Saturday, October 17, 2015

Mangga and Bagoong

This combination is loved by many among Filipinos. Unripe or semi ripe mangoes are peeled and sliced then dipped in bagoong or sauteed small shrimps. We also love them with salted or fermented small fish. My son calls it rotten fish cos it smells so. This fermented shrimp smells too but they taste so good with mangoes! I'm drooling right now while typing this hahaha! You can buy bagoong at a filipino or asian store. There's raw or already fried kind. I like the cooked one but the raw baby shrimp tastes good too with vinegar. Just the fried ones take away a bit of that stinky smell. Wanna try?

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Organic Fruits

Hooray! Our fruit trees have plenty of fruits this year and they are so sweet! Plus, they are organic, no fertilizers had been used. The birds are eating them though so we harvest them before they get so ripe. I like it when they're crunchy and not soggy like the ripe ones. They are so sweet even when not fully ripen. On photo, these are saturn peaches or donut peaches. They're flat and round like donuts. We also have burgundy plums which taste like sinegwelas in Philippines when not too ripe. We have plums, apricots, nectarines, kumquats, tangerines, grapefruits, grapes, oranges, cherries, apples, avocados and more! Kids always have fun harvesting them in summer and fall. We just love organic fruits!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Warm Lemon Water for Cough

Flu season is up! So get ready to boost your immune system and fight the viruses. If you happen to get the cough and want to use a home remedy, you can try this warm lemon water for cough. It helps soothe your throat and makes you feel better. If cough persists, visit your primary care physician or take that medicine from the drug store shelf :D

My family and I don't take medicine unless if our cough gets worst that lasts more than a week and we feel like we are getting pneumonia. We only take this natural home remedy which we have been using since we were kids. I did use kalabo (not sure if english term is mint) leaves too. We ground it and drink the juice raw. I don't see them here in the US so I just use lemons in warm water. You can add any mount of lemons, the more the better. You can also add honey and ginger. It works for us. It helps me sleep better. My daughter loves it. So try this and if it works, you are very welcome! ;)