Thursday, March 27, 2014

things I'm liking (disliking)

IMG_5680 The weather is still crazy...one day it was sunny and then yesterday it rained all day...the cherry blossoms are supposed to be starting to bloom, so I hope this weather doesn't cut this season short...

On to today's post...

Random things I'm liking and disliking...am disliking this cookie, well it was delicious, crisp and said "natural" oatmeal...but when I read the back of the package...it had butter, lard & palm oil in it...whoa?!

IMG_5625 This baguette filled with chocolate by Jean-Paul Bigot.

When this is toasted the baguette gets crispy and the chocolate melty and if you aren't careful it will ooze everywhere...trust me.

IMG_5653 Have been enjoying the jinchoge (daphne). The fragrance can be overpowering to some, but I really like it and associate Spring with this flower.

IMG_5637 This ice cream sandwich called "nico sand" (nico means 2 and sand is short for sandwich) these are supposed to be butter cookies, but they don't use any butter (boo!) Still I like that for the price you get two sandwiches to share, or not.

What are you enjoying?

6 comments:

R Y said...

I really miss Bigot! Bigot has the best pate chaud (meat pie) and savarin!

K and S said...

ooh I wonder if that is only at his Ashiya shop, RY, I should get out there soon :)

Take care.
Kat

Rowena... said...

An oatmeal cookie with lard?! Blaargh! Oh, and last on the news they showed some video clips of the cherry blossoms over there (not sure exactly where), with people taking pics with their cellphones! I thought of you ^-^

K said...

Mmm, that chocolate-filled Baguette looks delicious!

R Y said...

I used to get it at the Obayashi? shop. Maybe not Obayashi but the station before or after that. There's also a small satellite shop at the school I worked at. they had it occasionally, but I often special ordered it. I loved having Bigot on campus!

Just checked--it's Nigawa. They have a cafe there on the 2nd floor so you can eat in. I think they had stuff like gratin, too.

(it's rona, btw! Google just shows me as RY)

K and S said...

aw I always think of you guys whenever Lake Como is on the tv, Rowena :)

so good K :)

gonna get out there Rona :)

Take care everyone :)
Kat