Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Jinky's Home made Longganisa

home made Longganisa and hard boiled eggs for breakfast

here's my simple recipe of longganisa: (inspired by my scientist-friend Gay)

400 gms ground pork ( I usually buy this from Rob's meat section)
A little amount of salt, brown sugar, ground pepper, garlic
and organic vinegar ( accdg. to your preference)
1/4 tsp oregano juice (yes, mama mia - our herbal med when we were kids!)

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and voila! It's ready for frying and serving afterwards. However, should you wish to have a more tasty longganisa, please marinate it overnight. Also, you can shape it into flattened balls or sausages, any way you want it as long as it's pleasing to the eyes.

*I seldom cook processed food. We shun away form this type of food because I have a child who is allergic to food preservatives. . .
*I am into cooking because I find it practical and nothing beats the feeling of satisfaction when you see your family & loved ones partaking of the food you prepared with patience and love. . .
*The recipe on this post cost me only almost Php60.00 :-D but it's very healthy because it is with less fats and oils and only the purest ingredients were used. . .

I am recommending this recipe to all food buffs out there! let's go cooking!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Oh My Gulay, Mangga't Bagoong

The long weekend gave me the chance to roam around and scout for fresh produce from my neighbor's gardens :-D (honestly, this experience made me realize that living away from the hustle and bustle of the city is not that bad after all!)
the crunchy fresh mango here
is not gratis(and it was not stolen by me he he he - I paid Php5.00 for this)
. . .and the shrimp bagoong was imported straight from Thailand (courtesy of Ms. Gay!)

steamed fresh okra and kangkong leaves with tomato and mango slices
and Gay's to die for shrimp bagoong!

This is life! The best is still for free. . .

Friday, June 17, 2011

It is Almost Pinakbet!

Pinakbet was one of the dishes I, at an early age, learned to cook. This is a popular Filipino dish composed of vegetables endemic to our native land and mixed with another Filipino pride, the bagoong.

Moving in our new home made me learn the basics of cooking dishes with one or two lacking ingredients. It's understandable because we are quire far from supermarkets and I still don't have a vegetable garden to be proud of yet.

Just the other day, I made Pinakbet sans bagoong and bitter gourd (ampalaya). Patis made a good substitute and the freshness of vegetables I used made the absence of ampalaya unnoticed :-) by my hubby and kids. . .

Even if my ingredients are incomplete, for me, it is still almost Pinakbet!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Thy Neighbor's Harvest

Transferring to a new home meant receiving a lot of blessings from God and neighbors. Who wouldn't be inspired if you wake up in the morning with these fruity blessings waiting for you courtesy of a good neighbor's bountiful harvest?

Thank you dear God for giving us neighbors like them!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Crunchy Veggie Sticks

My friend, Presy, taught my kids how to prepare this very healthy piece.
An assortment of carrots, cucumber and turnips sliced into sticks and paired with
Thousand Island Dressing as dip.