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Samsung Washing Machines for your Happy Homes

I admit, laundry chores are something I do not look forward to especially when I am swamped with other things that need tending to. On good days, I love doing the laundry because it gives me time to reflect on some things while I sort the clothes and while I fold these after the task. These days though, I have laundry-free days because the eldest child has taken the chores as her responsibility during her term break.

Samsung Washing Machines

Even though we have a washing machine to use,I still have to soak the whites, the uniform because these need a lot of soaking and handwashing. I got surprised to learn that there is a perfect washing machine for my family and our laundry needs: a Samsung Fully Automatic WA4000HH.

Here are the reasons why:

  •  ActivDualWash which has a wash sink with a built-in side water jet. The wash sink provides a convenient and dedicated space to hand-wash delicate items and pre-wash heavily soiled clothes before regular wash. The built-in side water can be started and stopped with a simple press of a button for maximum convenience. COOL!!
  • Wobble Technology that allows laundry to be done with less time, efforts and worry.

Families should consider their needs and lifestyle to suit the washing machine that will cater to the laundry chores like washing the delicates, separating the whites and the colored clothes, pre-soaking stained items and ensuring that the clothes are still in good quality after frequent washing AND that the washing machine itself is better than others to last a long time.

What are the different factors to consider when buying a washing machine?

  • TIME. The longer the boosting time of the machine, the more energy is wasted thus an increase in the electric bill.
  • TEMPERATURE. More energy is wasted when higher temperature is used and the risk that the clothes will be damaged is greater.
  • MECHANICAL ACTION. Too much of this and the fabric gets damaged.
  • DETERGENT ACTION.Too much detergent leaves residue that could damage the clothes and become a threat to the environment.

Some factors to consider in buying a washing machine:

  • Efficient
  • effective
  • flexible
  • convenient
  • lower electricity and water bills
  • care for the fabric

Samsung has introduced a new array of washing machines that can cater to each family’s laundry needs.

Recognizing that modern homes have varied cleaning needs and would benefit from smart washing solutions, Samsung has introduced an array of washing machines that can cater to every household’s laundry requirement, as well as lessen the hassle of multitasking moms.

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Samsung Fully Automatic Front Load Washer

For those moms who are tired of dealing with stained garments, the Samsung Fully Automatic WW5000 Front Load Washer is the perfect choice because it offers powerful cleaning capabilities while still remaining gentle on clothes. It features two innovative technologies that provide the best-in-class laundry experience  with EcoBubble Technology and Stain Away Program.

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Samsung EcoBubble Technology allows for the even distribution of detergent and deeply penetrates the fabric faster than highly concentrated liquid detergent. This allows clothes to be washed in cold water, significantly reducing energy consumption. By completely dissolving the detergent, it allows for easier rinsing and minimizes detergent residue and stains. Laundry will be done faster and more efficiently, giving mom extra time to do other chores or spend time for herself.

Stain Away, on the other hand, is a pre-programmed cycle with settings that help remove common household stains that moms usually have a difficult time cleaning, such as cocoa, blood, tea, wine, coffee, make-up and grass. Working together with EcoBubble Technology, stains can be cleaned effectively in one simple cycle with the special bubble soaking stage. Frothy bubbles penetrate deep into the fabric fibers to loosen dirt and stains.

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Samsung Fully Automatic Top Load Washer

Samsung Fully Automatic Top Load WA16F759, which features Wobble technology. Wobble technology protects delicate fabrics from friction damage without compromising washing performance. The Wobble pulastor’s unique structure generates a dynamic, multi-directional washing flow to prevent tangles, twists and knots while thoroughly cleaning clothes. The WA16F759’s Digital Inverter technology ensures durability and saves on energy as well. It’s large capacity 16kg. also allows moms to save laundry time.

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 Digital Inverter

Most of Samsung’s Fully Automatic Washing Machines are equipped with Digital Inverter Technology. The Digital Inverter Motor has minimal moving parts, making it breakdown resistant. Magnet utilization makes it more efficient, increasing energy saving and guaranteeing durability. An 11-year warranty also ensures long-lasting washing machines with fewer chances of malfunctions.

 Samsung Twin Tub

For moms looking for an alternative to regular hand washing, Samsung’s Twin Tub offers a more convenient solution. It allows users to hand wash and pre wash clothes in one machine, as it features a dedicated wash tray on the machine itself. Its body is made of non-corrosive, rust proof plastic, keeping it in tip-top condition despite being exposed to the elements outside of the home, where most machines in the Philippines are kept. An Air-Turbo Spin-Drying system also helps reduce drying time by rotating the drum at high-speed, drawing in more air so clothes dry faster, even in humid climates.

 Happy Home. 

Happy Mom = Happy Home because mom has extra time, the family members have clean clothes and less expenses on electricity and water bills.

 

 

 

Posted by Treasure Jar on Nov 26th 2014 | Filed in Between Us Women,From the Admin's Desk,FYI,Going Digital,Reviews,Visual Delights | Comments (0)

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A Christmas Dinner Larry Would Love

Larry Cruz is synonymous with these iconic restaurants

  • Café Adriatico,
  • Bistro Lorenzo,
  • Bistro Remedios,
  • Bistro Burgos
  • Ang Hang,
  • Larry’s Bar,
  • Café Havana,
  • Bollywood,
  • Camp Gourmet,
  • Paper Moon,
  • In the Mood Dance Bar
  • Fely J’s,
  • Lorenzo’s Way
  • Abe

Larry Cruz and his legacy continues today as the LJC Group makes sure that everything is as perfect as Larry would have wanted it.

Invitation Nov 29

Join The Maya Kitchen on November 29, Saturday, 9am-1pm, as it presents Chef George Lizares, the corporate chef of the LJC Group, in a cooking demonstration entitled “A Christmas Dinner Larry Would Love.”
Chef George will prepare the following:

  • Cheerful Feta and Watermelon Salad (black olives, yellow and red watermelon with Italian dressing);
  • Kingfish and Shrimps Curry in Coconut, (Tanigue fillet and shrimps gently simmered in Indian-style coconut cream curry sauce);
  • Chicken with Three Mushrooms, (roast chicken with Porcini, Button and Shitake Sauce);
  • Couscous with Seven Vegetable (tender lamb morsels combined with chickpeas, zucchini, eggplant, tomatoes, carrots, capsicum and cabbage in a rich broth);
  • Baklava (filo pastry, nuts, butter and orange-infused syrup served with vanilla ice cream).

Chef George looks up to Larry Cruz who had been both a boss and a mentor to him. He started with the LJC Group in 1998 as a food and beverage manager. He left and came back in 2008 as corporate executive chef, left and came back again in 2011 up to the present in the same capacity.
The LJC Group was borne out of Larry Cruz’s decision to take a career change way back in 1979. The journalist became a restaurateur. Larry’s indelible mark will forever remain in the history of Philippine cuisine. Every day, Chef George Lizares and the people behind The LJC Group continue to pay tribute to the man who cannot cook yet somehow managed to permanently change the country’s culinary landscape.

“A good meal is one that satisfies all the senses. …More than just looking good, it has to taste good…match the setting… More important for me, it should be enjoyed with someone.”—Larry J. Cruz

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For more information on this and on other courses offerings, log on to www.themayakitchen.com or e-mailcontactus@themayakitchen.com

visit The Maya Kitchen Culinary Center every Tuesday to Saturday at 8F Liberty Building, 835 A. Arnaiz Avenue (Pasay Road), Makati City or call 8921185 / 892-5011 local 108 / Mobile No. +63947 835 2290.

Posted by Treasure Jar on Nov 25th 2014 | Filed in From the Admin's Desk,FYI,Happenings | Comments (0)

Pan de Donuts from Pan de Manila

We are regular customers of Pan de Manila Mindanao Avenue Branch. Aside from pandesal, we enjoy the cheese bread and the ensaimada.

These days, we also buy Pan De Donut from them. Priced at Php38/piece, less if you buy more than one, even I have a difficult time finishing a piece. I have to share with one of the kids because the Pan de Donuts are heavy. Made with soft baked bread, a combination of pandesal and donut, without the pandesal crunch and “powdery” crumbs, these Pan de Donuts are not just delectable but soft, not too sweet (am talking about the bread itself and not the toppings) and so filling. Aside from the toppings, these is a not too sweet filling inside the bread that oozes out every time you bite into it.

Pan de Donut Chocomonds (pardon the grainy photo)

Pan de Donut

In the box, clockwise from L upper corner: ChocNut Crumble, Nippy Nips, Piling Pili, and Cocojammers.

Pan de Donut assorted flavors

This ChocNut Crumble was shared between my daughter and I.

Pan de Donut ChocNut

Best eaten with brewed coffee or cold milk. My kids have these with smoothies.

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Since it has opened several years ago, there rarely goes a week that we do not buy pandesal from Pan de manila Mindanao Avenue branch. For sure every Saturday we do because I need to bring a few pandesal with me to go to work to “bribe” a student to work well.  Anyway, another post will be coming up about a complaint we have which actually didn’t just happen this week but has happened a few months back.

Posted by Treasure Jar on Nov 1st 2014 | Filed in Bonding Time,For Little Hands,From the Admin's Desk,FYI,Plateful of Fun,Reviews | Comments (0)

Black Bottom Orange Cheesecakes

Black Bottom Orange Cheesecakes

Black Bottom Orange Cheesecakes

Fudge Brownie Base:
¼ cup butter
1 egg
1 tablespoon water
1 package MAYA Oven Toaster Chocolate Fudge Brownie Mix 230 g
1 tablespoon melted butter

Orange Cheesecake Filling:
2 ¼ cups cream cheese, softened
¾ cup sugar
3 eggs
1 ½ tablespoons orange zest
1 tablespoon orange-flavored liqueur
orange food color, as needed

White Chocolate Ganache:
½ cup all purpose cream
½ cup chopped white chocolate
chocolate coins, for garnish (optional)

  • Preheat oven to 350°F/177°C.
  • Prepare fudge brownie base.
  • Grease and line the bottom of a 9×5-inch rectangular pan. Set aside.
  • In a bowl, cream the butter until soft.
  • Add the egg and water and blend together.
  • Add the brownie mix and beat with a wooden spoon until smooth.
  • Pour on the prepared pan and spread batter until smooth.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until done.
  • Once cooled, crumble the brownie and add in the melted butter.
  • Set aside.

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  • Prepare orange cheesecake filling.
  • In a mixer bowl, soften cream cheese and add sugar until creamy.
  • Add in the eggs one at a time.
  • Add the orange zest, orange-flavored liqueur and orange food color. Blend until well incorporated.
  • Prepare white chocolate ganache.
  • Place the all purpose cream in a pan and bring to a boil while stirring continuously.
  • Add the chopped white chocolate and stir until melted and combined. Set aside and cool.

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To assemble. Pack 2 tablespoons each of fudge brownie base at the bottom of eight (8) 4-ounce paper cups. Pour orange cheesecake filling until ¾ full. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove cheesecakes from oven. Cool. Pour white chocolate ganache on top and garnish with a chocolate coin. Serve

Yield: 8 individual cheesecakes

Note: Omit food color if a white cheesecake is desired.

Posted by Treasure Jar on Oct 23rd 2014 | Filed in For Little Hands,FYI,Recipes | Comments (0)

Lotus Flower

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“As a lotus flower is born in water, grows in water and rises out of water to stand above it unsoiled, so I, born in the world, raised in the world having overcome the world, live unsoiled by the world” ~Buddha

Music and serenity have a way of soothing frayed nerves, stressed lifestyles, and jumbled thoughts. Sometimes, we need to be alone with just our thoughts or even leave our thoughts behind (probably with an Elation Platinum Beam 5R on it so we don’t see it clearly) to be able to relax to clear out the cobwebs and face new challenges renewed.

Posted by Treasure Jar on Oct 22nd 2014 | Filed in From the Admin's Desk | Comments (0)

Rainy Days

Rainy days bring out the best or the worst in some of us.

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Rainy days have inspired a lot of songwriters, poets and writers to write melancholic pieces that pinch the hearts of their readers/listeners.

Rainy days on the other hand, especially those that bring deluge cause flooding and ruin properties, even claiming lives.

Rainy days also mean no school for the children and this is a good reason to hone in the skills they have that do not have anything to do with school work. Practicing music, drawing pictures, even taking photos, and learning to cook are some of the ways children can cope with boredom when there is no school.

Oh,and also spelling tasks, just in case they misspell musician’s friend as musiansfriends

Posted by Treasure Jar on Oct 22nd 2014 | Filed in From the Admin's Desk | Comments (0)

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