Reduce Consumption? Some more? Oh Man.

Are you changing your life's priorities because of the global recession? Here, locally, I believe it is already starting to hit hard. Surely, it affects us all. To stave off the hard times what aspects of your life are you trying or planning to scrimp on? What are your choices? Spend less on the essentials or reduce expense on say, entertainment, travel or clothes? What about medical expense and food? These to me without a doubt are basic necessities or expenditures? Many economic researchers claim that with respect to household spending on food - it will not change much. However, these same researchers also found that majority of families , low-income as well as middle incomed, astonishingly relied more on low-cost, high-calorie foods during difficult times. Does this mean that starches and dairy will remain in most household menus? Starches, say like, noodles, rice and pasta? Of these three, noodles appear to be the cheapest. Look, rice does not get advertised much on

Eats on Valentines Day

Creamed aubergine Food we had on Valentines Day, gustoed, somewhere where I didn't have to cook:-) COOL! Penne Breaded fish fillet and spaghetti

Thanks to this Blog's Top 10 Entrecard Droppers

I have been remiss in citing my Top Entrecard Droppers for the last few months. I am really, really very sorry. It is just that access to a computer was truly difficult to find. For the month of January however, please allow me to mention them all here. THANK YOU so very much to all my top 10 EC Droppers: 1. Wineworld Winesworld is a friendly wine guide for amateurs, by amateurs. It is a blog about Scandinavian travel, including food & wine and other Scandinavian ways of doing things. 2. Tasty Thoughts Your home to the best news and views about cooking, restaurants, and food. 3. Vigltd Site about being smart because it is not smart to always play it safe. 4. Positivemen Blog about being positive in all aspects of our lives because it can bring wonders to ourselves and others. 5. Fermentedly Challenged A beer blog focused on the variety and enjoyment of good craft beer. Reviews, news and brews. Talks about pairing beer with great food. Video brewery tours and festival revie

Blog advertising is the way to go

Getting paid to review anything on the web has never been this easy. Because just today, I found myself on the Paying Pos t site. Actually, I was just curious. It has been sometime since I did a paid post. I found it really easy - hassle free. After reading the rules, I registered one of my blogs. Perhaps, it helped that I was using blogger, because in a jiffy, I got to embed the Paying Post code into my blogger template. And now here I am doing this opportunity. That wasn't too difficult was it? Truth be told, I have been doing some paid posting last year. For some reason, I stopped. But when I read about in one of the blogs I subscribe to, I said why not try? I actually miss doing the posts on sites I really liked. And I miss making some little money too. I think both advertisers and bloggers have everything to gain about paying posts as a way of advertising products and services. Not only because these are hard times and everyone could use a little savings, inc

Eat frogs, anyone?

Have you eaten frogs, I mean frogs legs? Well, I have :-( Accidentally. My late father did me in. That was way back. I was about 9 years old. And we were spending our summer vacation in Nueva Ecija, his hometown. It was cooked " tinolang manok " style. Something like an American chicken soup. Strictly, Asian and Filipino in flavor, it is 'light and refreshing. A simple broth with chicken, sauteed in ginger, shallots, garlic, with green papaya', and chili leaves added near the end of cooking time. At that moment, I thought that was a good dish. Eaten with a hot and generous serving of very white rice, broiled milkfish, red eggs with green mangoes.. on a hot summer lunch. And I thought it was chicken I was devouring. Afterall, it did taste very much like chicken. Aarrgghh! Wikipedia says that: Frogs' legs are one of the better-known delicacies of French and Chinese cuisine. They are also eaten in other regions, such as the Caribbean, the region of Alente

Ready to grapple for a bite of grapple?

Some local celebrity mentioned on local TV about grapple. After googling the word I saw this entry from wikipedia . "Grāpple (pronounced /ˈgreɪpəl/) is the registered brand name for a commercially marketed brand of Fuji or Gala apple that has been specially treated to make the flesh taste like a grape. The product is created via a patented liquid infusion process which includes concentrated grape flavor and water as its primary ingredients. Contrary to popular assumption, it is an externally flavored fruit product, not a true hybrid of two fruits". My partner and I were worried that it would have been a genetically modified fruit. And without a doubt, that's something which, for awhile will remain alien, at least for us. But, surprise! It is not. But, is it something more questionable, because it is externally flavored? What does "specially treated" exactly mean? "Using a secret process, mature examples of the Washington State Extra Fancy Fuji apple are

A Belated New Year Greet

My apologies to my blogger friends, and everyone who took the effort and take the time to pass by. Our laptop conked out just after Christmas. Only after my son re-installed the OS that things have started to become better. And that was yesterday. Some of the posts in my other blogs you may see, have been blogger scheduled according to the days they all happened but posted just about this morning. Another topic, I am saddened with google's "gift" for the new year. It was totally unexpected, and just when this laptop seems to be coming through, I find my page rank decimated totally: from 2 to N/A :-( Beat the crap out of me please. I truly will never understand. My first instinct was to stop blogging, but then again my partner says, why and what for? Who cares about PR? I do! (hurrrr, sob) Enough said. What I really and had been hoping to do since December 31, 2008 was to greet everyone : A Very Prosperous and Happy New Year!!! May all the impending gloom of 20