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Ninjai Fanatic

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  1. Yeah it's freaky.. our family business is producing honey and we're kinda scared this same thing will happen here inthe Philippines to our bees.
  2. ^ How was your pizza dough to begin with? I've learned that it's better to start off with a relatively dry pizza dough - it is less soggy that way. Otherwise, bake it longer and make your sauce a little less watery.. g'luck! I love the looks of that pizza, I want to try it sometime.
  3. I made some carob muffins for breakfast today.. Yesterday I just made some strawberries and sunflower honey (just cooked for like 2 minutes) and then just mixed it with some cream. yum.
  4. Wow that sounds really interesting.. could you post some pictures of this sometime if you can please?
  5. boy.. these breads are so pretty! I haven't been able to do any sour dough breads yet (from scratch) but I bake almost everyday and well, this is one way I earn money. I bake for this small private boys school. It's good. I've been baking regularly for the past 3 years or so. I love it.
  6. Mooshmouse- that kinda sounds like what happened to my mom as well... she grew up in greenhills and they did the same thing with her pet pig. She was so upset she got a fever. An uncle of mine had a nice pet down which he grew up with- and one day when he got back from school he was wondering where his pet dog was- and they told him, "You know those meat chips you were having a while ago? that's browny.." poor guy.. needless to say, my mom and uncle are vegetarians now, and so am I- I haven't eaten any meat whatsoever.. A neighbor of mine stole one of my rabbits and ate the poor thing and another time my dog killed one of my rabbits and offered it to me. That really freaked me out.
  7. Have you decided on what to cook yet? It's always kinda funny to feed people from different walks of life. For example, I grew up here in Asia, eating tofu prepared in all sorts of different ways. I went to visit my Aunt in North Carolina and ate with her at her neighbor's house. It was the first time they had tofu so they wanted to invite us over, and they just boiled it and served it with a little soy sauce. They couldn't believe how "exotic" it was
  8. these people make me wonder sometimes.. i mean, I know people usually get into contests for some sort of prestige, but is it really worth it- will it really be later on, "I won 10 eating championships" ..
  9. wow.. this should be pretty interesting..
  10. My uncle's the biggest commercial beekeeper in the Philippines (http://www.philippinehoney.com - unfortunately, my cousin's taking so long fixing the site) and of all the honey's I've tasted from around the world, I still like my uncle's honey best. they have different flavors- Wild Sunflower (my favorite), tropical, mango, narra, coffee, cadena de amor, and a few others.
  11. we usually make blueberry cream pies or apple struedels for our thanksgiving ...
  12. NEver! well, only if good friends/sisters ask for the books, otherwise, my cookbooks and I are pretty much "til death do us part"
  13. hehe.. that's pretty cool tho aye, for $400. Those 103 lb eating-champs amaze me indeed.
  14. Ditto on Lexy's post. My arms and hands have so many scars from burns and cuts- in fact, my newest ones are on my forehead (frying curd). I also have an inch long burn-scar on my left foot (I was baking at my parents' place) from when I made this huge cottage loaf and when I opened oven- well, the whole door fell out along with the hot tray, luckily I was holding the hot pads.. as I tried to catch the bread the scalding tray fell on my foot.
  15. As a child I never liked to eat squash, so my mom would always say, "It'll may your cheeks and eyes nice!" good gawd
  16. Happy birthday! Sounds like you had a great time
  17. wow that's beautiful.. I hope I can .. go to a bread school some time.. more than anything else, i love baking bread... it'd be fantastic if I get a chance to formally learn how to do it. Up to this point I've just learned on my own- minus some bread seminars that I've joined...
  18. I'm an apple freak, unfortunately we only get a few kinds of apples around here.. of what we can get, my favorite is Fuji. Green apples/washington apples are pretty expensive and are pretty floury in comparison
  19. IRT #1 First of all, I'd like to offer my deepest condolences.. I was the favorite grandchild of my maternal grandmother. She suddenly died of a heart attack on January 2003- it had been 5-6 months since I last saw her... and well, she was a fantastic cook who not only was good at cooking but also loved feeding other people. We cook many dishes here that are "lola style". It never fails- food is probably one of the main ways we always remember her.
  20. yesterday we had this bean dish cooked with vinegar and radish as well as a nice chinese- potato, banana flower dish flavored with anise.. plus rice of course
  21. Interesting.. certain times of the year I can get a kilo of fresh cilantro (with the roots, etc) for $1.05, the rest of the year it's at about $1.80. I never tried using the roots before, I think it's high time I did!
  22. while i think it is possible for people who don't know how to cook to truly appreciate food, I also think that it's always best to know how to cook your own food well because once you know how to cook well then you will (at least in my case) be able to fully appreciate the joys of cooking and eating at home and how much safer it is as well. You'll get everything just the way you want it, and if it doesn't come out quite right,- well, ther'e the downside because you'll only have yourself to blame.
  23. Greece is just another one of those places i've been wanting to go to.. thanks for the beautiful pics!
  24. I'll have to agree with the mangoes choice.
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