Homemade Hot Sauce

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“Scotch Bonnet Hot Sauce” Torrance, 2022

My cousin sent over his hot sauce recipe and my mom used her Scotch Bonnet harvest to make a few bottles of fire. Super tasty and a good amount of heat.

I was bummed that we couldn’t take a bottle home with us (we only had carry-ons for our plane trip) but I’m looking forward to using the recipe to make my own batch! 🌶

Tiger Bread

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“Tiger Bread” Cedar Park, 2022

2022 is year of the tiger, so Mariko baked some tiger bread. The outside looks like the common orange color, but the inside is like a white tiger. It’s very cool, isn’t it? 🐯

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“Tiger Bread” Cedar Park, 2022

First Pizza of 2022

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“Meat Lover’s” Cedar Park, 2022

I ate too much… but it was so good! Pictured above is a “meat-lover’s” pizza, but there was a second pizza with tomato, onion, mushroom and sausage. It was also excellent! ❤️🍕

Pizza is definitely a contender for the “if you could only eat one food for the rest of your life” question.

Osechi Curry

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“Osechi Curry” Cedar Park, 2022

One of the bonuses of New Year’s osechi is that eventually you can put most of the dishes into a pot and make a nice curry. The lotus, carrots, chicken, and mushrooms makes for a delicious Japanese curry. It’s awesome!

I hope you had a nice day. またね〜

Lunch Party with Calligraphy

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“Calligraphy” Cedar Park, 2021

We had a few people over today to enjoy yummy food, drinks, and also do some calligraphy! It was pretty cool. I didn’t try my hand at it, but Mariko made a really nice piece!

Our friend Peelander Yellow created some cool artwork too:

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“Calligraphy” Cedar Park, 2021

It was so fun to see everyone and enjoy each other’s company – a really nice start to 2022!

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“Lunch Eats” Cedar Park, 2021