Month: November 2013

Aid of Hope – Charity event for Typhoon Yolanda Survivors

A rePost from my facebook timeline *** Filipino Unite for a Cause in collaboration with The UAE Red Crescent Society We invite you to an… AID OF HOPE Charity Event for The Victims of Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) Date: 15 November 2013, FRIDAY Time : 8:00am – 5:00pm Location: Zabeel Park – Amphitheater / MegaBowl This charity event is aimed at gathering much needed donations that will be sent to The Philippine National Red Cross, through The UAE Red Crescent Society. Donations can be made in Cash or in the form of essential goods such as Medical Supplies, Tents, Blankets, Canned Food, etc (Please note: “The Philippine Red Cross does not accept rotten, damaged, expired or decayed goods. Though we appreciate your generosity, PRC also discourages donations of old clothes as we have more than enough to go around.”) Schedule of Activities: 1) Walk-for-A-Cause (9:00am-11:00am) – Will be an “Open Amount Donation” with Red Crescent Donation Boxes at the “Start” area 2) Yoga, Zumba, and Body Combat (8:00am-10:00am; 3:00pm-5:00pm) – Will be an “Open Amount Donation” …

Ways to help survivors of Typhoon Haiyan for those overseas

Survivors of Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) need your help. We have friends who’s family is in Ormoc and Palompon Tacloban who have not slept in days trying to contact relatives, after 3 days they finally got good news that everyone is safe. Omar’s two kids are lucky that they have coconut meat to eat. Some survivors don’t have shelter and food. If you are wondering how you can help, I have a list of organizations below accepting donations. Philippine Red Cross World Food Programme Save the Children Unicef Habitat for Humanity The Philippine Consulate of Dubai is hosting a Brunch for Cause this Friday (November 15), you can also drop off relief goods that day. Thank you.

Ube Cheesecake

For the past month I’ve been working on improving the taste of the Ube Cheesecake. Daddy C who is a big fan of Ube Cake requested that I re-create the taste of ube ice cream for the cheesecake. The first batch of ube cheesecake was baked using just mashed boiled ube  and the 2nd batch was enhanced with ube flavoring. I discussed the boys comments with Sandy my sister from another mother who lives in Vienna and she suggested I try making it again but this time use halaya (jam). See ube doesn’t have any distinct taste you need to add butter and salt to boiled one or macapuno to enhance it’s flavor.