Last week a parent gave me this beautiful box of Taiwanese treats as a thank you for working with a student who was on temporary home schooling. So far the colleague I’m sharing them with and I have tried the green packaged green tea cakes (yummy), the poppy seed cookies next to them (uber yummy) and one of the baked bean cakes on the far right (an acquired taste).
Apparently they are a traditional type of gift and very special. I hope I expressed my thanks vehemently enough. I love learning about other cultures, especially through their foods.
After Sushi Friday, DH and I took a drive along Balboa Peninsula, then rode the ferry back to Balboa Island. Inflation! It’s now up to $2 per car and driver plus $1 per passenger. 😉
Seriously, we’re very lucky to live in such a wonderful, coastline community with beautiful sunsets. Counting my blessings….
I had a free coupon for a Starbucks Petites treat and, against my better judgment, I ordered and ate the Red Velvet Whoopie Pie. It tasted okay, but the problem was the gluten and the 185 calories packed into a tiny item, not to mention my guilt over the ridiculously excessive packaging. Next time I’ll pass the coupon on to someone who can appreciate it more.
I hereby offer a positive review of this Gluten-Free Brownie by French Meadow Bakery. Quite tasty and chocolatey without being too sweet. Its only negative is a slightly dry texture, very common among G-F products. I bought this at Mother’s Market, but I’ve seen other French Meadow Bakery products in the frozen section of Pavilion’s. My quest continues….
When I taught elementary school, I was much more attuned to children’s and young adult works, but I’m not any longer. That’s why the Inkheart Trilogy slipped totally under my radar. It’s already in movie adaptation mode. I snapped this photo in my school’s library to add to my Evernote “Books To Read” notebook. Well, maybe this summer ….
This shot is a screen capture of a Facetime call with my son in which his new iPhone is facing my iPhone as my camera is aimed at my nephew’s face. Yeah, it blows my mind, too. Trust kids to get more creative than just calling with this silly device.
Easter is always more fun with kids around to color and hunt for Easter eggs. Here’s a picture of some my nephew created. We had to leave before the actual hunt, but the picture below is of a car we encountered on our drive home. Cosmic.
Hoping you had a wonderful and blessed Easter Sunday!
Like many of my geek buddies, I’ve been on the edge of my seat awaiting tonight’s Season 6 Premiere of Doctor Who. No spoilers here, but I will say that I experienced my share of shock and that the frequent interruptions (even for “insider” info) frustrated me to no end. Now I can’t wait for Part 2.
This Mariposa Sour Cream Coffee Cake is not only gluten-free but utterly delicious! I only ate half of it during our road trip, but it was just as tasty the next day. File this under yummy food.
I used to prepare for road trips by stocking a snack bag. Today? Well, check out what DD and I amassed: iPad 2, iPod touch, iPhone, charger, Verizon MiFi, Jawbone Jambox, LG enV2, InNOut Pink Lemonade.