Down by the Missouri River. (at Riverview, Kansas City, Missouri)
A 6.0 magnitude earthquake hits northern San Francisco Bay Area (CNN). Yes, indeed! Got awoken by it around 3:15 am… not fun when you’re in the 2nd floor of your house having a sound sleep, then suddenly being swung and shaken shocked. Now I have all this adrenaline to keep me up for an hour or two, heading to the fridge now to get post earthquake snack of string cheese and maybe some Doritos.
Easy Crustless Cheese Pizza (recipe adapted from Nigella Lawson’s crustless pizza recipe from Nigella Kitchen)
These days I like simple flavors, and quite surprisingly, I am having a bit of aversion to really salty bold flavors such as cured meats.
Last Sunday, my husband ordered a Meat Lovers pizza which we normally enjoy but because of my pregnancy my tastebud is super sensitive that I become so overwhelmed by strong food flavors. So I ended up more enjoying the pizza crust edges dipped in tomato ketchup.
I was raised eating really simple meals. Living here in the states, is taking a lot of adjustments for my tastebuds to adapt, and mostly I never enjoy most meals because they are too rich and with complicated different flavors. It’s also so seldom now that I manage to eat simple Filipino food. So when I do get to eat some, I always go for simple boiled rice, fried fish (today it’s smoked milk fish) and chopped tomatoes seasoned with sea salt, and I am always over the moon and thoroughly satiated.
Just harvested giant tomatoes from our backyard… yes, they’re 4 inches in diameter and 2 1/2 inches fat! :)
Pierre - Edouard Baronowski (at de Young Museum, San Francisco)
at Stow Lake, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
at Japanese Tea Garden, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
My dual purpose craft project, I’m drying these hydrangeas but also made a table scape vignette for our breakfast nook.
Mmmm… battered and deep fried candy bars, Twinkies and Oreos aka The Heart Attack shack. I had to see it to believe it. No deep fried butter on the menu though.
California State Fair (07/27/14)
Last chunk of the 5”×5” square dark chocolate and walnut fudge from the California State Fair, which means this fudge is 2 weeks and 3 days old. But this is thriving with sugar that it is as fresh as an Egyptian mummy.
Today’s Lunch: Arabbiata Spag with Black and Green Olives
I made it extra garlicky using roasted garlic olive oil and a bit more spicy because this pregnant lady loves it hot.
Got carried away with the pancake cooking, and these look ginormous, but only because THEY’RE SO FLUFFY (I’m gonna die!!!)!!! Happy Sunday! :)