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It has been a while, and I do mean a while, since I last posted one of my kitchen adventures but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been doing my magic in it. ๐Ÿ™‚

So, here’s what I made for dinner tonight.

Pan-grilled Chicken Fillet

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This was inspired by a fish fillet Greek dishย  I tried a while back. Click hereย to be directed to my previous post.

For anyone who would like to try my recipe, here it is:

 

Ingredients:

6pcs chicken thigh fillet
6 tbps Olive oil
2 pcs lemon, squeezed
8-10 cloves of garlic
Salt and pepper
Dried thyme
Dried rosemary
Dried basil leaves

1. Pound the chicken fillet to get a more uniform thickness to get an even cook.
2. Mix olive oil, lemon juice, and garlic in a container.
3. Mix salt, pepper, and the dried herbs in another container.
4. Rub herb mixture on chicken fillet and mix the rest of the rub with the oil mixture to make marinade.
5. Blend marinade well and pour over the chicken fillet.
6. Marinate and refrigerate chicken for at least an hour.
7. Grill on medium-heat for 8-10 minutes or until chicken is done.

 

I apologize for not giving exact measurements on the herbs as I kind of do those by feel, but I hope your chicken would turn out as delicious as mine.

Been a Long Time

Posted: March 2, 2014 in passion
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I am back!

Been away for a bit so I need some time to warm up. We transferred apartment units so I did not have connection for more than a week.

Hopefully,  in a few days I will be back in my groove. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Posted: February 3, 2014 in passion, Q and A
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Question of the Day: On a scale of one to ten, how sad are you? Why?

I, like everyone else on the planet, am still longing for a few things. Despite my good life, I still want a few more things.

I want a job that I will not look at as a job. This, however, I am already working on achieving,  one baby step at a time. And I sincerely hope that my dreams will soon become my reality.

I want my family to be physically together. Something that hadn’t happened in a looooong time.

I miss having someone beside me. To have the license to kiss him whenever I want. Feel him wrap his arms around me whenever he feels like doing so.

I am afraid that I will never have the one thing I have been dreaming of for the longest time, to have a kid of my own.

These are some of the things that make me sad and insecure about my life. The things that I think makes my life incomplete. The things that I should learn to live with, for now, as I know God has plans for me. Just like he has plans for everyone else.

So, I say I am borderline happy for now. But, I really pray that things will soon change for the better.

My Father

Posted: February 2, 2014 in passion, Q and A
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Question of the Day: Who do you live with?

Right now, I live with my father. Although, I am not sure until I’d get to live with him as my sister’s petition of him is already underway.

So, I am making the most out of the time we have together. Dine out and watch movies as much as my budget would allow. Go somewhere we haven’t been, if my free time would permit it.

He is one of my best friends in the world. Also, the most supportive father. He will actually run to the nearest grocery store to buy things I need in the kitchen that I, typical me, forgot to buy earlier that day when we went grocery shopping.

I am happy that someday soon he and my mother will be physically together again and he’d get to see his grandchildren. But I am also sad that he might leave me soon. Bittersweet. Mixed feelings.

I will surely miss the times we spent together. Having fun. Arguing. Or simply watching TV together.

He is indeed the pillar in my life.

Vanilla Sugar Cookies

Posted: February 1, 2014 in baking, passion
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I haven’t baked in a few days. Too busy and all that.

But a couple of days ago I hatched this plan to try coating plain cookies with candy sprinkles and other edible decorations. So, I looked up a simple cookie recipe online, followed it to the letter (except to cut it down to half), and made it my own by adding the sprinkles.

Vanilla Sugar Cookies

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Mother. Cook/Baker. Writer

Posted: January 31, 2014 in passion, Q and A
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Question of the Day: Who do you want to be?

As I posted a couple of months ago, I have several dream jobs that I would like to fulfill.

I want to be a mother. A good mother.

I used to want to be a good cook but now I also want to be a good pastry chef (?). I want to be good enough to bake for a living. Nothing extravagant. Just cookies and brownies. But sweet enough to poison you if you eat too much. ๐Ÿ˜‰

And, of course, I want to write. I want to be able to give voice to the voices in my head. And I hope to have enough audience so that I can also do this for a living.

All these are just dreams for now but I hope that they will soon become my reality.

This Question

Posted: January 30, 2014 in passion, Q and A
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Question of the Day: What do you want to forget?

I am a firm believer that you are who you are now because of what you did and experienced in your past.

Your past molds your present. And your present your future. After all, your present will be part of your future’s past.

So, for someone who likes the way she is right now I’d say I’d like to forget this nonsense question. There is nothing in my past that I’d like to forget. Because everything I did and that happened to me either helped me become who I am now or taught me certain things.

And these lessons in life are some of my greatest treasures.