It's the end of the month, I'm cleaning out some photos and posting some random stuff I'm liking.
The weather was beautiful the other day, so I went to check out Aramaki Rose Park, I packed myself a bento, and went to check out the roses.
There was a slight rose fragrance in the air, though the rose bushes looked a little shorter than when we visited in the Spring.
I won these assorted coffees from Starbucks Japan. They were giving them away to 5000 people if you signed up for their online newsletter and as part of their celebration of 15 years in Japan...woot!
For this contest, you had to choose what you wanted to win. They were giving away a latte machine or a case of pre-made lattes or these coffees.
I figured everyone would choose the machine, and I don't have space for a case of pre-made lattes, so I went with the assortment.
I think it was a good choice. (Thank you!)
Muji's Rooibos Ginger Chai tea. Good with a little sugar and splash of milk, perfect in the evenings as rooibos is non-caffeinated.
Mini Reese's PB cups...they have no wrappers on them so be careful not to eat the whole bag in one sitting!
Muji's Amatriciana, just heat the bag in a pot of boiling water and pour over your favorite pasta.
I added a sprinkling of parmesan cheese and some ground pepper...delicious on a rainy day.
True North's almond pecan cashew clusters...serving size is 5. One cluster is the size of a sugar cube, let me tell you, they are hard to stop at just 5!
It is kinoko (mushroom) season here, I sauteed these (shimeji, eringi & maitake) with some chicken consomme, garlic, a little butter & chili pepper and served it over rice like a donburi (bowl).
Satoshi gave me the thumbs up for this dish.
La Bien Nommee's salted caramel with dark chocolate sauce which we got in France...this sauce gets firm in the refridge, but is still very delicious on hot scones.
Coco Ichibanya's curry furikake...starts off sweet and then the spiciness kicks in...good on rice!
A piece of cooked kabocha, mashed together with a hard boiled egg, some mayo and ground pepper...delicious on crusty baguette!
What are you liking these days?
p.s. Happy Halloween! if you're celebrating, be safe!