Archives for October 2015

Five Useful Tips That Can Help You Take Care of Your Restaurant’s Refrigerators Efficiently

My aunt just had her 70th birthday. If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen this post.  This is the dessert I made for her. I mixed cubed gelatin, cubed mangoes, colored tapioca balls and seaweed strips.  Condensed milk, cream and evaporated milk were added afterwards. This dessert is best enjoyed when chilled. I remember wishing there was more space in the refrigerator. I was able to find a way to allot space for the dessert but I wish I had the refrigerator that restaurants use. We could have made more desserts.  Sometimes, this problem can be fixed by knowing how to care for your refrigerator.

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Many people who use a refrigerator used in restaurants wonder how they can care for their refrigerators. This is understandable because most restaurant refrigerators need to be cared for on a regular basis in order to maintain their functionality.

Here are five useful tips that can help you take care of your restaurant’s refrigerators that are easy to use:

Clean Your Refrigerator Regularly
Cleaning your refrigerator on a regular basis is worthwhile because it can prevent unwanted mold, bacteria and debris from accumulating inside. Moreover, cleaning out your refrigerator regularly can also help you avoid smelly odors from developing on your food.

Defrost Your Refrigerator Regularly
Defrosting your refrigerator on a regular basis is a great idea because it can prevent unwanted ice and condensation from collecting on your refrigerators’ condensers and coils. Defrosting your restaurant refrigerators should be easy because most modern refrigerators have trays, racks and food compartments that are easy to remove in advance.

Examine Your Refrigerators’ Vital Parts
Most restaurant refrigerators have condensers, heat valves, motors, coils and other vital parts that are prone to wear and tear. Examining these parts on a regular basis can help your bottom line because it can help you prevent mechanical problems that are costly to fix.

Tune Your Refrigerator’s Vital Parts Occasionally
Tuning your refrigerator’s vital parts on an occasional basis is a great way to keep your refrigerator running at peak efficiency. This should not be surprising because most refrigerators run more efficiently when their motors, coils, heat valves and condensers operate efficiently.

Change Your Refrigerator’s Air Filter
Most restaurant refrigerators have air filters that are designed to keep unwanted dirt and debris from accumulating inside your refrigerators’ motors, coils and condensers. Changing these air filters on a regular basis is recommended because it can help you save on your electricity bill by reducing how much energy your refrigerator needs to operate.

As you may have noticed, maintaining your restaurant’s refrigerators is simple if you remember to clean and maintain their vital parts on a regular basis. Feel free to use the suggestions we’ve outlined above to create a sensible way to maintain your restaurant’s refrigerators that is easy for your employees to use.

Landybridal Lace Wedding Dresses

I recently learned how to draw lace.  Drawing lace looks difficult but once to you learn how to do it, you can get satisfaction from the output. I thank Lindsey for her blog post on this.

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It occurred to me  that lace adds sophistication on any object.  One of the best uses of lace can be seen in lace wedding dresses.  Even with a simple silhouette like this dress, the lace bodice becomes the main attraction of the dress. Lace can add that touch of class to any simple gown. It  also draws the attention to the face.  After all, the main draw to any wedding is the bride.

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But if you want to be trendy especially for wedding dresses 2016, you might want to pick lace and champagne tulle combination. While white may be the usual color choice for wedding gowns, champagne may be an alternative color choice. With white lace embellishments, the bride would surely stand out on her wedding day. This dreamy lace dress is perfect for those spring and summer weddings.  It is an unexpected color choice but it still shows sophistication. Look at how the lace made the dress extra special!

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If you a still looking for the perfect wedding dress, check out Landybridal. With their selection of wedding dresses, you are sure to find something that will be perfect for you and your wedding party.

A September to Remember

It was my birthday month. I would have wanted to do something special but the month started with work. My waking hours was spent working on the report for the first week that by the time it was my birthday, I was typing like crazy trying to beat my own deadline. I don’t want to spend the birthday buried with work. Thankfully, I finished at 10 AM on the day of my birthday.  We had a simple celebration at home.  Like the previous year, I picked my own cake which my aunt paid for. I had a yellow mango roll cake this year. I had a simple lunch with family.

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I tried to catch some sleep in the afternoon that I missed my friend’s call. She was looking for me. Since I made no plans to celebrate with friends, she decided to treat me on my birthday. Thank you, God! I have awesome friends and family. My heart is full.

Vendors started selling Lanzones in September that I got excited. There was a time that we bought 3 kilos of Lanzones and ate them until we were satisfied.

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My friend who was into farming brought us some of her produce. She had dragon fruit and passion fruit. I have not tried both fruits. The passion fruit was juicy but very sour.  The dragon fruit tasted like papaya to me.  I do not mind eating both fruits again.

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Oh, she also brought a snake gourd.  She said it tastes like ampalaya (bitter gourd) without the bitterness. I was not able to taste this because I gave it to our friends. My aunts who are scared of snakes did not want this in the house. They always get frightened whenever they see the gourd in my table. So I gave it to my friends. Well, I took a photo first. Hahaha

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My friend and I snagged a trip to Bacolod on a promo fare early this year. So off we went on the second week of Septmber! I have yet to write a post about it. For now, let us marvel at The Ruins in Talisay City. Note the little watermark I created. I will start adding that little logo on my creative photos.

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Since I started doing art, a month without it is a month wasted. I have started accepting commission work and this is part of a series which a friend requested. I also added a new logo as a watermark. All photos of my artwork will now have this type of watermark.

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It has been a wonderful September and I am really thankful for the blessings.

Cocomelody Beach Wedding Dresses

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I recently came from an engagement shoot and it was quite a learning experience. We shot in two different outdoor locations. We relied on natural lighting.  The benefit of natural made the shoot a lot more interesting. The couple brought in three outfits so there would be variations in the shoot. It made me think about those who opt for destination weddings especially the ones on the beach. It must be an idyllic yet very laid back kind of setup.  The choice of wedding dresses might be limited.  Well, you can have different choices with Cocomelody. If you are too busy to think about those choice, let me pick two dresses for you.

In beach wedding, one must consider the elements. There is the sand, sea, sunshine and breeze.  Beach wedding dresses that drape down from the waistline are comfortable. The bride can dance on the sand or run  on the shoreline if she wants.  This dress has a little touch of formality yet simple enough for a beach wedding. The wedding dress should not be the object that competes for attention towards the bride. Rather, it should be something that directs the attention to the bride.

 

They say that simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication. For destination wedding dresses, less is more.  This wedding dress is an example how you can have the sophisticated wedding dress that is perfect even for a beach wedding.

Bring an open mind when browsing for dresses. There may be dresses that may not even think you would want to wear but actually would turn out great for you. Ultimately, it is your choice. Wherever may be the location of your wedding, check out Cocomelody. The selection are aplenty. You will find the perfect dress for you.

Oh, your perfect dress might be on sale! Check this out.

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