Webbie Spotlight: How To Make Your Own Pop-Tarts

Thursday, August 28, 2008 Jonette 0 Comments

It just keeps getting better and better.

Ms. Pim of chezpim.com offers us a homemade version of a toaster favorite. It's Mmmmmcrust and Mmmmjam all the way down to its golden-brown, ridged, flaky corners.

You'll need some good butter pie crust dough(I'd like to think this would fit the bill), your choice of jam flavor, a hot oven, a fork, and a pair of clean work hands. Your choice of jam! Think of the possibilities! (Mango jam, Guava jam, Dalandan Jam? Hmmm... ^_~*) Head to the recipe, and prepare for awesome.


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Webbie Spotlight: S'mores Cookie Bars

Monday, August 25, 2008 Jonette 2 Comments

In two syllables: yam yam. **^_^**

These delectable S'mores Cookie Bars are certified comfort food. Just look at it! Begin to feel your troubles melt away, just like the marshmallow creme and chocolate on this confection. Staring at it for too long brings a tear to my eye -- and a growl in the tummy to match.

I found this delightful number from the blog The Crepes of Wrath. (How can you not love a food blog with a name like that? ) It features great writing, and orgasm-inducing visual food pornography. It's awesome food-on-food action!

Ahem. ^_^"

Should you ever wish to spread the love, there's even a handy post on how to mail cookies. Best for those moments when you wish you could just be there. :)


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Webbie Spotlight: Rainbow Cheesecake on Instructables

Sunday, August 24, 2008 Jonette 0 Comments

Every had one of those moments when your food just looked so damn good you just wanted to stare at it forever and ever? When work has been driving you for the most part of the week, this little recipe would be one of them. Eye comfort, it is.

the Rainbow Cheesecake is but one of the many featured pies for this month on Instructables. It presents the recipe in four easy steps -- as long as you have all your ingredients and pie crusts set, you're good to go. Best for kids' or your girlfriends'/mom's/aunts'/grandmother's birthdays, or to cheer up your favorite hippie. (What? We love hippies. Desserts are the "chill out and relax, man" of food philosophy. ^_^) It's colorful, it's edible, and it's yummy. How can it not be fun?

Could this pie be a possible tool for hypnosis, too? I know I can't take my eyes of it. :)


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Jonette takes to the skies in a jetpack!

Thursday, August 21, 2008 Jonette 0 Comments

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... in funky Steampunk style! One day, oh ever-elusive get-up, one day...

** Jonette finds an excuse to show off her Meez toys. XD.


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The Plastic Straw Rug.

Sunday, August 10, 2008 Jonette 0 Comments

As I begin typing out this entry, I just thought it would be right to say this: comfort food, enough rest, funny shows, and the one you love -- perfect combination for a lazy weekend. Let the glowing begin. ^__^

Last Sunday, James took me home to Project 8 to celebrate his Ate Aimee's birthday. ( ate [pronounced AH-teh] in Filipino is what big sis is in English, and what onee-chan [pronounced ohhNEH-chan] is in Japanese. New vocabulary! Yay!) My boyfriend got her a funky Death Note tome-shaped bag and a writeable replica of the series' pivotal and infamous notebook. I brought her two kinds of cakes from my kitchen. It was the best thing we could think of, knowing the show was once on her to-watch list, and that she loved chocolate.

Still life, with cake.

After watching a few anime episodes ourselves, James and I were called to the dinner table. We enjoyed a hearty spread of pork roast, caldereta (spicy beef stew), chopsuey, embutido (philippine-style meat loaf), and Tita (Auntie) Espie's signature papaitan! (um... a bitter-spicy stew of goat spare parts and accessories, best eaten on cold, rainy afternoons. ^_^") James' mom makes one mean tureen of the dish, and has coaxed many a picky eater to return for seconds. This is what James grew up on as comfort food, and has very much become mine as well.

Sunday meals with James' family assure me that life is good, all is right with the world, and I am home.

As dinner ended, Tito (Uncle) Vangie beamed at the rest of the room and presented to us a project one of James' aunts had been working on for the past few weeks.

Tito Vangie (left) and James (center), holding up the rug.

The rug was about six-and-a-half feet long -- maybe more -- , about five feet wide, and made entirely of plastic drinking straws. Drinking straws readily available by the pack in the nearest wet market, at a very modest price. Tito Vangie said the rug had been finished in just two weeks, the colors and blocks weaned through idle moments and TV time.

James holding up the rug, with Tito Vangie behind him, looking on in glee.

A closer view of the colors.

The colors were bright and arrestingly cheerful, and they left a tangy taste in my mouth, the kind I suck on and relish as an afterglow to snacking on sour gummy worms. ^_^ A closer look at the details of the weaving and the straws leaves room for more wonder.

A closer view of the straws' individual stripes.

...And another set of colors.

This gem was the handiwork of Ate Nieva, a petite lady seemingly lost among the pots and pans and the washing in the kitchen. We called her out to take a snapshot of her, and she dried her hands on a towel.

Any piece of art has a story to tell, a story that can be read in the artist's face.

Ate Nieva and her work.

The rug is quite a fascinating piece made from the humblest of resources. "It's a mark of true Filipino ingenuity!", Tito Vangie exclaimed. I couldn't agree with him more.

My boyfriend's father went on to weave great plans of global enterprise and marketing, sending Ate Nieva and the other girls who lent a hand blushing and giggling. It does sound like a plan, and plans can be quite do-able if planned right. For now, I was quite content to marvel at the plastic rug. Anything that inspires wonder is something that deserves another turn to be wondered over.


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... And this is what I look like in a fabric or baking goods shop.

Sunday, August 03, 2008 Jonette 0 Comments


The colors... They call to me... ;P


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