Mochi Ice Cream

July 31st, 2010

When we went on vacation to Hongkong last summer, my eldest kid fell completely in love with Mochi ice cream. We found it at this one branch of 7-11 which was 2 blocks away from our hotel and it became a twice daily ritual for us. So in love was she that she demanded that I take home several packs…this, of course, was not feasible.

So as soon as we got home, I looked for the same treat only to be disappointed. I couldn’t find any store selling them. What was a Mom to do to fill this craving? What else..make them myself.

This is my version of Mochi Ice Cream…let’s call them PRESIDENTIAL MOCHI…

Ingredients :
1 cup of rice flour
3/4 cup water
1/3 cup sugar
a pinch of salt
cornstarch […]  Continue Reading

Pa-Sosyal Si Barbie

July 29th, 2010

I’m sure many of you parents out there try to be very careful about what you say around the kids. When you are talking about some juicy piece of news about a relative, you rarely mention names and would prefer to use “Kwan” and “Si Ano” as aliases. Or some of you just spell out names, news, any chismis.

But spelling things out, literally, has a limit. Once the kids reach grade school, your spelling days are over.

So instead you try to use high fallutin’ terms which they will rarely, we hope, fathom.

However, things tend to backfire…sometimes…

Gaby : “Adi lets play with our Barbies. Bring them all out.”
Adi : “Lets make hati […]  Continue Reading