1. Toast bell peppers (1 green and 1 red) for about ten minutes. After, set aside and let cool, then peel skin and chop into squares.
2. Cut an X at the bottom of the tomatoes (about 7 pieces) and boil in water for one minute. Cool in water, then peel skin and chop to squares.
3. Cut two eggplants into strips and crush one clove garlic.
Sauté eggplants first in extra virgin olive oil and add garlic when eggplants turn brown. Add bell peppers and tomatoes after. Put tomato paste (about 1/4 cup) in the mixture. Put black ground pepper, cayenne pepper, and basil leaves. Simmer for about 10 - 15 minutes. Serve. :)
I think it is one of my yummy yummy yummiest experiments yet!!! I love being a vegetarian. ^_^
The Cathedral in Maasin, Southern Leyte.
Going to old churches in every town I visit is one of my favorite things to do. I am not deeply religious (if you base it on my Mom’s definition of religious) but I do love the serenity and calmness that comes with places like this. And the cobblestone walls and faded paint, adds a certain charm. Don’t you think?
Paraisong Pambata weekend spent in I Love Tacloban Village GK Palanog! :) Games and snacks galore!!! (I think most of us who gave food were too excited, thus the overflow. Haha.)
It is always a joy to be with children because they remind us how to value little things, and find happiness in them. :) Indeed, I am blessed.
I’ve only read about Ferdinand Magellan and his expeditions in history books. After 25 years of existence, I had the chance to come face to face with the First Cross planted in Philippine soil, by Magellan himself.This was one of the main reasons why I wanted to visit Limasawa. Aside from the beautiful beach and the crazy awesome natural resources, I wanted to get in touch with history. On our second day, we headed to Brgy. Magallanes to climb the island’s highest hill. The welcome / warning sign at the bottom of the hill.The never ending steps, or so it seemed, while we were climbing. (And I was wearing long sleeves!) I had to change into my running attire halfway through the climb just to stop the sweating. Lol.Finally! The first cross planted in Philippine soil. As to the first mass, it is still highly disputed between another island in Butuan. (I’m not sure how they can settle that since everyone involved is already, uhm, dead. Hihi.)Just past the cross, is a hill overlooking the ocean and the whole island. BEST. SIGHT. EVER.
More of this beautiful, picturesque island after the jump.
Me with the big
ass Dorado (Mahi mahi) fish the fishermen of Limasawa caught! So far, the biggest fishes I’ve ever seen. :D
These photos were taken right before we rode on the pump boat going back to Padre Burgos and it was pure coincidence that the fishermen arrived at the shore at the same time. Got lucky again! *happy happy joy joy*
The Philippines is abundant with natural resources and to top it off, the selling price of the fish was only P70 per kilo! So cheap! (Not that I eat fish, but still, awesome right?) :p