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Weekly Wanderings {2017 week 2}

My wanderings around my world this second week of 2017 started with…

A slightly overstuffed slow cooker.

Gumbo

Rock sugar looks like jewels.

Rock sugar

My house smells SO good.

Gumbo

Gumbo! It turned out AMAZINGLY.

Gumbo

Gone.

Banana peel

RAIN!!!

Rain

Take a bao.

Bao

My favorite kind of edible flowers. 😀

Egg tart

Sunlight in paradise.

Sun

Mr. Broom is slacking off…

Shoes

XING

Hang glider crossing

Boat-watching.

Beach

Stay out.

Barbed wire

Standing guard.

Crows

Cheese!

Yes, my waxed paper does have snowflakes on it.

Brie

Desk dinner.

Desk dinner

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I NEED ONE OF THESE IN MY LIFE. Obviously.

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Where are you wandering this week?

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Weekly Wanderings {2017 week 1}

Happy New Year!!! My wanderings around my world this first week of 2017 started with…

Powering up for a day of sushi making!

Breakfast sandwich

And… we’re off!

Ready to make sushi

First, we make the kappa maki.

Kappa maki

Then, it’s the vegan sushi.

Vegan sushi

Next, it’s time for futomaki.

Futomaki

Then we finish off with the bacon crunchy shrimp roll, spicy shrimp inari, and sashimi… then it’s time to eat!!!

New Year's sushi

Good words for this year.

'It's not how you start, it's how you finish.' - Peppermint Patty

One of Son’s favorite foods is bánh ít trần… especially when his mom makes it for him.

Banh it

An attempt at an origami koi. Not bad for my first try, if I do say so myself!

Origami koi

#homeownerproblems

Son installing a light

Roasted until the tips get all crispy. THE BEST.

I may or may not have just stood at the counter, eating asparagus off the pan with my fingers.

Asparagus

Cut off their heads and carve out their guts.

Dried anchovies

Hot soup on a cold day.

Tofu soup

Comfort food. Very spicy comfort food.

Soondubu

Where are you wandering this week?

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Weekly Wanderings {2016 week 50}

This week in my world…

(Yes, I know there are 52 weeks in a year, but we skipped two weeks when we were out of the country in the spring – travel posts for those two weeks coming soon!)

Flying over snow-capped mountains on the way home from Arizona.

Flying over snow-capped mountains

Home-grown Thai chilis.

Thai chilis

About to be ground up with salt, which Son will then sprinkle over pineapple.

Thai chilis

Christmas #2 at home. Yes, we have a fake fireplace on our TV in front of our real fireplace.

Christmas

Tried a new Chinese restaurant. It was mostly meh, but before the meal they gave us a dish of seaweed-seasoned peanuts that were SO GOOD.

Peanut with furikake seasoning

The xiao long bao weren’t too bad. But then, I always adore xiao long bao.

Xiao long bao

Hot tofu soup is the best on rainy days.

Cooking tofu soup

So spicy! But so good.

Tofu soup

Making tamago for New Year’s.

Tamago

Kampyo gourd.

Kampyo gourd

Powering up for a day of sushi making!

Breakfast sandwich

And… we’re off!

Ready to make sushi

First, we make the kappa maki.

Kappa maki

Then, it’s the vegan sushi.

Vegan sushi

Next, it’s time for futomaki.

Futomaki

Then we finish off with the bacon crunchy shrimp roll, spicy shrimp inari, and sashimi… then it’s time to eat!!!

New Year's sushi

Good words for this year.

'It's not how you start, it's how you finish.' - Peppermint Patty

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Weekly Wanderings {2016 week 49}

This week in my world…

My aunt gave my sister a bunch of really tasty curry buns… and my sister was sweet enough to bring one down to LA so I could try!

Curry bun

Had a bunch of Son’s friends over for a dinner party this week. This caramelized onion dip was BOMB.

Onion dip

Sour cream deviled eggs with bacon.

Sour cream deviled eggs

Yorkshire puddings! Such a sense of relief when they actually popped!

Yorkshire puddings

My first time ever making prime rib. Amazingly, it was an overwhelming success!

Prime rib

One of his friends always brings desserts from a nearby Japanese bakery. The black sesame cream puffs are my favorite.

Black sesame cream puff

We made our citrus tree into a Citrusmus tree. Christmacitrus tree?

Citrusmas tree

My aunt makes really good cheese boards.

I ate way too much cheese.

Cheese board

Crostini with mayo, kimchi, pulled wild boar shoulder, and watercress. SO GOOD.

Crostini

Artichoke.

Artichoke

Arizona… you’re awesome, but you have a serious gnome problem.

Gnome problem

Reflections.

Reflection

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Weekly Wanderings {2016 week 48}

This week in my world…

Leaves are falling.

Fallen leaves

I got a TARDIS ornament for our first ever Christmas tree. Because I’m nerdy like that.

Tardis ornament

One of my friends sent me a box full of cookies!

Cookies!

O Christmas tree…

Christmas tree

Our annual visit to Candy Cane Lane.

Candy cane lane

The house with the big train set is my favorite!

Candy cane lane

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