Friday, August 21, 2009

things I'm liking (and disliking)

Here are some things I am liking (and disliking) this week...

So we can end on a good note, let's start with the things I am disliking...The new is mint with oreo cookies but there is this really fluorescent blue goop that is mixed into the soft serve and doesn't taste minty at all...blah!

Another thing I am disliking is the fact that the a/c that came with our apartment is on the fritz...luckily, in another room we have the a/c that we brought with us to our apartment, only thing is that this room has no tv or access to the computer...sigh.

The super of our building says he will change the a/c for us either Friday or Saturday (yeah!), since the repair guy was asking for almost 100,000 yen (about US$1000), to fix the combuster. (yipes!)

Okay, let's move on to the liking...

Mariage Frères teas...Bolero (a flavored tea using fruits from the Mediterranean), Iskandar (a green floral tea with a hint of mint), Wedding Imperial (assam with caramel flavor). I received Wedding Imperial along with another flavored tea from my blog friend PT! (thank you!) I am enjoying these iced.

Starbucks' walnut fig pound cake...280 yen (about US$2.80). Moist with lots of fig and walnuts.

Macadamia nut pesto with Laughing cow cheese on Moisan's naturelle ficelle. Moisan, a well-known French bakery will be shutting its doors at the end of August, as the department store they are in (SOGO) will be closing. I recently went to pick up some poppy seed ficelle but they were out, so I got this and some hazelnut-walnut rolls instead.

Aoi mikan (green tangerine) from the looks of them they look unripened but when you cut them open they are bright orange! and so sweet too. We recently got 6 of them from my MIL and I squeezed them all for our breakfast the other day. About 3 was enough for a cup.

Boulangerie Monsieur H's breads...we recently received a boxful of assorted breads from my host-sister who lives near this bakery, I had these slices for lunch with some cheese....look at all those dried fruits and nuts! (Thank you!)

Pierre Marcolini's biscuits...we also received these huge biscuits from my host-brother's wife...chocolate chip cookies with ginger infused chocolate in the center...mmm! (Thank you!)

What are you liking (disliking) this week?


KirkK said...

Hi Kat - I'm liking all your posts this week. Sorry about the A/C failure...hopefully that'll be resolved ASAP.

Deb in Hawaii said...

Lots of goodies this week--love the tea, (I am drinking so much iced tea lately and really liking all of it) and all of those breads look wonderful. Hope your air con gets fixed soon!

debi_in_Hawaii said...

Now you did I'm hungry. :D And it's not even lunch yet.
I had my nutrition bar this morning, that was it. *tummy rumbles*

Rona Y said...

Boulangerie Monsieur H is one of my favourites, too! It's a bit of a bike ride for me, but I just think that the calories I expend from the ride "pay" for the bread. :-) The pudding store next door is good, too.

Bolero makes great iced tea. It's been a favourite of mine for years (and I like it more than the ever-popular Marco Polo, too!).

Su-Lin said...

What a shame about that mcflurry! The flavour seemed so promising...

Dennis K. said...

I love this series K&S! Hope you don't mind me doing one in the future.. I'll definitely mention your awesome blog! Cheers

K and S said...

Thanks KirkK and Deb, our super will install a new a/c later on today :)

he he, Debi, hope you get some lunch soon :)

Rona, been seeing NZ Meyer lemons at Oasis recently, hope you get your meyer lemon fix.

Thanks Su-Lin, guess the photo looked more appetizing :(

Thanks Dennis, I look forward to seeing what you like/dislike!

Take care everyone.

Rona Y. said...

Thanks for the info about the Meyer lemons! Is that the Oasis in Takarazuka? I'm still in Canada, but am flying home next week, so I hope they still have them. :-( I'm hoping the weather in Japan cools down before then. Wishful thinking!

K and S said...

Rona, Actually the Oasis in near Ishibashi station, I hope the weather cools down for you too, but I think this heat may last a couple more weeks...sorry!

Enjoy Canada :)
Take care.

Admin said...

I am liking shabu-shabu more and more! Can you feature shabu-shabu, Kat?

K and S said...

Sure Mikuru, maybe when the weather isn't 90F (32C) and major humid though.

Take care.

Deb said...

mmmm - i like all your likes! the green tangerine looks so yummy. you're putting me in a bread mood!

i'm liking my 3 egg whites, one whole egg over easy breakfasts lately. plus a whole wheat toast with lots of "good" (no trans fats) margarine on top. i've been having it almost daily.

K and S said...

I haven't had margarine in ages Deb, have gone back to butter :)

Take care.

Rowena said...

That bread with the fruit and nuts looks so ono. I can imagine that with lots of sweet butter spread on top!

K and S said...

ooh sweet butter would have been good too, Rowena :)

Take care.