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Treating the Mechanic

hubby has always been a DIY guy and it has definitely come in very handy for us and most of our relatives.  sometimes i just watch him in awe as he takes on a mechanical problem and ends up with a fixed gadget no matter how new the contraption may be.  i asked him once how he knew what to do and he simply said, “its logic.”  hmm, then that means the rest of the world and i have not very much logic …

Lima needed some tweaking and hubby gladly took to the dash and got engrossed with her wiring like a little kid with his science project.  i on the other hand, had no part in the process and just pondered on todays newspaper.  i didnt really mind because i dont really find interest in such things.

when all was well, we took to the road to reward my personal mechanic *grin*.


the cibo in rockwell right outside the chapel always look like a happy place to be in. probably because the stores all around cater to children, thus you’re surrounded with giddy little toddlers running around as if the world was their playground. this is a far cry from the restaurant downstairs near starbucks which need some interior renovations.

as usual the place was full and we were fourth on the waiting list. after 15 minutes of resisting temptation from window shopping, we headed back and found our table being vacated.

a visit to cibo is never complete without their refreshing foamy iced tea

and their delicious chicken liver pate dip

pate di fegato. crostini

pate di fegato. crostini

this luscious pate is one of the best ive ever had. the creamy mixture has just the right bitter sweet flavor that sends signals to your brain to release happy endorphins. it is that good! hubby and i are very happy with this dish because the serving is generous and often, we have left over pate to take home despite munching on the crostini lathered spread to our hearts content.

tonight i was not as hungry because i had a late lunch and finished my box of royce’ potato chip chocolate so i decided a panini would do. i had initially wanted the roast pork panini but they were out so second choice it was.

verdure tartufato

verdure tartufato

this panini is created with asparagus, zucchini, fontina and truffle paste sandwiched in slices of grilled tuscan whole wheat.

the bread was beautifully grilled

grilled tuscan whole wheat

grilled tuscan whole wheat

but i thought the filling was a little thin

asparagus, zucchini, fontina, truffle paste

asparagus, zucchini, fontina, truffle paste

however, upon sinking your teeth into the sandwich, you realize that the filling has just enough of each ingredient to blend into a mixture of wonderful flavors. sprinkle some rock salt onto your piece before popping into your mouth and …. yuuuuum!

the mechanic was his predictable self and got pasta.

linguine de valentino

linguine di valentino

the al dente pasta is drowned in crab meat, stewed tomatoes, chili peppers and cream. it was sooo good! nothing beats my blue cheese pasta in gourmand but this is definitely in the running.

satisfied with our dinner, we headed across to lulu belle to top of with dessert.

natural and strawberry yogurt swirl

natural and strawberry yogurt swirl

life is good!

(photos taken by my Omnia -we forgot our LX3 in the dry cabinet!!)


March 1, 2009 Posted by | Gastronomic experience | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

a legacy of my own

i am restless…

you know that feeling when too many things are happening at the same time and you’re like a child during christmas eve, apprehensive and excited all at once?  well, its the eve before march and i am restless.  there are very important events this month and i think im going to faint!  maybe its the triple shot of espresso i had this afternoon or maybe its really just the jitters about new challenges and responsibilities.  maybe a bit or more of both…

ive always liked predictability and the OC in me have always controlled the environment such that second guessing is to the minimum.  but we all know we cant always get our way all the time.

id like to think i came from a humble beginning.  but because it seems fate has constantly tried to be on my side, everything ive wished for have somehow all come true! *talk about the power of suggestion!*  yet there are more things to achieve and a couple more narrow paths to trod.

maybe i just need to relax and let things fall into place, as they often will whether fidgety or not!  maybe i just need to eat something good to take my mind off the stressfull couple of weeks ahead *aaarrrggghhh*

welcome march, welcome sleepless nights, welcome success, welcome my dark green legacy!


March 1, 2009 Posted by | Meandering | , , , , , | Leave a comment