More Fruits!

 

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Fruits are my absolute favorites! They are staples in my grocery cart every time we go to the supermarket to replenish our small pantry. Some of items that I always put in my cart include oranges, mangoes, and banana. I have recently discovered the love for grapefruit and I make it a point to get a piece or two of this fruit whenever we do our grocery. One of the local supermarkets are well-stocked with fruits, even rare ones like blueberries that you do not see in the other groceries, so it is always a treat going there.

Fruits are perfect for desserts, especially for those who do not want the additional calories that sweets come with. They are also perfect to munch on while working on an article about sandberg bass or for snacking.

This rainy season {also known as the flu season}, it is very wise to load up on fruits that are rich in Vitamin C to keep the snuffles and other sickness at bay. Juices from lemon and calamansi are also perfect to soothe sore throat and the beginning of coughs. Just put a spoonful of honey to make it even healthier and more effective. It is also always wise to shop for the fruits in season as these fruits cost a lot cheaper. I am eyeing to get a kilo or 2 of my favorite lanzones before they are gone from the fruit stands, so I am scheduling a trip to the local market as soon as the rain lets up. I sure hope I can also influence my little one to eat yummy fruits soon. I try sneaking in pieces of grapes and slices of oranges and apples onto his lunchbox but they always return home, untouched.

What is your favorite fruit and where do you get them?

Thirst-Quenching + Healthy Drinks From Islands Juice

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We’ve entered the rainy season last month, but can you believe the scorching heat? The hot and humid weather felt like we are still experiencing summer, and we need all the help we can get to cool off.

I was in a haste to find the Robinsons Galeria loos, when I passed by this small kiosk that sell seemingly-awesome looking juices. They looked too inviting, I did not leave without getting myself a bottle. Among the many flavors available, I opted for a bottle of lemon juice, which is one of my favorites.


I grabbed a quick late lunch and paired my meal with my newly-discovered lemon juice. I enjoyed my meal while reading all about fender telecaster musicians friend. The juice was surprisingly not too sour as I expected and tasted just about right. It has a rich natural lemon flavor and was the perfect thirst-quencher. It was also delightful to find out that Islands Juice products are made fresh everyday and that they are devoid of HFCS, preservatives, food coloring, and artificial flavors, making it a very healthy juice for everyone in the family to enjoy.

Islands Juice come in 11 exciting flavors, including Mango, Watermelon, Guyabano, Orange, Melon, Avocado, Pineapple, Bucky, Lychee, Lemon, and Apple Kiwi. Each bottle sells at Php50. I cannot wait to try the avocado and apple kiwi variants next! 😀

Indeed, it made my day juicier. Now, I wish we have a branch in the local mall in our city so I can easily grab a bottle or two whenever I am craving for healthy and tasty juices!

For more information about their juice products, do check out the Islands Juice Facebook Page, facebook.com/Islands-Juice-661648853894993, and Instagram account, instagram.com/islandsjuice.

Cravings For Puto Bumbong Satisfied!


I am very fond of the Filipino kakanin and  have been craving for puto bumbong for ages now. I was disappointed that I was not able to get some during the Christmas season when these are always available in front of local churches, a popular dessert to eat after hearing Christmas masses.

I thought I had to wait until December to taste the gooey goodness of this local delicacy, it is a good thing we managed to grab some at Via Mare during our visit to Kidzania in February. It was yummy as expected and I should’ve ordered more for takeaway. Via Mare added an interesting twist to the flavor we’ve grown to love by adding a generous amount of grated cheddar cheese to the purple treat, for only Php15. Aside from the regular cheese, you can also opt  for a sprinkle of grated queso de bola as toppings, just add Php23.

I absolutely loved it and it is making me crave for some now that I am writing about it! 😀  What is your favorite local kakanin?