grateful (COUNT=1319)


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A few European snacks as a follow up to the Asian snack entry

i++ bahlsen dark chocolate afrika (German)
i++ trancetto cacao (Italian)
i++ whole wheat paris toast (French)

But of course the above are best paired with beverages invented in China five thousand years ago 🙂

i++ matcha
i++ earl grey: According to one legend, a grateful Chinese mandarin whose son was rescued from drowning by one of Lord Grey’s men first presented the blend to the Earl in 1803

BRKLYN (count=1203)


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successfully met my coffee x2 choco x2 target …

  • 10 am coffee run @ bitter sweet
  • 10:10 meetup with Ah-Dur + Tania @ Brooklyn Tabernacle
  • followed by lunch @ sotto casa (where Tania told me her friend lives on the same street as Ethan Hawke in Boerem Hill)
  • afternoon coffee run @ cafe pedlar
  • afternoon greeting card run @ papel
  • wandering around Red Hook West (picture above): In 1990 Life magazine named Red Hook as one of the worst neighborhoods in the United States and as the crack capital of America
  • super cute @ foxy & winston
  • afternoon chocolate run @ cacao prieto
  • another chocolate run @ raaka
  • admiring yuko zhimizu @ DUMBO

Shimizu Yuko

wa ichigo


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Jess re-gifted me wa ichigo chocolate so I had to look up wa ichigo (i.e. Japanese strawberries)

1st Tochigi Prefecture(Known for “Tochiotome” )
2nd Fukuoka Prefecture(Known for “Amaou”)
3rd Kumamoto Prefecture(Known for “Hinoshizuku”)
4th Nagasaki Prefecture(Known for “Sachinoka”)
5th Shizuoka Prefecture (Known for “Beni Hoppe”)