Thursday, July 14, 2011

Vina Stirs: Stash Mango Passionfruit Milktea

I have posted before that I bought a box of teabags from STASH. After 5 teabags I decided to try and make a Milktea since I miss drinking Serenitea.

(forgive me for the pics, I used my handy dandy, phone!)

Here are the easy steps:
1. Get the pouch of Stash teabag from the box. :) Place the teabag in a cup.

2. Pour boiling water unto the cup. (It is nice to use fresh boiling water since I do not know how to "preheat" the cup. lol) As per instructions in the back of the pouch, let it brew for 3 to 5 minutes. If you leave the teabag longer, it might get bitter. So it depends on you how strong your tea wants to taste. I also like to cover my cup with a saucer while my tea steeps.

3. Remove the Stash teabag. Add cream and a little sugar because the tea alone is sweet, so do not put a lot. Enjoy!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Mango Passionfruit Herbal Tea

Recently I have been addicted to tea, an alternative for my caffeine freak body. I have tried sorts of tea concoctions like those in Serenitea. Since then, I try my best to stay away from coffee and find a teabag or buy a cup of tea.

While Andrei and I were running some errands (grocery for mom) we saw these tea products. I will honestly tell you that I was, again, been magnetized by their packaging. (lol,but whatever) Any, I bought one box later this evening. And now I am enjoying my first cup. satisfied

Friday, July 8, 2011

Alternative to Reese's

I was skimming through my news feeds in Facebook when I came across a post on how to make your own peanut butter cups just like the famous Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. I never thought making this is that easy. I'm going to make one soon!

watch video here

another alternative: Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Balls

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Casa Reyes, Greenhills

Last night when Andrei and I went to see Transformers 3 at Shangrila, but failed because of the almost-sold-out-tickets there. Then we decided to go to Greenhills hoping we could get a chance to watch it even on the last full show. Much to our dismay, all of the seats were taken and we were left with no choice but to leave.

Last night's adventure going from Shang to Greenhills made us hungry so instead of watching it, we decide to eat and splurge on food. We both want a pizza and hot wings but Andrei's allergic to that so we searched for a better choice. Then along Connecticut Carpark Arcade in Greenhills, we saw Casa Reyes (just beside Yellow Cab). They serve Filipino cuisine, perfect for us looking for alternatives to do away with chicken and pizza.

There are tons to choose from their menu. Their specialties are Crispy Kare-Kareng Bagnet, Crispy Dinuguan, Crispy Pork Adobo, Pork BBQ, Crispy Pork Binagoongan, Chicken Salpicao, Crab Omelet, and Lechon Kawali. There are desserts too, like their Frozen Brazo de Mercedes, Halo-Halo, Banana Split and Leche Flan.

We have tried the Crispy Dinuguan (pork blood stew), they used a chicharron-like instead of pork belly, pork liver and meat. It was really good though you can feel your heart twitch every time we take a spoon-full of it. We also tried their Kare-Kare (Filipino stew in peanut sauce). The beef and oxtail was cooked was good. The meat was tender and easy to chew and the vegetables weren't over cooked also. It was perfect with the bagoong (shrimp paste) served with it.

Crispy Dinuguan - PHP 169.00
Kare-Kare (with rice and bagoong) - PHP 185.00
Plain rice - PHP 28.00
Juice (in can) - PHP 50.00
Soda (in can) - PHP 50.00

 PHP 241.00 per head

not bad for a hungry stomach. Their serving is enough for a normal-eating person. :) They don't have service charge also.


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