Friday, February 29, 2008

Quote for the Day

The cold and flu hit our home so its been a variety of soups and liquids for us.

Today while making some Trader Joe's peppermint tea, I found the following quote on the box and wanted to share:

"The first cup moistens my lips and throat, the second shatters my loneliness. The third causes the wrongs of life to fade gently from my recollection. The fourth purifies my soul. The fifth lifts me to the realms of the unwinking gods." - Chinese mystic, Tang Dynasty


Wednesday, February 20, 2008

I have not forgotten - THE POCKY QUEST

Now to be honest after the last flavor I tried, I may want to wait a while. I didn't make it through one of the pocky and ended up giving the box for me.

The flavor: Marble - Green Tea. I don't think Green Tea and Pocky should ever be in the same sentence again.

Anyway, the Pocky Quest continues:

1. Tahitian Vanilla
2. Strawberry (w/ flavor crystals)
3. Strawberry
4. Coconut
5. Dessert - Chocolate
6. Chocolate Crush (Almond)
7. Chocolate Crush (Rangdosh)
8. TsubuTsubu Marron
9. Milk
10. FUYO NO KUCHIDOKE POCKY (Winter Seasonal)
11. Green Tea Marble

What flavor will be next?

Monday, February 18, 2008

Fried Plantains Recipe

Today we made a recipe that we've had for a while but never tried. In fact the paper showed that I first printed it from an email on 1/30/2001. Well today was the day to make it and I actually enjoyed it. This is a surprise for me because I do not eat bananas. Unfortunately I did not print out the title of the recipe so I do not have any idea what the actual recipe is called. The person who contributed it to the e-group did mention it was a Ghana appetizer that they found in an African cookbook that they had checked out from the library.

Well here goes the recipe. It is easy to make.

3 cups cooking oil (only one cup if you use a wok)
2 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
6 large unripened plantains (peeled and sliced 1/2 inch thick)

In a deep fryer or a skillet deep enough to cover the plantain slices, heat the oil until it is hot but not smoking. In a small bowl, combine the water, ginger, salt, and ground red pepper. Drop plantain slices into bowl one by one, coating each pieces evenly carefully place the coated slices in the hot oil and deep-fry until golden brown, about 3 to 5 minutes. Remove the fried slices with a slotted spoon, drain on paper towels.

yield 6 servings.

If you try it please let me know your thoughts.


Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Have a Happy Valentine's Day

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Our Picture of the Day

Can't think of anything more important to do today. Can you?

Friday, February 1, 2008

So much for willpower ...Kit Kat

Curiosity led me to go ahead and try the other "new" flavor of KitKat I had - Cookies & Milk. It reminded me of Cookies & Cream Ice Cream

KitKat Flavors:
1. Caramel
2. Cookies & Milk.

both flavors bought at Marukai Market in Little Tokyo

February is the Month of Love

and we LOVE our playlists!


Well I tried a new KitKat flavor today. Pretty good stuff. It was KitKat Caramel and seems to be a Japanese version.

I actually bought a second "new to me" KitKat flavor but so far that one is missing in action and no one has claimed eating it.

Could it have been misplaced?


I admit, I've always wanted to make my own sushi

I think I may try it sooner than later. I've also seen classes offered at some of the Community Colleges. So, between the classes and these videos I found yesterday I should be ready to go.

How To Make A California Roll Uramaki