I’ve always said, this town has everything I wish for in a town and more despite it’s small-ness. Several nice cafes, coffee roaster, bubble tea, yarn shop, thrift shop, sushi, Thai cuisine, local pizza & Chinese restaurant that delivers…all in walking distance. But it was suspiciously missing one thing — a real bakery! Well, no more. New bakery opened up so naturally we went. Absolutely delicious ginormous cinnamon roll with a homemade-charm and amazing frosting. So happy. We also got sour dough bread, I didn’t even get a bite, but Immi said it was the best ever (that’s a huge compliment, she’s a sour dough snob).
After school snacks provided by our garden. I can’t believe strawberries grow this late in season (this is everbearing variety, even still!).
Also the carrots I planted toward the end of summer grew fast!
While I fed kids fresh fruits and veggies for snack, I had for myself a less healthy but lovely apple tart from St Honoré. I love this bakery.
We are starting to get lots of cucumbers! Long skinny ones are Japanese cucumbers.
The baby cantaloupe is visibly bigger everyday — how gratifying it is to watch!
Little spiders are welcomed in out garden, unless they are poisonous.
Perfect little lemon meringue pie from the local farmers market which we finally made the chance to go to!
…starts with a deliciously fresh bacon from local butcher.
Garden tomato and lettuce. Some baby scallions too because I like it.
Assemble on toasted bread with some mayo + garlic sauce!
Grilling for Dinner, I like it. Because I don’t have to do it, and makes minimal mess is the kitchen for clean up. And best of all, everything is more delicious grilled!
Bread and dipping oil with sage and rosemary from the herb garden.
…And sweet sparkling cloudy sake for me.
Strawberry shortcake, of course.
And then I made strawberry syrup to drizzle with condensed milk on snow-cones. Pretty and delicious without artificial stuff.
Making of cucumber kimchi, the quick variety.
A tiny moment of quiet with my favorite dessert from my favorite bakery — IT’S ALL MINE, every single bite.
Waiting for Ethiopia Yirgacheffe to pour over. This one’s from Case Study Coffee — super delicious. I’ve enjoyed Yirgacheffe from many roasters over the years and I think that it has completely displaced Kenya and Sumatra as my ‘usual’ favorite. Waiting for coffee to brew is almost as happy as drinking it, I think!
Goodies from the farm yesterday was made into these:
Cucumber dill pickles.
These aren’t veggies from the farm yesterday but here’s my on going nukazuke batter.
Every veggie looks pretty nukazuke pickled!
I’ve never tried making sauerkraut so we shall see how it turns out in few weeks!