Friday, November 13, 2009

Recent Endeavors and Okinawan Sweet Potato

  • Blackberries
  • 15 grain rice--tinted so from black soy beans and black sesame seed
  • Okinawan sweet potatoes, stewed into some sort of vaguely Caribbean-tasting concoction of cumin, chili powder, onions, carrots, etc.

Rooster fabric! I found a very Minnesota mom-chic skirt at Salvation Army, cut it to a more sassy and less ankly length, and hand-sewed two layers of rufflage onto the back. I think that I shall be bold and go for another layer of roosters?

Royal Tubers

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Dissapointment. And Discovery!

Last night, while making what turned out to be mediocre-tasting Koreanesque spicy noodles, I absentmindedly took my scythe to the stem bottoms of some bok choi, and--hark!--roses!


Saturday, November 7, 2009

Everybody Hail to the Pumpkin Song

Happy rather belated Halloween! I hope yours was mischievous and decadent and all of that. What was your guise? Word to Walt:

Wonderful and dearly missed friends from my study abroad program in Japan had come out to visit during Halloween, it was a corking good time.

In keeping with the theme:
I had taken my visiting friends to a gelato place in Waikiki that uses local ingredients. I asked to sample the pumpkin flavor, and the talkative young man behind the counter was eager to tell me that the pumpkins were grown locally on the island, (Hawaii) and that the the flavor is "more mild" than of those on the mainland (rest of the USA). This just struck me as very funny indeed. I don't really consider pumpkins to have a particularly aggressive flavor?

Now heed my word; pumpkin is sans jest my favorite wintery indulgence. I mean, it's definitely one of my favorite flavors and I find it to be silkily-velvety-autumnally-divine.

So I say, who in this beastly kingdom wants a mild pumpkin?