Wednesday, August 12, 2009

things I am liking (and disliking)...

This post is kind of a copycat of Deb's post, things she's liking this week, except I'm adding a spin on mine with a disliking portion.

First off, the things I'm liking....

Big Island Candies' lemon shortbread. I received these from my Aunty Marian, lemon shortbread with lemon bits in it, some covered in white chocolate, some in dark, some plain.

Not really a fan of white chocolate, I was surprised that the lemon shortbread actually matched the white chocolate more than the dark. (Thank you Aunty!)

With this awful humidity, I'm also liking cold drinks...Blueberry Bliss tea from Teavana. I received this from Deb when I met her. This tea is refreshing and delicious! I love the mixture of blueberry, rooibos and rosehip. (Thank you Deb!)

Last summer I read of a great way to make iced tea without having to heat up the water on the stove. Just pour 1 liter of water into a jug and add 3 tea scoops (about 3 tablespoons) of tea. Put the jug into your refrigerator overnight. Of course, if you want to make your tea stronger, add more tea leaves.

And iced coffee...when I make espresso or brew some coffee, I try to make extra to chill for the following day.

When drinking it, I add some milk to my coffee and then add more ice...mmm. If you use sweetener, you may want to make a simple syrup to put in the chilled coffee or put sugar into the coffee/espresso while it is hot. I drink my coffee black so I don't put any sweeteners in.

I am liking eating from the rainbow. Dinners have been mostly veggie type. For this particular meal I had eringi with kim chee, carrot salad, couscous pesto salad, 2 bean salad and fig with gorgonzola honey and pecan.

It was my first time making fresh figs with gorgonzola, a drizzle of honey and some pecans...mmm!

So, what is the part that I am disliking? After making the fabulous dinner mentioned above, Satoshi calling me last minute to say that he will be eating out...too bad, more for me!

What are you liking/disliking?

14 comments:

Debinhawaii said...

I'm liking what you are liking this week! Your veggie, eat the rainbow dinners are looking delicious and of course I am a big fan of the fig-honey-blue cheese combo too! Glad you are enjoying the tea. ;-)

K and S said...

Thanks again Deb :)

Take care.
Kat

biologie said...

Hiya!

I've been having iced coffee too. I make a big pot of coffee (have it hot in the a.m.) and chill the leftover coffee in the fridge too. In addition, I pour a little into some ice trays to freeze up overnight. The frozen coffee cubes melt in the iced coffee but don't dilute it like ice cubes made of water. Yum. :)

I just finished some tomato, feta and fresh herb salad. 3 tomatoes diced, 1/2 C low fat feta, fresh basil, mint and oregano from the garden and a splash of rice wine vinegar. That's what I'm liking!

K and S said...

ooh that is a great idea with the coffee cubes, Biologie! I don't have an ice tray, so maybe I should try freezing some coffee?? I also like your combination for that salad, sounds so refreshing :)

Take care.
Kat

KirkK said...

Hey Kat - "Eating from the Rainbow" I like how that sounds!

K and S said...

Thanks KirkK :)

Take care.
Kat

genkitummy said...

the cookies and the tea sound good. i sometimes drink celestial seasonings blueberry tea, but that one sounds better.

K and S said...

If you have a chance you should order from them Genki, I think they have better shipping rates within the U.S. than to Hawaii.

Take care.
Kat

tofugirl said...

Coincidentally, one of our branches sent my office a box of cookies from the Honolulu Cookie Co. recently....they are pretty good, but the chocolate dipped ones you have look even better!

So far this summer, I am (really really) liking iced coffee and disliking all the rain, which is causing all kinds of problems for the farmers and destroying crops!

K and S said...

I have also tried Honolulu Cookie Co's cookies Tofugirl, but like the ones from Big Island Candies (who are actually the ones who thought of dipping the shortbread like that) :)

Take care.
Kat

Mary and Sean said...

love the idea of eating from the rainbow. I might have to try that this weekend-- we have things red, purple, yellow, and orange in our fridge right now...

K and S said...

that is great Mary & Sean, hope to see what you do with those colors :)

Take care.
Kat

marina villatoro said...

I never heard eating from the rainbow, but I have been told many times the more colorful the food the more nutritious it actually is.

I gotta tell you, you've got some good eats here:)

K and S said...

Thank you so much Marina :)

Take care.
Kat