Monthly Archives: April 2014

The Freshest Scoop in Town: Blue Bell Now Available in More Stores

announcement, ice cream, food press

Ice cream is most definitely one of  the best ways to beat the summer heat, not to mention one of the most delicious, too. At home, we’d usually buy a gallon or two during weekends when everyone is hear and feast on our cups while watching the telly or having conversations. It is such good news that another Ice cream brand is opening more stores here in the country and I would definitely like to give them a try one of these days. Read more about Blue Bell Ice Cream on this article:

They came to the Philippines to say, “Your idea of the best is about to get better” – and for good reason. Blue Bell Ice Cream started scooping their delectable ice cream in Cebu last year with much success and now, to the delight of their fans, Blue Bell Ice Cream is becoming more and more available in Metro Manila and the rest of the country.

Coming from its humble beginnings all the way from Brenham, Texas, Blue Bell Ice Cream has been keeping people hooked with their ice cream by giving them the hand-cranked flavor that Blue Bell Ice Cream is famous for. Now, the ice cream brand is available in Manila and beyond, capturing the hearts of more Filipinos with every pint.

announcement, ice cream, food press

Carrying flavors such as Homemade Vanilla, Butter Crunch, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and the original Cookies ‘n Cream in half pints, Strawberries and Homemade Vanilla, Moo-llenium Crunch, and Red Velvet Cakein whole pints, Blue Bell Ice Cream  is sure to cater to your every craving – no matter how big or small.

Blue Bell Ice Cream is available at South Supermarket, Landmark, Pioneer Centre and in most Robinsons, and Rustan’s Supermarkets in MetroManila. Outside of Metro Manilait is also available   insupermarkets in Cebu, Nuvali, Tagaytay City, Boracay and at the Texas Creamery in Ayala Cebu. So we encourage you to upgrade your idea of the best and make it a whole lot better and discover the deliciousness that is Blue Bell Ice Cream, now more available in stores near you.

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Recipe For Sauteed Vegetables

mum cooks, home cooking

I simply love veggies and I do aspire for my little man to share the same passion for eating anything that is healthy and good. Apparently, I have to probably wait a few more years before he finally discover his love for eating greens as he is enamored with only the stuff that appeals to his palate at the moment. Nevertheless, I do make it a point to cook vegetables often and would serve it to him. This dish is one of those recipes I’ve stumbled online the same time I found a Citizen watch here and while I was on my quest to find dishes that would appeal to my little one. It was shared by one of my mommy blogger friends, but the links and the details have escaped me now.

Anyway,  I love that it has a number of my fave veggies in it, including the little man’s fave chayote, which is not only a good source of anti-oxidants that fight free radicals, helping the body combat diseases like cancer, as well as aging, but also a good source of potassium, Vitamin C, Riboflavin, to name a few. This dish is pretty easy to cook and even kitchen-challenged mums like me can cook it without breaking a sweat!

Here are the recipe for Sauteed Vegetables:

  • 2 medium-sized Chayote, sliced to thin strips
  • 1 big carrot, sliced to thin strips
  • 1 pack of Baguio Beans, sliced to bite sizes
  • 1 can of whole Corn kernels
  • cloves of garlic
  • 1 medium-sized onion
  • butter {for sauteing}
  • salt and pepper

How to cook:

  • Heat up your non-stick pan, add butter and saute onion and garlic
  • Add in the veggies
  • Add in the corn last
  • Simmer until the veggies are right to the bite {tender but still crunchy, that is!}
  • Add a dash of salt and pepper to taste

** You can simply play with the amount of your veggies depending on how much you want to cook and how many people you are cooking for. I am not also particular with the measurements for spices and butter, as I simply adjust it whenever I deem it necessary.

This dish is a perfect side dish for porkchop, fried fish or other meat viands, or since the Lenten Season is fast approaching and most people are steering clear of meat, you can simply serve it with steaming bowl of rice for lunch or dinner!

Eng Bee Tin’s Hopia Ube

food musings, Chinese food, comfort food

I chanced upon an Eng Bee Tin branch on my recent visit to Manila and I got one of these Hopia Ube packs. These are my faves and I seldom eat them now as there are no local stores that sell them in our city. I had to stop the urge to hoard, so I just got me a couple of hopia packs in different flavors. As I queue towards the till, I saw these very interesting tikoy rolls, I never tried those but they sure looks very promising, so I got a pack, too!

I opened my Ube-flavored hopia today and paired it with a mug of steaming coffee for one perfect breakfast combo! I enjoyed it to bits and now that I think about it, I should’ve horded a couple more packs so that I can get to eat them for a while longer! ^_^