First of all, I want to thank everyone who welcomed me during my first IMK post. I appreciate each and every one of you.
Now, for the post this month –
In my kitchen…
…is a new pressure cooker. 😀 I have an issue with regards to cooking beef or any other food for a long time. I love beef and I’d love to cook a lot of beef recipes, so I was very much delighted when my friend gave me this beautiful pressure cooker. As my way of saying thank you, I cooked one of her favorite dishes called Nilagang Baka in the Philippines or literally translated as Boiled Beef (photo below). Selma is right – the result will be amazing!
…is a pizza cutter. Before I made my first pizza, I felt that I needed to have a pizza cutter, so I got myself one. I told my self ‘No pizza cutter, no pizza.’ I know – it’s crazy. 😀 Also, my friend gave me the other one which is a can opener. Isn’t she really an angel?
…is this amazing grater with container. I can now grate and use the same container to keep the remaining inside the fridge. This comes with small and large grater.
In my kitchen…
…is a pack of dried fish. I don’t know what kind of fish is this or how this is made; I just take this from the market. Filipinos love different kinds of dried fish and this usually pairs fried rice or just plain rice during breakfast. 😀
…is a spiced vinegar. We use to make this as a dipping sauce for our fried fish (or anything fried) or we mix this with chopped tomatoes and onions.
…is a chocolate drink called Milo. This is my favorite since I was a kid. But take this note – we don’t always use this as a drink. Hmm, what do you think we do other than drinking or mix this with baked goods? Okay, I will tell you – we get a small plate, drop tablespoons of Milo and then get pieces of white bread – make it as a spread or mop the Milo with the bread. 😛 I do that until now – I think all Filipinos do. 😀 Also, in my kitchen is a pack of iced tea which is Calamansi flavor. I love the lemon flavor more, but this is what I found. I could drink about two liters of iced tea in a day. When I was on an unhealthy diet, I used to drink 1 liter of iced tea with three pieces slightly salted biscuits and that’s twice or thrice a day – no food other than that. By doing so, I did lose about 10 pounds in a month.
…are salted duck eggs. These are cured for too long inside a jar with water and salt. No, I did not make this – I don’t have that enough patient to wait. 😀 These go well with the spiced vinegar or mixed with tomatoes.
…is a Milkfish. Do you have like this in your country? Or have you tried this? This is delicious when grilled or when stuffed. I am lazy when it comes to grilling and I am not yet ready for the stuffed one, so the only thing I do with this is fry (haha) and make it as soup.
…is one Filipino meal using Milkfish and fried eggplants, chopped onions and tomatoes with soy sauce and vinegar. We can have this for breakfast, lunch or dinner – we really don’t care about the time. 😀
That’s all I have for now. I hope you enjoy my IMK post and stop by Celia @ Fig Jam and Lime Cordial to peek at others’ kitchen. Come on, I know you’d love to. 😉
I hope you join us before 10th of March. Thank you, Celia, for this wonderful place to share what’s in our kitchen.
Have a wonderful week to everyone!