Archive for August, 2017

Kind of a slow day yesterday.

Our second generation shiso plants are thriving.


I think the plants are better than the first generation, bigger leaves.


The Cat had another after-work training session. The Mouse had a choice. Take-out or bachelor cooking. Bachelor cooking it is. Frozen peas and carrots, tin of tuna.

“Cat Food”

A drizzle of avocado oil, a sprinkle of sea salt, and a turn of cracked pepper and The Mouse is good to go. Whenever The Mouse makes “mixed food”, The Cat calls it cat food. Humph. Hee hee.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Or dumpling dipping sauce.

First, from JJ2 Bakery. The Cat picked up for The Mouse’s breakfast.

Pork Floss Bun

Think if char siu and pork jerky had kids. Hee hee.

Nom View

Perfect for desk eating. Not as juicy as manapua, but workpapers and fingers stay cleaner. Hee hee.

New store next to JJ2 Bakery: Hawaiian Sweet Potato Factory.

The Cat bought to try try.

Aloha Pie

Got a little damaged in the unpacking. Sweet potato, coconut, pineapple. Good, a bit overpriced for the slice.

Lastly, the last avocado from neighbor.


Instead of citrus/shoyu (ponzu), did apple vinegar and shoyu (think gyoza dipping sauce). The Cat liked.


Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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But first, update on the pork foot soup.

Solidified Beautifully

Yesterday. First day of classes on campus. Cashiers have to operate their window constantly. As a show of “unity”, no one goes out for lunch. Office buys lunch in. The Mouse ordered vegetarian chili.

Office also brought in desserts and snacks (co-worker’s b-day).




After eating the cake and fruit, The Mouse was too full for the chili. Took it home for dindin.

The Mouse’s Dinner Plate

Hollowed out baked potato (from Sunday’s lunch), filled with sun-dried tomato, the potato “inside”, topped with Zippy’s vegetarian chili. Nom! 🙂

Today is supposed to be more of the same, just no “free” lunch. Sigh.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Go to farmers market, eat breakfast/brunch/lunch (one meal), nap, try to make a one-pot something (soup, stew, braise, etc) for most of the week (if not for the week).

This week’s one-pot.

Pork Foot Soup

Seasoned with a little dark soy and sake.

So, broth for The Cat’s soup noodle at night, and …

Simmered Pork Foot

The solids for The Cat’s bento lunches. Easy peasy. Hee hee.

This week’s vegetable …

Bitter Melon

A quick par boil, done. 🙂

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Jus’ a few things.

Bamboo Shoot in Chili Oil

The Cat likes as a garnish to her soup noodle bowl. Should’ve been a panda. Hee hee.

Fried Chili in Oil

Try try. Not sure where this condiment falls on the Scoville scale, it’s not supposed to be too hot. We’ll see, cross your fingers.

One review thinks this is the next Sriracha sauce.

Apple Vinegar

Made in Taiwan. Not apple cider. Store owner said it’s sweeter than apples cider vinegar. Good to drink, vegetable and fruit salads.

Tried it on an avocado, tomato, sweet onion salad last night.

Avocado, Tomato, Sweet Onion Salad

Very yum! No oil, the avocado provided enough fat, just a sprinkle of Kaua‘i salt to finish. A good try try. 🙂

Enjoy. Eat well.

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