Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Broccoli with Mustard Sauce

Broccoli is among the vegetables that is best served is best if not overcooked. Tossing it with this lemony mustard sauce is one of the fun ways my wife serves it. Prepare one and who knows, this Broccoli with Mustard Sauce be a favorite of yours.


• ¼ cup butter
• 1 tbsp chopped onion
• ¼ cup flour
• 80 ml milk
• 80 ml chicken stock
• 1.5 tbsp lemon juice
• 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
• 1 tsp sugar
• ½ tsp salt


• Melt butter in medium saucepan.
• Add onion and cook gently 3 minutes, stirring.
• Add flour and stir to blend.
• Remove from the heat and add milk and chicken stock all at once. Stir to blend.
• Return to moderate heat and cook until boiling, thickened and smooth, stirring constantly.
• Stir in lemon juice, mustard, sugar, and salt.
• Keep hot. (If you are making the sauce ahead of time set it over hot water).
• Cook broccoli in a little boiling salted water until just tender.
• Serve immediately with mustard sauce spooned over.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Camp John Hay Investors Gallant Stance Against Casanova's Cruel Intention

War is brewing up at Camp John Hay. The more than one thousand investors, locators, shareholders and sub-lesses inside Camp John Hay is gearing up for a possible all out war against BCDA continued defiance of the decision handed down by the Philippine Dispute Resolution Center, Inc. (PDRCI) a couple of months back.

Another decision made by presiding Judge Cecilia Corazon Dulay Archog of the Regional Trial Court of Baguio issued last March 27, 2015, confirmed the Final Award on an earlier decision by the Philippine Dispute Resolution Center, Inc. (PDRCI). The court so ordered BCDA to reimburse CJHDEVCO the 1.42 B pesos rentals and in return Bases Conversion Development Authority (BCDA) will have control of the leased properties inside Camp John Hay.

The decision also pointed out that the rights of the current locators, sub-lessees, and owners are to be protected by the law. Whatever contracts made in good faith should be honored by the BCDA.

The concerned third parties have all the needed tools to put on hold BCDA's planned forced eviction. Their rights are well protected by law. These investors, locators, shareholders and sub-lessees will not be again a party to Casanova's dirty tactics. For they know, their stay at Camp John Hay is in good hand and no harassment, coercion or deception will intimidate them into siding with BCDA.

Still, Arnel Casanova known to be harsh on his enemies continued to defy the law and is now unleashing his dreaded kamikase harassing tactics. He continues to sow clouds of uncertainties and wanted to still fear in the mind of these individuals. The hapless but not helpless locators has no recourse but to seek help from higher authorities to finally put an end to their woes.

Through an open letter, concerned property owners have sought the intervention of President Aquino to meddle with the issue. They even brought the issue to the attention of Congress wherein a lawmaker has filed a resolution calling for a congressional inquiry into the alleged mismanagement of BCDA of Camp John Hay. And if Casanova still refuses to honor the court's order and they are forcibly evicted from their property; an appropriate suit against BCDA is ready to be submitted to the court. When will this CJH saga ends? Nobody knows, but one thing is sure-the City of Baguio is the big loser here.