Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Life, Lately.


Hello everyone! I am checking in for a random update of what's going on around here lately. Well, yes.. you do know that I bake a lot, but aside from baking, here is a glimpse of the more important things that my little family does lately. Like, our life, lately. The title says so .. and I am grinning.

Okay first picture. I know.. It is still in the kitchen. But I guess you have to know that I  try my hand at cooking too. And when some cooking  fail, I go back to baking to redeem myself. I am thinking that sometimes I need to stick with baking!


Saturday, March 29, 2014

Tres Leches Cake


I have a love-hate relationship with cooking. Yesterday was one of those hate moments as I was trying to pull together a chicken and sausage creole dish and I ended up getting a very mushy sauce  that is so unappealing to eat. Eventually, I decided to make it a sauce for pasta. I guess it somehow turned out okay because we are now halfway into the dish. Either that or my husband was just really being nice.

As with baking, I am by no means an expert in this area but I am more comfortable moving around it.I wish I could say the same for cooking but.. no.  I am still that recipe dependent type of cook  and a really novice one, obviously. So every time some cooking failures happen, I step back and become best friends with baking over and over again.



Friday, March 21, 2014

Mango Mousse Cake



I have been finding it difficult to put up a blog post lately. It is not that I am running out of ideas to bake, of course not. I am that girl who browses recipes in her free time and who drools over photos of cakes in the web. It's just that.. lately, I feel like my creative juices are stuck somewhere inside my brain that they don't want to flow freely. To accompany my baked goods with words has somewhat became a difficult task. For the last couple of posts you see here in Woman Scribbles, I admit that the words were rather forced to come out and a part of me is saying that the writing was not like me at all.Well, well. a woman needs a dose of inspiration in times as this, right?

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Pan Fried Noodles with Taba ng Talangka ( Pan Fried Noodles with Crab Paste)



I guess you could tell that I have been in the kitchen and started throwing things together in a wok. I am pretty sure that I am a representation of the many people who have this habit--the habit of imagining if certain ingredients can come together to make up a nice meal. Or simply put, the habit of experimenting.

It all starts with the conception, with the idea, or actually with a craving. And as I make my way into the kitchen armed with my imagination, I am fearless but unsure. Sometimes this is all I have to do: just try and trust my guts. At worst, All I could end up with is an inedible meal. That's all. So I might as well give it a try.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Pound Cake


Spring is slowly peeping in through Winnipeg as we are now experiencing the last blow of cold weather this week. Now, I am looking forward to late afternoon walks in the park with ice cream in our hands and blankets in the grass so we can lay down and watch people and the sunset. Pretty soon, summer is here.

But somehow, I think I will miss those times in the winter when we remained cozy indoors while I make our home smell of baked goods. I did bake a lot this winter. Those times when it was so cold outside that all we wanna do was snuggle in the living room while I occasionally peeked into the oven to check my baking. Yeah, that. I will miss that. We can be crazy like that, right? We long for the hot weather in the winter time and then we wish for cold during a very hot day in the summer. Oh well.

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