Brown Sugar Boba Ice Cream Bars

Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2.8, 1/55 sec, ISO3200
“Boba Ice Cream” Cedar Park, 2020

Mariko has been enjoying these brown sugar boba ice cream bars for a while now, but I had to jump on the bandwagon as well. I have to say, they are DELICIOUS! These things are very popular, so much so that I heard they are triple normal price in Hawai’i, and there is a limit to how many boxes you can buy. I am not surprised. They are soooooo good!

Social Night

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“Blue Bubbles” Cedar Park, 2020

Tonight Mariko had two friends over for a girls’ nite. We set up the table and spaced the benches on the deck apart enough to have a safe distance for the three of them, and they were able to catch up and enjoy some yummy drinks and food at their leisure. While they sat outside, the boys and I enjoyed the food indoors. And yes, I ate way too much. Especially the amazing sashimi. I love it!

Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2.8, 1/100 sec, ISO2000
“Party Spread” Cedar Park, 2020

I hope you had a nice, and safe, day!


Cool Veggies

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“Green” Cedar Park, 2020

I made some sigumchi-namul today using Maangchi’s simple recipe and it turned out great. As always, I should have made twice as much since the spinach shrinks down so much! We also had leftover zucchini and asparagus which made for a trio of yummy cold veggie dishes. Great on a hot summer day, especially since I was outside grilling some chicken. 😀

Give the spinach recipe a try if you haven’t already. It’s super easy.

I hope you had a nice day!

Last-Minute Burger Request

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“Burger Photo” Cedar Park, 2020

Bay had a last-minute request for burgers so we defrosted some ground beef and I fired up the ol’ grill. We didn’t have any lettuce or tomato, so we compensated by topping the burgers with fried eggs and peppers from the garden. Chips and a spinach salad (with salmon leftover from the previous day’s breakfast) and everyone was happy.

Here’s a gratuitous egg-yolk photo:

Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/3.2, 1/100 sec, ISO2500

Also, I don’t know how she did it, but Mariko baked up some fresh buns out of nowhere. Amazing!

I hope you had a good day!


Fancy Eggs

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“Fancy Eggs” Cedar Park, 2020

This morning, Mariko made one of Bay’s favorite breakfasts: Eggs Benedict with Salmon. It’s basically substituting the ham/Canadian bacon with smoked salmon. What made it extra special was that the English muffins were homemade… super delicious! (Mariko had hers on homemade sourdough) What a great way to start Father’s Day. 😄🍳