grateful (COUNT=1311)

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1. Perhaps because I used to be one of those people that want to live in different places, I always wonder how different I would be if I lived elsewhere. Although living in Paris was a dream of mine, I’m not sure I would be particularly different in Paris. One place that really feels like it would make me different is New Orleans. I can’t help but constantly look up at the spanish moss and the constant looking up makes me feel dizzy and surreal. This morning, he says: Can you get more muffaletta spread? Please and thank you.

2. After my intriguing encounter with birthday cake tea, I’ve been wanting to visit David’s Tea. For his birthday, I got earl grey rooibos + la la lemon black tea.

3. Until he moved in, I never owned a zester. Yes, it was a lot of work. Now that I have encountered a zester, I need a really good one and was presented with six options at William Sonoma.


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4. Overdosed on dark choco cereal and now in love with overnight oat

5. Just now in the elevator

Stranger: Grated parmesan? Really?
Me: If it weren’t grated, my husband would eat it all

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We usually celebrate v-day on Feb 13 at Take Sushi. This year, as we walked along Front street at 6 pm, we realized that Take Sushi is closed!

Wandering around when temperature outside is zero fahrenheit did not appeal, so we opted for Ki. I’ve always enjoyed food there but I don’t usually go there for non-work stuff because the ambiance is kinda corporatey. I couldn’t order matcha because the dessert chef stole all the powder for the dessert on the v-day menu.

Nevertheless, it was a lovely meal.

  • Hamachi with fresh ginger (the best part is the hidden shiso leaf)
  • Maple-tamari binnaga (his favorite)
  • Ceviche wasn’t that great but it reminded me how much I love amaebi so I ordered some amaebi nigiri
  • Spicy scallop + asparagus
  • Tako with cucumber and japanese pepper (really refreshing and perfect transition to dessert)
  • Choco truffle cake with burnt miso (uummammiii)