Sunday, August 31, 2008

Photography Practice 2 : Dalandan Plus a Tag


Dalandan is the Filipino name for Kahel oranges, one of the many varieties of oranges. It has a shiny bright green skin, even when ripe; and equally stunning bright orange pulp and juice. Dalandan now comes in seedless forms, so that is the kind I bought.

The kids love Dalandan juice. It is so easy to make, you do not need a juicer. Wash the whole dalandan first. Even if we are not eating the skin, I am particular about cleaning the fruits thoroughly. (I am conscious of the pesticides and other chemical sprays on the produce.) Cut the dalandan in half. Simply squeeze the dalandan with your clean hands into a pitcher. Double up the amount of juice with water. Add sugar and ice cubes. Enjoy!


Kitchen Flavors tagged me with 6 quirky things I do, so here they go. Just please do not laugh if you find my habits too wierd :)

1. The first thing I do when I wake up is to get my cel phone and text my textmates.

2. Before I go to sleep, I have to play Zuma (its an old game) on the computer. It makes me feel sleepy.

3. Like Kitchen Flavors, I also do not eat when Hubby is not home. Well, when I become too hungry, I do not cook, I just get biscuits or cookies... :)

4. I personally tutor my kids. Though they go to school, I always add my lessons. I tell their teachers not to give them assignments/homeworks anymmore because they already have lots of homework to do with me.

5. I always have to drink hot coffee (double cream, no sugar please) with my breakfast.

6. I cannot go out without powder on my face :)


I would love to tag everybody who reads my blog. Just link back here so I can read about your quirks too. :)

It is fun to play! It is also a great way for us to know more about each other!
Some tagging rules:

1. Link back to the person who tagged you - that's me.
2. Mention the rules on your blog.
3. Tell about 6 unspectacular quirks of yours.
4. Tag 6 bloggers by linking them.
5. Leave a comment on each of the blogger's blogs letting them know they have been tagged.


Hmmm... I would love to tag a lot of bloggers,

Aaah! Let me go take a sip of this refreshing juice first... :)

21 comments:

Lori Lynn said...

Dalandan is so unique, I love the colors, never seen it before. Nice pic!

Telling the teacher not to assign homework wouldn't fly around here.

noobcook said...

wow, I've never seen this species of oranges before ... and seedless, that's what I really want in an orange ;) ...Nice photo!!~

tigerfish said...

The inside looks like grapefruit.

Joseph Yu said...

How sweet naman. You have to be w/ your husband to eat dinner at home. Swerte nang hubby mo.

Mochachocolata Rita said...

awww in indonesia we have such oranges too...i love them! they are even sweeter and more fragrant than mandarin oranges.

hmmm...re: the facts, i've done it previously, sharing with you here: http://mochachocolatarita.blogspot.com/2008/02/5-facts-about-me-kosmo-cafe.html

hmmm I fall asleep easily when I listen to (don't have to be watching) FRIENDS (the famous comedy serial) hehehe

Kitchen Flavours said...

Nice click of photo. Some sweet suprise waiting for u in my blog.

mikky said...

you know what, just now, on my way home, i saw some dalandan and thought of buying them soon... and 'lo... those beautiful dalandan is what i saw in your blog... :) they are my favorite... anyway, thanks for tagging me, let me figure this out... i'll respond to this pretty soon... :)

oggi said...

Nice photo of dalandan, one of the fruits from the Philippines I truly miss.

BTW, thanks for the tag. I did a similar weird meme early this year.:)

Soli Deo Gloria said...

Lori Lynn, sometimes the teachers do not believe me. So, I show them what we do. :)

Noobcook, you do not have these in Singapore? But Kahel oranges are the only one specie that can thrive in tropical countries!

Tigerfish, in terms of texture or juiciness, yes, it is similar to grapefruit. But so far, the grapefruits that I have seen are pink?

Joseph, ewan ko ba, why I have this habit. After getting married, it does not feel good to eat alone anymore...

ha ha ha Rita, I have read your "dirt" already :)

Kitchen flavors! You're soooo sweeeet! I get lots of surprises from you! Thank you very much!!!

Mikky, I'm looking forward to your "quirks." :)

Oggi, I have read your "wierd" meme. I have not tagged Dhanggit yet. Will just have to look for her answers... :) thanks for dropping by!

lalaine said...

Thanks for the tag! My first one so I am kind of lost right now...

Soli Deo Gloria said...

Lalaine, I'm looking forward to read your "quirkiness!" :)

tigerfish said...

I'm really catching up with time these days. Thanks for the tag. I will try to do it soon!

Precious Pea said...

I had lots of this juice in Thailand. Sweet and refreshing. I tot it was mandarin orange. Wonder if it's heaty.

Soli Deo Gloria said...

Tigerfish, take your time. I know how it is when we are loaded with work. This is meant to be a game to enjoy! :)

Precious Pea, I'm not so sure if it is "heaty". Will have to ask my ma-in-law. Surely it has loads of Vitamin C?

_ts of [eatingclub] vancouver said...

We were actually going to tag you with thise meme -- but then you posted yours before we did! Hehe... ESP yata. ;D

Here's ours:
http://www.eatingclubvancouver.com/2008/09/random-facts-meme-from-kian.html

oggi said...

I already posted my list, they're kinda more like I have OCD.:)

A scientist in the kitchen in the kitchen said...

I like Zuma, too!

Soli Deo Gloria said...

TS, I read your meme, which are mostly about JS! daya!

Oggi, I'm also an OC! Confirmed by everyone around me, specially my kids.

A Scientist in the Kitchen, ha ha ha! Great minds think alike! Great minds need diversion too! :)

Maggie said...

I know I am shamefully late with this but I wanted to let you know I didn't forget.
Here's my post.

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