Sunday, September 06, 2009
Salt and Pepper Squid
This is super late post. Last 2 weeks ago, I was craving for a "squid". I don't know why. Early morning, I asked Joshua's yaya to buy squid. I really don't know kung ano lulutuin ko dun. Basta squid. hehehe! I'm thinking of "adobong pusit" or have it "grilled". However, Rain suggested "Salt and Pepper Squid" instead. Hmmm... Great idea. But then, haven't tried it yet. So, there I search for the recipe and voila! So simple! =p

  • 8 ounces calamari tubes
  • 2 tablespoons Szechwan peppercorns
  • 2 tablespoons sea salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup peanut oil


  1. Slice the calamari tubes down one side and open them up to lay flat. Score the insides with a knife in a cross-hatch pattern. Set aside.
  2. Heat a small skillet over high heat with no oil. Add the peppercorns, and toast for a few minutes, stirring constantly, until they start to sizzle and pop. Remove them from the pan and set aside. Add the salt to the pan and cook over high heat until it has turned a gray color. Remove from the heat.
  3. Grind the salt and pepper with a mortar and pestle or spice grinder until it becomes a fine powder. Transfer to a resealable plastic bag and mix with flour and cornstarch.
  4. Heat the oil in a wok or heavy skillet over high heat until very hot. Place a few pieces of squid at a time into the bag and shake to coat. Shake off excess and quickly fry them in the oil until browned, turning once. Each one should take about 30 seconds. Serve and eat immediately.
***Reference: Click HERE for the recipe***

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Dinner Date on a Weekday
Rain and I had an early dinner last Tues, Sept 1 @ TGIF, Makati. Rain woke up early to his normal wake up time which is 7:30pm. He's so bored at home and wants to unwind. Yes sa mall. hehehe! Then, off we go to Glorietta instead since it was few minutes away from his workplace. Nothing much. It was really nice spending time together in an unusual day. I love it. =p

I ordered Classic Mojito and Rain for Iced tea. I was convincing him to order beer hahaha. But he said "NO" because he'll be going to work pa. *Devil's Grin*. "Kung wala lang daw siyang pasok". Of course, I didn't insist anymore. Palibhasa wala akong pasok. =) I'm having a hard time taking pics of the food because of the low light the restaurant has. Kakainis. I still have to place the food on a brighter light. Rain was laughing then because I was so busy taking pics because he get to touch the food. E gutom na siya?hahaha! Then, when I was able to took a shot of all the food that we ordered, he just said, "pede na kumain?". I just said, Pedeng-pede na Lab!

Caesar Salad

Tuscan Chicken Melt

Filipino Liempo

Fried Mozzarella

Classic Mojito

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Friday, September 04, 2009
Back to Blogging
It has been more than 8 months since my last post. I missed blogging. I've been very busy that I haven't even check out the last post for my blog. hehehe! Blame it again with super busy work. Now that I'm on PMA (Pahinga Muna Anak) and practicing being a full-time housewife, I'm sure I'm going to have a lot of time now. hehehe!

Now, I'm busy pampering my husband from his clothes to preparing breakfast and dinner (no more lunch since he's sleeping by then ~ graveyard shift). I got to love it. However, I felt worthless. Maybe because I've been working for more than 9 years straight right after graduating from college. I just don't want to be stagnat as well. Kaya nagpapaka-busy doing errands and cleaning the house as well. Whew... it was a tough job. Rain wants me to take a rest for at least 2 months. Para mawala ang stress and baka it's time for us to have a baby na rin.

Both of us were crossing our fingers =p

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