Wednesday, April 30, 2008


They came home with me last night straight from the CARA adoption center in Makati. Two beautiful rescue kittens whose names have yet to be determined. Already I am in love with them. :)

The tri-color is a girl. Her brother is a handsome lad clad in orange. She is kind of shy and is spending most of her time hiding inside their box, sussing out her new home. He is all over the place, being charming and cute.

Again, for those who would like to add a cat to their homes, CARA has over 20 available kittens at the moment. All of them have been spayed/neutered and are litterbox trained.

*Update: My boy's name is Trigger... he is confident and trigger happy when it comes to his playful bats and nibbles. My super shy girl is still unnamed because I want to get to know her more before I name her.

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Pantry Cheffing: New experiments

The first is from the time last month that I was obsessed with kesong puti. I put it in everything: rolled up tortilla cigarillos with chopped mushrooms & garlic, heated raclette-style with sauteed onions and, how could I resist, stuffed in the middle of 4-season spiced meatball. Ground beef mixed with egg, shredded carrots, garlic, onions, breadcrumbs toasted with steak seasoning, pepper, & garlic powder... rolled into balls then stuffed with kesong puti. And when I ran out, stuffed with pepperjack cheese instead.

The other one is my take on a recipe I saw on some Jamaican cooking show. Their one uses coconut rum and as I didn't have any, I used Mezcal and decided this dish would be called "Shrimp on my Island" if people liked it. If they didn't, there would be no need to name the dish because I would never make it again. It features brown sugar, pineapples, red peppers, shrimp and a healthy splash of tequila.

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