Showing posts from October, 2011

Mushroom Bolognese Penne Pasta

Life has been terribly busy this year. So busy it is, that I can no longer recall the exact time I last cooked at home. Saying that I really missed this usual hobby is beyond a restrained statement. Luckily, the husband celebrated his birthday recently and that gave me enough reason to reunite with my pots and pans. Without actual plannning, I prepared this pasta dish to add into our dinner repertoire last weekend.  Mushroom Bolognese Penne Pasta

What you need : 250 g penne pasta cooked according to package directions, 1 med sized onion (finely chopped), 1 250 ml jar of bolognese sauce, 1 small can of condensed cream of garlic mushroom, 1/2 tsp ground-dry basil leaves, 2 tbsps olive oil, 250g ground beef, salt & pepper to taste, 1 cup of pasta water reserve, grated parmesan cheese for topping
How to make : Cook pasta according to package directions, drain and set aside. Take out 1 cup of pasta water reserve, set aside. Heat olive oil in a sauce pan. Saute onions and beef until tender…

Garret Popcorn

If the Philippines has Chef Tony's, Singapore has Garret. That's for a popular Popcorn I mean. Being enticed by its sweet, buttery pleasant aroma, I was tempted to try and discover this increasingly becoming Singapore's favorite popcorn. Since my palate is more geared towards savoury, I usually prefers the salty type of popcorn. Hence, induging into a sweet version is something new to me.
I noticed from the selection that most of the flavors Garret offers are nut based. Cashew, Almond, Pecan and Macadamia. I'm beginning to be partial on the later flavor. The crunchy - creamy taste of macadamia blends well with the caramelized popped corn kernels. Likewise, there are the usual classics such as Plain Caramel and Cheese. Overall, I find it too sweet. At times, the caramel note goes beyond satiating. I can only consume a handful. Nevertheless, it's an interesting snacking option.

Goodbye Steve Jobs, i-Mourn.

The world is abuzz with the death of the most brilliant wizard of our modern time, Steve Jobs. The online community is flocked with heart-warming stories and tributes to the great man, now, this blog included. Honestly, it took me quite awhile to appreciate and embrace Apple goods. I remember back then, I was just limiting myself to an iPod. I hardly believe that I would be tempted to buy any of its kin of products. But it was not too long when iPhone unleashed me from holding back. I knew just then that I will be converted. When my hands managed to find its way to the uber user-friendly iPad2, my life was changed. Like many others, my life was transformed by Steve Job's creations.
Steve Jobs' vision for a powerful digital life transfigured in all of Apple's gadgets. For all Apple users, truly, it's beyond just owning them. Today, I feel sad, we all are.The world definitely mourns his loss. But we should be more than thankful for what he had left of us. His well lived …