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Megaworld Lifestyle Malls: An authentic organic market opens at Eastwood City Mall this August

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Eastwood Mall is giving health-conscious shoppers another reason to continue eating and living healthy as it hosts Urban Agriculture: Organic Market this August.

Launched in cooperation with the Organic Certification Center of the Philippines, Negros Island Organic Certification Services and Agriculture Magazine, Urban Agriculture: Organic Market will be open to the public every Sunday, from 6AM to 12NN beginning August 16 at the Eastwood Mall Open Park.

Guests can explore a full line of line of farm-to-market foods that are fresh, organic and sustainable from over 30 local farmers and growers from all over the country in this unique event aimed at supporting local organic farmers and encouraging the general public to adopt a healthy way of living by patronizing organic products. Continue reading “Megaworld Lifestyle Malls: An authentic organic market opens at Eastwood City Mall this August”

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Megaworld Life Style Malls: Weekend Spice Souk at Eastwood City Mall

Eastwood City Mall’s Weekend Spice Souk, was launched on Aug. 14 and will continue on Aug.16, 21 and 23 at the second floor of Eastwood Mall.

A wide array of spices from EUROSPICE All rights reserved http://www.urmajestysire.wordpress.com
R2R SPICES AND VEGGIE MEATS showcased their herbs and spices in bottles and packets All rights reserved http://www.urmajestysire.wordpress.com
HOT MAMA’S SILI in sauce and dried form were displayed in bottles and packets. Their products are all-natural with no preservatives. All rights reserved http://www.urmajestysire.wordpress.com
Spices and Herbs in plant-form are also showcased at #WeekendSoukSpiceatEastwood
Eastwood Mall’s Weekend Spice Souk, Aug. 14 – 16 and 21 – 23 at the second floor of Eastwood Mall.
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Lola Consuelo’s: Heirloom recipes from a great grandmother shared by her family

LOLA CONSUELO’S ‘Sukang Kaong Special’ and ‘Sukang Purong Kaong’ All right reserved http://www.urmajestysire.wordpress.com

Lola Consuelo’s Heirloom Recipes, a collection of a family’s great grandmother’s beloved recipes.

LOLA CONSUELO’S Organic Luyang Dilaw All rights reserved http://www.urmajestysire.wordpress.com
LOLA CONSUELO’s ‘Mini Tawilis,’ ‘Special Spadita’ and ‘Puto Seko’ All rights reserved http://www.urmajestysire.wordpress.com
LOLA CONSUELO’S ‘Special Pork Shin Chicharon,’ ‘Special Kropek’ and ‘Special Puffed Rice’ All rights reserved http://www.urmajestysire.wordpress.com
LOLA CONSUELO’s Leche Flan All rights reserved http://www.urmajestysire.wordpress.com
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Megaworld Lifestyle Malls: Spice up your pantry with finds from Eastwood Mall’s Weekend Spice Souk

Eastwood Mall Weekend Spice Souk
Eastwood Mall Weekend Spice Souk

Eastwood City is encouraging foodies and homemakers to spice up their dishes with finds from Eastwood Mall’s Weekend Spice Souk, happening on Aug. 14 – 16 and 21 – 23 at the second floor of Eastwood Mall.

Spices from R2R Trading
Spices from R2R Trading

Mall-goers can shop for a wide variety of herbs, spices and sauces at this weekend event. At Casanova Garden, guests can pick up potted and cut herbs, like sweet basil, tarragon, lemon mint, choco mint, Vietnamese coriander, lemon balm and more while those who are into spices can purchase turmeric powder from India, chili powder, garlic powder, paprika, oregano powder and more at R2R Trading.

Dielle's Chili Wine
Dielle’s Chili Wine

For those who like it hot, chili sauces are up for grabs at Hot Mama. Guests can also experience chili in an all new way with Dielle’s Chili wines or try a variety of chilli dishes like chilli fries and nachos at Chili Pod.

Whisk Dressings
Whisk Dressings

Eating healthy can get even tastier as guests can dress up their salads with a variety of dips and dressings from Whisk. Mallgoers can choose from Lemon Tarragon Vinaigrette, Soy Ginger dressing, and even Strawberry and Basil Jam or Spiced Mango Jam. For organic vegetables, guests can check out Emporium Antipolo.

Mexican food lovers can get delicious dips from Tagueria Real’s Salsa Cartel and choose from offerings like Roasted Red Salsa, Habanero Carrot Salsa and more. Those craving a Mexican snack can also visit Hijo D’ Pita for tacos, burritos and the delectable El Chuapacabra – ground chicken wrapped in bacon.

Unit 16 Sweets Chocolates
Unit 16 Sweets Chocolates

Continue reading “Megaworld Lifestyle Malls: Spice up your pantry with finds from Eastwood Mall’s Weekend Spice Souk”

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HOLY WEEK 2015: Keeping up with Catholic Tradition in a modern world

Palm Sunday 2015 at Fisher Mall ‘Chapel of Fishers of Men’

We always celebrate the Holy Week as traditional as we can going to church and observing rites. I fondly remember when we were kids, TV time was limited (let alone only religious programs or movies were shown from Holy Monday to Black Saturday) and silence is observed so that you can contemplate.

Huge ‘Crosses’ (2015)with wheels which you can borrow/carry at Padre Pio Chapel grounds while observing the ‘Stations of the Cross’

Its much different now because we can attend mass at malls, malls are open (Fisher mall) even during Good Friday and sometimes neighbors sing karaoke so peaceful contemplation is compromised.

‘Santo Entierro’ (Body of Christ) 2015 procession at Santo Domingo Church
‘Black Friday’ at Sto. Domingo Church

Nevertheless, what’s important is not just that one week of religious rites and contemplation. As often as we can we go to church or chapel to express gratitude for everything and ask for continuous guidance and protection.

Saint John Paul II Parish, Eastwood Quezon City
Easter Vigil at Sto. Domingo Church ‘Reneweal of Baptismal Vows’ (2015)
St. Therese of the Child Jesus along Gilmore St., Greenhills, San Juan
Ate Mabelle at St. Therese of the Child Jesus
Yearly we purchase rosaries, medallions and chaplets, have it blessed during the Easter Vigil at Sto. Domingo Church and then give it to relatives and loved ones.
Sacred Heart Parish in Cubao,Quezon City
Yearly at Christ the King Parish along E. Rodriguez Quezon City, a huge cross is laid at the church’s entrance surrounded by votive candles.
Photos of some churches we went to for Visita Iglesia 2015
Sto. Domingo Church along Quezon Avenue
‘He is Risen!’ Easter (2015) at Sto. Domingo Church
Easter 2015 display at Eastwood City with Ate Fely and Ate Mabelle!

We sort of celebrated Easter in advance (during Visita Iglesia) by visiting Padre Pio’s Chapel and the Church of Saint Pope John Paul. If there was still time, we could have also visited St. Therese of the Child Jesus Church/Convent like we did during Visita Iglesia. We then roamed around Eastwood City to see see the huge Easter eggs display.