Not enough days to blog about everything, so this post is packed with randomness...
Yesterday, we had snow, all.morning.long.
Luckily, I didn't have anything planned, so I stayed indoors and made this brownie dessert for Valentine's.
I used milk chocolate since that is what Satoshi likes. I didn't add sugar to the recipe since I was using milk chocolate and I also made a glaze/frosting for the brownies...don't ask me how much butter I used...gasp!
Earlier this month, we had some Chinese food for Chinese New Years at Lei Can Ting.
I don't think anything on my plate was traditionally Chinese New Years food, but it was fancy and really delicious.
There was a piece of shrimp coated with a sweet mayonnaise, daikon cake, half a piece of spring roll, some steamed dim sum, salad, a soup with a gyoza in it and for dessert a jin dui filled with sweet bean paste...oh an a bowl of congee topped with crunchy spring roll skins, pieces of pickled daikon and green onions...whew!
You can see close-ups of everything here, here, and here.
Had to try Deb's caramelized pineapple with dark chocolate, after seeing her version, here.
I didn't grill mine, just used a non-stick pan, and my sugar coating was a bit watered down, so it took awhile to caramelize, but it was so delicious with the dark chocolate.
The sweet from the pineapple and the tartness from the dark chocolate...great with wine.
And then there was an evening when we had buri sushi (amberjack).
The pieces of fish were so thick and fresh. Love the supermarket's pre-made food area.
Recently tried this imperial porter called "To whom it may concern, we didn't ask you what kind of beer you like, sorry".
Made with black sugar it had hints of chocolate and caramel...yum!
Celebrating 30 years, Haagen Dazs came out with a rose ice cream...wow the rose flavor is so nice, not perfumy or overpowering.
On the other hand, their sakura ice cream was bad, really bad....even if sakura translates to cherry, it isn't the same cherry as bing or sour cherries...blah!
Ginormous potato, and only 38 yen!
I boiled the potato and mixed in a tablespoon of andasu and some mayo for a kind of potato salad...delicious!
What have you been enjoying?