I need to practice on my macro shots again (on food, that is) and this morning with nothing much to do, I decided to cook the squid Josef and I bought at the wet market a few days ago. I have to remove the heads and clean everything from the thin-film on the outer skin down to the belly before freezing it. A kilo of regular-sized squid is good enough for two meals. As I don’t want to labor much in the kitchen by grilling it, I made the stuffing out of about one-fourth kilo of ground pork sautéed in garlic, onions, one egg, a spoonful of cornstarch, carrots and green bell pepper. You have to make sure that the ground pork is properly cooked since you only need to fry the squid to make it a little crispy on the outside. I marinated the squid in calamansi juice (Philippine lime), ground pepper, salt and granulated garlic for about thirty minutes before putting it in the frying pan. It was an experiment and partnered with mixed veggie salad, it tasted surprisingly good. Josef said, “success”. Yeay!
Posts Tagged ‘photography’
Posted in blessings, Closer to God, journeys, photography, reflections, silence speaks, tagged Closer to God, Faith, inspirational, journeys, photography, reflections, silence speaks on August 24, 2014 | 4 Comments »
You speak of sunshine and blue sky
You speak of blue waters dancing on a fountain
You speak of innocence, of gentleness and peace
While you watch the doves dip their noses and wings
in the blue water.
What a lovely moment to feel serenity within.
The clouds speak
And the flowers dance in glee.
Posted in city gardening, Close to Nature, Closer to God, flowers and blooms, home garden, photography, tagged Close to Nature, flowers and blooms, gardening, home garden, photography on July 28, 2014 | 18 Comments »
It’s not an easy task, gardening I mean. Finally, we’re done trimming the carabao grass which briefly hid the concrete footpath. The grass seems to grow by leaps and bounds now that the rainy season is here. We have to trim it at least every three weeks. Even a tiny garden such as ours needs a lot of care and maintenance.
I also trimmed my gardenia shrub because it was leaning sideways. I hope it won’t be completely uprooted in the next two are three months.
I guess it is time to tackle another area outside our perimeter wall. Who knows, one of these days I’ll be able to plant some leafy greens to use in the kitchen.
Have a happy and blessed Thursday everyone!