カルロレクト.
Karuro-kun.
My mind is composed of nothing but programming and literature. You could say I'm a Shakespeare robot.
Cooking amateur. If I cook food for you, it means you're special to me.

 


I found another rare ingredient in Gateway after I bought my vanilla beans in Boni. They’re called Fleur de Sel. It’s a type of salt worth a whooping P299 pesos for a mere 125 grams!! So, why did I buy this Fleur de Sel?
Fleur de Sel is a type of salt made in the coast of Brittany in France with salt from Guérandebeing the most revered. It is expensive because it is relatively scarce nowadays. I was so glad when I found that it was available in Rustan’s Supermarket here in Cubao. This cheesecake better be worth! (Though I know it would)
I was scared at first because I thought it would be hard to come by in the Philippines. I had to ask a friend for a substitute. It is called Pangasinan salt. Well, I still would ask for it since it may be worth the trouble. Even though I have Fleur de Sel already, I would love to try different salts in my cooking!

I found another rare ingredient in Gateway after I bought my vanilla beans in Boni. They’re called Fleur de Sel. It’s a type of salt worth a whooping P299 pesos for a mere 125 grams!! So, why did I buy this Fleur de Sel?

Fleur de Sel is a type of salt made in the coast of Brittany in France with salt from Guérandebeing the most revered. It is expensive because it is relatively scarce nowadays. I was so glad when I found that it was available in Rustan’s Supermarket here in Cubao. This cheesecake better be worth! (Though I know it would)

I was scared at first because I thought it would be hard to come by in the Philippines. I had to ask a friend for a substitute. It is called Pangasinan salt. Well, I still would ask for it since it may be worth the trouble. Even though I have Fleur de Sel already, I would love to try different salts in my cooking!

So today I had a little trip to Boni Avenue for a special pickup for my upcoming experiment. My friend, Almira, seduced me into making a cheesecake that had such an interesting recipe. It required what seemed to be Vanilla Beans. At first, I thought, why not vanilla extract? So I did a little searching and I was able to locate a store named SweetCraft in Boni Avenue. I really recommend a trip to this store because they have almost everything in there for a baker. My God, I almost had a heart attack from my excitement! They costed P250 per 3 bean budget pack but there were also singles for sale. A Tahitian bean would cost around P150 and a Grade A Tahitian bean would cost P350. But I was a little on budget so I decided to buy 2 budget packs, a Tahitian pack and a Bourbon pack. I chose the longest from the batch because I saw from an article that the longer the bean is, the better. They smelled so good on my way back home to Cubao. 
I can’t wait to try them out!!

So today I had a little trip to Boni Avenue for a special pickup for my upcoming experiment. My friend, Almira, seduced me into making a cheesecake that had such an interesting recipe. It required what seemed to be Vanilla Beans. At first, I thought, why not vanilla extract? So I did a little searching and I was able to locate a store named SweetCraft in Boni Avenue. I really recommend a trip to this store because they have almost everything in there for a baker. My God, I almost had a heart attack from my excitement! They costed P250 per 3 bean budget pack but there were also singles for sale. A Tahitian bean would cost around P150 and a Grade A Tahitian bean would cost P350. But I was a little on budget so I decided to buy 2 budget packs, a Tahitian pack and a Bourbon pack. I chose the longest from the batch because I saw from an article that the longer the bean is, the better. They smelled so good on my way back home to Cubao. 

I can’t wait to try them out!!

Before and after result of my roasted chicken.
It justs shows that my photo editing skills is inversely proportional to my cooking skills.

Before and after result of my roasted chicken.

It justs shows that my photo editing skills is inversely proportional to my cooking skills.

Enjoying the Marbled Cheesecake I made :3
Yum!

Enjoying the Marbled Cheesecake I made :3

Yum!

paresatbp:

PINASarap: Beef pares

 Pares, literally “pair”, means the combination of rice and beef. In Philippine eateries, the customer may opt to enjoy his beef with noodles instead of rice. What characterizes the beef pares from other beef-and-rice or beef-and-noodle dishes is the very tender meat. Cuts with lots of litid (ligaments) are used to achieve a texture that is tender and sticky at the same time. Brisket and shanks are ideal for makingbeef pares.

Now that I’ve tried my first bowl of pares, I can truly say, that I deserve my URL.

Another dish that I’d like to master :3

These are the subjects I took while I was undergoing a rigorous decision-making for my future course.
Sir Alex Maximo was kind. He never had any requirements aside from the final paper. I enjoyed his discussions but they were always overtaken by Ma’am Castro’s Eng 106!
Now, Ma’am Bumatay wasn’t the original prof for my Eng 106 but because Ma’am Castro had health problems, she had to take over. Ma’am Bumatay was kind but she had too slow a pace for me >_<
Aah. Ma’am Abao. Kindest prof ever. I have two subjects under her but she made it so light that I had the easiest 6 units ever.
Sir Aureus. The god. He recorded our meetings everytime and he would send his audio files to us via mail. I personally found it hard to stay awake but he knows so much which fires me to actually listen.
Ma’am Ick. Sitting on tables like a sir. I personally liked my Shakespeare class eventhough I had a lower grade. She’s very inspiring and she makes Shakespearean literature fun. I recommend her to anyone. She’s offering Eng 11 first sem I think!
Ma’am Ancheta was a catch too. I was afraid of taking up an American Lit class at first but I loved every minute of that class. There were only 11 of us and she memorized our names by calling us by our surnames. Because of Eng 42, I found The Jungle!
Weng-sensei, wow. I just want to say, thank you. See you in Hapon 11!

First sem’s coming up! Can’t wait to get back on learning!

These are the subjects I took while I was undergoing a rigorous decision-making for my future course.

Sir Alex Maximo was kind. He never had any requirements aside from the final paper. I enjoyed his discussions but they were always overtaken by Ma’am Castro’s Eng 106!

Now, Ma’am Bumatay wasn’t the original prof for my Eng 106 but because Ma’am Castro had health problems, she had to take over. Ma’am Bumatay was kind but she had too slow a pace for me >_<

Aah. Ma’am Abao. Kindest prof ever. I have two subjects under her but she made it so light that I had the easiest 6 units ever.

Sir Aureus. The god. He recorded our meetings everytime and he would send his audio files to us via mail. I personally found it hard to stay awake but he knows so much which fires me to actually listen.

Ma’am Ick. Sitting on tables like a sir. I personally liked my Shakespeare class eventhough I had a lower grade. She’s very inspiring and she makes Shakespearean literature fun. I recommend her to anyone. She’s offering Eng 11 first sem I think!

Ma’am Ancheta was a catch too. I was afraid of taking up an American Lit class at first but I loved every minute of that class. There were only 11 of us and she memorized our names by calling us by our surnames. Because of Eng 42, I found The Jungle!

Weng-sensei, wow. I just want to say, thank you. See you in Hapon 11!

First sem’s coming up! Can’t wait to get back on learning!

Second Cheesecake!
Philadelphia White Striped Chocolate Cheesecake with my elves Anj, D, and Sean.
40 minutes &#8216;til cooling XD 

Second Cheesecake!

Philadelphia White Striped Chocolate Cheesecake with my elves Anj, D, and Sean.

40 minutes ‘til cooling XD