Saturday, July 31, 2010

Big Breakfast

Good Morning!

A big breakfast for my hubby =)
Evergood Sausages, sunny side up and garlic rice.



We've always wanted our egg whites crispy =)

Friday, July 30, 2010

Kalbi Chim

Kalbi Chim.... sounds so Korean =) well because it is....

It took me 6 hours to make these shortribs "falling off the bone"... it was worth the wait, you can taste the oriental flavors in the beef, not like when you use a pressure cooker to tenderize the meat.

I hope they will like it.

KALBI CHIM

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Creme Brulee


I prepared dessert for tonight =)
It was very rich and creamy. yummmm!

En Papillote

En Papilltote in French means IN PARCHMENT =)
This is a very light dish. Perfect for all health concious guys and gals.

This super easy menu is cooked by placing the fish and other ingredients that compliments the main ingredient on a parchment paper then sealing it all over (just like what you would do in making empanadas) and then baking it in the oven for 12- 15 mins. You can put whatever ingredients you prefer, may it be fish, shrimps, chicken or even fruits! Its really up to you.

For our dinner, I chose fish as the main ingredient.





Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Risotto

Making Risotto needs a lot of practice and patience, we need to cook it slowly in low fire while stirring it constantly in one direction to get the creamy texture.

You should be able to smell this Mushroom Risotto, the Portobello mushrooms released a certain aroma that made us want to eat it right away.

Wild Mushroom Risotto


Seafood Risotto

Friday, July 23, 2010

Japanese Favorites

Konnichiwa!

Cooking Japanese food is easy but quite tricky, easy 'cause you'll be using the same base ingredients for everything - sake/mirin, soy sauce and dashi stock. It's tricky 'cause even if you're using the same ingredients, you will be needing different amounts of the ingredient for every recipe. And this will make each sauce taste different, even if it's just a difference of 1/2 teaspoon of sugar. Very tricky huh?!
It's a friday night so maybe we can have a little "resto-feel" at home. Our menu....
Abby and mom(-in-law)'s favorite, Tofu steak, Asparagus wrapped in Bacon and Enoki wrapped in Bacon
My fave, Okonomiyaki
Arvin's favorite, Beef Sukiyaki

Aldrich's favorite, Yakitori

Everyone's favorite, Prawn and Vegetable Tempura


Thursday, July 22, 2010

Pizza Night

If its pizza, it's gotta be thin crust. I just love them.

While waiting for the pizza, we had Baked Scallops for starters

Arvin requested for baked mussels but scallop shells looks so much better =)


Seafood pizza with lots of cheese!


Marvelous Portobello Mushroom Pizza

Heavenly desserts

This is not my specialty but I love making desserts too.
Here are some that I have made...


This Valentine strawberry filled chocolate cake is so amateur but it was definitely made with LOVE


here's how it looked like inside


Strawberry trifle...

Poached Pears in Red Wine filled with Mascarpone Cream

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Seafood Pesto Pasta

Leftover ribbon pasta from last night was our dinner.
Pesto was the base sauce for tonight's pasta dish. It was sauteed with bell peppers, tuna chunks and shrimps.

Serving for the family

Personal serving

Pastrami Sandwich


Daddy loves eating good breakfast, he doesn't want it to just taste good but wants it to look good as well.
I made him pastrami sandwich with our favorite alfalfa sprouts.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Roasted Pork Ribs and Pasta Salad

I didn't know what to cook for tonight's dinner when I went to the kitchen. So I checked what was available in the pantry and saw ribbon pasta.... what else could be easier than my dad's version of his pasta salad? I had my salad but what's for the main course? ta da! I found whole "liempo" or pork ribs with a little of the meat side still attached. Roasted it in the oven with some garlic, onions and tomatoes.... And the dinner was served.




Alex's Ribbon Pasta with Chicken Chunks in Oriental Vinaigrette




Oven Roasted Pork Belly
























Monday, July 19, 2010

Paella

Tonight's menu was Paella. This is everyone's favorite, you should have seen the the paellera....it was clean! even the "tutongs" were gone=)

This is one of my specialties. Thanks to Chef Ed who taught me how to cook this delicious paella.




I forgot the peas.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Great Britain

Everything in Great Britain is expensive.... I had chicken sandwich for GBP 7 which is around PHP 420.00 here.. and it looks like it only costs PHP 100 - PHP150.00. I had no choice.. and this was the cheapest sandwich on the menu....geeez


Had fish and chips for dinner, it was served in a styro... can't find the traditional fish and chips where they serve it in a newspaper cone.

Lunch at the Stonehenge Inn
Their comfort food, pie and sausage served with peas, carrots and mashed potatoes


The ever famous stonehenge



Westminister Abbey



Beautiful St. James Park



It's me under the rain.... behind me is the Tower of London


The Buckingham Palace


Big Ben....
Even if everything is expensive.... I would love to go back to England.




























































Saturday, July 17, 2010

Schlemmermeyer's Lecker Bissen

On our trip to Germany, I was on a quest in finding the best sausage... and we came across a sausage store named Schlemmermeyer's Lecker Bissen. This was the best one that I have tried, the only problem is....i can't remember what it is called! It was in German and I don't read or speak German..... Now that I'm craving for it, I can't make my order =( too bad. I hope someone or anyone can help me in finding the name of this yummy yummy sausage.
A little tour of Germany
Cologne Cathedral.... the exterior of this church has never been cleaned since it was built.
my favorite flower... Tulips

Beautiful Rhine river view.. looks like a postcard























France

In France, we got to get to visit Paris and Versailles, both cities are magnificent. Loved their glorious architecture and excellent food.

Paris, a luxurious city and a shopping haven for all shopping addicts. Here, we found Gallery Lafayette where all high class brands are available, Hermes, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Dior, Balenciaga, Gucci, Fendi... name it they have it. Ok, enough about shopping.... let's now talk about their food.

French cuisine has always been beautiful, it doesn't just look good but taste excellent too. They always cook with much passion and artistry. Having to taste real French food was a wonderful experience.


Must go and visit Chateau de Versailles, where Kings and Queens have lived.
Gates and wall carvings were all gold plated.....


The famous Eiffel Tower in Paris
Eiffel Tower was once considered as one of the worst and ugliest structure in the world... but look how famous it got and is now considered as one of the greatest architecture.



Had dinner at Le Grand Cafe Capucines on our first night


seafood galore! this is their small.....



I was happy with my Foie Gras with sweet pastry and raspberry glaze. Melted in my mouth.


Escargot tasted like nothing =( it was bland, it wasn't salty or sweet or sour.. it just didn't have any taste. Was a little disappointed 'cause it really looked good.
Our Kuhol sa Gata tastes better. =)


He had Roasted Leg of Lamb....



On our 2nd night we had dinner at a restaurant that I can't remember the name.. it was Chez... something as youcan see on the plate....


French onion soup... it was salty..literally


Baked salmon topped with buerre blanc.. perfect with each other


Rib eye with fries....rib eye was perfectly done...