Thursday, December 10, 2009

December in Michigan

Last year at this time I was excited about mild weather (ie no snow) and blooming flowers.

And while I can't say the same this year, I am happy to be celebrating with family and friends. I just need M to hop over the ocean too, and I'm ready for the holidays!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

But It Wouldn't Be Delicious...

At a recent dinner out with friends, a fellow vegetarian and I wanted some sushi after noticing regular sushi on the menu. We asked our waitress if it would be possible to get veggie sushi - perhaps avocado. The waitress said she would check, and came back in a few moments to tell us that the chef agreed to do it, but he wanted to make sure we knew that it wouldn't be delicious, and questioned whether we still wanted to order it. This wasn't the first time either of us had heard this disclaimer after a request to have meat or seafood removed from a dish, but I still find it amusing every single time. And the chef was wrong, it was indeed delicious!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Nothing To Write Home About

A recent dinner with rice, carrot & daikon salad, salt & pepper fried tofu, and.... what is that pile of shiny stuff?

Yes, it's konnyaku! We first had it at the beginning of the year, and I can't say that I was thrilled to see it show up in our veggie box for the week, but we also got a yamaimo in our box, and as I forecasted in this post, I really did sneak that into someone else's box. And well, slipping two things out of our box was just out of the question, so I figured I could deal with the konnyaku. And in smaller pieces with a liberal amount of wasabi and soy sauce it was doable. Nothing fantastic, but doable.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Love Mode Ginger

I know, I know - I swore to myself that I wouldn't get sucked in by another beverage with a crazy flavor or fun packaging after the last two lackluster Pepsi sodas. But honestly, just look at this! A bright pink soda called Love Mode Ginger, how could I resist??

And thankfully this time it was tasty too!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Tokyo Disney

We spent this past weekend at Tokyo Disney Resort, and on the way there we got a clear view of Mount Fuji. It was our best sighting yet, and seeing it majestically rise above the clouds made me feel even better about getting to the top last year despite trying weather conditions!

It was such a fun weekend and a fantastic early birthday present - thanks M!