Saturday, August 15

an update

quick update, I will no longer be posting on Write Stuff. Don't fret, you can still reach my pearls of wisdom via my new blog.

Tuesday, May 5

quick update: writing stuff

Things have been busy with the move and getting settled into a new job here, but I have found some time to continue writing. Here are some snippets with more to follow soon:

+ Lady Sovereign interview
+ No Doubt summary
+ Easter dining preview in Press of AC

Also, this past weekend I attended the Summit of Awesome hosted by Hello Craft. It was very much awesome, as per the name. Here's a picture of D.J. and I looking very sweaty at Saturday's Show of Awesome.

Sunday, April 26

Container Garden: Day 8

It's only been a week since I began phase one of my container garden and thus far it's a smashing success. I am proud to report that the radishes have begun to sprout up through the dirt. In just a few weeks I'm going to have the best radish-based salad ever.

Radishes (growing quite nicely in my makeshift milk-turned-container):

Plus the kale and lettuce are really happy!

Lovely kale:

And the lettuce Mix:

Saturday, April 11

From My Kitchen To Yours: Adobo Chicken

From mashed potatoes to Mac-n-Cheese, I have found that comfort foods often have a tie to one's childhood. Often times it is what you ate when you home sick from school or what you scarfed down when you were upset or anxious.

In my case, one of my all-time comfort foods is my Mom's adobo chicken. It's probably one of the easiest, yet delicious meals I make. I am starting to realize most Filipino dishes are that way.

- 1/2 pound chicken wings
- 1/4 cup white vinegar
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 minced garlic clove
- 1 bay leaf
- 2 tablespoons peanut oil


1) Put all ingredients in a medium-sized pot and bring to a boil. Turn down the heat to about medium low and let softly boil for approximately 1/2 hour. If the liquid starts to boil down then feel free to add more water.

2) Warm the 2 tablespoons of peanut oil in a skillet on medium high heat. Place the chicken in the skillet and brown them on both sides.

3) Dump the chicken back in the liquid broth. Bring back to a boil and let simmer for approximately 10 minutes. Serve over fresh rice.

Sunday, April 5

DIY Project: flower brooch for spring

It is nearly 70 degrees today and I'm absolutely loving it. Unfortunately the weather peeps are predicting thundershowers and rain for tomorrow. So to avoid starting my work week bummed with the crappy weather, I made a pretty flower brooch to wear.

I promise it will ward off all negative feelings caused by the weather (or at least it does the trick in my case)

directions here: