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over the river and through the woods …

sometimes randomly while in Seattle i want to sing “over the river and through the woods ” because the scenery reminds me of it.  then i remember it is actually “over the river and through the woods to target we go.  thats how i felt last night. you can be walking in the neighborhood and all of a sudden you are in the woods and next you are at a shopping center.


Add a comment February 9, 2010

uwagimaya whaaa?

So today for lunch, my cousin took me to the International part of town which is not too far from the office. 

We went to Uwagimaya (which has a big food court of all types of asian food) and it was awesome.  What can I say I went for Chinese since my cousin doesn’t like it and I will probably only have it when I pick it for myself.  So, after we got to look through the grocery store and my cousin bought pockys!

We devoured these little snacks! She also bought mochi ice cream …

This is ice cream that is like a pocket in rice flour which is very gooey.  At first when you eat this it feels weird, but its yummy.  I tried Kona Coffee flavour and my cousin bought mango, so that’s next.  Yumm.

I can’t wait to go again and look around Uwajimaya.  This is the website :

If ever in Seattle, surrounding cities or Beaverton, OR don’t hesitate to stop and look.  The one downtown has a bookstore and cooking school!  It even has a “Uwajimaya Village.” 

Next trip, I’m trying hawaiin food 🙂

Add a comment February 9, 2010

fried rice<3

so my cousin, a lovely cook, made fried rice this weekend.

I really don’t know too much about cooking  but I love to do it.  I was excited when I’d heard she’d make fried rice.  Turns out it is really easy here’s my version of the recipe  :

What you’ll need :

soy sauce

a bag of frozen veggies

an egg or two

& week old or leftover white/sticky rice

What you’ll do:

Get the leftover rice and put in on a medium hot pan, i guess you’d also need a smidge of olive oil.  Add your egg (or two haha) and cook for about 5 min.  While you are doing this put water to boil.  As soon as the water is boiling add the frozen veggies for a few seconds and run them though a strainer and add them to your rice and egg. Continue to fry for about 5/7 minutes more.  At the very end add in soy sauce to taste and voila !

You should be able to eye everything because it has to do with how much rice you have in the beginning 🙂

So much better than any chinese restaurant !

Add a comment February 9, 2010

yummy burgers :)

Well since saturdays are typically my night to cook I decided to make some good old burgers 🙂

I looked up a recipe for home made  buns and i’m hoping they come out well.  I hope they are good or that we are able to use them.

As for burgers, I usually get ground beef and add a little bit of an envelope of Lipton Onion Soup mix or fresh cut onions cut very very small.  (A trick for cutting onions and not crying, is to soak them in water prior to cutting them.) I also add an egg so they won’t fall apart, a pinch of salt, a pinch of pepper, and a little bit of (spelling) Worchesterchire Sauce.  I really love this recipe and it’s so easy. 

I’m adding Tillamook cheese to the burgers and boy I wish that I had Whataburger ketchup.  😀 Wish me luck because i’m quite novice to cooking.  If i’m really in the mood, i’ll cut potatoes and make french fries! Below is the bun recipe:

Homemade Hot Dog or Hamburger Buns

1 cup milk
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup unsalted butter
4 1/2 cups flour (unbleached, whole wheat, or a mix)
1 package instant yeast
1 tablespoons honey
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 egg, room temperature

Heat the milk, water, honey and butter until butter is melted. Check temperature. Depending on the temperature, let cool to 120F. Carefully beat in egg.
Mix 2 cups of the flour, yeast, and salt. Mix into the milk mixture. Stir in the rest of the flour, 1/2 cup at a time. Beat well after each addition.
When the dough pulls together, (it will form a soft ball) turn it out onto a floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic. This should take about 5 minutes.
Divide dough into 12 -16 equal pieces. This will depend on the size you want for the finished bun. Shape into smooth balls, flatten slightly, and place on a silpat covered baking sheet.
Let rise for 30 to 35 minutes. When buns have almost doubled bake at 400 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes.
If you are making hot dog buns I find it easiest to roll the dough out into a large rectangle and cut into smaller rectangles. Let rise with sides touching.

You can brush the tops with egg wash and sprinkle with poppy seeds, sesame seeds, coarse sea salt, or whatever you like. You can add dry onion soup mix for onion rolls. These are very versatile!
Makes 12-16

Add a comment February 6, 2010

2 days in …

Soooo i’ve been in town for two whole days now …

Fun!  I love it so far.  I’ve already visited downtown.  I ate the ‘best’ teriyaki! and it was yuuum.  Today I had lunch at the posh Boka downtown.  Had the Salmon Tacos and it was delish.  Today I finished unpacking and realized I brought so mch but not nearly enough haha.

My cousin and I are attempting to make Menudo on Saturday Night for Sunday morning and I hope to post about it, wish me luck.

Add a comment January 15, 2010

harlingen airport blues ….

Today, I fly out to Seattle. But i’ve been in Harlingen since 11 am and my flight was pushed back to 5pm! I’m just so tired. I packed all my life within the 10 hours before I was scheduled for take off. I haven’t slept and I can’t sleep on this plane because it is only an hour long. I plan to sleep on the plane from Houston to Seattle. I am taking a Benadryl and knocking out 🙂 Hello Seattle!

2 comments January 12, 2010






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