Inspired by all of the delicious looking meals on this blog
, I decided to make a VERY simple Japanese supper. I was so hungry when I got home that I wanted something really fast and easy so I made: instant miso soup, rice, cucumber and tomato salad, sauteed button and oyster mushrooms in soy soy sauce and a fried egg. When I went shopping yesterday, I saw some chanterelle mushrooms, but for $20 a pound, they didn't look so good. They seemed old and shrivelly so I passed on them. It's too bad because this is usually the peak of mushroom season here. I guess we haven't been having enough rain (but I should be careful what I wish for because it's supposed to be a lousy weekend).
After supper, I had a taste of this "ice cream
" that I first heard mentioned on this blog
. Although it tasted ok (like chai), I have to say, I'm not a big fan of the rice dream texture. Now that I'm somewhat of an ice cream connaisseur (with my own ice cream maker and all), this stuff just doesn't have that same je ne sais quoi that true ice cream has. I won't be rushing back to the market to get more.
I have another meeting tomorrow. So what does that mean? Another cake of course! But after so much bad luck with cakes, I decided that I would just buy a mix. Last night we went to Whole Foods and I picked up this Dr. Oetker Organics Brownie Mix
. Tomorrow will be the taste test - but should I tell them that I made it from scratch???
Finally, while I'm on the topic of food, have you ever tried these pretzel buns
? Apparently Swiss Bakery has been in Vancouver for over ten years!! How could I have never known about this place. These pretzel buns and so beyond!!!