Monday, April 27, 2015

Green Tea Ice Cream

Hello all! We just arrived in Manila so we are here staying at Bellevue Hotel. We ordered a meal for us and also ordered some desserts. We enjoyed the food, we had burgers, sandwiches, green tea ice cream and chocolate cake for dessert. 

I am not sure if I havet tried green tea ice cream before but this time, I am loving the taste. I wish we have this in store back home where you can buy and take home but we don't. So we have to make our own. I searched for the recipe and I found one by Emeril Lagasse. I should try this when we get back  since I have 2 ice cream maker that I need to put in good use. You can try it too. Below is the recipe.
  • 8 large egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup loose green tea
  • 2 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • Directions
    In a large bowl beat the egg yolks with the sugar and salt. Set aside.
    In a heavy saucepan, scald the milk. Remove from the heat. Add the tea, cover and steep for 4 minutes. Strain through a fine mesh sieve into a clean pot, pressing with a rubber spatula to extract as much liquid as possible. Add heavy cream and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Ladle 1/3 of the cream mixture into the eggs and whisk well to combine. Add all the egg mixture to the pot and cook over low heat, stirring, until thick enough to coat the back of a spoon, about 5 minutes.
    Strain through a fine mesh sieve into a clean container and cool in the refrigerator, about 2 hours.
    Pour into an ice cream maker and process according to the manufacturer's instructions. Transfer to a plastic container and keep in the freezer until ready to serve.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Pinoy Food Feast

Pic by Che Tahud
Philippines, here we come! We are flying to Philippines soon to finally see my family and friends after 8 years. It's the long-awaited vacation for us and everyone's so excited to see us especially my kids. It would be their first meeting. And what I am so excited too is the food! I'll gonna feast on it for sure. I miss the food and my Papa's home cooked meals. I'll expect to gain weight but it's ok as long as I will have so much fun. It will definitely be a food trip for us er for me. So I will be out of Inday's Kitchen for 5 weeks. Yes, it will be more than a month and I'll make sure I'll take pictures of the food and share some recipes. I can't wait! May God Bless us on our journey home and back. Till then. 

Monday, April 6, 2015

Celebration Trip

Hello all! My hubby and I just officially celebrated our wedding anniversary and my birthday as well! We went to the pacific coast area for a week. With our kids, we enjoyed the trip that we can't stop talking about it.

San Diego is a beautiful city with perfect weather in the Spring time.

The villa we stayed at Escondido Resort has a full kitchen so we get to cook too. It became Inday's Kitchen for a week. A very nice kitchen that fits the awesome villa well. If we are not staying at the villa, we went swimming at their big pools or went to different places that San Diego county can offer.
We went to SeaWorld, Flower Fields in Oceanside, Museums and San Diego Zoo.
Going home, we dropped by at a vineyard, Monte De Oro Vineyards and went wine tasting. Also, we visited a handmade Indian temple in Chino Hills- B.A.P.S. Temple and Cultural Center, a Hindu socio-religious facility.
So we have seen a lot of things in a week. We had a blast! It was a wonderful birthday and anniversary celebration.