Fresh Eggs and すき焼き

"Fresh Eggs" Austin, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2.8, 1/125 sec, ISO640
“Fresh Eggs” Austin, 2018


I’m so lucky that I have a coworker who has chickens and is kind enough to share eggs with us. Fresh eggs are so delicious! They really are so much better than store-bought. And just look at how pretty they are!

This evening, we had sukiyaki (すき焼き). Especially on a chilly night like tonight, it is great to sit around the table with a big pot of sukiyaki bubbling away. Plus the bonus of fresh eggs for dipping made it just about perfect. 😌

"すき焼き" Cedar Park, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/4, 1/60 sec, ISO3200
“すき焼き” Cedar Park, 2018

I hope you had a nice day!


Quick Curry and Boiled Egg Method

"Messy Curry" Cedar Park, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/4, 1/100 sec, ISO3200
“Messy Curry” Cedar Park, 2018


This evening Mariko got called into work unexpectedly so she couldn’t finish preparing the curry she planned for dinner and left it up to me to put together. Actually, my job was really easy. I just had to run to the store to buy some curry blocks, then add them to the beef stew that was waiting in the Instant Pot. For this one, I used a half portion of hot Golden Curry, and a half portion of hot Java Curry.

It was yummy, but the special thing about the dinner was that I made some eggs that my coworker’s chickens had produced. They were so delicious!

Speaking of that, we have been using a new technique to boil eggs. It’s the best method to boil eggs we have found because it’s relatively fast and the eggs peel easily. Here’s how you do it:

  1. Put the eggs in a pot with about 1-2 cm of water in the bottom.
  2. Turn the heat on high until the water boils. It won’t take long since there’s not much water.
  3. Cover and reduce the heat to low.
  4. After 5 minutes, turn off the heat, and set the timer for 8 more minutes.
  5. Cool the eggs under cold water, peel, and enjoy!

I hope you had a nice Friday!



Frozen Scallions

"Making Eggs" Cedar Park, 2017
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2.5, 1/125 sec, ISO1250
“Making Eggs” Cedar Park, 2017

こんばんは。How’s it going?

Today’s photo is of the uncooked late breakfast I made for my son and his friend. My son likes to have green onions in his scrambled eggs (ever since my Mom made them for him a few years ago) and we now keep a Ziploc bag of chopped scallions in the freezer. It’s so convenient to just grab a little bit and throw into the eggs! I highly recommend doing this. 😀 Oh, and I also add a bit of heavy cream into the mix to give it a little extra richness.

This evening, my 16-year-old and I went to watch the Canelo/GGG boxing match at the movie theater. This is the second time we’ve done this and it’s pretty fun! It’s nice because the action is on the big screen and you can talk during the show! Also, the theater we went to serves beer, which is an extra plus. 🍻

But now, I’m very tired, and it’s actually 00:33 Sunday morning so I’ll say good night.