Finally, we’re done trimming the carabao grass. It’s son’s day off so we spent the late afternoon finishing the patch of grass that we left yesterday. It’s summer here now and 4pm is still a bit too hot for gardening. Took time out to take a few shots of our lovable and cuddly dog Kuchi. She’s been with us for more than two years now and she has definitely grown. She has learned to open our screen door at the back . She has grown a little longer with those short legs and fan-like tail to boot. She is so “makulit”, always inching her way to get inside and sleep under our dining table. Lately, this is her favorite spot, a small area in our garden.
I am saving on space so I compressed the photos. A friend is giving us a new male puppy, a mixed breed of Japanese Spitz like this one. Dogs have been constant companions for us since we moved here nineteen years ago. I call our backyard garden “pet sematary”, it is where our previous dogs are buried. Remember Stephen King’s book of the same title?
We did our marketing this morning by going back to Pasig market, an hour trip from our place when there is traffic. As usual, I enjoyed the haggling, I am happy with even just a peso discount on fruits and vegetables. It’s been some sort of ritual for Josef and me to eat breakfast at the nearby Jollibee outlet before going to the market. He would always order hotdog with egg and local sausage (longganisa) for me either with two hot cups of coffee or hot chocolate drink. We would go back there to explore the garden center we saw this morning. I would love to buy a pot each of citronella, rosemary or marigolds. Citronella is the most common natural ingredient used in formulating mosquito repellents.
We’re having fun at making simple kitchen recipes again. This morning, Josef prepared lumpiang shanghai made of different veggies which we bought earlier. Then we recycled the left-over spaghetti sauce my making pizza using sliced bread.
One can always experiment on these simple and easy to prepare snacks without making a dent on one’s pockets.
Or you can boil fresh corn or sweet potatoes and they will give you enough fiber and they are healthy.
So much for this, have to catch up on reading Archetype.