Sunday, May 4, 2008
Ahhh ... spring weather!... time to work outdoors! A good friend of mine came and helped me plant my Dahlias yesterday but we ended up digging a new garden beds in front of my walkway. Fortunately, it rained the night before so the ground was not too hard but carrying these stones is enough to give anybody a carpal tunnel syndrome! lol I really prefer a shorter plants to go in here but since I have about 4 buckets of dahlia tubers, we planted some ... I plan to surround it with lower growing annuals like Petunias and Geraniums, can't wait to see how they look like when they're blooming.
After all those digging, hauling and planting, we rewarded ourselves with a well known Filipino dessert called Halo-Halo. It is a mixture of shaved ice, evap milk, coconut sport or young coconut meat, yam, plantain (banana), and beans. This is usually eaten in a tall glass with a leche flan on top and/or rice crispies.
BUT, instead of shaving ice and tall glasses, etc. I did a short cut ... a week before, I made an ice candy halo-halo (pictured above.) I mixed all the ingredients, filled an ice candy bags and put them in the freezer ... less work and no dishes. :)
That was a nice ending to a tiring day!