Saturday, October 18, 2014

Ipanema SALE in Trinoma

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I was in Quezon City on October 14-16, 2014 to attend a meeting together with my two big bosses. I wondered what’s happening in the activity center of Trinoma on October 15, 2014 when my friend and I went to the mall for a dinner. I was so happy when I learned that it was a grand sale event of Ipanema, Grendha and Rider flip flops and footwears. I’m an avid fan of Ipenama, in fact, I chose Ipanema over Havaianas because of the durability + the design. 


I thought I was able to get a few pairs for me, husband, and the kids (imagine a 60% off item), unfortunately it was already  8pm, and looking at the very long curvy lines of shoppers in the paying counters, I might go home past 12 midnight. My friend is not into flips flops, I can’t ask her to stay and line-up for me because she is in a hurry as well. 

I have no choice but just to take the photo above and hope that there will be the same event in Cagayan de Oro soon. By that time my officemate and I will surely be there.



Saturday, October 11, 2014

First Bake Project: The Banana Muffins

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If you have read my previous post, I’m sure you already know that I finally had a small oven at home. And I am now struggling to read, understand and follow recipes.
 
As a first project, I wanted to make Banana Muffins. I found two recipes posted on allrecipes.com, the Lighter Banana Muffins and Banana Chip Muffins II.




My version is, I used 2 eggs, 4 medium size bananas (mashed) instead of 3, 2 cups all-purpose flour (not properly measured, but approximately 2 cups already), ½ teaspoon salt, ¼ cup white sugar, ½ teaspoon cinnamon powder, 1 ¼ baking powder. The combination of the two recipes (hahaha feeling expert na nag mix and match na n g recipes).




Following the directions of the Banana Chip Muffins recipe, but baked at 20 minutes, the muffins did turn out very beautiful.



The problem was the outer parts were, not crunchy but rubbery. Was it the time, or the mixture itself?
 

Though it was a little rubbery, but still the 9 pieces muffins were all consumed. Wala naman na sayang! Hihihi


The first try is not that bad after all, in due time I believe I’ll be able to improve this so called baking-skills… cross fingers!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Hello! 3D Electric Oven

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One of the many things I want to do before the end of the year is to learn how to bake simple and healthy recipes for my family. The problem is, I don’t have an oven and it’s too expensive to get a gas-range which is what I always wished for. 

On Monday, after so much thought, I dragged hubby to SM Appliances to scout an oven, a small one that we can afford. I was supposed to get the 22L Electric Oven from Imarflex with a tag price (P3, 400+), but had changed my mind right away when hubby spotted the 16L 3D Electric Oven. Considering the price which is P1300+ lesser compared to the first one, is already a steal. And besides 3D has been already a trusted brand for us. 


So without further ado, meet our new member of the family, the white 16L Electric Oven with Convection from 3D.







Product Features:

-Electric Oven
-16L capacity
-1000W power output
-with variable temperature control
-has 60-minute timer
- with bake, roast, broil and defrost functions


The price tag of this kitchen appliance is at P2095.00 less 2% discount equals P2,053.10 .


Honestly, hubby didn’t agree at first to buy the oven, because we really don’t have the budget for this.  Thankfully, my BDO Reward card was still loaded with 3400+ points. Thus, we used the points to pay the appliance and still have remaining 1400+ points that we can use for the next project. I wonder if there is an electric mixer that cost not more than P1400. Hmmm

Anyway, being a BDO client + SM shopper thus pays off. So, if you are a BDO Reward card holder, make use of the BDO Online Banking, because you gain points when you pay your bills online, or use your BDO ATM Debit card to pay purchases, and a whole lot more. Just check out their website for more details.

Am I ready to take the Baking Challenge? I think so! I actually made my first muffins using the oven which will be posted next. Though, it’s not perfect, but still very edible. hihihi so go check it out...

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