Thursday, May 25, 2017

Regrowing Vegetables from Kitchen Scraps

Bell Pepper Sprouts.

Do you know the joy it brings when you pick fresh vegetables right from your own backyard? I do. My father loves to plant vegetables, root crops, and even flowers. Yes, flowers! And it was my duty watering the plants back then. I was his sidekick.

Since living in the city would mean buying everything, After giving birth, I am determined to plant my own veggies in a pot. I started planting lemongrass, which I bought from my neighbor. Then it started growing and growing and then one day I found out that it withers, and then dies. But that did not stop me.

The tomato seeds I spread on the pot suffered the same fate. :(

Last December, my husband planted his falcata seeds which he bought from Mindanao during his field work. We bought one sack of gardening soil from a nearby garden that sells flowers and herbs. The falcata plants did not go well, more than 60% of what my husband planted died.

Kangkong starting to grow.
Then just recently, I realized we have enough soil to plant again. I saved all my kitchen scraps from the vegetables I got from the market for our dinner. Above is my Kangkong, which I'm hoping will survive. And the bell peppers and Ampalaya (bitter gourd) which I'm planning to transplant this weekend which I will be sharing with you.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Ginataan Recipe: Bamboo Shots, String Beans, and Squash

This recipe is a hit in our home. I like the texture of the bamboo shots and the natural sweetness of coconut milk blended with the squash. It's easy to prepare and nutritious and my dear one loves this too. 

Sunday, April 16, 2017

How to help your child prepare for an entrance exam?

Now, I'm on a mission to help my child get through Kindergarten without putting so much pressure on her.

How am I going to do that?

When Gaby took an entrance examination for Nursery 1, I was confident that she could make it. I was teaching her alphabet, numbers, to shapes and colors since she's 2 years old.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

LUZVIMIN Schools win at the 2017 Ajinomoto® Umami Culinary Challenge

Over 300 aspiring chefs from 52 schools and universities competed in the 2017 Ajinomoto® Umami Culinary Challenge (UCC) at the Philippine Trade and Training Center (Manila).  This event was the culmination of the national roadshow that began last August 2016 in Cagayan de Oro and October 2016 at Cebu City. 

Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil graced the stage of the 2017 Ajinomoto Umami Culinary Challenge

Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil, who are both Ajinomoto endorsers, also graced the event to provide encouragement for all the student-competitors and kicked-off the event’s highly anticipated awarding ceremony.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Cebu Destinations: Temple of Leah to Mountain View

We have been to a few places here in Cebu where tourists usually visits, but never been to the newly built Temple of Leah. Making used of my partner's vacant time, we decided to go there. Our excitement was completely gone when we saw people outside the temple. The gate was closed, and every now and then batches of local tourists like us arrive.  We found out that they are close during weekdays as I supposed the continuation of construction is ongoing during weekdays. And open during weekends. As the guard said that they are planning to implement entrance fees. This happens during the second week of April, this is a very late post.