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Pour in sweet and spicy tomato ketchup, pineapple juice and pineapple chunks. Let simmer but do not cover. Add carrot chunks, quartered red and green bell peppers and Hoisin sauce. Season to taste. Add fried lapu-lapu and let flavors come together. Simmer but again, do not cover. Serve hot. Love moves in mysterious ways. . . Al,
By Bai Fauziah Fatima Sinsuat Ambolodto, MBA
“He gave to me a gift I know, I never can repay.” This is but the most beautiful, meaningful and hear t-wrenching line from a song I can ever tell my Dad. Though July is regarded as the Father’s Month, I still believe that every single day of our existence, we should celebrate and pay respect to the miracle of life given to us by the other half responsible for our well-being, our Fathers. We may not shower him with praises, nor mention his name in a song but Tatay, Ama, Daddy, Papa or whatever name we may call him, Maraming Salamat sa pag-aaruga at pagmamahal. Mahal na mahal ka namin. Daddy, I am not one to write long letters, for I feel that you, Daddy, ought to know that I appreciate the honesty and the example that you set for me to follow. It seems much easier to just accept as true that which is accepted as true and pass it on without comment, than it is to try to replace what is proven to be false with that which is proven to be true. Am I making any sense here? Yet the spirit and the totality of truth that you have taught me
As the years go by, I stop and think about all the memories we’ve made, the good times we’ve shared and the love between us that keeps growing. You are not only my husband but also my best friend and my soul mate. You are a blessing from above. I thank you for all the things that you have done for me and the kids. Not only are you a wonderful husband, you’re also a terrific father and caregiver. I love you Bhie… more than words, more than life. I am forever grateful for your love and proud to be your wife. Baila CHUNKY CHICKEN SPRING ROLLS This recipe was shared
to respect all that is here on earth, may it be living or nonliving, demands obedience, discipline and strong faith if right is ever to triumph over wrong. May all fathers, young and old, grandfathers, stepfathers and uncles realize that their children, grandchildren, niece and nephew must know the truth and act upon it, if they are to be free from the fears that rob us from the peace of heart, and a sense of security in this life and the life thereafter. I love you Dad! Your forever Little Big Girl, Alibai Through the Years. . . Samel,
Your name will always health buffs. Because Dadremain in my heart. It dy only eat those low-sodiwill be spoken and shared um and low in fat dishes, in the gentlest of prayers. Mom tends to cook bland And you will be with me dishes (Love you Mama) forever. . . for Daddy. However, this If it were not for you, I is one dish my Dad loves, would not have half the and even me, the flavors happiness that I feel inside. go well together and you’d I do not know what magic be asking for seconds in it is that makes people as no time. (Mama cooked wonderful as you. . . but I this for Daddy on Father’s am sure glad it works. Day) It takes a certain kind Season Lapu-Lapu with of person to be special. It lemon salt and freshly takes someone exactly like cracked black pepper. Deep you. I love you - - through fry until golden. Pat dry on the years. Happy Father’s paper towels to remove exDay! cess oil and set aside. In a pan, sauté minced Mama native garlic, mashed ginger, slivered white onion My Mom’s Sweet and quartered ripe tomaand Sour Laputoes. Mama said not to Lapu mash your tomatoes, let My parents are both them wilt on their own.
by my cousin, Baila, as she cooked it for her husband, Al, for Father’s day. Sauté garlic, onion, preboiled chicken chunks (You can also use canned chicken chunks. Your chicken chunks should be bite size pieces.). Season with salt, freshly cracked black pepper, cinnamon, cumin powder and oyster sauce. Cook chicken chunks until it turns brown. We want the smoky flavor to emanate from the chicken once we bite into it. Let cool and set aside. Prepare your spring roll (lumpia) wrapper. Scoop filling and sprinkle grated cheddar cheese on top before you roll the wrapper. Making sure all edges are sealed. You can add vegetables or even tofu for added flavor. Deep-fry your spring rolls until golden brown. Pat dry in paper towels to remove excess oil. For the sauce: Combine Japanese Mayonnaise, Tomato Ketchup, garlic paste and pepper. Serve hot. Shout out to my workmates at Just Simply Outsourcing and to Ms.Serena Tell me what you think of this week’s recipe. Email me your questions, suggestions and comments at email@example.com . Happy Cooking!
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Frosting the Tegral moist chocolate cupcake.
The queen and her kingdom. Booboo Maramba preparing some cupcakes at TRUST Home Depot’s working kitchen.
Dishing it out with Davao’s queen of sweets Booboo and her Davao Fruit Salad.
Love comes in many forms, it may be through a simple phone call, a surprise bouquet of flowers, or maybe a sweet note at your bedside, but the best way to your loved one’s heart is definitely through their stomach.
That is the main reason why TRUST Home Depot created a series of free cooking workshops featuring Davao’s very own queen of sweets, pastry chef Booboo Maramba, starting June 25. The workshop features recipes created by Booboo and are tailor made for busy moms-on-the-go who want to give their loved ones the best meals even on a tight schedule. Booboo also shares cooking tips and tricks to make cooking and baking easier. I had a delightful and informative time during the first workshop which was held at an actual working kitchen that was set-up at the lobby of TRUST Home Depot. The beautifully designed kitchen made the
Shauna Seng of TRUST Home Depot. Chef Booboo Maramba. Karina Seng of Home & Design.
lessons more fun and made the guests feel more at home with a nice and cozy atmosphere. Featured for the day were Booboo’s moist chocolate cupcakes and her own version of a Davao fruit salad, both of which were easy to prepare and are very nutritious. You can say that these (along with the other upcoming recipes) ooze with love and shows love once you prepare these as baon for the kids or for your better half. The workshops may have started but interested individuals can still catch up. Chef Booboo Maramba’s Free Cooking Lessons at TRUST Home Depot is at 10A.M. every Monday,
Wednesday and Friday until July 13, 2012. For inquiries, please call 298-7878, 295-3588. Or visit Trust Home Depot on Facebook. TRUST Home Depot is at Ecoland Drive, Quimpo Boulevard, Matina (formerly Task Force Davao). Of course being a loving person that I am, here are the recipes featured last June 25 for everyone to try. Tegral Moist Cupcakes Ingredients: 500g Tegral moist chocolate cake mix 4 large eggs 1/3 cup vegetable oil 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons water 1/2 cup melted butter
Procedure: Preheat the oven to 325 F for at least 15 to 20 minutes. Sift the moist chocolate mix into a mixer bowl. Add the remaining ingredients and beat at low speed for about 30 seconds. Turn off the mixer and scrape the sides of the mixer bowl. Increase mixer speed to medium and beat for 2 to 3 minutes more. With a rubber scraper, check to make sure that the mixture is homogeneous then pour into prepared cupcake molds. Bake for 18 to 25 minutes. Cool before frosting. Lava cake lovers may want to bake the cupcakes for only 15 minutes to leave a runny core in the cake.
Davao Fruit Salad Ingredients 2 cups coconut cream, chilled sugar Fresh pineapple cubed Fresh watermelon cubed Fresh langka cubed Fresh guava cubed Lakatan bananas sliced (optional) Procedure:
Refrigerate all the fresh fruits overnight before slicing In a large bowl, pour the coconut cream and add sugar according to taste. Add sized fruits. Chill until ready to serve. Follow me on twitter @ kennethkingong for happenings around the city, foodie finds, and travel tips.
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The Avengers joins Hollywood’s exclusive club
The Avengers is going where only James Cameron has gone before.
The superhero team-up will reach $600 million at the domestic box office today, its studio announced. The Avengers joins Cameron’s Avatar and Titanic as the only films to achieve that milestone. The Iron Man-andfriends adventure, which opened May 4, kicking off, then dominating the summer movie season, will hit the mark in its 54th day in theaters. It is the second-fastest to $600 million, behind Avatar (47 days) and ahead of the marathon
runner that was Titanic (252 days). At $600 million and change, The Avengers sits in third place on the list of Hollywood’s all-time domestic champs. The Avengers is also the third-biggest grossing film of all-time worldwide, with an overall haul north of $1.44 billion. It obviously has outgrossed every Marvelsuperhero movie, and has outdone the combined domestic takes of The Incredible Hulk, Captain America: The First Avenger and Thor, three of the films leading into the Joss Whedon-directed mash-up. Here’s a complete look
at the Top 10-grossing movies of all-time domestically, as reported by leading box-office sites: Avatar, $760.5 million Titanic, $658.7 million The Avengers, $600 million (estimated) The Dark Knight, $533.3 million Star Wars: Episode I—The Phantom Menace, $474.5 million Star Wars, $461 million Shrek 2, $441.2 million E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, $435.1 million Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, $423.3 million The Lion King, $422.8 million
Big Ben renamed for QEII Anyone waiting for Britain’s Jubilympics hysteria to die down is going to need to steel themselves with the kind of stiff-upper-lipped fortitude the nation was built on (T minus 31 days to the opening ceremony!). Because just when we thought the U.K.’s national pride had peaked with the majesty of a, um, monarchtransporting, rain-soaked flotilla, along comes this frankly impressive honor: to further mark the 60-year reign of Queen Elizabeth II, Parliament has voted to change the name of London’s landmark Big Benhousing clock tower and
rename it for the royal. So, Large Liz? Betty’s Belltower? What, oh, what, is the monument’s new name? It’s not catchy, but it’ll do: Tourists, get ready to add Elizabeth Tower to your London itineraries. The House of Commons confirmed the name change today, the result of a campaign backed by the majority of the Members of Parliament and leaders of Britain’s three main political parties (including Prime Minister David Cameron) and was proposed “in recognition of Her Majesty’s 60 years of unbroken
public service on behalf of her country.” As it happens, it’s not the first time the tower has been rechristened. Commonly referred to as Big Ben, that nickname really belongs to the giant bell inside the clock tower, not the tower itself—instead, that iconic Westminster structure was built under the name King’s Tower in 1860, before getting renamed Victoria Tower in honor of that queen, and more recently was known simply, if unoriginally, as the Clock Tower, before its latest naming incarnation. Long may it reign.
Spice up your life!
The Spice Girls are back! Wanna spice up your life? You’re in luck: The Spice Girls are back.
On Tuesday, Melanie Brown, Melanie Chisholm, Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton and Victoria Beckham reconvened publicly for the first time since their 2008 world tour. The ladies, looking fabulous as ever, were on hand at London’s St. Pancras Hotel to announce new details of a Viva Forever!, the West End musical based on their hit songs. The women were joined by producer Judy Craymer, who also brought Mamma Mia! to the stage, and writer Jennifer Saunders, co-
creator/star of Absolutely Fabulous. “Thank you girls! Amazing to see u all today!!! Lots of love,” Victoria, aka Posh Spice, tweeted. “Had an amazing day with my girls @MelanieCmusic @victoriabeckham @OfficialMelB @GeriHalliwell love ya!!!!” Emma, better known as Baby Spice, wrote on the social networking site. “Girl power #VivaForever” Mel B (Scary Spice) tweeted back to her pal: “hell yizzels” Viva Forever! is scheduled to open Dec. 11 at London’s Piccadilly Theatre.
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MX3’s gift to Bacolod Called as City of Smiles, Bacolod never fails to capture the interest of those who visit. From lush greenery to preserved ancestral homes, the Negrenses are truly proud of their heritage. Given that there are no direct flights from Davao to Bacolod, getting there would mean you have to pass through Manila then catch a connecting flight. It might be inconvenient for some as the flight time is considerably lengthy, so others might opt for a plane ride routing through IloIlo and taking the one hour ferry boat ride to Bacolod. No matter what are the modes of
transportation, once you have arrived at Bacolod, the gentle breeze and warm smiles will come to greet you.
Once again, MX3 found another opportunity as God routed them to Bacolod. Despite of the bad weather, MX3 managed to
have a safe journey. True to the description, the City of Smiles warmly greeted MX3. Before the show started, the Negrenses gladly accepted the Good News through MX3’s fliering activity. Everything that MX3 does is not just to enrich
the company’s bucket of wealth and for the sake of popularity, but also for the benefit of human bodily and spiritual health. That’s why last June 15, 2012, MX3 arrived at Silay City, Bacolod to take part in the charter day celebrations, in which the people of Bacolod celebrated the 74th founding of Bacolod as a city. Aside from providing good health benefits, MX3’s mission to the world is to bring the Good News of our Salvation. Everything that MX3 does is all for the greater glory of God and letting the whole world know how it feels so good to be called as God’s own children.
Payless now at SM Davao Annex Every pair of feet deserves a comfortable pair of shoes. Dress it up, dress it down, PAYLESS Shoesource has the right shoe for every occasion. This ‘shoe supermarket’ offers endless fashion possibilities for the whole family!
Payless, the American discount footwear retailer founded in Kansas is now at SM City Davao! In Payless, shoes are stacked with its respective shoeboxes and are lined up according to size. This makes perfect shoe hunting adventure for those who know exactly what they are looking for! If you like it, try it on. If it fits, grab the box and take it to the cashier counter and a happy customer is good to go! So all shoe-holics, unite! March your way to the new Payless Shoesource at the Ground floor of the city’s hippest hub, SM City Davao Annex!