For someone who loves to cook at home like Kris, the thought of having a personal herb garden is an irresistible idea. This is something that can be easily done if you put much time and thought into it. Herbs like basil, dill and thyme are so handy that they can be grown even small apartments or condo units, for as long as you have a spot that receives regular sunlight. Transport your herb pots to the kitchen when you need them for cooking or decorate the pot with native ribbons or wrapper for an added touch to your dinner table or party. The herbs emit a natural scent. Who knows, they can also be a good conversation piece for you and your friends. Here are some tips for planting your own herbs at home:
I tried this the other day with washed kangkong leaves. My mistake was that I should have had them remove the stems & stalks. I also like this "sawsawan" with sliced tomatoes. It also works with steamed or inihaw na talong.
Before sleeping, Josh and Bimby usually hang out together in bed holding their gadgets for some games, movies, music or videos.Kris joins them especially when she doesn't have work or has to go to bed early. This past week when Kris was shooting a TVC in Bangkok, her two boys were glued to their laptop watching their favorite music video of the moment: 'Pusong Bato" by the Youtube sensation Kulaog Band. This band has made a hit parody of old Filipino pop music that has become a phenomenon among the young crowd. Bimby likes "Pusong Bato" so much that he has memorized the lyrics and can even sing it in front of his uncle, the President.
Even though most women love to cook like Kris, kitchen sanitation and safety should still be a prime concern. Observing certain rules prevents the occurrence of sickness from ingestion of contaminated food, poisoning or even fire. So don't get caught up in the moment. Cook with passion, if we must, and let our family savor the fruits of our creation but make the following kitchen rules a 'must' to avoid trouble: