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Peking Duck Wraps

By on September 17, 2021

Sumptuous dishes traditionally prepared and served in a grand style, the Peking Garden, 4th level Greenbelt 5, Makati City serves the best Peking duck in the city, it was the restaurant’s specialty as the name goes well with it. Tonight, is the birthday dinner celebration of my aunt, fabulous dinner served and the most popular choice. From the 10 courses meal served, the Peking duck and the Winter Melon Soup with assorted seafood was my 2 best favorites although meal’s highlight and star on the table is the savory Peking duck.

Winter Melon Soup with assorted seafood

The best comfort soup and our favorite.

The Peking duck is in good shape, well-cooked and the aroma is awesome. It was very tasty, and the skin is crispy. It is bound to reign on the table.

How to carve a whole Peking duck

The Peking duck was neatly carved into even slices by the server. Started with the breast diagonally towards her holding the wing with the fork and cut through the outer layer of the breast into the joint.

Carving the breast in thin slices parallel with the breastbone and repeating with the other side. It looks like very easy to carve because the knife is sharp, that’s the secret of perfect carving.

The thin flesh was carefully arranged in a circular shape following the edge of the plate on a big white plate with the crispy skin at the center or it work both ways. You can see the difference from the photos up and down. The duck flesh at the center and the crispy skin on the edge of the plate or vice versa.

After the carving and preparation, the Whole plate of Peking duck transferred to our table along with the tortilla, stalks of spring onions and the sweet hoisin sauce.

See how it looks, Attractively beautiful !

How to wrap a Peking Duck Strips

Lay one fine strip of Peking duck flesh on a tortilla wrapper, followed by the stalk of spring onions, add a spoon of sweet Hoisin sauce on top and lay another strip of Peking duck.

This is how it looks before wrapping.

The filling looks like this inside.

Hold one end of tortilla and roll it halfway. Fold both borders and roll it again to enclose properly.

Almost done, I’m leaving one end open to show the filling inside and roll it once again to finish.

One bite, followed by another bite and more pls… I’ve tasted Peking Duck from different restaurants before but these, nothing can equal the flavor, I’ve never tasted like it before. So far, the best among the rest.

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RAVE Pasig Rainforest Park

By on September 8, 2021

There’s no shortage of things to do nowadays, one way to manage my pandemic stress is to keep myself busy. I was checking and digging through some old photos from my folder on my desktop, reminiscing special moments of RAVE memories from past adventures. To date, I can still remember my first visit at Rainforest Adventure Park and revisited a year after, remain as my most precious experience due to notable features and the ease of accessibility, it is within 20-minute drive from home.

Going back in time, traveling backward brings many returns of the day and those good old days still alive is what I always keep to preserve so they can be enjoyed in the future or last in generations to come. A story behind the picture, just like what I’m doing today that today’s moments are tomorrow’s memories to remember. Let’s get started!

Note: Just an old memories to share taken before pandemic.(All photos taken January of 2018) This theme park is relatively closed. I’m not here to encourage you to go out and visit this theme park, Covid-19 pandemic brought significant changes and far from over pls. stay home until it will restart.

Rainforest Adventure Park

It is the first adventure theme park constructed and managed by local govt. unit, it is the project of Mayor Bobby C. Eusebio and Pasic City Council. RAVE is equipped with different outdoor facilities, a leisure ground for the public located in village of Maybunga Pasig. It was opened in 1977 but relaunched as RAVE known as ‘’ Rainforest Adventure Park Experience’’ in 2013 after the completion of additional features such as the Zip line, Boating lagoon and Skatepark. It also features the following: Butterfly house, Boating Lagoon, Rapid rides, Park pavilion, Botanical Garden, Pool area, Aviary, Mammal sanctuary, Kiddy land, Train station, Amphitheatre, Flower fields, Chess pavilion, Reptile house, Mini Zoo, Maze Garden, Tree house as well as picnic and camping ground.

In the 2 hours that I was in RAVE, I had the chance to enjoy the wide variety of attractions rainforest has to offer especially the Butterfly house and the Flower fields, it was my favorite spot for photography. How can I forget my bonding with the zoo animals? In here, you can do a lot in just an hour at this 4.8-hectare park but to complete your viewing, an hour is not enough, it was large-scale theme park.

Bringing dinosaur back to life. Along the way, the pathways adorned with a life-sized statues of dinosaurs, as you walk around, it looks like you are entering a prehistoric land of Jurassic park. You are free to take pictures with the dinosaur models.

Rainforest Adventure Park Attractions

Most people visit Rainforest Park from early March for the best glimpses of blooming flowers, wildlife, and boating. Rainforest essential sights are conveniently close together, almost everything in one place, it’s a good place also to explore nature, to learn and have fun. If you enjoy the flowers, butterflies, animals and water forms, RAVE is for you.

Boating Lagoon

A man-made lagoon with paddle boats. A Paddle boat is a powerful watercraft, paddle it yourself style. Me and my sister enjoyed the 20-minute paddle ride, it’s a good way to burn extra calories.

Butterfly House

Up close and personal to snap the butterflies, I have spent more time here snapping all different varieties of butterflies. Considered as the most beautiful habitat, showcased different species of live butterflies in an enclosed garden.

My favorite spot to capture the most colorful insects. Butterflies are my favorite subject to photograph as well as my favorite agent of pollination. My endless photo shoot shows my great admiration for them. I have captured great photos and of course, I realized the power of pictures, it’s difficult to select which one fits the best.

Amaze Garden

An outdoor garden maze is a puzzle game, the dividers are made of plants formatted into a maze and it’s quite tough and confusing to solve the path route to the end.

Flower Fields

Just one of the many attractive features of Rainforest Garden and the monster sunflowers are the mainstay and point of interest in the garden. Flower Fields landscape design is made up of variety of flowering plants that fits different elements together from flowering plants, popular perennials and annuals.

Wind beneath the eye-catching monster sunflowers are perfectly attractive and sun-kissed pointing skyward. Adventure photography is a must-do here.

Botanical Garden

A lovely walk around worth seeing situated next to the flower fields is the Botanical Garden.

Deep well is an open framework that serves as a garden accent.

Aviary

The Bird Sanctuary or the flight cages for birds provides a safe habitat and home for the endangered species and migratory birds. My day is not complete without a short visit to capture the birds. Around here, you’ll encounter beautiful birds.

Crowd pleasing ducks

Petting Zoo

It is a combination of wild and domesticated animals, you are free to touch but not allowed to feed them. This attraction is a family leisure activity.

There’s no point rushing here, there are nicely-spaced benches around if you want to take advantage of shade, it’s for you to rest and relax. Overall, you’ll experience all what Rainforest theme park has to offer.

What you need to know, RAVE Pasig Rainforest Adventure Park map.

3 hours after, the sun is up and about to reach the highest point. Me and my sister went home around midday very happy but exhausted.

Wanting for more? One post is not enough to reach the highlights of Rainforest park. I just hope the weather will cooperate for my next visit soon…

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Welcome ”BER” Months!

By on September 1, 2021

It’s the first day of September and the start of what is known as ”BER Months” it marks the beginning of the yuletide season. ”BER” simply means the four months of the year September, October, November and December, Take note > BER at the end of the suffix. The first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the word ”BER” is Christmas. Philippines holds the longest festive season in the world starting from September to December of each year. what is so special about it? It might be your favorite months of the year, it makes us happy and excited to think of the merriment it brings and the start to create Christmas holiday spirit into your home.

”BER Months” under Pandemic

The 2nd year of the pandemic has been very difficult for all of us, we are still experiencing a global battle facing a common enemy and the blues about cold season approaching. While everyone is at risk to be infected by COVID-19, it’s the time to be more alert and cautious, rainfall varies much more and bit colder than usual, it is considered as health threat as the virus deepens.

Living through a global pandemic and preoccupied with guidelines, How does one celebrate Christmas this year amidst pandemic? Stay safely at home, we might as well celebrate Christmas with only family members as Christmas is always in our hearts so, Cheer up! Let us pray together, spread more love and hope. Stay safe and healthy everyone and May God bless us all!

Wishing you all a COVID-FREE Christmas!

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Winter Melon Bowl

By on August 23, 2021

Winter melon Bowl is a vegetable shell and an excellent serving dish for soup. The good thing about the shell, it’s quiet thick and good enough to hold the heat of the soup.

Double-Boiled Winter Melon Soup with Assorted Seafood

This is the internal part, wide and clear white. I don’t see any damage parts.

Complete example of Winter melon shell, Four Winter melon Bowl on the table, wrapped in plastic Cling wrap to support  the whole shell. It’s heavy that needs a support to stand but no signs of swelling at the base.

Two servers carefully ladled in assorted seafood inside the shell and scraped the flesh of winter melon using a long-handed cup-shaped spoon followed by the clear soup to fill each bowl. For our finale, picking a piece of shrimps over the edge of the winter melon bowl.

Peking Garden 4/L Greenbelt 5 Makati Phase 2 Ayala Center, Makati, Metro Manila serves the best Double-Boiled Winter Melon Soup with Assorted Seafood

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Seasonal Fresh Fruits in a Glass

By on August 13, 2021

I’ve prepared fresh fruits in a glass before my snack time, it’s quiet earlier than the regular time so it will not lessen my appetite for the next meal. Today’s assorted fruits are the following: kiwi, red watermelon, papaya, dragon fruit, red apples, grapes, oranges, sweet pineapples, and strawberries as the best example of my favorites. It’s just a fresh fruit to increase my strength for today’s physical activity.

Fresh fruit medley, a wonderfully assorted fruit combination combining different colors and flavors, unique taste come in. Lately, I had indigestion, so I avoided large meals, a small frequent meal is good and something light and nutritious just like these fruits are the best source of vitamins and minerals, high in fiber and good for digestion. I eat more at breakfast and lunch, less for supper but most of the time skipping supper if my tummy is already full but for me, skipping meals is not a good idea because I need more energy, I don’t want my body to lower its metabolism, I need a better mood day after.

From the garden, a call to wear face mask when preparing food at home.

Fresh Fruit Platter

 Bite-sized pieces of fruits

See how fresh it is! It was cleanly cut into bite sized pieces and beautifully arranged inside a cocktail glass.

More than just another pretty way to bring out the best in fruits. This is just a simple serving idea for fresh fruits, it is also good for special set-up, a pick-up snack and dessert.

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The Biggest Lights and Music Show

By on August 9, 2021

The 9th Philippine International Pyromusical Competition

An annual competition among fireworks manufacturers from different countries, it is the most spectacular and prestigious fireworks competition completely choreographed with lights and sound features. The first World Pyro Olympic took place in 2005, keeping the same venue year after year for 8 years and lasted 2018, their final fireworks show at Seaside Blvd. SM Mall of Asia. A sudden change of location the following year, venue was moved to Clark, Pampanga in support of Manila Bay Rehabilitation program.

The host country, Philippines didn’t participate in the competition but performs fireworks vibrant display on the last night. The competition started at 7:30 PM when spectacular explosion of colors and figures shot off from the floating barge and light up the night sky over Manila Bay.

Some pictures captured from different viewing spots, its hard to do proper shoot, it was crowded around my area. Polaris fireworks of China was truly good. So far, it was a night favorite, the best fireworks that I’ve ever watched live.

Seaside Blvd. SM Mall of Asia

March 24, 2018 – 7:30 PM

Note: I really thought I had lost these pictures which I had taken 3 years ago, I found it on my desktop folders hence, my late publishing…

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Stunning Close-Up Photos of Honeybees

By on August 4, 2021

My Macro Photography

With macro, you can see how detailed the small portion of the honeybee appearance. These honeybees are my morning visitors, I was fortunate to take photos with ease all in the comfort of our own garden.

Honeybee constant movement and flight patterns is difficult to take, it really requires patience and observation. During photography time as my most quiet moments, I treat bees as my friends the same way as humans, it’s just a bond throughout photography hour. I just need them to keep still for a second for zoom setting.

Honeybees Extreme Close-Up Shots

As the morning sunshine illuminates the honeybees, it lends a golden glow to this scene.

You can clearly see their complete body parts; triangular head, pair of sensory antennae, thorax, abdomen, three pairs of legs, outer shell called exoskeleton.

Honeybees has 5 eyes: 2 compound eyes and 3 simple eyes.

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Orange Man/Fruit Carving

By on July 28, 2021

For my orange man fruit art, I’m using the best choice of my own Valencia oranges, it is the world’s most famous variety of orange and the best kind when it comes to juicing however juicing comes after my creative fruit art. I’m in the mood to show my personal touch, this is a hands on carving and cutting tricks. If you are happy, you can apply the same mood to your hands.

Oranges with bright orange skin with wonderful scent and sweet flesh is really good. Tangerine can also be used in the same way as oranges. It was fun making something different to attract the kids, these photos will tempt you to try one for your kids.

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Fresh Fruit Slices with Yogurt

By on July 16, 2021

Rainbow-bright fruit slices with a sweet and creamy yogurt dip, it’s totally refreshing and irresistible. Just about anything goes here, adding and mixing delightful assortment of different flavors and tastes, these fruits goes well and tastes as lovely as they look. You can even make your own style of arrangement according to your own mood.

Serves: 3 persons

Prep: 15 mins.

What you need: All fresh fruits such as; kiwi, pineapples, grapes, dragon fruit, oranges, apples, strawberries, mint leaves, cherries, almond extract, and yogurt.

Dressing: Combine honey with 3 drops of almond extract

For decoration: Cherries, Mint leaves

Directions:

Wash all fruits and cut in different shapes. Gently toss all fruits into honey and almond extract.

Using a picker, pick all fruit slices and arrange into a cocktail glass or on a plate. Chill for 30 minutes. Keep it covered inside the refrigerator.

Spoon your favorite yogurt over top, this is how I’ve arranged my own. A cocktail glass is placed at the center surrounded by other fruits on a white plate.

I’m using a mango flavor of Fruit Selection Yogurt which is 0% fat. It’s a healthier choice!

Decorate it with cherries and mint leaves. These fruits are the center of attraction on the table.

More Additions: Kraft shredded cheese and other soft fruits

Note: For individual serving use:  glass bowl or cocktail glass, for group sharing use: deep bowl or platter.

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Shakes, Smoothies, and Juices

By on July 12, 2021

All fruits are infinitely mixable according to your own likes. It is the simplest thing to make and most refreshing after a hard work. Nowadays, almost all recipes are printed in cookbooks and magazines that serves as a kitchen reference, we all eat and serve the same kind but there’s changes every season, the process of making adding new flavors and variations. What do you think? When the next idea will come from? Unless you’ll try to make and remake to love it first before sharing with others. You don’t need to order shake in the restaurant if you know how to make it yourself and it’s economical, you’ll also feel the good mood knowing you are saving energy and money.  With too many fruits around, you can do more for it.

 I devoted a bit of my abundant free time in making different kinds of shakes, smoothies and juices using fresh fruits in season such as; mangoes, papayas, cantaloupes, strawberries, blueberries, pears, apples, bananas and many more. There are many ways to do it, like the mix together ways. I’ve combined blending the mild sweetness, sour, delightfully sweet and others which includes;  a low calorie shake for diabetics, trendy summer delight for dieters and delightful drinks for weight gainers.

I never break the habit of bringing our favorite fruits on the table no matter if it is a juice, shake or smoothies as long as anything nutritious is made out of fruits.

Few creative props added like fruit slices and mini umbrellas for good presentation.

Some of our healthy drinks is an everyday fruit choice for the family. I will always welcome any family member to make the right choice and suggestion on what kind of fruit to blend for the day. This is how I value our health and handle their cravings.

My everyday habit to make fruit shake for the family. Literally, there are many ways to serve fruits, one favorite of mine is turning fruits into drinks too. It’s not only refreshing but also healthy and nutritious.

There’s no shortage of these fruits, It’s always available in the market and you can even use the leftover fruits in the refrigerator.

Shakes, Smoothies, and Juices that you’ll love

Try one of these and see!

Sweet Papaya Smoothie

Refreshing Watermelon Shake

Apple-Kiwi Berry Shake

Pear and Pineapple Shake

Peach-Mango Shake

Pineapple Juice

Avocado Shake

Guyabano or Soursop Smoothie

Kiwi Shake

Always remember the health benefits of fruit shakes, smoothies and juices. Way to ensure you’ll receive all these vital nutrients that we need to stay healthy, full of energy and fight off diseases. All the goodness on the inside will have a positive effect on the outside. Ok fellas! Stay safe and healthy. Fruit shake and Smoothie recipes coming up next. See you again next posts..

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