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Cleaning Commercial Kitchen Supplies


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photo credit: Cayusa via photopin cc

More modern home kitchens are utilizing commercial kitchen designs because of their durability and practicality. For cooking enthusiasts, using commercial kitchen supplies just completes that ‘feeling like a pro’  vibe. However, when it comes to commercial kitchen supplies, you cannot just throw everything into the dishwasher and expect it to come out as good as new. Remember that commercial kitchens are held to a very high standard. Everything has to be cleaned thoroughly before it is used again. There are a few tips that can make sure that this happens.

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Mother’s Day Brunch

Mother’s Day brunch is a standing tradition in our family as it is most families I suppose. It’s a great way to celebrate moms without them having to do any work. A very welcomed treat for most moms, I can tell you since I am now a mom too. The downside to it though is that the long waits in most restaurants!

Unless you make reservations ahead of time, you will end up waiting a long time or maybe not even get in at all. Sometimes, even when you make a reservation it’s not a guarantee that you won’t wait. Waiting for a table on Mother’s Day has become part of the tradition.

However, there is a slow trend that is catching on and I think I kind of like the idea! For instance, where I grew up and spent many a Mother’s Day celebrations, brunch delivery in Los Angeles has just gotten easier with the Brunch Butler!

The Brunch Butler is the first brunch delivery service that I have heard of. The Brunch Butler was established in Switzerland in 2008 and has now ventured to expand their services and cuisine to Los Angeles.

I love that their menu focuses on fresh and nutritious dishes focusing on nuts, berries and fruits. And if you’re an early starter, breakfast delivery in Los Angeles is also being launched. How amazing would that be to serve moms gourmet breakfast in bed! None of the fuss of having to get dressed and waiting in line with the crowd. You can spend an enjoyable family time at home.

My L.A. friends and family, if you are still thinking of what to do for Mother’s Day, I think this would be a great option, don’t you?

DISCLOSURE: Image credit to the Brunch Butler who is also a sponsor of this blog.

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NaBloPoMo Shameless Plug

nablopomo_yoda_120x90In case you, like most of my friends, never use the front door to our house and always come through the kitchen door instead, I invite you to visit me In Our House this month. Through the front door.

This month, I have done something that I will probably regret in a week or so. I am participating in NaBloPoMo or National Blog Posting Month. NaBloPoMo is fashioned after another event called NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month, where you are supposed to write a novel in a month. Hah! no, I’m not writing a novel. NaBloPoMo participants are only expected to update their blog every day for a month.

Anyway, visit me there once in a while and see what I’m rambling about.

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Gifts in Our Kitchen

Every year since we’ve moved to NC, we always spent the summer vacations with my family in CA. This year though, since we’re saving up for a trip in December, we didn’t go to CA and have been missing everyone all summer. I guess they must be missing us too and the food tripping we normally do while over there, because so far, we’ve received three care packages from my sisters, and of course they all contain food! In the first box we have corniks, halo-halo mix, sinigang mix, and ube cake. All this came with their little cousin’s art work of course, to add to our refrigerator collection. In the second box, we have goodies from Hawaii, thanks to Aunt Sherry who finally got a chance to take a real vacation because she didn’t have nieces to babysit :). The third box, came about because sister O forgot to put other goodies in the first one! This just made us miss them even more though 🙁 Thanks for the love, sisters!

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Eating Moments of Leisure

What do you do when you have some free time? That’s the topic this month at, and I am the last to post. Here is what I like to do in the little free time that I have:

Moments of leisure are hard to come by as any working mom (whether in-home or out-of-home) can tell you. Before I got married and started having kids, my free time, as much as possible, was filled with travel; of course that all changed when my children turned my lifestyle around. Reading was another past time I enjoyed, but that too went out the window when I couldn’t even keep my eyes open long enough to finish a paragraph before dozing off like an old woman.

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I want these!!!

I definitely could use one of these! I saw these on the Cupcake Queen’s blog and I think they are terrific! Haven’t you been frustrated when that beautiful cupcake you brought for your lunch is just one big messy blob by the time lunch time comes around? I know my girls wish they could show off their cupcake creations rather than making the cursory, “trust me, it tastes better than it looks” comment to their lunch mates. As you can see from the photo “borrowed” from the sellers website, even upside down, the cupcakes retain their shapely frosting. I haven’t seen these at the store yet, so if you are interested in getting some, I suggest you visit the cup-a-cake website too.

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