Monday, August 11, 2014

Creamy Peanut Butter Bar

Take a break from my Davao Oriental trip. Love to share my creamy peanut butter recipe,  I got the original recipe from Quakers site. Mine got a local twist by using Ate Annie's Annie's Creamy Peanut Butter.
Let me share to you, who Ate Annie is? She is one of South Cotabato's Gawad Saka (Family) Awardee. Her family grows vegetables and other farm animals. One of their produce is the peanut, which they use in making peanut butter. What i love about it is they choose high grade nuts for it, not the "reject." I love to share farm to table recipes and locally produce products to help our local farmers. In our own little way we can help boost our economy by buying local products.
For my Creamy Peanut Butter Recipe;

1 bottle of Annie's Creamy Peanut Butter or about 3/4 cups of peanut butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 cups All purpose flour
2 cups oats (I used banana flavored oats)
1 teaspoon of baking soda
pinch of salt
1/2 cup of chocolate chips
Flatten the ball mixture in the baking tray
Beat peanut butter and sugar for about 3 minutes, then add all the remaining ingredients. Bake it in a 350 degree oven for 20 minutes.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

La-nes Kan-anan & La-nes Katulganan, Mati City, Davao Oriental

Fortunate or simply blessed to find a place to eat and a place to sleep in Mati City. It was raining hard when we get to Mati City. And asking a local for a place to eat a super late lunch is impossible.
Crossing our fingers and attentively reading all signage for a place to eat leads us to Mati City Baywalk. And there, we found a two storey wooden structure with lots of vehicles parked, this must be the place where locals dine.
La-nes Kan-anan is located in Bonifacio St., Mati City. For lunch we had; Squid Sotanghon, Pork Sisig, Grilled Bagaybay and Lechon Kawali.
Happy tummies, Happy foodies
Our inclusive breakfast for 4
After our lunch we went to look for the place to stay I booked online, but after checking it with Sissy we came to conclude that it won't passed Browie and Deo's standard of a place to stay. Off we walked and entered La-nes Katulganan 2, but hmmm, all rooms were occupied. Thanks to a very gracious front desk who checked if La-nes Katulganan 1's Family Suite is available.

Back to La-nes Kan-anan, La-nes Katulganan's front desk is just the door where we had parked Hot Daniel for lunch.
Trying our beds.....after checking in
La-nes Katulganan's Family Suite
Family Suite is big enough for us. It got two Queen size beds and they provide us with one extra foam. The toilet and bath is clean and smell's good. It indeed passed our two Big boys' standard.
I highly recommend La-nes Kan-anan and Katulganan when visiting Mati City. And try La-nes Bagoong.
More Mai Wanders!!!!