Sunday, June 22, 2014

Belt Parkway Promenade

At the end of may I went to the belt parkway promenade ( I go there often during the summer).
 It was a really perfect spring day =)
(p.s. i took these with my phone)

 During Sunset ^.^

Zucchini Sauteed in Butter

Zucchini Sauteed in Butter

- 1 Zucchini
- 1 tablespoon of Unsalted Butter 

1. Wash zucchini and pat it dry 
2. Cut into 1/2 inch slices
3. Heat your pan (on medium) and add butter
4. Once butter melts add zucchini
5. flip zucchini after 1 minute
6. After another 1 minute, remove from heat and sprinkle on some salt

simple and yummy! ^_^

Chickpea Salad

Today I made a simple chickpea salad with sweet tomatoes, fresh basil from my garden, and EVOO. Delish! ^.^

Chickpea Salad
-1 can chickpeas (drained)
- 2 medium tomatoes diced
- 2 tablespoon chopped basil
-1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
- salt to taste

Mix it all up!
Leave it in refrigerator for 30 minutes

Friday, June 20, 2014

How to Pack!

Hi guys! I'm back!
I got a request from one of my good friends who will be traveling soon to do a post on how to pack! 
Here are some helpful tips on packing. 

Tip 1: Roll-up your clothes!
- shirts, sweaters, pants, shorts, etc.
- simply fold your clothes in half and roll it up!
- then play tetris with your rolls of clothes
- Advantages: saves space & reduces wrinkles
- you can also layer many items on top of one another and roll them together

Tip 2: Shoes in shower caps
- There are a few ways to pack your shoes:

a. Stuff your shoes with socks and place between articles of clothes with soles facing up. 
-Advantage: no more squished up shoes

b. place them in shower caps! ( dollar store - 9 for 1$)
- Advantage: no more dirty clothes

c. place in plastic bag

Tip 3: Fragile items goes in the center
-Always put the hard items on the sides and fragile items in the middle
- The heavier items should be closer to the bottom to make the luggage stable.

Tip 4: Ziplock bags
- ziplock bags are the best! 
You can use them to organize your small items such as socks, toiletry items, makeup, etc.  

- If you're taking shampoo or lotion I suggest:
 1. removing the cap
2. placing a layer of plastic wrap 
3. screwing cap back on tightly
4. Placing into a ziplock bag
( this will guarantee a messy proof luggage)

Tip 5: Winter Jackets in Space Saver bags
- invest in some space savers bags ( here are some on especially for bulky winter items
- It will condense the bulky items into a smaller size
- disadvantage: it add a little weight and you need a vacuum