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you have no idea how excited this makes me

as i’m moving to Seattle next month i decided to see if i could weazel out any cheap sushi places to make me feel more at ease when i get there. to my little hearts content i found this:

which makes me insanely happy. cheap sushi, here i come! there is also this place:

which is a MASSIVE asian food store i was lucky enough to visit last summer. you can be sure i will do most of my grocery shopping here. there is also an amazing chinese restaurant accross the street, sadly i don’t remember the name so i’m just hoping o stumble upon it again…


Add a comment July 14, 2009

homemade veggie dumplings

so the other night my friend and i decided that we wanted to make our own dumplings. so we trundled on to our local super g mart (a huge international food market) and got our supplies. we actually had a rather around the world spread as we also got supplies to make guacamole, salsa, hummus, mochi (ok we cheated here and just bought them frozen), bubble tea, and pineapple/mango margaritas. we also got shrimp chips, which we figured would be a) so disgusting that we’d have to throw them out of the car in an “exploding-bomb” like style or b0 so delicious we’d wonder why we hadn’t been eating them our whole lives. luckily, it was b. seriously, they are like little bits of sweet airy heaven, so try them!


they also had dragon fruit, which i hadn’t had in ages!


but, i digress.

so, dumplings. first, you get the dumpling wrappers:


then, make a filling. i made a really good veggie one that consisted of



green onions:


baby bok choy:


and an egg:

Egg and Shell

first i chopped up the mushrooms and green onion (i just used one), added the egg as a binder as well as garlic, hoisin sauce (a tablespoon or two), and salt and pepper. i then chopped up the baby bok choy and steamed it (to make it wilt and go down in volume) and added it to the rest of the filling mixture. then you take the dumpling wrapper (after you defrost them) and put a teaspoon size dollop of the filling in the middle. have a bowl of water ready and with your finger tip wet the edge of the wrapper. pinch the edges together in any style you want. you can fold it in half or in a little purse or whatever else you can think of!

boil for 6 minutes or so and put the dumplings on a colander or rack to drain some of the water. or, you can pan fry them in some oil. serve with dumpling sauce, soy sauce, or hoisin sauce and eat!

(i’ll try to put a picture up of the final product later)

Add a comment July 11, 2009


for no other reason than “they are absolutely and fantastically delicious” i want a croquembouche. now.

and then a wheelbarrow for months after, because i will no longer be able to walk, but it would be worth it.



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a croquembouche is a french cake, the name means “crack in mouth”. it’s pretty much just a tower of cream puffs covered in caramel, or sometimes chocolate, and spun sugar. YUM!

Add a comment June 22, 2009

peppermint tea

well, after sleeping far into the afternoon (which yes, was glorious) i’m facing the rest of my completely lazy lazy day. filling it with reading and drinking peppermint tea. accomplishments today: watching many episodes of a show that fulfills my secret single behavior, thinking about food, and reading a book that i could have written: how to be single. i’ll never disclose the first, as it is secret, but food is glorious so here are a few food items i have been dreaming of today for no real particular reason.



chicken and mashed potatoes


curry angel hair pasta

05-Spicy Angel Hair Pasta

garlic shrimp


green beans


and yes, i do realize that none of this really goes together or has any rhyme or reason except for deliciousness…

anyway, aside from food, i feel the intense need to share this excerpt from how to be single because when i read it i had a moment of “wait…did i write this?” i think if you know me you’ll see why:

“So, first off, let me tell you a thing or two about two-piece bathing suits: they’re underwear. Why don’t we just admit that? For some reason, when you put sand and water and sun together, you’re allowed, even pressured, to go out in public in your underwear. You’re expected to expose yourself to friends and family members, sometimes even colleagues, in a way you would never do in any other given moment in time. If [my friend] were walking around in [a store] in her underwear, Iwould say’ “Hey, put on some clothes. You’re walking around in your underwear, that’s weird.” But because the underwear is orange nylon, it’s okay.

I don’t want to wear my underwear in public.

My solution has been to wear a cute little bathing suit top with men’s surfing trunks.”

Add a comment June 8, 2009






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