chocolate & miso (COUNT=1267)


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i++ soma old school (picture above)

i++ dick taylor wild harvest alto beni

i++ niku miso: “I like to start my Niku Miso by caramelizing aromatics like shiitake mushrooms, scallions and ginger”

(dreaming about some kinda chocolate miso meat sauce)

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norm choc


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Him: I want to eat chocolate.
Me: There are six bars on the kitchen counter.
Him: I don’t want to eat the weird stuff you buy.
Me: This one looks too normal. You must have bought it.

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”)

four weeks till clinton hill

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Last time, we stayed at Williamsburg, this time Clinton Hill. The last airbnb had really nice bowls so I sat around observing the defrosting of grapes.

Saturday: Visit Wei & Nora in Stamford
Sunday: Brooklyn Tabernacle with Durgesh; shop @ raaka chocolate
Monday: Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin @ Clinton Hall; Calatrava’s transit hub; shop @
kees chocolates & 188 galerie; Liz Magnes @ cornelia street cafe
Tuesday: Take ferry from Brooklyn Bridge to midtown; lunch @ Jean Georges; tram to Roosevelt Island; shop @ minamoto kitchoan & kyotoya; Renzo Piano’s Whitney Museum; Bathtub Gin
Wednesday: Brooklyn Transit Museum