Dessert Festival: The Sweetest Time of Each School Year

Over in our school we do not only celebrate food festival once but twice Рthe Nutrition Month which officially  happens in July and the Dessert Festival, done by the Grades 4, 5 & 6 pupils early this month.

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For the last two years I have been invited along with my colleagues to judge this sweetest event in our school – the dessert festival where the pupils showcase their knack on food display and table setting.

This is when we, the judges hop from one classroom to another to spot the most outstanding presentation and of course to satisfy not just our eyes but our taste buds as well.

Indeed I was amazed not only with the different sweets on the table but at how good the kids are in preparing for their presentation. They knew exactly what to do – making it hard for us to decide. It’s like choosing the best acoustic guitar brands.

Orange Jellies in Orange Peel

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This probably is nothing new to you and to many out there, but to me it is. It really surprised me how kids at their tender age able to do something amazing like this while all I did the whole time was wonder how they did it. I might as well look it up on the internet.

The sweet ones welcoming us to their classroom…

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Wrapping it up, events like this gives authentic venue for the children to learn and socialize while enhancing their skills on food preparation. It is also one great way for teachers to spot potentials in them.

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Seafood-Packed Breakfast

Typical “Pinoy” breakfast – eggs (of whichever way it’s done), sausage, hotdogs or about anything fried and of course rice.

Ours this morning…

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lambay crabs and tahong (mussels)

Last night I brought home these “goodness” fresh from the wet market. It’s not my usual thing but I love every chance I get to pick something fresh like these to feast on with the family. Not a single cent is wasted because aside from the fact that it is cheaper when bought from the market and prepare it by yourself, it is also guaranteed fresh and undeniably healthy – not to mention the fun and comfort¬† of eating it with bare hands and together all of you are doing it while taking your time, it’s priceless.

On the other note, it is also my way of celebrating because I am finally half way through my post-graduate studies. The last three semesters have been very challenging yet fruitful and it’s nice to recall I haven’t been with any mad professor the whole time. LOL.

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Family Weekend Treat: Chocolate Overload Roll

Took home this sweet treat from Goldilocks (a popular Filipino cake store) right after my Saturday class this morning to give in to this week’s craving.

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This weekend treat brought joy not only to my taste buds but to the moppets’ as well. They knew very well that I will always make way for this – getting almost a norm – habit of bringing up something each weekend – my way of catching up with them except when I am not around.

I don’t have that much tolerance with sweets but you can always count me in if it’s dark chocolate… more so if it’s nutty. I love it bitter sweet, rich and delicious. And from what I have read, chocolate especially dark ones are not only good for curing a broken heart but this super food has its sweet health benefits including stress reduction and a healthier heart.

I am not on DIY hiatus. I would still prefer doing things myself like I used. Just lately things are getting tougher with both at work and my post-graduate studies. Soon I’d be back in the kitchen and treats would be different then. It is something I always love to look forward to but until then.

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