Barley and Spinach Salad & Mothers Day 2014

Barley and Spinach Salad & Mothers Day 2014

I hope everyone had a beautiful Mother’s Day weekend! We enjoyed a nice weekend spent with family and we also took Bebe to her first Dodgers game. Of course, she had more fun looking through the binoculars at the outfielders and eating frozen yogurt while playing with our family, but she was a good cheerleader and had a blast. Here are some photos of our family at the game. Or skip down to the salad recipe at the bottom of the post. Me...

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Desserts for Japanese Childrens Day 2014

Desserts for Japanese Childrens Day 2014

Happy Japanese Children’s Day! May 5th is Kodomo No Hi, also known as Boys’ Day. It’s a day for celebrating the well-being, happiness and health of all children in our family. To celebrate Children’s Day, Bebe and I kept things simple. Since our favorite Japanese restaurant is closed on Mondays, instead we went to our local Japanese supermarket to grab a bite to eat in their amazing food court. Bebe feasted on her...

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2014 Coaster Run

2014 Coaster Run

I waited one year to participate in what could possible be the best 5K in Southern California: The 2014 Coaster Run. In case you’re wondering, it’s the best, because Snoopy is the best. Yes, Snoopy graces the finisher’s medal, as well as the Coaster Run t-shirt. It makes it all worthwhile. About a year ago, I was looking forward to participating in the 5K Coaster Run at Knott’s Berry Farm, as well as the 1K Kid’s...

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Hinamatsuri (Girls Day) Treat and Craft

Hinamatsuri (Girls Day) Treat and Craft

  Each year, during Hinamatsuri, or Girls’ Day, the Japanese markets near our home sell sweets specifically for celebrating this holiday. The most popular is “Hina Arare” or sweet puffed rice. The kids really seem to like this one. This year, we had a nice variety of treats thanks to my brother and my sister-in-law so I thought I’d share a photo of all the sweets we’ve been enjoying since yesterday. My...

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2014 Happy Chinese New Year!

2014 Happy Chinese New Year!

Happy Lunar New Year! Kung Hei Fat Choi! For those of you who visited my blog recently and had difficulty with some of the links on my blog, I sincerely apologize! Most all of the links are fixed but I thank you for your patience while we work out all of the issues. Please don’t hesitate to browse the “Recipes” page for any dishes you might be interested in while we continue to work out the kinks. I had hoped to post this last...

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December Forget-Me-Nots

December Forget-Me-Nots

Today, I’m sharing a family journal post so we can one day look back and remember these days…. ♥ Our baby beta fish just died. Bebe expressed her sadness and disappointment on the loss of a friend, shortly thereafter she says: “I have a GREAT idea, Mommy! We can cook the beta fish and eat it for dinner. Although the fish was about an inch long and wouldn’t provide meaningful sustenance for a meal, that’s besides the...

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Halloween Crafts 2013

Halloween Crafts 2013

Halloween crafts is one of our favorite past-times lately. We started out by making a ghost footprints. It’s been almost three years since we took footprints of Bebe E so it was bittersweet to see how big her feet have grown.  Anytime Bebe makes a “scary face” she draws an unhappy face, therefore, you will notice this “scary look” throughout her Halloween artwork. Pretty cute, I must say! Since earlier in the...

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Crab Fishing, Catch 2012 vs. 2013

Crab Fishing, Catch 2012 vs. 2013

My husband’s good friend takes us crab fishing at least once a year, and it’s such a treat, especially for the kiddo. It’s easy for us because we just show-up, but our friend hauls these big round (and somewhat odiferous) fishing nets and brings along interesting bait. Last year he brought a scary fish head and some chicken which the crabs seemed to like quite a bit. This year he brought along chicken and salmon collars, and...

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