipe I use:
2 carrots, julienned
1 daikon (white radish), julienned
2 cucumber, julienned
1 cup unseasoned rice vinegar
2 tsps kosher or sea salt ( I don't remember if I put salt in my pickle but that is in original recipe. You can put it or not it is all up to you. But I tried not to put salt still it taste good)
1 cup sugar
1 cup water

Pat dry the vegetables especially the daikon and the cucumber so they don't dilute the pickling liquid with excess water. Combine the vinegar, salt, sugar and water together until the sugar dissolves. Place the vegetables in a jar. (it is hard to fit them all in a jar I have the small mouth mason jar so get the wide mouth mason jar so you could fit them all tight). Sealed the jar and store.
Since I only have one cup of vinegar and one cup of water it was not enough for two jars. So I put the liquid half and half each jar and for several hours I turn the jar upside down so the pickling liquid will be distributed to the vegetables. It did not take an hour for hubby to try it. His verdict it is awesome he says he could sit down and eat a jar of it with  no problem. That is how yummy it is!
                                                           Linking to Food Friday, Food Trip Friday

Thursday, May 16, 2013

The Five Senses

      Took this photos at Frederick Meijers Sculpture and Garden in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  In the garden they had a childrens place that I like they call it the five senses garden. Except for the sense of taste you can test all the four senses. If you see closer the tip of the hand has a round shape you touch it and you feel something. In the middle of the ear you see some kind like a metal you get closer to that and you can hear music and all the rest senses do its function well. Very cool for kids and young at heart. ^_^






                                      Linking to Friday My Town Shoot Out and Ruby Tuesday 2

Sardines & French Green Beans

The title says it all. I saute onion, garlic in olive oil. Then I put the sardines let it simmer for just five seconds then put the french green beans. Seasoned according to your taste and voila a dish was born. Easy to make especially if you are hungry. Serve it with rice.

                                               Linking to Food Friday, Food Trip Friday, Foodie Friends Friday

Monday, May 13, 2013

Chinatown in Singapore

What comes to your mind when you hear the word Chinatown. Becuase for me it connotes food, colors, great stuff like dress, tops, knick knacks etc. Took this shots with three of my friends while in Singapore three weeks ago.

                                                     Linking to Ruby Tuesday 2

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Skillet Goulash

I've been preparing my vegetable and flower garden this past few days and preparing dinner sometimes hard to do ^_^. The other day while I was in the garden I thought of making goulash. I look for an easy recipe and here I got one.

                                                  Linking to FOOD FRIDAY, FOOD TRIP FRIDAY

2 cups of macaroni pasta
1 lb lean ground beef
1 cup chopped celery
1 medium onion (chopped)
1 can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 small can tomato sauce
1 tsp sweet basil (grown in the garden)
salt and pepper seasoned to taste

1. Cook the pasta as directed.
2. In a nonstick skillet, cook beef, celery and onions over medium high heat, stirring frequently, until beef is thoroughly cooked; drain.
3. Stir in cooked pasta and  remaining ingredients. Reduce heat to low; simmer uncovered 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Seasoned to taste then it is done!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Singapore Dish

Last two weeks ago I was in Singapore, yes Singapore I was there for four days. As expected me and my friends agreed to eat Singapore dish. I see it there they eat noodles in different variation. My friend was craving for chicken rice. If you noticed the paste like "thingy" on the side I thought it is a shrimp paste but heck no it is hot pepper they blend it well that is why it looks like this. Mind you this is very chili but I so love it.

I like chicken rice but I so like this one. Sorry I forgot the name of this dish but it is really good. One of my favorite.

Then I had this dish too. It is a fish soup but unfortunately the vendor asked me of "something" at the same time pointing the eveaporated milk. Without thinking what it means I just say "yes". And there you go my fish soup with milk on it and I do not like it. The taste is so foreign to me but the fish is good. Basically, I ate the fish and the mushroom and some noodles but not the soup.

                                                        Linking to Monday Mellow Yellows


Siraguelas or sineguelas this fruit you can find in the Philippines. When it is ripe this is very sweet and I like munching this. In summer this is plenty.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Jackfruit or Langka

While I was in the Philippines last month I had a good time eating my favorite fruit and it is jackfruit or langka. It is summer over there and it is mostly fruit season. So lucky at that time jackfruit is abundant as well as other fruits. But I like most jackfruit and lanzones.