Monday, June 15, 2009

Colonel Mustard greens

Colonel Mustard, in the kitchen, with ... the greens! Yesterday Jake and I tended to the garden and brought home a lot of mustard greens. To start using them up I made stir-fry tonight. I combined carrots, red peppers, broccoli, egg, chicken, and mustard greens and then made a hodge-podge orange sauce with fresh squeezed orange juice, worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, a bit of flour and some oil. Not too shabby for a throw together meal! 
The greens have a very distinct flavor. I like them in small quantities, but there is definately a LARGE quantity of them remaining in the fridge. Maybe I'll try wilted mustard tomorrow. Copious amounts of bacon make anything wonderful, right? :)

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Chocolate turtle

One thing I love about living here in the Chicago burbs is that I can run to Mitsuwa Marketplace and grab some sushi and dessert like it's no big deal. What a great feeling! So cultural. So... delicious! I had never tried anything from the bakery in Mitsuwa, and boy, I wish I had sooner. This cute little turtle was like a soft bread/donut and had a yummy chocolate pudding inside. Next time I think I'll try a loaf of bread. It was probably the softest bread I've ever come across. 

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Sugar, sugar...

[Image from Pepsi-Cola North American Beverages]
Pepsi has provided some taste treats recently with their new Throwback sodas: Pepsi Throwback and Mountain Dew Throwback. Both are good, though the Mountain Dew is especially tasty - it actually goes down smoothly - without making me feel like I'm drinking crazy sugar syrup. (I remember drinking numerous Mt. Dews during slumber parties... ah.. to be young... and on a sugar high)

Prior to Throwback I found these glass bottles of Pepsi Natural. It has an interesting taste - kind of like Coke in that it is more "rooty" tasting. I liked it, but unfortunately I found that the kola nut left a bitter aftertaste. Not cool. I suppose if you like coffee it'd be ideal.

I'm wondering if this temporary Throwback line will become more permanant. Especially with fuss over high fructose corn syrup. Jones Soda and Boylan may just have new friends [enemies] in the soda aisle.