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Cinnamon Roll

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).

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Afternoon Snack Time

After school snacks provided by our garden. I can’t believe strawberries grow this late in season (this is everbearing variety, even still!).

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Also the carrots I planted toward the end of summer grew fast!

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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.

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Cucumbers Etc.

We are starting to get lots of cucumbers! Long skinny ones are Japanese cucumbers.

cucumbers

The baby cantaloupe is visibly bigger everyday — how gratifying it is to watch!

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Little spiders are welcomed in out garden, unless they are poisonous.

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Perfect little lemon meringue pie from the local farmers market which we finally made the chance to go to!

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Making BLT

…starts with a deliciously fresh bacon from local butcher.

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Grilled perfect!

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Garden tomato and lettuce. Some baby scallions too because I like it.

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Assemble on toasted bread with some mayo + garlic sauce!

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Grilling for Dinner

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!

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Bread and dipping oil with sage and rosemary from the herb garden.

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…And sweet sparkling cloudy sake for me.

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What to do with Strawberries

 

Strawberry shortcake, of course.

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And then I made strawberry syrup to drizzle with condensed milk on snow-cones. Pretty and delicious without artificial stuff.

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Pickle Press Kimchi

Making of cucumber kimchi, the quick variety.

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Strawberry Mille Feuille

A tiny moment of quiet with my favorite dessert from my favorite bakery — IT’S ALL MINE, every single bite.

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Impending Coffee Time

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!

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Probiotic Foods

Goodies from the farm yesterday was made into these:

Cucumber dill pickles.

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Kimchi.

kimchi

sauerkraut.

sauerkraut

These aren’t veggies from the farm yesterday but here’s my on going nukazuke batter.

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Every veggie looks pretty nukazuke pickled!

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I’ve never tried making sauerkraut so we shall see how it turns out in few weeks!