Oh Summer!

Black sesame soft ice cream. in Kakunodate, Ak...

Black sesame soft ice cream. in Kakunodate, Akita, Japan. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I really feel that it is summer already! Imagine swimming in a beach, eating an ice cream, or going to a nearest air-conditioned mall just to lessen the hotness feeling of the current weather in my beloved country today.

Even the steaming heat inside our house is becoming apparent to me. I sometimes cannot stand to stay in one place although there is already an electric fan directly fanned at me. Taking a bath is definitely a breeze since it makes me feel a lot better and feel cooler inside.

Times like this let me ask myself when it will rain again so as to temporarily downgrade the high temperature we currently experience. This also makes me miss a showery like weather! I even wished that we will have it before the summer season becomes official next week according to our local weather station. And I hardly believe that it isn’t summer yet since the heat is sometimes intolerable especially when there is no air moving around to keep the place colder even at night time.

Just a thought: I wonder why when it’s raining a lot that we look forward for some sunshine and when the weather is too sunny that we are looking out for rains.

Food Love: Kinilaw

Fresh from the fisherman, take out the head an...

Fresh from the fisherman, take out the head and tail, this is the local sashimi. Fresh fish in coconut milk and vinegar plus hot chili. My fave, as I am the one doing it. As the congregation is having a picnic at Danao. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From time to time, I check my yahoo mail accounts to see if there are new emails. And then when I logged out in one of my accounts, I saw this article Making a Kinilaw via Yahoo Philippines!

It is an article about making kinilaw or raw fish in English.  Kinilaw is one of the favorite delicacies here in the Philippines especially to people who are mostly living in the Visayas and Mindanao region. Since my parents are from Surigao del Sur, a province in Mindanao region, they love eating it.

I found eating such food odd for me since I am really used to eating foods that are cooked.  Like how can my stomach take it? My mom even told me that the fish is cooked since it is dipped in vinegar. But lately I don’t know what pushed me to really try eating it. I got curious how it tasted since my younger brother eats a lot of bits and pieces of kinilaw though he was never an eater before.

At first bite, I got conscious when I tried to eat the part which is the edge of the fish. When it’s fried, I love eating that part especially when it’s crunchy! But then I still ate despite thinking that it’s raw. Guess what?!  I ate more but not a lot. At least I can manage to eat it now especially when the mix of other ingredients is tasty. I do not prefer it when it’s too sour as it taste vinegary.

The best thing about eating a kinilaw is to end it by drinking a dark colored softdrink called Coke. I’m not endorsing the product but more like it’s the brand we’re used to drinking after eating a kinilaw. And it’s something to look forward to which is great! Eating kinilaw is my way of appreciating my parents’ roots as well. A tasty dish. Happy eating!

Ice Cream Please!

What a great way to delight one’s afternoon by eating a cup of ice cream!  For me eating an ice cream either in a cone or in a glass brings so much joy and relaxation to my senses. What more when it is shared with your great family and friends!

I remember I ordered an ice cream before with almost the same toppings as shown in the picture below. Though the cost appeared pricey to me I ignored it. Since I traveled far enough to a particular place I went to, why not treat myself an afternoon snack.

Eating ice cream feels like heaven to me. As I love and enjoy eating, I ordered an ice cream right away in the first store I entered to. Now I start to wonder where I placed that picture of the ice cream I ate.

Anyway, I also enjoy eating ice cream with fresh fruits like strawberries, mangoes, peaches, kiwi, etc. Hence, I chose the picture below from among the images I found in Google. And I am starting to crave just by staring at the picture of this ice cream.

As I end this post, I am now thinking of going to the nearest store. By the time you read this, I am already done. Happy eating! =)