Thursday, March 29, 2012

Picture-Perfect Thursday: Inspiring Creative Spaces

My dream home includes a craft room (and a steam oven but that's another story) and Pinterest (follow me here!) has me poring over beautiful creative spaces!  Here are several craft rooms.  I hope you find them inspiring enough to build your own.  If not, then to simply just create.

Which one's your favorite? :)

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The One About Lunch-ing

Lunch is indeed a salvation when swamped with work...


The best among the mess


The stuffed tomatoes were so easy to make.  I scooped out the flesh of two salad tomatoes and sprinkled the insides with salt, pepper, and dried herbs that I had on hand -- oregano and basil.  I popped them in the oven for a minute or two and then stuffed them with crumbled feta cheese and fava beans.  I just placed them on a bed of greens and ate them with my favorite bottle of sesame dressing.

As Rachael Ray would say, "It's good and good for you!"

Happy midweek, lovelies. :)


Monday, March 19, 2012

Weekend Tidbits III

Hon-some and I try to stay in during weekends because we just love to laze and lounge around our home.  But when the battery of my beloved man's watch died, we had to rush to the watch service center which happened to be in Cubao.

Good as new!

Since we were there already - and haven't been in quite some time - we decided to make the most of that trip to Cubao and stroll around.  We made a mad dash (haha!) to our favorite S&R pizza.

I always order the clam chowder there because it always reminds me of my family's summer vacation in San Francisco. We ordered clam chowder and oyster crackers and had a picnic by the Bay.  Unfortunately, S&R was out that day.  Fortunately, there was an ongoing promo so all the food we had just cost us P198!!!  Even McDonald's can't beat that!

Hon-some suggested we visit the small row of ukay-ukays (thrift stores) in the area.  I haven't been to one in five years!  I was charmed that the thrill of finding something nice there still remained.  I bought two skirts at P150 each.  Pretty expensive for a thrift find, I know.  Or is that how thrift stores price their goods nowadays?  I'm still probably stuck in the five-years-ago price range.

We visited Shopwise which was supposedly renovated and did a little grocery shopping.  There, we chanced upon today's ice cream Holy Grail...

Now I suddenly don't understand all the fuss over it.

To end this weekend post, here's something I whipped up for Sunday lunch...

 Chicken parmigiana and potato chowder

The weekend that was.  Hope yours was just as lovely.  Have a great week, lovelies!


Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The One About the Ice Cream Pie

I whipped this up one lazy weekend...

It's an Oreo ice cream pie.

I used a store-bought pie crust (because I was so lazy to crush some Oreo cookies, add melted butter, and press the mixture onto a pie pan).  I filled it with vanilla ice cream and put it in the freezer.


Just before serving it, I softened it for 15 minutes then dotted the pie with more Oreo cookies.

It definitely beat the scorching heat that day. :)