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Kitchen Creations
Posted on: 30th of March 2010 | Under: Palate Pleaser

We have just under eleven months ’til our church wedding back in Manila, but instead of working out and watching my diet, I’ve been indulging the hubby and I to some of my kitchen creations. Not having a full time job and basically just keeping myself busy with wedding preparations, I have plenty of extra time to be a real housewife. I enjoy it a lot, because a big part of being a stay-at-home wife is cooking meals, and we all know how much I love anything to do with food! XP

Here are some meals I cooked for hubby and I last week:

Beef Bourguignon. Cooking this took several hours, but it turned out really delish! I’m thinking of cooking it again when my friends come over for dinner next week. :)

Beefy Tomato Linguine, because I was feeling Italian that night. =D

Shrimp and Tuna Aglio Olio for dinner last Friday.

For dinner last night, I made the hubby’s favorite meal: steak with potato salad and broccoli.

I reckon my timing for posting this is a little off, considering that it’s Holy Week and all I’ve been yakking about is food! =P So, I think I’m going to stay away from food indulgences… until Easter Sunday. XD

2010 Starbucks Planner
Posted on: 14th of December 2009 | Under: Geek Talk, Palate Pleaser

The Starbucks holiday treat is something that I anticipate every single year. For me, the very first day the red cups are available is an indication that the Christmas Season has officially started. I get really excited upon seeing the red menu boards, because it only means that I can finally have my favorite Toffee Nut Latte!

Toffee Nut Latte! :)

The Red Cup Season is also an excuse to collect those stickers for the unlimited Starbucks Planners. With my favorite drink being only available during the holiday season, filling up the promo cards (17 stickers for the 2010 planner) has never been that difficult for me. (Yeah, I really do tend to put on weight during the last two months of the year, because of this! HAHA! Maybe it’s time to resort to some weight loss pills? Maybe not. =P)

I finally got my planner last week.

2010 Starbucks Planner

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Celebrating Six Years Together
Posted on: 19th of October 2009 | Under: Life & Love, Palate Pleaser

It is of no question that JR and I both love food. We enjoy treating ourselves to scrumptious meals together, whether it be home cooked, fast food or fancy dining. Even in the early stages of our relationship, we were always happy eating together. That’s why, to celebrate our sixth year together last Friday, food was of course a big highlight of our day. :)

I started the day early by getting up while JR was still snoring away in dreamland. I whipped up a meal for both of us, and surprised him with breakfast in bed:

Breakfast in bed!

Our favorite breakfast treat: bacon and pancakes!

The smell of the food wafting from the kitchen had  already jostled him from his sleep before I even brought him the tray of goodies, but he stayed in bed and let me surprise him anyway. :)

For dinner, we wanted something a little more fancy, so we reserved a table at Novus.

Novus Resto

We hadn’t really heard of the restaurant until only a few days before. Nestled inside the Singapore National Museum, we quickly agreed that it was just the perfect place to celebrate our relationship.

What a wise choice it was, because we were definitely not left disappointed.

The food was delectable! We chose our meals a-la-carte, and started off by sharing our starter:

Starters!

Angus Beef and Buffalo Mozzarella Carpaccio garnished with Parmesan Flakes and Celeriac Julienne with Hazelnut Dressing.

This was simply divine! The mozzarella cheese snuggled at the center of the thinly-sliced beef was a surprising treat that got us emptying our plates in no time!

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A Night of Food, Drinks and Rockband
Posted on: 21st of April 2009 | Under: Life & Love, Palate Pleaser

Celebrating JR’s 28th Birthday started off at midnight when I woke him up from his nap and surprised him with a slice of oreo cheesecake and the link to his online gift.

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It was nice seeing him read through all the messages, but it was even more heartwarming seeing him all teary-eyed by the end of it. <3

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