Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Skydreamer Dines in Dumaguete: Gabby's Bistro

Remember high school when everything was all about friends, school, shopping, the latest boybands, gossip and all things that are actually (sorry for the term) shallow, but we all felt so passionate about? Remember the best time of our lives when our biggest problems were allowances, homeworks, and crushes? And you must have your own bestfriends too, right?

Well, what happened to your mates now? Do you still keep in touch? I do with mine, though not constantly. I must admit that when life happens, it takes away a lot of your time from your old friends. But that doesn't mean you no longer are - in fact, that's how you know who's true. Those who remain real and stick with you and are still around.

Let me show you around one of the best places to stay in Dumaguete, Florentina Homes. When your friends are no longer living in the city and have migrated somewhere else, this is the best place for them to stay to make them feel right at home.

Spot the man-made gecko!

Everything is so colorful, and lush with plants and flowers!

Come on, let me show you their pool!

Looks great, right? But wait, you really do need to check out their restaurant, Gabby's Bistro. They may not have the best food, but they're certainly something else.

Tower of Rings - Beer-battered and breaded
white onion rings with honey mustard - P99

Pesto Chicken Pasta - basil, pine nuts, garlic,
cream, spaghetti - P175 (must try)

Gabby Patties - Mini gabburgers P135 - simple yet tasty
(I don't know why there's a Canadian flag)

Cajun Chicken Pizza - crisp cajun chicken slices,
honey-mustard dressing, cajun spices - P365
Quite an experience. Really something.

Chicken Parmegiana - Breaded chicken, spaghetti,
pomodoro - P175 (this was disappointing)

Banana Cream Pie - creamed banana filling topped with
cookie crumbles and fresh bananas - P85
Surprisingly good! Don't be fooled by its looks
We were so full after our "merienda" that was really more like a hearty meal. We decided to lounge around in the pool area. We took some pictures, talked some more, then headed to Rana Verde, their ice cream shop.

Fruits in Ice Cream (FIC) - Bubblegum

Fruits in Ice Cream (FIC) - Caramelo
We finally bid goodbye after a great afternoon of friends, laughter, gossip, and a lot of food! xx

Momma's Banana Cake like no other!

I mentioned in previous posts that my mom is a very good baker. I grew up eating her cakes, pastries, and so much more! Since I'm home with my mini-family, mom decided to cook her own banana cake with sunflower seeds and coconut candy and with very minimal sugar.

Here's the result:

Fresh from the oven!

Second Batch!

Chewy Banana Bars!

Playing Jenga with our desserts
It's chewy, just the way I like it. Plus, it has just the right amount of sweetness for me to handle with the right crunch with sunflower seeds, and tastes amazing with chocolate ice cream!

Thanks Momsy! xx

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Where to get foodspiration?

Now, speaking of Pinterest, as a food blogger, I naturally have a board titled Food-venture! Foodspiration! This is where I mostly get ideas (aside from my favorite bloggers like Rosie and Joann) for out of this world recipes. In this board, you'll mostly see recipes about pasta, pizza, anything with cheese, a lot of sweets, healthy Mediterranean salads, and fruits!

Here are my favorite pictures:

Grilled Asparagus Tartines
with scallions and ricotta

Grilled Avocado and Tzatziki Sandwich

Caprese Grilled Chicken

Grilled Corn

Lemon Parmesan Angel Hair Pasta with Fried Egg

Salad in a Mason Jar

Pesto Chicken Sandwich

Ricotta Crostini

Salted Caramel Sauce

S'mores Mug Cake
All these and so much more!
Bring on the Pinterest addiction! xx