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The different species of the Orchid family require different methods of cultivation. It is thus, necessary for a would-be orchid enthusiast to have initial information to guide him raising orchids. Cattleya The term is used to cover a very large variety of species of Cattleya, Laelia, Brassalova, a few species of Epidendrom, Sophronites, Diacrum and [...]
Annatto or achuete seeds are used for dyes and food coloring, especially for butter. It is also used in making polishes for russet leather. The dye is obtained from the pulp around the seed by soaking them in the water. The pigment that settles to the bottom is dried into cakes, usually 5 to 6 [...]
Calamansi Flavored Jellies (Candies) Ingredients: starch 10 tbsp water 1 and 1/4 c sugar 1 and 1/2 c glucose 1/4 c calamansi juice 4 tbsp citric acid 1/8 tsp food color 1/4 tsp calamansi oil 1/4 tsp
Squashes are four species of the genus Cucurbita, also called Pumpkins and Kalabasa in Filipino. These four species are as follows: C. maxima – hubbard squash, buttercup squash;C. mixta – cushaw squash; C. moschata – butternut squash; and C. pepo – most pumpkins, acorn squash, summer squash, zucchini.
MATERIALS: shelled peanuts 1 kg cooking oil – half liter refined salt – half tsp. garlic powder- half tsp.
Paper from Rice Straw Paper can be made from any fibrous plant but the best material is rice straw. Abundant rice straw go to waste during harvesting time. With a very minimal capital, this agricultural waste could be a good source of livelihood. Making paper from rice straw can be done even by children in [...]
Flowers are important in our lives, as an inspiration and to give peace of mind. However, the life of flowers is short. They soon wilt and die. To overcome this problem, flowers can be dried or preserved in a number of ways. For decorative purposes, dried flowers can be classified into three types:
Taho from Coconut Milk If soybeans are more expensive or are not available, we can use coconut milk and gulaman in making the morning delicacy Taho. This is very feasible since we have an abundant coconuts planted all over the country.
Peanut butter and brittle are food made of roasted, ground, and blended peanuts, usually salted and sweetened. It is commonly sold in grocery stores, but can be made at home. It is frequently used in sandwiches, particularly the peanut butter and jelly sandwich, candy, cookies and pastry.
WHAT IS BALUT ? Balut (Pilipino) or hot vit lon (Vietnamese) are incubated fertilized duck eggs, which are boiled for 20-30 minutes when the embryo is 16-18 days old. The embryonated eggs are incubated in a balutan or some other kind of artificial incubator. A typical balutan is a low building with walls of bamboo [...]« Previous Entries