Sunday, September 18, 2011


This blog of mine is being neglected since I've moved most of my posts to my main blog. Does anyone know how I can combine all these posts to my main one without it being so manual?

Friday, May 27, 2011

Birthday Calculator Cake

Yesterday we got to celebrate a few birthdays. A coworkers son made this birthday cake. I'll just let you guess what department the birthday girl was in.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

The Joy of KitKats

I've always loved KitKat. Not just because it's got my name in it, but because the mixture of chocolate and wafers is just delicious. Then when I found out they made different flavors, my love for KitKat grew even more. Most of the different flavors seem to come from Japan. Here are the latest flavors that I've been lucky enough to try: Wasabi & Miso flavored KitKat.

The wasabi one was pretty interesting, but I really love it. At first, the wasabi flavor really hit me, and I was just waiting for it to get hot, but it never did. It's like being able to enjoy lots of wasabi without feeling the pain. It almost tasted like it had a hint of mint too.

When I tried the miso flavored KitKat, I actually couldn't taste much of the miso. Nevertheless, it was still good to me. My husband could taste a lot of the miso. Maybe my taste buds were off that day...

Can't wait to get my hands on more.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Grilled Tofu with Chili Sauce

Coming home from our honeymoon, my husband and I were greeted with a bunch of plants on our doorstep. My dad had decided to unload some of his plants. Lucky for us, he gave us 2 pepper plants. It's very pretty too, since some of the peppers are purple and orange. Not your typical red or green peppers. 
New Zealand and Australia were pretty healthy, so we wanted to keep up our health kick and start cooking better. I decided to make Grilled Tofu with a Chili sauce, since we had enough chili's to spare. I've never actually cooked tofu, so it was quite interesting. I didn't go completely by the recipe, but it would have been nice to read it a little better. I ended up soaking the tofu and asparagus twice with the chili sauce. I should have never underestimated those chili peppers either. Man did the dish have a kick. I put way too many peppers into the sauce. Nevertheless, the dish turned out quite well. In fact, it cleared my stuffy nose that night.

A few nights later I tried making the dish again, except the correct way. I did not soak it in chili sauce twice. Practice definitely makes perfect. The second try was a lot better. I was able to understand how to grill the tofu a little better without burning it.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Dungeness Crab Fest

I love how my family and friends love to eat. Upon hearing that it may be great weather to go fishing, I got this email from family saying my cousins husband was going to go fishing the next morning for crab if the news announces that the weather is great. That meant, last minute dungeness crab fest. He would go fishing the next morning and everyone else would plan dinner that same night.

Seriously, the crabs were huge! They barely fit on the plate and it took everyone about an hour just to finish one. Because they were so fresh, the shell was pretty easy to crack. It tasted so good, I barely needed the melted butter to dip it in.

You know everyone is happy when there is little talking, and more shell cracking. The only thing that would've made that night better was if my husband was able to make it that night.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Avocado, Tuna & Tomato Salad

For our first homemade dinner after our long vacation, I decided to make something simple and healthy. The sea salt really brought out the flavor of each ingredient.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Ajisen Ramen

Every so often, we crave authentic ramen. So far we found some good ramen houses, but they're over the bay and not as close to us as we'd like. A few months back we found out about Ajisen Ramen. It turns out that Ajisen is a pretty large chain in Japan. We figured since it's a chain, maybe it would taste more authentic than the other restaurants we've been to. So far, we really like this place. Their bowls are pretty large, and it's almost always packed when we go.
 Spicy Pork Ramen. They are not kidding when they say spicy. That pile you see of orange/red is all spice! It's very flavorful if you can handle the heat. I could only handle one spoonful, but my husband finished it all. Just be prepared to have a runny nose.
 Karage. Seriously, this appetizer was humongous, but very delicious.
Ajisen Ramen. This is one of my favorites.