Friday, May 30, 2008

Why?

My Version (I already saw something like this in an email once).

WHY...

...do people keep hitting elevator buttons even when they can clearly see it was already pressed by someone else? (It's not as if hitting the button twice will make it stop at your floor twice! Particularly annoying in elevators where pressing twice actually cancels out the first... like the ones in my building... grrrr...)

...do trike drivers keep stopping in front of you and yelling at you if you need a trike even when it's so obvious that you're hailing a cab. (Yelling at me loudly will not change the fact that I need a cab... not a trike. Happens every morning... *sigh*)

...do cabs abound when you don't need them but are scarcer than a raincoat in summer when you actually do????

...do people keep ordering something that is already labelled sold out? (Is there another hidden meaning for "sold out" that someone forgot to tell me???)

WHY? WHY? WHY?


Monday, May 19, 2008

Crostini/Bruschetta Made Very Easy

Ok, technically, this is not crostini nor bruschetta. The idea just crossed my mind when we had our team dinner a couple of weeks ago and ordered something like this.

By definition, crostini means little toasts. It's sliced thinner than bruschetta and is crispier all the way while bruschetta is supposed to be sliced thicker, toasted but softer in the middle.

Whatever.

NOTE: No photos. Too lazy. Plus, I ate directly from the bag.

Ingredients:
1 big bag of Tostitos (plain)
1 bottle of Pesto sauce

*If Tostitos is not available, you can use Doritos or Bread Pan ;)

Directions:
Pour contents of Tostitos in a serving plate.
Scoop pesto into a sauce plate.
Serve together.

Preparation time: less than 5 minutes. Beat that Rachel Ray!

Friday, May 16, 2008

My Southpark Character


That's me and hubby.

Saw this link on a blog earlier this morning and I managed to squeeeeeeeze in some time to create one for me.

As of this writing, I now have a Simpsons character, an M&M character, and a Southpark character.




Thursday, May 15, 2008

Chocolate Truffles

No posts for a week so to make it up to my visitors I am posting this delicious chocolate truffle recipe that we recently tried at home. Got this from an episode of Barefoot Contessa (Episode: Chocolate Memories)

Regarding the photo... it might not look like much. I was too lazy to be artsy. But trust me, it tastes great! :D


INGREDIENTS:
1/2 pound good bittersweet chocolate
1/2 pound good semisweet chocolate
1 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons orange-flavoured liqueur (optional)
1 tablespoon prepared coffee
1/2 tablespoon good vanilla extract
cocoa powder

DIRECTIONS:
Chop the chocolates finely with a sharp knife. Place them in a heat-proof mixing bowl. (Personally, I used a food processor for this)

Heat the cream in a small saucepan until it just boils. Turn off the heat and allow the cream to sit for 20 seconds. Pour the cream in a fine-meshed sieve into the bowl with chocolate. With a wire whisk, slowly stir the cream and chocolates together until chocolate is completely melted. Whisk in the orange-flavoured liqueur, if using, coffee and vanilla. Set aside at room temperature for 1 hour.

With 2 teaspoons, spoon round balls of the chocolate mixture onto a backing sheet lined with parchment paper. Roll each ball of chocolate in your hands to roughly make it round. Roll into cocoa powder.

These will keep refrigerated for weeks but serve them at room temperature.



Monday, May 12, 2008

Sisters

Just checking to see if we resemble each other:

No?
Yeah... her eyes are too big
Let's try again...



Uh... not quite there yet.
One more...
 
There we go!
Better, yah?

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Jason Got Eliminated!! :(

I'm not a big American Idol fan.

Never have been.

I can not name a single contestant in any season (except Jasmine Trias) and I have no idea who the previous winners were.

But for this season, I chanced upon an episode while I was channel-hopping one night. Jason was singing and there was just something so riveting about his performance. I downloaded all his songs.

Ok... he didn't do so well last episode :( And he got eliminated. Waaaahhh!!!

By the way, know who reminds me of?


Jonathan Brandis of SeaQuest circa early 90's. Hehe


I did a little searching for Jonathan Brandis this afternoon. He died!!! Apparently, he committed suicide a few years ago. I never even heard about it.


Monday, May 5, 2008

Biota Filipina March - April 2008


Biota Filipina is the bi-montly newsletter of WWF Philippines.

In this issue:

The Philippines Switches Off
Forests, Water and Rice: WWF- Vice Chairman Lory Tan on the Rice Crisis
Liquid Assets: Coca-cola & WWF Protect Laguna Water Resources
Lethal Whale "Research" Programmes Produce Meat, not Answers: WWF
WWF Individual Donor Programme to Launch in May
Species of the Month: Risso's Dolphin

To read more, click here: Biota Filipina March - April 2008

For more information on WWF - Philippines, visit their website: http://www.wwf.org.ph