How to take care of orchids?

How to take care of orchids?

Help! My orchid is dying!!! Or so it looks like, right? But before you panic, calm down and read this article about Phalaenopsis Orchid Care. I love love love orchids!!! They look so pretty, dainty and elegant.  I’ve always like orchids but it was only until recently that I have the guts to be an orchid owner.  Well, that is not entirely true. It was more like I was forced into being one. You see a relative gave me a Phalaenopsis orchid (also known as "Moth" orchid, maybe because the flower resembles a moth?! duh!) for…Read more→
Simple Arroz Valenciana Recipe

Simple Arroz Valenciana Recipe

Looking for an easy Arroz Valenciana (Bringhe) Recipe?  Bringhe or Arroz Valenciana is one of the favorite dishes among Filipinos. It is a bit similar to spanish Paella and made up mostly of It is usually served for Fiesta or any other special occasions. This is a simple version of this recipe that is really quick and easy to make for everyday meal. If you want to give it some extra touch for serving on occasions, look at my notes below.   Print Simple Arroz Valenciana Recipe Author: Bebs Prep time:  10 mins Cook time:  35…Read more→
Beef Teppanyaki made Easy

Beef Teppanyaki made Easy

Teppanyaki is a Japanese style of cooking using a 'teppan'- a flat iron plate or griddle -to grill or broil or fry food which is 'yaki' in japanese. How to cook beef teppanyaki without  a teppan? Well, this is a bit of a cheat since I do not own a teppan , I only use  regular frying pan but it works...   Add stir-fried vegetables for a complete meal.   Print Beef Teppanyaki made Easy Author: Bebs Prep time:  1 hour Cook time:  15 mins Total time:  1 hour 15 mins Serves: 2-3   Ingredients 500g beef…Read more→
A walk at the Pfrunger Ried

A walk at the Pfrunger Ried

My husband and I decided to have a walk one day to see how the Pfrunger Ried looks like at this time of the year. I asked him what is a "ried" and he said it is german for "swamp" or "marsh". He also said that in the really early years they used to dig and harvest peat from these wetlands until it was forbidden in 1996 and is now a protected area for nature conservation.   It is only about 10 minute ride from our place to get there and we spent about an hour…Read more→
How to make your own indoor hanging herb garden

How to make your own indoor hanging herb garden

I like planting my own herbs. It is practical when you do not have to rush to the groceries whenever you need them and you are sure that no chemicals were used to grow them. You can grow them in pots outside when it is warm enough or even indoors during the cold seasons.  But other people might have problems with too less or small space to plant herbs indoors like in their kitchen, in my case the problem was having too much a space that is looking too bare or just plain…Read more→
Simple Homemade Basil Pesto Sauce

Simple Homemade Basil Pesto Sauce

Basil Pesto Sauce is usually used on pasta. I also like it on my pizza or simply just as spread on my toast. Once, I even made a salad dressing with it and it was really good. I will post that next time I make it again. When I can, I usually make my own Pesto sauce and since my basil plants were so good in giving me nice and plenty of leaves all-through summer so I made a lot of batches. This is really a very simple and easy to follow recipe for Basil…Read more→
How to make Gravy

How to make Gravy

 Here is a homemade Gravy Recipe from scratch that is perfect for your mashed potatoes, steaks  and fried chicken. Makes simple dishes into finger-lickin' good meals! Print How to make Gravy Author: Bebs   Ingredients 2 Tbsp Flour 1 cup water ½ Tbsp Soy Sauce ¼ Tsp ground Black Pepper ½ chicken broth cube (or ½ Tbsp if using powder) ½ Tbsp Oil Instructions Dissolve flour in water in a saucepan. Make sure there are no lumps. Add soy sauce, oil and black pepper. Place in medium heat and stir continuously to avoid bottom from…Read more→
Quick and Easy Flaky Pie Crust I

Quick and Easy Flaky Pie Crust I

Layers and layers  wafer-thin, crispy flakes is what makes a flaky pastry. And making a flaky Pie Crust usually takes a lot of time and effort. So if you are short of time and looking for a short-cut then here is one. This flaky Pie Crust Recipe is perfect for Egg Pie (as shown in the photo), Apple Pie and for most pies actually.   Print Quick and Easy Flaky Pie Crust I Author: Bebs Prep time:  15 mins Total time:  15 mins Serves: 2 Crusts   Ingredients 2 c. sifted flour 1 tsp. salt ½ c.…Read more→