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Bicol Express for Valentine’s Day 2014

Since I can’t go out for dinner when my colleagues planned one for Valentine’s day, they then just ended up cooking at home and we then dine together. But because of the very limited time to prepare for the Heart’s Day, they decided to prepare Bicol Express.

Bicol Express(image not mine — just a presentation of Bicol Express)

I personally do not know how they prepared the really spicy and very inviting Bicol Express. But one thing I was sure of, it was really sumptuous and drooling to look at.

Pardon me for having missed taking even one picture of the Bicol Express my friends prepared. But the image above is somehow the same to what they had at home.

Easiest Method in Making a Lemon Zest

Lemon Zest is just one of the many spices in the kitchen which many thought difficult to prepare but is just so easy. Lemon Zest is used to be a flavoring to many desserts and other food preparations which I also tried in our own kitchen.

So, here’s the simplest and easiest method in making a lemon zest.

Lemon ZestLemon Zest (image from mostlyeating.com)

  1. Wash lemons thoroughly.
  2. With the use of a peeler, scraper or zester, scrape thinly the peel of the lemon.

Just that easy! You now have lemon zest which you can use as flavorings to your food preparations.