buttered potatoes

Try this very simple & easy to prepare buttered potatoes

How to Prepare?
1. peel potatoes
2. cut into desired style
3. sprinkle salt & pepper
4. fry in butter
5. serve hot & enjoy

My recipe for the day!

Chicken Fillet in Oyster Sauce


200 grams chicken fillet thinly sliced
2 cloves garlic finely chopped
1 pc. onion finely chopped
1 pc. bell pepper finely chopped
cooking oil
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp. brown sugar
1 tbsp. soy sauce
1 tbsp. white wine
1/2tsp. salt
6 tbsp. oyster sauce
dash of pepper
spring onions


1. marinate chicken fillet for 3o mins. in salt, pepper & a little garlic
2. roll in a flour
3. deep fry for 8-10 seconds then set aside
4. in a saucepan, saute' garlic, onion & bell pepper
5. add 1/2 cup of water, oyster sauce, sugar & pepper
6. stir until sauce is slightly thick
7. add deep fried chicken fillet & 1 tbsp.white wine
8. simmer for 5mins in a low heat then sprinkle spring onions
9. serve & enjoy

THANKS, a simple word that would mean a lot...

It's been a long time since I haven't updated my blog. 'wanna say thank you to elena who inspired me and really make my day. I won't be able to get into this without her help. We've done a lot this afternoon, we made some updates on my blog and as we went through, we encountered new sites (www.foodie and www.halfhour which would really fit my blog title, in fact, I signed up on these accounts, it's all about recipes and i love it! It was really amazing to see different food preparations done by international chefs. I learned lot of ideas and techniques on how they really decorated different dishes by merely reading on their blogs and looking into their pictures of recipes. Speaking of food recipes, I wanna share with you my simple experiment which I prepared a while ago...chicken in honey orange sauce topped with dill leaves...Got the idea from my imagination... coz I love experimenting food! thank God I made a perfect dish for our dinner or else... all of us will be starving!

1 Whole Chicken boil for 5-10minutes
1 tbsp. chopped garlic
1 pc. onion chopped
1/2 tbsp. chopped ginger
2tbsp. chopped bell pepper(preferably red)
1 tbsp. sliced pickles
1tbsp. coarsely chopped peanuts
dill leaves
honey orange
4tbsp. soy sauce
1 tbsp. cornstarch dissolved in 1 cup of water
1tbsp. red wine
1tbsp. butter
1tbsp. vinegar
1tbsp. brown sugar
1/2tsp. salt
1 cup water
4tbsp. cooking oil


1. Boil chicken whole for 5-8mins. in 6cups water with 1tbsp. red wine, 1tbsp. salt and dash of pepper. Drain chicken and set aside.

2. Heat butter in a sauce pan, saute' garlic until golden brown then add onion, ginger, bell pepper.

3. Add dissolved cornstarch, 1 cup water, soy sauce, salt, sugar, vinegar & honey orange

4. Cook until the sauce is slightly thick then set aside

5. Fry chicken in a non-stick pan for 3mins. with 4tbsp. of cooking oil then pour the sauce over the chicken and simmer it for 10mins in a low fire add pickles, peanuts and top with dill leaves.

spending the day with my farm...

I woke up early this morning, took a cup of coffee and a little rice and dried fish for my breakfast. It was a stormy day and seems so conducive for sleeping and lovemaking (hehehe).. When I was ready and about to leave the house, got the news from Nice that it was not safe to travel to Cotabato City due to flood caused by heavy rains last night. So, I decided to stay at home spent the whole day with my farm (farmtown, an online game in facebook). I felt so tired, it was really a stressful day.

nice to be healthy

It was an amazing day when you realized you did something unique for your loved ones. My kids were not used to eat fruits, so, I made something catchy to increase their appetite. You don't have to spend so much to make your food appealing. It was a great Saturday and I do have quality time to prepare 'twas a perfect day for me! A simple moment where I can treasure bonding with my kids. Thanks for the amazing food presentation coz they really have the appetite I expected to. Wow! am sure anybody can do all these preparations especially for the Moms out there who were fond of doing kitchen things. Hmmm... yummy!

A Birthday Surprise

It was July 3, 2009 at 7:00 o'clock in the evening when Mom arrived home with lots of fun and surprises waiting for her...Her best friend Ate Flo went to her office to pick her up. Unfortunately, I was not able to fix things up so I called up Ate Flo and informed her to do something so that Mom will not go home early. I'm glad Ate Flo has a brilliant idea to pretend she was not feeling well. She told Mom she need to rest coz she felt dizzy and can't manage herself to drive Mom home. So, my Mom calmed her up and gave her some drink and let her stay for a while. Mom was so worried about her visitors coz she invited few people from the church. When I texted Ate Flo that everything was fixed, they immediately rushed home. So, I asked somebody to stay at the gate of our house to look over for Mom's arrival and see to it that she will be blindfolded. Mom then entered our house with a blindfold. When we instructed her to take it off, we saw her in big surprise! She cried a lot! This was the first time Mom could celebrate a big party all throughout her life. She can't figure out how much happiness we brought her. Another surprise for Mom was seeing her two grandchildren from Davao City together with her daughter-in-law. Mom shed her tears again and again. I told Mom it's not yet over coz we still have lots of surprises for her. My sister Billie who came home for vacation went out from her room. Mom saw her and cried again coz she never expected her to come. And lastly, my brother Art who travelled from Manila came out and hug Mom. What a lovely surprise... I think this is the only way we could pay her back after all her efforts and sacrifices...


July 5, 2009, two days after mom's birthday...
It was really fun! I made a fruit salad delight in different presentations. My kids enjoyed it and made their day very healthy...