At our friends’

"Chicken Pen" Austin, 2016
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“Chicken Pen” Austin, 2016

こんばんは!Hello, howzit?

Today we went to our friends’ house for a dinner party. As always, we enjoyed delicious food and drink and had a great time chatting with friends. It was cool to hang out in their backyard because not only was the weather perfect, but they have an awesome “Austin-style” yard with chickens, garden beds, and a sweet barbeque grill! And the mosquito coils were burning, so there was a nice natsukashii scent in the air.

"Cutey" Austin, 2016
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“Cutey” Austin, 2016

At one point in the evening, a friend had us sample some Chile Piquin (Chile del Monte) that his father grew in his garden. The peppers were very hot! 🔥 I love spicy foods, and I would rate these as a 6 on the spicy level (1-10). Good heat, and it lasted for a while – maybe 10 minutes. I had never tasted this type of pepper before, but it is definitely on my list of peppers to grow for next Spring.

"Local Brew" Austin, 2016
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“Local Brew” Austin, 2016

Of course we needed something cold to drink, so plenty of local Austin beer was drunk. Hey, it was a party after all! 🍻

I hope you had a nice weekend.


– B Barron Fujimoto

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