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Weekly Wanderings {week 26}

When a flight to Japan isn’t an option, Mitsuwa’s food court is a good stand-in. :D

Tempura

There’s a “Mochi cream” event going on at the Torrance, CA Mitsuwa right now, so since we were there anyways, we checked it out and tried a few different types.

I always love kinako dango.

Kinako dango

The ohagi goma was fantastic, and we loved how they were filled with so much azuki bean.

Ohagi goma

The shoyu-glazed mochi were a favorite.

Shoyu-glazed mochi

This week, I’m reading The City Stained Red. I’m not far in yet, but definitely enjoying it so far.

City Stained Red

My sister was in town for a few days, so we brought back the family dinners we had started going during the spring. Delicious, and tons of fun.

Family dinner

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Links I’ve loved lately:

Have you ever thought that you might want to be a food blogger like me? Then this article is a must read. (Greatest “how to be a food blogger” article ever. :D )

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Friday Fridgg Favorites

{photo credit: Stephanie @ Worth Whisking}


a few of my favorite things on Fridgg this week:

the very best way to get your chocolate fix during a summer heat wave! {Worth Whisking}

chocolate mug cakes? been there, done that. but this microwave strawberry cobbler… is very dangerous knowledge to have. :D {Tickling Palates}

such flavorful-sounding thai lettuce wraps {Vanilla and Bean}

i could happily make a meal out of this japanese cucumber salad {What Food I Made}

the crunchiest buttermilk fried chicken {The British Menu}

there’s something so wonderfully nostalgic about honey mustard chicken {MC^2 Creative Living}

it’s always a yes to fish and chips! {Krumpli}

peanut sauce on noodles is always my jam {Shrinking Single}

take advantage of summer produce and make this roast tomato soup with basil butter croutons {Caroline’s Cooking}

i adore the color of this beautiful chili dip {Lisa’s Lemony Kitchen}

homemade totino’s pizza rolls? count me in! {See Food Play}

when you’ve got a craving for bad chinese food, make it a little better with homemade sweet and sour chicken! {A Saucy Kitchen}

totally into the idea of these fried green tomatoes {That Square Plate}

i’d snack the heck out of these rosemary sea salt crackers {Tikkido}

these smoked chicken wings look like the perfect game-day snack {Cafe Smoik}

quite interested in the idea of this elderflower ice cream {The Circus Gardener’s Kitchen}

this colorful banana split cake roll is totally a party on a plate! {Worth Whisking}

don’t let summer end without trying this bourbon-poached peach sorbet {No Spoon Necessary}

we’ve all heard of bacon jam by now, but what about chorizo jam? (i SO want to try this.) {A Life Of Geekery}


my Friday Fridgg Favorites are a very small selection of the photos and recipes on Fridgg that I’ve loved in the past week. this is by no means an all-encompassing list of what’s awesome on Fridgg this week. take a look, and find your favorites!

do you have a favorite that I didn’t mention? let me know in the comments!

Weekly Wanderings {week 25}

It’s been a week of beautiful sunsets. I love how this one looks like an eagle swooping down into the ocean.

Sunset at the beach

Is there any better comfort food than toast with homemade jam from your momma? I think not.

Toast with peach preserves

I’ve never been much of a baseball person, but I’ve found it’s kind of nice to stop and watch the adult softball games that go on every summer weeknight at our local park.

Baseball field at dusk

Also, picnics at the park, in the shade on a summery day. Wonderful.

Grass

Not to mention all the BLTs while tomatoes are in season. I’m not the biggest fan of the heat, but I do love summer.

BLT

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Links I’ve loved lately:

If you haven’t heard of the #ILookLikeAnEngineer hashtag, it’s the most wonderful thing to happen to the internet all week. This is the original article that kicked it off, and you can see a lot of the posts aggregated here. Also, if you’re even the least bit interested in coding, Isis also wrote this great post.

And, since building stuff on the internet is always always on my mind, this article about the ways the internet has changed struck a chord. (But how to fix it?)

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Friday Fridgg Favorites

{photo credit: estalystic}


a few of my favorite things on Fridgg this week:

i adore chinese broccoli, and that fried garlic takes it to the next level! {MM’s Kitchen Bites}

the prettiest lemon ricotta cookies! {Worth Whisking}

these chocolate caramel shortbread bars look as decadent as can be {The Spiced Life}

’tis the season for moon cakes… and these are the prettiest i’ve ever seen! {Estalystic}

on those days when you’re getting the worst hankering for chinese food… {Kitchen Sanctuary}

popsicles! for breakfast! {Kitchen Sanctuary}

when they say cool as a cucumber, they must have been referring to this tasty summer soup {Create Mindfully}

this breakfast looks most excellent {Peonies and Pears}

in love with this peachiest peach bread {Simply Stacie}

summer is the time to get your caffeine in frozen form {Oh, How Civilized}

definitely would love one of these super-chocolatey banana muffins any day {Crowther Cafe}

a slice of this orange drizzle cake would make me very happy {The Culinary Jumble}

a beautiful, summery cocktail {Tikkido}

love the artsy feel of this photo! {Cafe Smoik}

icebox pies are one of my favorite summer treats! {Vintage Kitty}

fabulous-sounding savory scones {Baking Fanatic}

such a beautiful sweet-savory fig tart! {Oh My Dish}

these asian fish parcels are a triple-threat – easy, healthy, and delicious! {Fuss Free Cooking}

i would happily snack on these thai corn fritters any time {The Circus Gardener’s Kitchen}

love the sound of this no-churn blueberry ice cream {No Spoon Necessary}

a fantastic-sounding guacamole recipe {Simply Healthy Family}

breakfasts would be a little more special with this nectarines and cream breakfast pastry {The Simple Sweet Life}

it’s the perfect time to take advantage of summer peaches and make these peach streusel muffins! {What’s Cooking with Jim}


my Friday Fridgg Favorites are a very small selection of the photos and recipes on Fridgg that I’ve loved in the past week. this is by no means an all-encompassing list of what’s awesome on Fridgg this week. take a look, and find your favorites!

do you have a favorite that I didn’t mention? let me know in the comments!

Weekly Wanderings {week 24}

We love going to the Korean supermarket and buying random banchan to eat all week… and just happened to find some Korean pancakes from Trader Joe’s in our freezer. Synchronicity!

Korean dinner

Pineapple juice on the rocks

Ice

Rug

Rug

Hot days require frozen drinks.

Rita's Italian Ice

Thai chicken bread from 85°F. Not bad, not great. Tasted kind of like pizza.

Thai chicken pastry

Fire boat sushi. Too spicy for me, but Son loved it.

Fire Boat sushi

Lobster feast roll. I quite enjoyed this one.

Lobster Feast sushi

I always love red bean ice cream.

Red bean ice cream

And a beautiful sunset on the way home!

LA freeway sunset

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Links I’ve loved lately:

We just got a Roomba. This is kind of my life right now.

I love this post about community so much.

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