Grow Calamansi Indoors in Pots – Philippine Lime

Grow Calamansi Indoors in Containers or Pots - Philippine Lime |

Calamansi or Philippine lime is a citrus fruit tree that bears small edible fruits rich in Vitamin C. It tastes very sour and sometimes a little bitter but the peel is sweet. Calamansi is not readily available here in Edmonton. Only a few stores sell them and I find them a bit pricey so I decided to try and grow calamansi indoors .

It is usually used in cooking or marinading because of the great flavor it gives. Sore throat? Drink calamansi juice with honey πŸ™‚ Eating Filipino food, grilled meat or sea foods? You need a simple Filipino dip to go with it – soy sauce mixed with calamansi and chili! Now I’m getting hungry πŸ™‚ Let’s get started and grow calamansi indoors !! Continue reading “Grow Calamansi Indoors in Pots – Philippine Lime”

Thai Chili Peppers – Grow Indoors in Containers

Thai Chili Peppers - Grow Indoors in Containers |

Who loves hot and spicy? I do πŸ™‚ On this project, I tried planting hot Thai Chili peppers and see if they will grow properly indoors. In just 10 days, I saw very promising results and that made me very excited. I chose Thai chili peppers because they are edible. We also use the leaves in some of our Filipino dishes. They are also very beautiful ornamental plants once they blossom. Let’s get started! Continue reading “Thai Chili Peppers – Grow Indoors in Containers”

Baked Macaroni Recipe – Jann’s Special

Baked Macaroni Recipe - Jann's Special |

For quite some time my husband has been craving for lasagna or baked macaroni, he had been bugging me for almost 2 weeks every time we got into bed. So I was really pushed to look for a simple recipe that don’t require an oven to make a hearty serving of baked macaroni. If I were in the Philippines, I could have just bought for him. But here in China, it’s quite hard to find a reasonable serving of these western dishes.

I found a nice recipe on the internet and made major revisions to adjust to the ingredients available in Shanghai market (that includes affordability) especially in the making of its cream cheese topping where i used yogurt instead of milk and cream cheese, which is really what sets this baked macaroni apart from the rest. Continue reading “Baked Macaroni Recipe – Jann’s Special”

Grow Ginger Indoors in Containers or Pots

Grow Ginger Indoors in Containers or Pots |

After trying to grow several herbs indoors, I decided to try if I can grow ginger indoors. My wife loves using gingers in most of her special and tasty Filipino and Asian recipes. I thought this could save us some money and at the same time make sure that our ginger doesn’t have any harmful chemicals on it. I love having everything FRESH and NATURAL! Continue reading “Grow Ginger Indoors in Containers or Pots”

Replace iPhone 5 Battery (How-to Step-by-step)

How to Replace iphone 5 battery |

Does your iPhone keep dying on you? Display shows 35% – 60%, the phone rings, answer the call and it dies? Activating cellular data would basically turn your iPhone off? Or maybe playing your favorite game, about to crash the high score or win the war then it dies?! Mine did! It was very annoying especially if you are expecting a very important call. I dealt with it for about 2 months until finally I decided to do something about it. I searched online if there are replacement batteries sold for iPhone and I’m really grateful we have eBay! Now I’ll show you step by step on how to replace iPhone 5 battery and I hope it helps you out. Continue reading “Replace iPhone 5 Battery (How-to Step-by-step)”

Grow Watercress Indoors Using Containers

How to Grow Watercress Indoors Using Containers |

Watercress is a super healthy plant rich in vitamins and minerals. It is an excellent vegetable source for Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and Vitamin K. Watercress is also rich in Calcium. They thrive in slow moving waters or along natural springs. My wife bought some watercress from the supermarket and I thought it was pricey πŸ™‚ hehehe. We used to have these free back home!Β  So I saved some and see if I can grow watercress indoors. Continue reading “Grow Watercress Indoors Using Containers”

Grow Basil Indoors in Containers or Pots

Grow Basil Indoors in Containers or Pots |

Basil basil! Well, I don’t know much about basil but I know they taste great when prepared fresh! On this post, I’m going to show you to do grow basil indoors πŸ™‚

Pasta Basilico is one of my family’s comfort food which my wife learned to cook when we where living in Shanghai, China. It was so easy to find and you can have it anytime. It is served in restaurants, hotels, and the best part is my wife prepares it fresh!

After moving to Canada, my family craved for some Pasta Basilico. Months passed until one day, we saw a pot of fresh Basil in the supermarket! We bought it and at last we had some freshly prepared Basil pasta!

I decided to try and grow basil indoors because of the long winters here in Alberta, Canada so I can have a year round supply of fresh Basil. I took the easiest and fastest route by growing Basil from cuttings instead of starting from seeds.

Things Needed to Grow Basil Indoors :

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Bible Promises for Dad – Yanna’s Father’s Day Gift

Bible Promises for Dad |

Finally! I found time to seat back and read the book Bible Promises for Dad my daughter Joyanna gave me on Father’s Day. The book has been sitting on my table for almost four months now. I thank God for my very sweet and thoughtful daughter. Every time she sees the book, she would ask me if I’ve already started reading it. I would just smile at her and answer not yet. She just smiles back at me with pure joy with no trace of disappointment on her face and voice as she says “I love you Papa”!

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Earn Cash Online with Surveys, Offers, Shopping, Referring, and Interacting on CashCrate

Earn Cash Online CashCrate |

Earn Cash Online with Surveys, Offers, Shopping, Referring, and Interacting on CashCrateI have been part of Cash Crate for quite sometime now and if you want to earn cash online , it is one of the programs that have stayed consistent over the years. Just want to let you know upfront that Cash Crate is not a get rich quick thingy that you can easily see all over the internet now a days which mostly disappears after a year or two =) I’ve tried most of those hypes and lost thousands of dollars on it. I really thank God that I have a very supportive and loving wife that decided to stand  with me no matter what!

Okay, now back to Cash Crate. So how do you earn cash online? Do you know that companies are paying thousands of dollars to have people just like you try their products and services for free? That money is passed on to you when you complete the free offers and you get paid without spending anything. Continue reading “Earn Cash Online with Surveys, Offers, Shopping, Referring, and Interacting on CashCrate”

ESD or Electrostatic Discharge Preventive Measures

How to Ground Yourself to Avoid Electrostatic Discharge or ESD |

What is ESD or Electrostatic Discharge?

Electrostatic discharge (ESD) is the release of static electricity when two objects come into contact. One example is the static electricity we feel when taking our clothes out of the dryer. Another event where ESD is produced is walking across a carpet and touching a metal chair, computer monitor or even a doorknob. Most ESD are harmless in our daily household activities but it can be a problem in industrial environments. Same is true when opening up electronic devices and attempting to fix them. It can damage integrated circuits (IC) found in most electronics like computers, communication equipment (phones) and the like.

Before opening up your gadget, make sure you do these simple things to avoid ESD from zapping your cool toys! These are simple hacks you can do at home. Continue reading “ESD or Electrostatic Discharge Preventive Measures”