Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Buffalo Wings

Every time I think of buffalo wings, it always reminds me of Jessica Simpson's "I thought buffalos had wings?!" story, when she saw for the first time, the ox-like mammal (not the cooked domesticated fowl!).

To most of us, buffalo wings are chicken wings, deep-fried and coated with sauce. And, to Jessica's information, it got its "Buffalo" name from the place where it originated--Buffalo, New York.

This thinking made me hungry and crave for it. Unfortunately, I am nowhere near Buffalo. Although a few hours drive would get me where I'd get the best wings, I'd rather not!

So, I settled for a home-cooked buffalo wings. Cooked by, no other than--me!

Here's the recipe I used:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup hot pepper sauce (Tabasco will do)
  • 1/3 cup ketchup (I used Heinz)
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • chicken wings/wing drummettes
  • 1 quart oil for deep-frying
1. Deep fry chicken wings (10-15 minutes). Remove wings from oil and drain on paper towel.
2. On a skillet, combine the butter, hot sauce, ketchup, and honey. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low. Add cooked chicken to sauce and stir over low heat to coat. The longer the wings simmer in the sauce, the hotter they will be.

I promise you, this one, is simply made, but definitely delicious!....Now I know how they made the wings in Don Henrico's (located in the Cebu, Philippines). Too bad, I haven't had any from Buffalo yet.

By the way, I got this by combining recipes I saw in

Thursday, June 11, 2009

EBOOKs, anyone?!

My, Oh my…I finally found a writer who clearly knows my idea of writing--not specific enough to bore you to death, but still delivers the idea to your imagination efficiently.

I, for one, am an avid fan of fantasy novels. And I never expected to find a novel--a trilogy--two trilogies, that could possibly catch my full attention! Two trilogies, written by one person! How awesome could that get?!

Let me introduce to you, my new favorite writer. (I’m sorry to disappoint the twilight series fans, but no, it’s not Stephenie Meyer…_

Trudi Canavan (born 23 October 1969) is an Australian writer of fantasy novels, best known for her bestselling fantasy trilogies The Black Magician trilogy and Age of the Five. (Wikipedia).

To understand what I’m talking about, let me give you some links to one of her trilogies. Hope you’ll enjoy reading them.

Book I of The Black Magician Trilogy

Sonea discovers during the city's annual Purge, in which slum-dwellers are forced out of the outer-circle of the city and back into the slums, that she has magical ability. With the help of her friend Cery she attempts to evade capture by the Magicians' Guild whom she believes wishes to harm her.

Book II of The Black Magician Trilogy

Sonea begins studies at the Guild University as a Novice but her influential classmate, Regin, sways the opinion of the other first-year Novices against her. He attempts to convince everyone, include the teachers, that she is little more than a thief and far below them in status.

Book III of The Black Magician Trilogy

A year after her duel with Regin, Sonea still struggles with being under Akkarin's guardianship. Akkarin gives her the journal of a famous Magician-architect who, in his writings, admits to using black magic.