Thursday, May 20, 2010

things I'm liking (and disliking)

Just wanted to share some things I'm liking and disliking. Starting with the disliking...

Hanabatake Bokujo's Nama Caramel Chocolate Ice cream....meh, this didn't have much chocolate nor caramel flavor.

Moving on to liking...

The moon on Sunday was just a sliver but it looked like it was "winking" or "smiling".

Anchor's Liberty Ale (6% alcohol)...this beer smelled fruity but was quite bitter.

Perfect with spicy Chinese chicken wings.

The weather is warming up here.

I had some iced tea at La Marina de Bourbon with lunch the other day.

The tea was called Cerise (cherry). I was afraid that the cherry flavor would be more like maraschino or fake tasting, but it was actually quite natural tasting.

It went nicely with the apple and camembert sandwich I had there. (UPDATE: 2011 this restaurant is now closed)

Since I love Earl Grey tea, I bought two types recently.

One was Fortnum & Mason's Earl Grey Classic. This tea was more black tea flavor than citrus flavor.

The other was Mariage Frères' Earl Grey Imperial.

This tea was bright in flavor. I like this one over the F & M version.

The last photo is of a sparrow, who sat on our lanai for quite some time contemplating something. (I thought he was cute, I liked him)

What he decided? To poop on the perch where he was sitting...(I didn't like him)

What are you liking (disliking)?


Deb in Hawaii said...

How can they mess up caramel and chocolate in ice cream?! There should be a law! ;-)

Loving all that tea you are enjoying.

Anonymous said...

I love Earl Grey tea, too, but once I tried Fortnum & Mason's Royal Blend (of Assam & Ceylon teas), that became my favorite.

Please tell me more about your apple and camembert sandwich, it sounds yummy.

Happy eating to you!

K and S said...

I will remember that and give those teas a try Anon. As for that sandwich, I've posted it before here. It is like a panini, with grainy mustard, camembert cheese and thinly sliced apple.

I know Debinhawaii!! :p Wish you could come over for a cup or two :)

Take care you two.

jalna said...

That sandwich sounds veeery interesting. I think I'm liking to try it!

K and S said...

I'm gonna try to re-create it Jalna, hope to share a recipe soon :)

Take care.

Admin said...

The sparrow part made me laugh! :D

J said...

I use to like birds, too...unit we moved into our apt (Yonezawa, Yamagata) and every morning we wake up to the annoying kuing sound of doves...and they poop EVERYWHERE!XD

Rowena said...

I don't have a running count, but I know that you buy a lot of tea so just many do you have in your cupboard anyway? It's a real drag that we don't have a vast selection of loose tea.

K and S said...

Glad I made you smile Mikuru :)

Jessica it is nice until you have to clean the poop up ;)

Rowena, we have LOTS of tea, Japanese green tea, herb tea, chinese pu-er...I would say we have about 15 types, different stuff for different moods. I brew some in big batches for the week for Satoshi to take with him to work and then I brew some in smaller batches in the morning or for my tea breaks. (I think I have a tea addiction...)

Take care everyone!

Unknown said...

I like that Mariage Freres' Earl Grey Imperial tea too. I got a tin like that as a gift many years ago! It's so recognizeable.

K and S said...

Yes Rick, not only are their teas delicious, their tins are cute too :)

Take care.