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Litratong Pinoy #4 – Dalampasigan July 31, 2008

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Ito ang isla ng Boracay noong 1996. Virgin pa ang dalampasigan ng Boracay noon hindi tulad ngayon. Ang hirap pang puntahan ang kabilang dako ng isla kung nasaan ang white sand. Sumakay kami ng tricycle at naglakad ng malayo bago kami nakarating. Medyo maputik pa noon at sinisimulan pa lamang ang pagtayo ng hotel at golf course. Alam ko marami ng pagbabago ngayon sa islang ito. Kelan kaya ulit ako makakapunta dito? Basta ang alam ko hindi na ito tulad ng dati.

This is Boracay Island in 1996. The beach in Boracay is still virgin during this time unlike today. It was hard to get to the other side of the island where the white sand is. We took the tricycle and walked far before we reached our destination. It was a bit muddy at that time and they were still starting to build a hotel and golf course. I know that there’s a lot of changes in this island now. When can I visit this place again? All I know is that it’s not the same as before.


Scrumptious Sunday #6 – Picnic July 26, 2008

Filed under: Scrumptious Sunday — rumplestilskin @ 10:34 pm

Flip Style Picnic

This is how Filipinos do picnic – an abundance of food. You’ll think you’re going to a feast. There’s marinated pork, fish stuffed with diced onions and tomatoes, hotdogs, macaroni salad, roasted chicken and a lot more like this spread.

This was a long weekend in August of last year. Hopefully, we will have another picnic this year with the same group.

Flip style picnic is no fun without food!


Scrumptious Sunday #5 – Summer Salads July 20, 2008

Filed under: Scrumptious Sunday — rumplestilskin @ 2:12 pm

Filipino Style Fruit Salad


1 can (17 0z) fruit cocktail, drained

1 bottle (10 oz) sweetened kaong (sugar palm)

1 1/2 cups heavy cream

1/2 can condensed milk

1 bottle young coconut

1 can (14 oz) pineapple chunks, drained

1 can (14 oz) lychees, drained

1 1/2 cups cubes apples (optional)


1. Begin draining the fruit cocktail.

2. Mix the heavy cream and condensed milk.

3. Wash, dry, core, and dice the apples leaving the skin on. Add it into the mixture.
4. Add all ingredients and the fruit cocktail into the mixture being careful not to create extra juices while stirring. Stir only enough to coat the fruits with the cream and milk. (Extra liquid results in lumps and curdling)

5. Ready to serve, but best when chilled for about 30 minutes.


Litratong Pinoy #3 – Luntian July 17, 2008

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Ang luntiang gulay ay mahalaga sa ating kalusugan.

Green vegetables are good for our health.


Scrumptious Sunday #4 – Ice Cream July 14, 2008

Filed under: Scrumptious Sunday — rumplestilskin @ 6:51 pm

Banana Split Ice Cream


hot fudge

Maraschino cherries


pineapple and strawberry syrup

strawberry, vanilla and chocolate ice cream

whipped cream



1. Peel a banana and cut it in half lengthwise.

2. Put the two halves in a long, skinny ice cream bowl.

3. Place three scoops of ice cream on top of the banana: one chocolate, one vanilla and one strawberry.

4. Pour hot fudge over the chocolate ice cream.

5. Pour pineapple syrup over the vanilla ice cream.

6. Pour strawberry syrup over the strawberry ice cream.

7. Top with whipped cream, a few cherries and nuts.


Scrumptious Sunday #3 – Blueberries July 6, 2008

Filed under: Scrumptious Sunday — rumplestilskin @ 8:14 pm

Blueberry Mascarpone Tart


1/2 cup (replace half of this amount with honey if you want) sugar
1.5 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup (in room temperature) butter
pinch of ground cinnamon
pinch of salt
16 tbsp
mascarpone cheese
4 tbsp or to taste (replace with honey if you want) icing sugar
1 cup
frozen blueberries
1-2 tbsp sugar


1. Cream the butter and half a cup sugar together.

2. Combine salt, cinnamon and flour together and add the butter mixture. Mix completely until the dough forms.

3. Wrap the dough in plastic and leave in the fridge for an hour.

4. Preheat the oven to 350 F.

5. Onto a lightly floured surface, transfer the dough and roll to the 1/8 inch thickness.

6. Cut 2-3 inches circles and press them into the small tart pans or cupcake pans.

7. Leave the pans in the fridge for 5 min.

8. Bake in the oven for 20 min or until brown. Let them cool down on a wire rack.

9. Meanwhile, into a pan add half a cup blueberry and 1-2 tbsp sugar. Cook on medium heat for 10 min or

until the juice starts to come out.

10. Transfer them into a strainer and force them through the strainer. Let the juice cool down for 15 min.

11. Add the rest of the berries to the juice and combine.

12. For the filling, mix the Mascarpone and icing sugar (or honey) to taste.

13. Fill the shells with Mascarpone filling and pour berries on top. Sprinkle icing sugar over tarts and serve.


Litratong Pinoy #2 – Tatak Pinoy July 3, 2008

Filed under: Litratong Pinoy — rumplestilskin @ 7:52 pm

Ang karaoke ay tunay na tatak pinoy. Hindi masaya ang handaan kung walang kantahan. Isama na rin ang inuman.

Karaoke is an authentic flip trademark. A party is no fun without those singing sessions including those drinking sprees.