Guacamole Ole!

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Do you want to spice up your slumber parties with friends?  try your very own guacamole and enjoy watching videos with your favorite chips.

guacamoleWhat you will need:

2 to 3 pieces ripe avocado (hinog sa puno/ripen from the tree)

½ cup green bell pepper

3 medium-sized tomatoes (diced)

1 teaspoon siling labuyo (jalapeno is a good alternative)

3 clove minced garlic

½ medium onion, finely chopped

Extra from two pieces of calamansi or lemon

Salt and pepper

Spatula, glass bowl

What you have to do:

  1. Take only the flesh of the avocado.  Slice into small pieces.
  2. In a clean glass bowl, mix all the ingredients together with the avocado slices.
  3. Use a spatula or any wide spoon for even mixing.
  4. Dash with salt and pepper to taste
  5. Sprinkle a little more of the calamansi extract over the mixture.
  6. Let stand for one hour before serving.
  7. Serve with favorite chips.



Jay R. Lomeda, conversation with the editor,

24 June 2005

Visual source:  avocadopoint

Pickling Mushrooms

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Mushrooms have long been valued for their taste.  Pickling mushrooms is one way to ensure that you’ll always have this delicious item to perk up your meals.  Pickling is the process of preserving food y using salt or vinegar solution.  Mushrooms can be preserved just like other vegetables.  This is how it is done.


1 kilo fresh mushrooms

3 cups vinegar

2 cups sugar

1/3 cup salt and red pepper

20 grams onion and carrots

2 grams ginger



  1. Blanch mushrooms in boiling water for 5 minutes.  Drain in tray.
  2. Heat vinegar in casserole.  Don’t stir.
  3. Add all ingredients and oil.  This will be your pickling solution.
  4. Pak the blanched mushrooms in small bottles and press down to remove the air.
  5. Slowly pour the pickling solution to cover the mushrooms.
  6. Cap the bottles loosely and steam for one hour.
  7. Seal the cam with the candle serving.

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