Friday, December 18, 2009

Christmas is definitely my favorite season!

Christmas is just a week away...

The mornings are getting really cooler and cooler, nights are shorter, Christmas décor and lights are in full parade, the malls are decked with different and pretty decorations.  Christmas is right around the corner…

My family went around to the different malls, we just enjoy looking at the different decorations this year.

There's a gigantic Christmas Tree in the lobby of Shangri-La Mall

Dreamy Facade of Rustan's, also in Shangrila

Megamall Decors

Megamall Atrium

Virramall, Greenhills

at the Trinoma Mall

Market! Market!

Nothing signals Christmas like the warm glow of colored lights and the magical memories we've created as family and friends gather together.  From our Home to your Home,  MERRY CHRISTMAS everyone!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Join CDO Holiday Whole-Meat Ham Promo!!

CDO Holiday Whole-Meat Ham is currently having a promo.
They will be giving away a CANON IXUS 120 IS!

So, if you want to join, the mechanics are simple, please read on below:

* The raffle promo is open to anyone residing in the Philippines.

* Interested participants need only to register by filling up the registration form with correct information and submitting it.

* An entry can only be valid if the information written in the submitted registration form are also valid and correctly belongs to the participant. The fields that need to be filled out are as follows: (a) Email address; (b) Name; (c) Gender; (d) Birthday; and (e) Mobile phone number. Entries with incorrect data and information will be considered null and void.

* A participant may register and submit as many entries as he/she can, provided that each entry must have a unique email address and mobile phone number.

* A participant can increase his/her chances of winning by: (a) becoming a fan in the CDO Holiday Whole-Meat Ham Facebook Fan Page; and (b) sending Facebook friend invites to join the promo. A Facebook account is required for the above mentioned options, and each of them constitutes one (1) raffle entry for the promo.

* Two (2) units of Canon IXUS 120 IS Camera will be given away to two (2) lucky winners in the raffle draw.

* The online raffle draw will be held on December 22, 2009 in Rakso Computer Technology, 3rd floor Ricogen Bldg., 112 Aguirre St., Legazpi Village, Makati City.

* A participant can win only once in the raffle promo.

* Winners will be notified through an email confirmation and a phone call from Rakso Computer Technology.

* Prizes shall be claimed 60 days after the notification in the CDO Foodsphere, Inc., #560 West Service Road., Paso de Blas, Valenzuela City. For winners residing outside the Metro Manila area, delivery of prizes shall be arranged.

* Winners must present the email notification and a valid ID when they claim their prize or upon delivery.

* All employees of CDO Foodsphere, Inc. and Rakso Computer Technology, their dealer network, accredited advertising agencies and suppliers, and their relatives up to 2nd degree of consanguinity or affinity are disqualified from participating in the promo.

* Promo period is from November 20 to December 21, 2009.

To register, visit their website here: CDO Holiday Whole-Meat Ham Promo!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Fish Fillet with Tofu and Tausi (Black Beans)

This is my sister's specialty.  I would always prefer that she cook it instead of me.  Really, it taste different, the dish taste like it came out of a  Kitchen of  a Chinese Restaurant.  Thank you sis, for cooking me this wonderful dish!  Both healthy and filling...  Yum Yum!

500g fish fillet (Cream Dori or labahita), cut 2 inches wide, 2 inches long

1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper

200g tofu, cubed (or more)

1 cup cooking oil

3 cloves garlic, peeled/minced

2 small onions, sliced

2 tbsps all-purpose flour

2 tbsps cornstarch, diluted in ½ cup water

1 cup Button mushrooms, sliced

1 medium carrot, sliced

1 cup leeks, sliced

2 tablespoons black beans/tausi

1 tbsp soy sauce

1 cup water (or juice of canned mushroom)

2 tbsp Oyster Sauce

½ tbsp Sesame Oil

1 cup Young Corn (canned), sliced

Few slices of ginger (about a thumb)

1. Marinate sliced fish fillet in Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper for 30 minutes. Roll fillets in all-purpose flour, fry until slightly brown, set aside; Do the same to your tofu, set aside.

2. Mash black beans/tausi. Heat pan with cooking oil, saute garlic, onion, and then add tausi, sauté for 5 minutes, then add water (or liquid from the canned mushroom), let it simmer for 5 minutes. Then add carrots, young corn – stir for awhile, then the mushrooms and leeks. Add oyster sauce and sesame oil, ginger and the diluted cornstarch. Season to taste (add salt or soy sauce and if you want, a bit of sugar).

3. Then add the fried fish fillets and tofu into the sauce. Serve hot with rice.

Note : You can still add your other favorite vegetables like brocolli, sayote, and cauliflower

Happy cooking!