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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

5 Effortless Romantic Dinners You Can Make at Home

Sitting in traffic for hours so that you can wait in line to get into that crowded, noisy restaurant can be the ultimate buzzkill for any date. So this Valentine’s Day, why not ditch tradition and surprise your special someone with a homemade dinner?  

Even if you have minimal skills in the kitchen, there are some easy meals you can make that will knock the socks off your date. A simple search on the Internet will turn up a hundred of these recipe ideas, but we’ve picked out five of our favorites to share with you!



1. Pesto chicken pasta

Pasta is simple enough to make and pretty foolproof, but when topped with a zesty pesto and slices of perfectly pan-seared or grilled chicken breasts, it makes an impressive and filling dish. 

The trick is twofold: splurge on good-quality, artisan bottled pesto, and make sure that your chicken breast fillets are not dried out or (the horror) raw inside. If you’re unsure in the kitchen, better pick a fresh-chilled fillet instead of frozen to take the guesswork out of cooking time.

Serve with your sweetie’s favorite bottle of wine and some citrus fruits, and you’re golden.    




2. Whole Roast Chicken

The beauty of this recipe is that not only are there a dozen variants you can adapt to your tastes, but also that you don’t necessarily need an oven to make it. If you can borrow a pressure cooker for the big day, then you’re all set. 

Start with the best ingredients. You’ll want to choose a fresh-chilled whole chicken instead of a frozen bird for a couple of reasons: first, defrosting can be tricky for a novice cook. Second, freezing and defrosting can destroy the meat’s cellular structure, so fresh-chilled meat is the better choice for a juicy and flavorful finished product.

The basics: some type of oil to brush on the skin, salt and pepper to taste (remember to salt the inside of the bird too), and herbs for flavor. You can stuff your chicken with garlic, thyme, rosemary, and lemons, and place in an oven or pressure cooker that’s been preheated to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C) for 10-15 minutes. Reduce the temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and keep cooking for 20 minutes per pound. Serve with roasted veggies and enjoy!

3. Baked oysters

Who doesn’t love the occasional serving of this popular aphrodisiac? Baked oysters are simple to prepare, and to customize the meal, you have a slew of toppings to choose from. Anything from a simple drizzle of salt and lemon to a complex blend of herbs and cheese will work well. Serve atop a bed of coarse sea salt with a side of chilled leafy salad and either wine or their favorite Tequila for a hot evening. 



4. Steak and potatoes 

Here’s a secret: you can now get premium Wagyu cubes at select sites around the metro, and they make an exceptionally easy, sexy meal. Toss them onto a hot grill or griddle, cook until done to the degree of doneness that you like your beef – for Wagyu medium rare is recommended- and then serve them with an assortment of dips and sides such as grilled Portobello and shitake mushrooms, leafy greens, pickles, baby potatoes, or an assortment of cheeses. 

A meal that can be done in under an hour, all it takes is a wide enough table, enough bowls for all your sides and dips, cute skewers, and a partner who likes their meals interactive.


5. Hainanese Chicken

This recipe for Hainanese is a little bit of a cheat, and needs a little more attention than most of our suggestions, but it’s definitely worth it!

Stuff a fresh-chilled chicken with lemongrass, ginger, kinchay, a bouillon cube,  and a quartered onion. If it’s a particularly large fowl, lay it on a bed of the same in a pot that’s large enough to hold the entire chicken underwater. Fill the pot with enough water to cover the bird and its dressings, and put on the stove on high. Once it boils, turn the heat down to low and wait until the chicken is cooked and tender. 

While you wait, prepare the sauce. Chop up green onions and grate young ginger finely, add salt to taste, and either gently sauté in sesame oil or pour heated sesame oil over the mix. Add a scoop of broth from the chicken once it’s done cooking, set aside. 

When the chicken is done, carve and plate it. Before serving, heat some sesame oil, drizzle salt over the chicken skin, and then carefully drizzle the hot oil over the chicken as lightly and evenly as you can. Serve with the ginger and onion sauce and a bowl of steamed white rice. 

These recipes are just the tip of the iceberg! There’s a whole world of easy romantic dinners you can find with a simple online search, but to make it truly special, you need to remember the basics: use the absolute best ingredients you can get your hands on, pay attention to your plating, and make sure you give some thought to how you’re going to eat dinner – the right cutlery, the right stemware, the right drinks. 

Follow these three simple rules and you’re well on your way to having a Valentine’s Day dinner to remember! 02/13/2018 (Bits of Rocks)



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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy V-Day Everyone!

Happy Hearts Day everyone! Do you have your date later tonight?! Do you already received a card, a chocolate, or a bunch of flowers from your love ones?! Or are you still waiting for someone to come along your way?!

Well, single, taken, in a relationship, it's complicated, or whatever status do you have right now, let's still feel the love and embrace the spirit of Valentines day.

I collected different inspiring Valentines greeting! And take note, they were moving to captivate your eyes and emotions! Treat these as my Valentines gifts to all of you! Here they are:













Hope everybody now is inspired! Let's continue celebrating love! Spread love to every person around us! Hope all of you have a great day today!

Once more..."Happy PUSO Day!" c",)

Monday, February 14, 2011

Symbols of Valentines!

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Roses, flowers, cards, chocolates, and stuff toys! Or love, romance, and inspiration! What are the things that truly symbolizes Valentines day?!

I have here an interesting article from funmunch.com which talks about the different symbols that represent the hearts day. Here's how it reads:

No festival or celebration is complete without symbols and Valentine’s Day cannot be an exception. The colors of Valentine’s Days are red, pink and white. Given below the symbols of the season:




* Hearts:

Since the ancient times, hearts signify love and the place of all human emotions. Gifting heart means giving everything a person has selflessly to the person he or she loves.


* Ribbons, Laces and Frills:

They have become a part of love since the time when the knights used to go to the battlefield wearing the scarf or handkerchief presented by his ladylove. During the ancient times usually when a lady wanted to draw the attention of the man, she used to drop her handkerchief.


* Cupid:

Cupid or Eros in Greek was the son of the Roman and Greek goddess of love Venus (Aphrodite in Greek). He is depicted as a chubby, naked winged boy with wings carrying a bow and a quiver with arrows. It is believed that Cupid makes people to fall in love.


* Roses:

Since the ancient times, roses are associated with love. Rearranging the letters for the word ‘Rose’ we get the word ‘Eros’ – the god of love. In a Roman legend, it is said that there was a beautiful girl named Rodanthe who had many suitors. Their ardent love made them to break the doors of her house which made goddess Diana infuriated. She turned Rodanthe into a rose and her suitors into thorns.

The colors of roses also express different sentiments and emotions. For example:

Red: Love, Respect, Beauty and Passion

White: Innocence, Purity, Silence and True Love

Yellow: Friendship, Joy, and Hope

Peach: Admiration, Sympathy and Gratitude

Orange: Fascination and Passionate Thoughts.




* Doves and Love Birds:

It is believed that on 14th February birds choose their mates. Doves and pigeons signify loyalty as they mate with their partners through out their life.

Love Birds are a kind of parrots found in Africa and are always seen in a pair. Hence they signify love.



Hope you enjoy! Happy Hearts day to all! c",)

hApPy HeArTs dAy 2011!

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Today is another special day
To all the people who is falling inlove...
...being inlove
...is being loved
...single or in a relstionship
...or in a it's complicated status...
Let me greet you a

Valentines Day Glitters

In any words, in any language...
In any form or in any way...
Let us feel the love....

Let us celebrate this once in a year celebration...
Let's fill the air with love and romance!
Let love conquers the world!
Feel inspire, feel the love
...over and over again!

Once more...




hApPy VaLeNtInEs DaY!!!

I lOvE yOu All...!!! c".)

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Red Cafe

Have you been in the so-called Red Cafe? How do you like the place? So attractive, romantic, and really relaxing were some of the words to describe it!

Again, welcome back to your favorite cafe world named as the Rockz Cafe! Yeah my very own cafe resto is growing further! Actually I already expanded my area! And glad to say that I am already in Level 25. Yeepey!

Yup, I will still tour you to my newly expanded cafe! Ready...let's go! =)

More and More Customers were Attracted to its Ambiance!

A Growing and Expanding Red Cafe !

How do you like my design?

Still, my motif is a romantic red Chinese inspired! The place is surrounded with red hue blended with the red furniture! Are there any difference with my previous design in my previous level?

Yup! The primary difference was my land area. Like I have said, I already expanded my lot! And have you notice the stoves? Yeah, I bought a brand new expensive stoves! They were also increased in number. I also added an additional counter to cater my cooked dishes!

Of course, I put new ornaments to it to make the place more romantic and relaxing! Have you see them? Can you tell me which were the new ornaments?!

I always let you see my latest beautiful cafe. But have you already saw how my very first cafe looked like? Well, look at the images below:

A Very Humble Beginning!

This How My Cafe Started!

Yeah, that's how my red Rockz Cafe looked before! Very plain, very simple, with no things or furniture at all! A cafe with a very, very humble beginning!

Look at my place before, very pale! The walls were just painted with plain blue. The floor was just a brown wood! I have only 4 stoves with only 3 food counters. And I only had one waiter! Hayz...too simple...too small before!

But now, look how my cafe grows?! Lots of changes, lots of improvements, lots of developments were taken place! Now, I have 4 waiters! And my stoves and counters, can you count? =)

I really love my new cafe now! It's too relaxing to my eyes! My motif is really suited to our current celebration which is the Valentines and the Chinese New Year! It's a Chinese inspired restaurant! Convinced?!

Now what can you say about my current design? Do you like it? What more can you suggest? I'm willing to hear more from you! From a very simple canteen-type eatery to a very beautiful Red Cafe now...!!! C",)

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