👩🍳Hi everyone! Welcome to iCookiTravel Blog. I’m Dolly a Filipino ex-pat in Vienna. Mostly about my home-cooked meals, my travel, my dogs and all other things that make me happy. Just like what I do for my health exercise, training, love of hiking, gymnastic, where I connected-my work, my collections; magnets and mug from Starbucks. My souvenirs collection from countries and places I’ve visited. I am also a Plant Tita, aside from our Terrace Urban Garden at sixth floor here in Vienna. Hope you like it, thank you for reading and watching my Youtube videos.
FIRST ADVENT-THE CANDLE OF PROPHECY! — We celebrate with the lighting of this candle the prediction that Christ is coming soon.
Today November 30, 2014 is the first Advent. The first Sunday of Advent recalls the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem.
Wishing you all a nice first advent Sunday!
This is my Advent Wreath for this year 2014 🙂 For more details and INFO please check this out:
Just like last year we celebrated it with my Noytube BFF Dana, by this time here at home in my flat!
She came over and we recorded a collaborated video clip our entry for the Noytube 2014 Christmas Collaboration headed by brother Jason Telmo, father of NOYTUBERS 😉
But beforehand we ate first our lunch, I cooked Mackerel Tuna (Tulingan) with Shrimps, Squash (Kalabasa) ,Jalapenos, onion, garlic, ginger and Okra in Coconut milk seasoned with Anchovy Sauce (Patis) served with steamed rice. And our kids had Kebap Pizza no picture above, she came with her son. So take it away from me Folks 😉
I spent the day today with my Noytube BFF Dana. We visited the “Unique location” the Vienna Christmas market is located infront of the Rathaus (Municipality/ City Hall) of Vienna. This market is considered as one of the best known and largest of Vienna and has a lot to offer aside from really big-giant Christmas tree. The magical Christmas markets. The aroma of Christmas bakery items and hot punch creates a pre-Christmas atmosphere. And in the Christmas shop children have the opportunity to let their creativity run wild. Countless stalls care for the physical well-being and there is a large range of craft and gift ideas. We warm up ourselves with a delicious mug of himbeerpunsch! 😉
We did our Video recording infront of it, which will be our part for the forthcoming NOYTUBE CHRISTMAS COLLABORATION 2013.
Then we had our light lunch at ROSENBERGER Restaurant behind Hotel Sacher at first district with her son- Daniel and my daughter. We had salad and soup so with the two kids. The Rosenberger Restaurant is an Austrian company in the hospitality industry with a focus on operation of motels and motorway service station. But the one which is located at Maysedergasse 2 at first District of Vienna, is not that bad, one can wondefully meet someone for coffee or lunch to eat something. Often I have just salad with a soup just like today.
Stupid thing is that it extends the whole thing over several floors and basement floors. Since you felt funny when you drive with a full tray of food inside elevator. But you can also sit down somewhere and if you want to stay for more hours. How long you sit , namely nobody cares. 😛
Came back home around six pm just about the right time to light the first candle for the first advent Sunday (week). We begin this first week of Advent by asking Christ to come, to set us free from our sins and from the punishment that we deserve. He is our salvation. On 01 December 2013 is the first Advent. The first Sunday of Advent recalls the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem.
Wishing you all a nice first advent Sunday!
Puto is a steamed rice cake popular in the Southeast Asian country/ the Philippines. Steaming, a popular cooking method in this country along with boiling and roasting, was incorporated into Filipino cuisine. Rice, the main ingredient in this dish, is an important staple for the Philippines.
Puto is usually eaten as a dessert, but can also be eaten for breakfast dipped into or paired with a cup of hot coffee or hot chocolate. Or side dish for Pig’s Blood Stew (“Dinuguan”). Just like here our lunch “Dinuguan” and “Puto”.
Mine here is without food coloring added and I used flour instead of rice flour and without any cheese!
There are many variations to the recipe ranging from the type of rice used to the method in which the rice is prepared. In its traditional form, puto is of a plain white color. Adding certain common Filipino ingredients like ube and pandan made from pandan leaves slightly changes the flavor and completely changes the color of the finished product. Likewise, food coloring can be added to change the puto color but still keep its original flavor.
* 1 cup of Flour
* 1/4 cup of Margarine, softened
* 1 tsp. Baking powder
* 5 rounded tbsps. Sugar
* 3/4 cup of milk
* 4 Egg white
* some Cheese of your preference, (optional)
1.) In a bowl, sift together the flour and baking powder.
2.) In onotjer bowl, cream the margarine wiht 3 tbsps. sugar.
3.) Add the flour mixture and the milk alternately into the margarine-sugar mixture.
4.) Beat the eggwhites into the flour-milk mixtureadd the (2tbsps.) remaining sugar.
5.) Fold the eggwhites into the flour-milk mixture.