Thursday, January 6, 2011

tums

I'm trying it out.

tah tah!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

made for walking

I recently had the opportunity to participate in a usability session. It was kinda fun - their researcher asked me a bunch of questions and I basically went through the motions of shopping on their site.


(Can I do this every day? Wait. I kinda already do.. Let me rephrase. Can I get paid to do this everyday?)

For my services, they gave me a $75 gift certificate!

I already knew what I wanted to get - been eyeing the Frye Carson boots for a while and was just waiting for the right moment.

As soon as I got the gc, I checked Bing to see what their rate for cashback was and YIPPEEE! It was 40%! (I'm really sad their cashback program is going away at the end of the month..)

Now I need your help. Do I love this color? I definitely love the style - mid-calf, a little bit slouchy. I checked out the dark brown version and I don't think they're really me.. But is this tan too light? Hunny Bunny likes this color more than the dark brown. What do you think?

Monday, July 12, 2010

let it burn

I was lucky enough to score tickets to the Third Annual Burning Beast in Arlington, WA - just a quick drive from Seattle.

I'm a little disappointed in myself because I only heard about this magical food fest this year.. Not to worry though, I redeemed myself by eating 3 years worth of deliciousness, so all is forgiven.

For those of you not in-the-know, 10 Seattle chefs come together and get their grill on with local, sustainably raised animals during this event.


which way did he go?



the mascot (not me.. the wooden beast behind me!)










Robin from Top Chef






oysters!



moooooo!

what the cluck??


pork belly served on a steamed bun a la Peking duck
(I missed taking a photo of the "pork" station - not to worry, I didn't miss eating it! served with white beans cooked with what else? BACON!)




a little bit spicy and a lotta bit delicious - and cornbread... served with choice of jalapeno, honey or truffle butters (I had 5 pieces!)









he asked me if i wanted skin.. silly question






sadly, they ran out of their bison tacos before I could try it, but I snagged a bit of their bison sausage.





amazing lamb tacos






my kind of rack of lamb






sliced leg of bison was sooo moist!






Skillet's version of lamb







my first encounter with moose - farro with blueberries and english peas topped with moose confit and a side of moose with english pea and fennel puree.












gentleman from Coastal Rovers informed me that the sardines he was cleaning were freshly caught on Saturday. he drove all night from the coast to get them to the Beast! I thanked him for his efforts.






rabbit stuffed with rabbit sausage by Seth Caswell served with a tomato/sour-cherry/arugula salad by Robin from Top Chef!






goat served with white beans


(there was another goat station that i neglected to take a photo of... theirs was completely unadorned, just a hunk of meat. it looked dry and boring compared to the rest but i ate my words as soon as i ate that goat! it was so moist and tender and perfectly seasoned. beyond wonderful!)




and finally, the beast burns....



Who's coming with me next year??














Tuesday, March 16, 2010

the piggy is back and she's HONGRAY

*high five*

I can finally eat again. And to celebrate we went to a neighborhood
joint for some shabu shabu.

Tender marbly beef with all the shabu shabu fixings. I got the wagyu
with soy milk broth. De.li.cious.

On a non-food note, our young waiter was trying to make conversation
and mentioned he started reading Twilight. I told him that we live
near Forks and he damn near crapped his pants - he didn't even realize
it was a real place!

He told me I made his life and that he couldn't wait to tell his
friends that he practically met Bella.

Ummmm.... Can't talk now. Eating.

Monday, March 15, 2010

City of Lights

Still not feeling 100% since getting sick a couple days before
leaving Vietnam. Haven't been able to have the culinary adventure that
I was hoping to have. Barely eating at all and it sucks!

Who wouldve thought that I would be the one with the eating disorder
on this trip... HB has been getting his grub ON - eating both his and
my portion of each meal. Damn him!

Oh and he's also getting his SHOP on too! What the heck! I haven't
bought anything and so far he's purchased 3 shirts, a jacket and a belt.

I must be gravely ill.

Friday, March 12, 2010

This is a plane, not a bus

When we arrived in Macau, a whole bunch of people jumped up and ran
for the exit before we had even taxied into the gate. All the flight
attendants kept telling everyone to get back in their seats and buckle
up.

They were all yelling at people that they needed to sit down and
finally one of the flight attendent yelled, "This is a plane, not a
bus! No standing in the aisle!!"

HB and I were dying.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

breakfast

Hui tieu (I totally butchered the spelling!)

Monday, March 8, 2010

must learn to make this

I know it's now the trendy thing to drink young coconut juice straight
from the coconut, but this is on a whole new, and delicious, level.

The coconut water is made into a clear gelatin with a thin layer of
coconut milk on top, all served chilled in a coconut.

Omfg. I've had at least one every day so far. It's so magical and
refreshing and fragrant and yummy....

crunchy

Hub's aunt took us to a famous Vietnamese gastronomy restaurant and
their signature dish was broken rice. It's basically the crispy rice
leftover in the pot - but way more delicious.

Served with fish sauce and scallions fried in pork fat. I think I just
died.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Hello Kitty terminal

Trying the photo again. Sorry!