Saturday, April 14, 2012

Krispy Kreme Donuts

Are you a fan  of Krispy Kreme? I'm not. I just find it too sweet.

But Bella loves donuts, not particularly donuts, but she has sweet tooth, just like me.

We tried to lessen her sweet intake but give in once in a while. Good thing, they have these mini donuts

Although, my mini ME munch only on the sweet toppings.

I prefer Dunkin Donuts though.

All the best,

Friday, April 13, 2012

More Cakes from BakeMart Plus

Here a few more cakes I have tasted from BakeMart Plus as promised.

This is Mango Mousse Cake - fresh mangoes and vanilla sponge. according to the server, their mango came from US. I wasn't really convince at first and do not want to risk tasting anti-biotic again from mangoes which is common from this fruit in Dubai. Unlike, in the Philippines, where we have the best tasting mangoes in the world. Nevetheless, I was curious too, the look is mouth watering. So I bought a small one and do taste test. My verdict: he is not lying. I love it.

Aside from the fact that I'm really not a big fan of cakes and icings - I only chooses to eat chocolate cakes, but boy! They have the best mango cake so far.

I also bought Kifaya Cake, this sponge cake consists of Mango, Strawberry and Pistachio in Vanilla Sponge. According to them, this cake is one of there fast selling products. Well, I am also a fan now. This is really good.

I also love their Strawberry Cheesecake, not too sweet.

They sell small part of cakes with minimal amount of AED 12/each. This is the best way of checking first which ones you can buy for events, right? They also provide nice boxes for their small cakes. This is a good thing to never compromise the quality of their products and looks.

I really don't know what to choose now for my mini Me's upcoming birthday in June. Maybe I can buy one of each. Hehe! But anyway, its now safe to say that I have found my cake supplier in Dubai.

Speaking of, I think its time to start making plans for Bella's 3rd Birthday party.

All the best,

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Bella's Second Haircut

From the time Bella arrived in Dubai last May 2010, we didn't went to any salon to have any more hair cuts for her. But we trim her bangs from time to time. Just so not to cover her eyes. Guess who is her hair expert. I am. Although I tried to make the bangs as straight as possible, I just can't seem to get it right. She always sees her WoWa (Lola) having her locks done by me and she wants her hair done as well.

Unlike the first time when she had her first hair cut, she didn't cried on her second one. Good thing she's used to it now so it was easier, although I just feel the hair cutter wasn't very patient with kids. Nevertheless, she is now ready for the summer.



When we reached home, we put this curlers to her hair.

My mini ME just love having this funny looking pose. She is just so adorable. Hahaha! Love your own, of course.

All the best,

The Not So Perfect Omelet

I am not a good cook. Never was, Never is and never will be. I must admit that I really have no interest on it. I'd rather do the laundry on a washing machine and ironing of clothes if I have no choice. Unfortunately, I didn't get my mom's  talent in cooking. I think this also came with my attitude with regards to cooking dishes. Once I tried one dish and its a disaster, I stopped and not touch a knife for sometime, until I have the inspiration to start cooking again. I love eating though. That is one thing that will never change. I eat like a dinosour.

I chance upon the blog of Erwan, The Fat Kid Inside. Familiar? Anyway, he has this simple dishes that made me tried one of them. His, the Perfect Omelet. Aside from his dishes, I am now also loving to use Herbs on our meals. I love the taste of it on our foods.

I needed to watch his video while making my own Omelet, otherwise, this may be a disaster.

Here is my version of The Perfect Omelet, although mine was not even so close to perfection.

Because eggs are cheap and Omelet is a simple dish, I was not disheartened on my first try and did the same one on another weekend for breakfast.

Still not perfect but I love the taste now, especially the herbs. Its even healthier.

I didn't really follow every ingredients on his The Perfect Omelet, his herbs is fresh parsley, dill and tarragon.

I use mixed herbs bought from the supermarket. Thyme, Sage, Origanum, Sweet Basil and Marjoram. I love the combination.

Erwan also doesn't want milk on his Omelet but I put some on mine which I find tastier.

I cook it in Olive oil and butter, same as his.

I am now a fan of The Fat Kid Inside. My mom and yours truly are now trying the Summer Chicken Salad. If you want to try his simple dishes and have not met him yet. You can check his website and see his simple and yet healthy dishes.

All the best,

Friday, April 6, 2012

Cake at Bake Mart Plus

We live our lives to special occasions. Cakes just have to be one of the highlights in every buffet table. Although, I was never a big fan of cakes and icings on it, celebrating an event is not as special as it suppose to be without cakes. And I am a sucker for party planning. I must admit that I have limited options with suppliers in Dubai though. It doesn't offer much of good tasting cake. Unfortunately, they are not as good as the ones we have in our home country.

But I don't necessarily have to settle for anything less. So I search and search until I find something better. And so I did. I want to share with you BakeMartPlus.

I have bought 2 cakes from them already for 2 birthdays in March, Far-ouT and Mame's. I was actually surprised when I tasted it for the first time. It was good. But I needed to be assured of its taste so I bought the same Tiramisu for the second time before I shared it all to you. So far, so good.

They also have a nice box if you wanted it to buy for a gift.

My mini ME love blowing candles on top of cakes so its a must for me to have it once in a while.

Even if its not her birthday yet.

We sure need to light up the candles several times for her to blow before we eat them.

I have yet to taste their other cakes so I can update you and give you an idea about their taste.

BakeMart Plus is located in Karama, along the side of the post office and near the Options Bldg.

Have a lovely birthday.

All the best,

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Spotted: Coach Wedge Sandals

Wedge Sandals from Coach. a Brand for Less.

I was thinking of having a wedge for a shoes but have not found "the one" yet. Lucky me when I saw the nice pair of sandals from Brands for Less. Again. Finally owning one coach brand for less.

All the best,