Monday, September 24, 2007

A tribute to Uncle Nick and their home in Santa

I will always remember the time in 2005 when we travelled for more than 5 hours from Baguio to visit the house of Uncle Nick and Mama in Santa, Ilocos Sur. I will never forget that time as we had such a great time, sharing conversations and laughter, great Ilocano food and hospitality.

As a tribute to our step-dad, we will always remember you like this, happy, peaceful and proud.

You had done your great time in this lifetime, here's a prayer to our dear Lord that you shall now Rest in Peace. We celebrate your life by remembering with fondness those happy memories. God be with you always, Uncle...we love you..

Monday, September 03, 2007

Potted fruits and vegetables

Pot Vegetables and Fruits

When some of my pot plants died due to neglect/water restrictions in our place, I decided to utilise the empty pots as storage for the citrus, apples, tomatoes, garlic, ginger and onions.

Citrus fruits and apples are 'must haves' in my dining room, kitchen and in our diets. The basic ingredients in my cooking are onions and garlic while the tomatoes are handy for instant vegetable for our meals. Lately, I’ve been adding ginger to my steamed broccoli and cauliflowers so gingers became a 'must have' too.

Since I am the chief chef at home, I prefer my ingredients to be at arms length and readily accessible. Having a busy family life, storing fruits and vegetables inside the pantry became quite impractical in my household as they never get cooked or eaten and just left to rot. They have to be seen to be used.

Eversince they became accessible in pots and displayed on the stairs, the housemates-hubby and 17 year old high school son- had started eating them too. They can just readily pick an apple or a mandarin on their way up or down those stairs - those steps by the way lead up to our lounge and down to our kitchen.

Ahh pots- they are just fantastic storage containers...

Other Potted Ideas from Pinoy Moms Network

Julie's flowers
Raqgold's Potted Memory
Cookie's different kind of pot :razz:
KK's indoor and outdoor pots
Rach's Flowers and a Smile
Lynn's Pot Shots
Lady Cess' The Best Tea
Feng's Tagaytay Pics
Analyse's Life isn't easy being a nomad
Purple Girl's Coffee Alamid
Mitch's very edible photos
Noemi's Ceramic Fondue Pot
Vicky's Potted Fruits and Vegetables
Dine's anything potted in Bhutan and Capalonga

Saturday, September 01, 2007

This is the grand MCG (Melbourne Cricket Ground) which is a renowned venue for international and national cricket matches. It is massive in size but I thought that the seats a a bit small- you have to be not obese if you want to come here and enjoy a live cricket match. My 2 housemates are fond of this game. Ray in fact played it while in primary school.

Happy Father's Day- to day in Australia and I am not sure if it is in the Southers Hemisphere.