A Treat of Ilocos Delicacies

I don’t know if I should consider Ilocos as my one of my provinces because I was not born there nor my father’s, my paternal grandmother is the one who was born there. Well I guess this is not an issue since our relatives in Ilocos welcomes us with open arms.

It was really unfortunate that the only chance that my family get to visit Ilocos is when a family relative dies.  Condolences to my aunt, her husband died.

Anyway, my father and two of my cousins went there last week, Friday, to pay our respect to the deceased on behalf of the family here in the city.  They only stayed there for three days and didn’t stay long for they need to get back at work.  Though they didn’t had the chance to explore the province on their stay, they still got the chance to at least buy Ilocos food specialties.  The famous Tupig and Bagnet.


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Tupig and Bagnet

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Where Do You Back Up Your Photos?

I know most of us can relate that storing our photos are a real dilemma. This has been my challenge since the digital age started and I became a mom. Aside from storage problem, we also need to back up these photos to avoid losing them due to unforeseen circumstances.

I could consider this as one of clutter organization that needs thorough attention. Of course, this entails keeping our memories intact.

Taking photos, and I mean lots of it, are fun to do especially if it means filling up your memory bank with different moments of your family life. The stolen ones are my most favorite of all.

We have tried storing our back up photos in numerous CDs/DVDs, USB, and external hard drives.


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What’s Baking Friday: Flower-Themed Birthday Cake

Project Sweets' Flower-themed Birthday Cake


That was one stressful weekend! Last weekend, I mean… Lols!

I will also add that, thinking of what decorations will I do to the cake added another level of stress. This is supposed to be a therapy for me. Haha!

I thought of using the basket weave tip on the sides of the cake for that basket effect.

The initial plan for the cake was a basket of roses. A square chocolate cake piped with caramel buttercream frosting on the sides using the basket weave tip and then fill the top with different colors of piped flowers. Roses, daisies and tulips particularly.

I was nervous on how will I be able to pull this off because this is not a decoration that I always do. I want to learn new stuff when it comes to decorating cakes, that’s why I’m taking risks on this. Not to mention I am praying really hard (still on my planning stage) that they will like it.

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