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HOME TIPS: Re-purposing vessels and re-incarnating rose petals for a lively home

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Who doesn’t love flowers? I mean really, even if you’re not girly. And hey, if you’re macho it doesn’t hurt to admit that a bit of bloom ‘sighting’ makes you smile too!

Here’s the trend nowadays, (but been doing this for years) instead of a big floral arrangement try ‘scattering’ blooms around your house. You don’t have to own a gazillion vases because a few unconventional vessels in your house can be re-purposed for this idea.

See the examples on the photo above? Clockwise: A small water glass held pink roses atop our home’s bar; tangerine roses placed in an old coffee mug (coincidentally the roses and the lines on the mug matched, swear!); a detox juice bottle held a combo of pink and tangerine roses on our sweets table; and a good old pitcher held long-stemmed tangerine roses.

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Don’t dispose of your flowers immediately when they are on the brink of wilt. You can re-purpose the petals by making an organic room freshener or by making potpourri!

For an organic room freshener, piece rose petals in a bowl and leave in your powder room, bathroom or kitchen. You may add oil essences to heighten the fragrance.

For making potpourri, piece the rose petals in a bowl and leave it to wilt completely in a cool and dry place. Once dried, place in small nylon bags and place in your powder room, bathroom or kitchen. You may add a drop of oil essence also just so to emphasize the fragrance.

Personally, a bunch of these petals are placed in our home’s altar, bedroom and bar also.

Well, that’s it for now. I know its nothing new but nevertheless shared it who knows, right?

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Megaworld Life Style Malls: Urban Agriculture Organic Market Opens at Eastwood 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.

“This organic market underscores our commitment to supporting our local farmers an Organic CerOrganic Certifiation of the Philippines

Negros Islandd producers by giving them the venue to showcase and bring their products closer to more consumers. It is also through this effort that we hope to educate more people on the countless health benefits of eating organically grown and produced products,” said Megaworld First Vice President and Commercial Division Head Kevin L. Tan.

Awaiting organic food lovers at the Urban Agriculture: Organic Market is a wide variety of organic products, from locally-grown produce such as rice, vegetables, coffee and nuts to grass-fed and hormone free meats and dairy products. Also available are organic deli products, baked goods and pastries, and organically-brewed wines and beers.
Aside from organic food products, shoppers can also explore more organic products such as natural health aids, supplements, beauty care products and more.

For more information on Urban Agriculture: Organic Market at Eastwood Mall, please call the Concierge at 709-9888, 709-0888, 0917-8380111 or visit http://www.megaworldlifestylemalls.com.

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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.

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R2R SPICES AND VEGGIE MEATS showcased their herbs and spices in bottles and packets All rights reserved http://www.urmajestysire.wordpress.com
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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

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

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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
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SUNSHINE FRUIT BAR: Fuel by Nature

SUNSHINE FRUIT BAR opens a store in Banawe Quezon City

Finished tasks earlier than usual so decided to scout around for new foodie haunts in Banawe Quezon City. Walking around we crossed the street to what looks like a building with renovations, you know with the bamboo scaffolding still in place and all. Turns out its a new store – SUNSHINE FRUIT BAR.

Persimmon, Korean apples, flat & honey peaches and more are available at SUNSHINE FRUIT BAR

SUNSHINE FRUIT BAR started as a wholesaler and retailer of fresh fruits and organic vegetables. They deliver both imported and local products to supermarkets, groceries, etc. nationwide.

Grapefruit, avocados, China pears, etc.

Testing the waters through bazaars last year which yielded success, they decided to put up a ‘physical’ store to showcase their products to a neighborhood setting.

SUNSHINE FRUIT BAR also has organic products like coco sugar, malunggay powder, turmeric, chia seeds, etc.

Aside from fruits, they also have a wide variety of fresh organic vegetables at affordable prices like cherry tomatoes, cabbage, spinach, zucchini, etc. Powdered organic supplements like malunggay to spruce up your healthy drinks, healthy alternatives like coco sugar and chia seeds to top off your juices and shakes.

SUNSHINE FRUIT BAR also has cassava chips, camote chips or mixed chips in a resealable container

If you are a ‘snacker’ and you’re looking for healthy alternatives, Sunshine Fruit Bar has cassava chips, camote chips or a mix of both.

They also have sugar-free cookies, granola, pistachios, etc. in snack packs

If cookies are your snack thing then try their oatmeal cookies that are sugar free. Or grab some granola to mix with dried fruits and pistachios for a healthy trail mix or flavor addition to your breakfast cereal.

Whisk Salad Dressing is also available here

While getting some arugula or romaine, grab a bottle of Whisk Salad Dressing. Try out a new dressing like soy ginger, tamarind, raspberry vinaigrette, lemon tarragon vinaigrette and a special dressing for those on Paleo diet.

Healthy cakes and pastries plus detox drinks are also available

And get this, they have a cozy nook where you can snack on healthy cakes and pastries or quench down your thirst with some detox juice!

Stash for this trip is a bag of kale, organic tea bags and some carabao’s milk – this will be on a separate post!

SUNSHINE FRUIT BAR
0922 882 3313
Sct. Alcaraz cor. Banawe St.
Quezon City, Philippines

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HEALTHY DAY: A Cafe, Restaurant and Nail Spa

HEALTHY DAY’s cakes, pastries and juices

Some of HEALTHY DAY CAFE’s food: Malunggay, Ampalaya, and Ginger lattes and a choice of non-fat or soy milk. Oatmeal Chocolate Panna Cotta, Chocolate Tofu Mousse and for kikays, they have a ‘Beauty Potion’ juice!

Healthy Day’s adjoining dining room where reservations for intimate celebrations or meetings can be held
This organic seed cultivator is displayed at their main cafe
Seeds: Cilantro, lettuce, basil, purple radish, etc.
Healthy Day’s Nail Spa
Massage chairs are also available at Healthy Day’s Nail Spa

HEALTHY DAY CAFE, RESTAURANT AND NAIL SPA

0917-6381391 or 510-9896

739 Banawe Street, Brgy. St. Peter
Quezon City, Philippines