Saturday, June 25, 2016

Pinoy food Saturday: Puto

Wife of Tronster, Sunshine, is a great companion throughout life's adventures. Her and her family have introduced him to so many different foods.  I have to admit this is one of my favorites. It is a simple steamed bun, not too sweet and a good little snack. Sunshine has taken the time to train Lhet  (pronounced let) on how to create these little pieces of joy. The cheese on top is something I didn't think I would like,  however, it makes the Puto very tasty.

So if you have any Pinoy friends or family,  ask them to make you a batch.

Enjoy your Saturday.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Geese on the way to work.

Tronster uses a combination of driving and riding to work. To save a little, we carpool to a metro station and I grab a bus for the last 12 miles.  It really is convenient.  I have the distinct privilage of patiently waiting for the bus everyday of the week.  At the metro station there is a family of geese that has grown right in front of our eyes.
This first photo was a few weeks ago.  When the little ones were smaller, there was no getting close.
This morning when I arrived at the bus stop, the little ones are not as little anymore.
Wildlife has always been a joy to watch. Even the geese hanging at the bus stop. 
We have the parents and all the little ones.
Enjoy this Friday, for some of us the week is at an end. 



Sunday, June 19, 2016

Back Yard Garden

Over the past few holidays, Sunshine and Tronster have recieved several gift cards for the local big box  hardware store.  Our family expansion has gone past the spare change and includes Nanay and sister of Sunshine.

  Nanay enjoys gardening and has been planting all around the yard.  In fear that Tronster may run the plants over with the lawnmower, a mission was conceived.
Utilizing the aforementioned gift cards, Sunshine and Tronster headed to the store.  We purchased the materials to make a raised garden.  Tronster considered wood.  However, the bricks were less expensive.
We purchased 18 blocks, 80 pounds of poop (manure), 4 bags of top soil, and a bag of peat moss.  This was a workout in and of itself.  Loading 18 blocks, unloading 18 blocks , positioning 18 blocks.  Then I turned the soil, which is actually clay and was very dry that day.  Several hours later and two Tylenol later, it was done, completed and ready to be planted.
Keep watching as we update the progress of the plants.