Huwebes, Hulyo 28, 2011

Exotic Coco-Mango Part 2

I've been so busy in the kitchen lately specifically in dessert area. I've been practicing my craft and since I'm too bored at home I've decided to focus on honing my skills instead. 
In continuation of my previous post on Exotic Coco Mango Cake,it has something related with this cake. It has the same flavor however I made it a little different on the presentation. This is actually a birthday cake gift to the one special to me. I made it simple and presentable. 
I made chocolate garnishes. Thanks to Gelato Tv for educating me on Youtube. For those who wants to learn how to make chocolate garnishes, go here Gelato TV
This is a photo taken on top using my 450d canon. ( Chocolate Garnish, Mango & Pistachio Nuts)

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Miyerkules, Hulyo 27, 2011

I made a dacquiose!

Exotic Coco-Mango Cake
From google: Dacquiose(French term) French dessert cake made with layers of almond and hazelnut meringue &whipped cream or buttercream.
I have managed to make a dacquiose! whew! This is my first time so I was a bit nervous so I studied carefully my recipe and did some deduction with the measurements. I had canker sore since I had to taste them every time I finished a layer but here you go I made it. Was totally happy with the result. It is composed of Almond dacquiose, Coconut with Rum cream and Mango jelly inside.with chocolate and mango bits on top---Exotic Coco-Mango cake.
Hope you like it! 

Huwebes, Hulyo 21, 2011

The day I made French Macarons!!! :p

Red Berry Macarons
It was weeks before I had time to bake again and gladly I alot a day just to make my fantasies happen. I made macarons, almost spent half of the day baking. I super enjoy it even I had to do all duties on my own. Being a baker at the same time a dishwasher. But when you're having fun it's all worth it. So, basically its the same flavor with different presentation and size. 

French Macarons in 3.5 diameter in size, a literal bite size sweets.(Buttercream filling and red berry jelly)

My mom said I should work a little "pulido" since she saw I went beyond the border. Hehe!

Miyerkules, Hulyo 20, 2011

Incubus - Promises, Promises

I'm not a fan of Incubus but when I heard this on the radio something struck me with this song. I googled the lyrics since I didn't know the title. Listen to it clearly, its very still and chillax. Here's the lyrics.

Lyrics to Promises, Promises :
I'm only 23 for another hour, give or take
I'm a fan of yours and I need a good mistake
I'm not a sinner or preacher, all I have is slight of hand
I do magic tricks for all the boys in the band

Baby could I be the rabbit in your hat?
I'd swing if you'd hand me, hand me the bat

I'm on the road of least resistance
I'd rather give up than give in to this
So promise me only one thing, would you?
Just don't ever make me promises
No promises

I've never done this before, promises, promises
But I'm enjoying the illusion and the things my body says
Now you see me, now you don't, oh how well you disappear
What are you running from and may I interfere?

Baby could I be the rabbit in your hat?
I'd swing if you'd hand me, hand me the bat

I'm on the road of least resistance
I'd rather give up than give in to this
So promise me only one thing, would you?
Just don't ever make me promises
No promises

Lunes, Hulyo 18, 2011

Fasta Pasta Night.

Chicken Linguine in Ricotta Tomato-Cream Sauce

There's nothing better than a dinner of creamy chicken and pasta to satisfy my Italian cravings. Last time when Jon was still around we sought for Japanese dishes, he's into ramen and I'm into Sashimi. We can get along since we have dissimilar food fantasies & the good news "No one to share with"! ha ha ha! However, truthfully there are times when I have the motivation to cook,thus ingredients are all out and prepared having no worries but proceed to cooking. It would indeed less hassle for me( which I sounded not like a culinary student) But when things clashed all you have to think is to make a delicious dish. A delisyoso dish which hit all the right buttons of the guest.

Originally, I was planning to cook Chicken Pappardelle yet can't find pappardelle pasta so I substitute linguine instead. Chicken Ricotta Tomato-Cream Pasta is basically composed of: Linguine(Noodle), Chix, Bacon, Garlic, tomato, Ricotta cheese, sun dried tomato in oil packed, dry white wine, heavy cream, lemon, red pepper flakes, S&P. :) Fast &flavorful night!Try it at home! :p

Linggo, Hulyo 17, 2011

The Legal Drag Race

Have you ever been to a drag race? or perhaps you've been seeing car race in most parts of Metro Manila but that's not what I'm talking about. Something legal,licensed, challenging in exchange of a price with honor and pride. Clark International Speedway located in Pampanga has been open for aspiring car racers every other year with open field of 1.96km and facilitates for legal, yes its LEGAL drag race and circuit racing. 

The perfect shot from above composed for circuit and drag racing. Quoted: "With 7 left turns & 4 right turns in direction"
We've been usually hearing drag race through word of the mouth. My man who was in evidently a race addict didn't let the perfect timing to pass by. Since its legal, there were some necessary requirements needed: payment for placement, parking tent, helmet and a racer suit. Jon, who was part of BSP( Blindspot Autogroup) converged and teamed up paying these. Days gone, I had zero sleep day before the competition. Feeling too nervous since its jon's first time to engage in

 I had no idea until we reached the said venue. All vehicles have their own style and distinction. Through observation and hearing the exhaust its obvious that big investments were made just to look their cars at best. 

Wait is over, Its time to finally taste the real thing on drag race and let the adrenalin rush begin. Jon in Yaris a.k.a Bogart, Ian for Bullet were both under the same category--Hotstreet. However, during warm-up something went wrong with bullet and ended up not joining the race. 

Bogart is on the loose,he's unstoppable. 
Out of 20+ competitors few remained and prove the best racer.
Jon who had 18.2 seconds time table maintained and exceeded his competitors. I was too overwhelmed & praying at the same time to get the game over with.
There were no proper seats available (we had to bring our own chairs) plus I'm all drained from the heat and soaked up from my sweat. 

I was there, witnessed the event. I'm a proud girlfriend at the same time I became a fan. Oh yes! So proud of him, all throughout the race transitions he acted like so natural and pro, apparently he placed 4th on the category.Not bad for the first timers like him. What else have I got to say, he impressed a lot of people even the real racers who won thought of him being a threat. I'm very thankful nothing bad happened to him.  From challenging himself and venturing in, I believe he left a good imprint to his co-racers, that there's more to give in the next game.  
(Videos will be uploaded soon!
Some Photos were taken by Emil Bacay.& 

Biyernes, Hulyo 15, 2011

Jon's Despedida Party @Cafe Arabiscato

The party started with gleaming lights and pounding sounds all over the place!

DJ' Spinning with style in the house!

Jon was too overwhelmed with the presence of his friends and cousins. I can see it in his eyes. As he mentioned "parang nag-debut lang ako" Thanks to those who came and participated to our very unusual games. Hahaha!(that's why some pics are censored, Wag na mashock) Thanks to Iya and Jed for helping me organize in a short span of time and to my bebe Leah and icee! you guys are amazing!!! And to my man, We love you and we're all here to support you! :)

Photos were taken by different genius photographers namely: @Ralph Apostol , @Van Christian and @Emil Bacay Thanks guys! :)

Huwebes, Hulyo 7, 2011

French Macarons!

My first attempt to French Macarons: It has a little twist since I cut off my budget I used Four seasons flavor instead of raspberry. You think its being a little traitor? hehe! French macarons by nature is sought after in Europe countries in France for instance. 
Since its my first trial I need to improve some mistakes I've done. However, people have spoken and was satisfied with the taste. Happy face na ako dun! hehe
Would like to bake more of these and sell in the near future. (Please support) hehe!