This is the cutest stall in our neighborhood, right downstairs of our condo. It’s called Breakfast in Bed. And because I find the place really pretty and cozy, I finally took my chance to photograph some of their stuff including the food. 🙂
A cozy chair with round cushions piled up on it, looking like macaroons. 🙂
Locally called “Champorado”, made of rice cooked in choco-cocoa and then added with evaporated milk. Best with fried sun-dried fish!
Some pretty old-school trinkets over at the corner adding to the “country-ish, shabby chic-ky” feel of the resto. I could imagine how they were once copper and rusty before they bathed in white paint.:)
I thought I fell in love with this lavender and white stripes placemat. Modern and dainty!
That’s my hat! Even lovelier with all the colors happening around.
And these chairs made for comfort, you wouldn’t want to stand up anytime soon. 😀
I think that’s all for a quick tour around a tiny pretty nook. 🙂
What to do with a can of tuna? Heat it. Add one egg. Add sliced tomatoes and white onions. And don’t forget the decor (in this case, the bitter gourd leaf AGAIN, HAHAHA).
Bingo! That’s one good brekky, baby. 😀
I got another five-star remark from brother, and I’m “deeeyyyymmm” proud! 😀
And by the way, I really didn’t intend this to be a foodie blog, but since my brother had challenged my cooking skills, I’d rather post photos of my kitchen outputs. HEHEHE!
And I’d love M to try this because he loves pesto! 🙂
Hi guys! Okay, look, there’s really nothing special about this pancake-bacon combination, but I just feel so happy AND PROUD because this is the best pancake batch I’ve ever made! Amen to my cooking skills. LOL 😀
In all fairness, Pillsburry is really good. Have a great day, people! 🙂
After a couple of weeks, I did cook again! This time I tried Beef Salpicao, which is one of M’s favorite beef recipes. But he’s not here anyway so he quite missed my first trial of his favorite dish, and maybe that’s a good thing in a way. 😀
And since I’m well aware that my cooking skills still need serious honing, I know better to always start with the simpler versions of every recipe I choose. Click here for the recipe. 🙂
That decorative leaf there is a bitter gourd/ampalaya (in Filipino) leaf. I actually didn’t plan a plate presentation for this but something funny and stupid happened.
I was rummaging through the price-tagged packs of basil leaves looking for the cheapest since I needed only 15 grams. I found one priced 12 pesos, and after a quick check on the leaves which seemed good enough to my poor cooking standards, I tossed the cheap pack into my grocery basket. Then, after having gathered all the ingredients for Chicken Pesto Cream (which was supposedly the recipe for tonight), and as I was about to bend the first leaf off a stem, I realized it didn’t look anything like a basil leaf! My brains went, “Oh nononononono…!” Well, yes, I got the wrong pack of leaves. The tag said: AMPALAYA LEAVES. Bitter gourd. Suddenly I had to realize that I haven’t known how bitter gourd leaves look like, not until now. 😦
When I was done searing and tossing my rich-colored flavorful beef sirloin strips, I thought the serving still looked uninteresting. So I sprinkled some sesame seeds. Better, but not much. I decided I should boil half a dozen quail eggs; they should do for a more extravagant decoration. Yet still, my recipe needed one more final touch. And I though, “Let’s make use of those useless leaves.” I really wished I had parsley at least, but tsadaaa…one bitter gourd leaf should do! 😀
HURRAY, my judges said it was, “Okay!”, plus a little compliment. At least I didn’t get poker faces! HAHAHA 😀