Archive for March, 2012

Mouse Droppings: Luck

Heading out to our local Ronald McDonald House to help cook dinner for the patients and their families. Wish me luck. Have to remember to take pictures.

Eat well.

The Mouse

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It’s happened again. Got nominated for another award. This time it’s the Sunshine Award from Letizia at DUTCHGOESITALIAN.

Thank you, thank you, thank you. Mahalo plenty, and Xiexie.


  • Place up the award picture, link back to and thank the person who nominated you
  • Answer the ten questions posed to you
  • Pass on the award to 10 or more bloggers


  • Favorite color: Black. An art teacher once told me something I thought was counter- intuitive. White is the absence of all color while black reflects all colors. I liked that. 
  • Favorite animal: Mouse (but you already guessed that). Born in the year of … (according to the Chinese lunar calendar). I know, it’s supposed to be rat, but I grew up with Mickey Mouse. 🙂
  • Favorite number: 8. If you turn the number on its side, it looks like the symbol for infinity. Sorry, that sounded too much like Buzz Lightyear.
  • Favorite non-alcoholic drink: Hot green tea.
  • Facebook or Twitter: Twitter
  • My passion: Understanding the why (especially with food).
  • Getting or giving presents: Giving.
  • Favorite pattern:  Circles.
  • Favorite day of the week: Wednesday. It’s all downhill from there. 
  • Favorite flower: Jasmine. For flavoring green tea.
I would like to pass on the Sunshine Award to bloggers who I feel bring lots of sunshine into my day.  Please take a moment to visit their blogs and give them a follow.
What a way to end the month. Thanks again to DUTCHGOESITALIAN for the honor. Have a great weekend.
Enjoy and eat well.
The Mouse

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Nina Baydoun at Tabkhet el yom nominated me for the Liebster Award. Thank you, thank you, mahalo, and xie xie!

And now, following the rules of this award, I will do the following:

  1. Thank the giver and give link back to the blogger who gave it to you.
  2. Reveal five bloggers and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
  3. Copy and paste the award on your blog.

Paying it forward (in no particular order):


colddeadheart: don’t let the title of her blog scare you

Lydia Ink

tinykitchenstories: I think her husband and I are twin sons from different mothers 🙂

The Burlesque Baker: What’s not to love a blog title like that?

Wishing a great weekend to all!

Eat well.

The Mouse

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Siren’s Song

Sometimes food (or ingredients) call to me. The other day, there was a package of marrow bones in the market calling to me like a Siren’s song. Wasn’t looking for them, didn’t even have them on my mind. But once food speaks to me, all bets are off.

Bought ’em and roasted ’em.

Roasted Marrow Bones

Nothing more needed than a little sea salt.

Roasted Marrow Bones and Whole Wheat Baguette

Of course I had a strong mug of “bitter needle tea” (ku ding cha) to keep everything in balance. Socks came off.

BTW, my internet surfing turned up a utensil call bone marrow spoons. They seemed to have been popular a long time ago. There are versions currently for sale but they’re kind of pricey. I noticed the shape is similar to the scoop end of our crab thingies (forks?)

Crab Thingies

Used them instead. Works just fine. 🙂

Enjoy. Eat Well.

The Mouse

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One-Bowl Meal

I love one-bowl meals. Not many dishes to wash. Kind of portable. The well-known one in our area is the loco-moco. The Japanese have their donburi.

Don’t get me wrong, I really like loco-moco. Sometimes though, I feel that the gravy clashes with the yolk of the fried egg. Since I think of loco-moco as more of a concept, one of my versions.

First step:

Steamed Brown Rice and Trader Joe's Medley


Kalua Pork

Finally, top with:

Over-Easy Fried Egg

The runny yolk serves as the “gravy”. No added salt (the Kalua Pork is salty enough).

Tuck-in and yum.

Breakfast, lunch, or dinner, doesn’t matter to me. 🙂

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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