Good day today. A little bit of erranding, a little bit of cleaning and organizing and a little bit of relaxing. A very well-rounded day. Hit a few local garage sales today, and the best bargains weren’t even for me! Found a brand new cat condo (you know those tall things that the cats can hide in, scratch, climb, etc.?) for 5 bucks. Not bad, eh? My sister and brother-in-law have been looking for cheap bikes they could leave down the shore, and even though she wasn’t with me, she managed to get the second steal of the day. A 12-speed bike in very good condition for $5! As soon as I saw it, I snapped it up. Just a little air in the tires and some grease on the gears, and she’ll be breezing away in no time. Only bargain I found for myself was a box of recipe cards for fifty cents, which, of course, I grabbed.
A while back, I mentioned that the current issue of Food & Wine had an Asian theme throughout it. In it, they highlighted their picks of “essential web sites” for Asian stuff, and thought you guys might be interested. I actually ripped out this piece a few weeks ago to add here … see what happens when I clean my home office? They recommend: Katagiri (offers everything from fresh Asian herbs to kitchen equipment), IKorea (items vary from dozens of different types of ramen noodles to hard-to-find specialities like dried balloon flower and bellflower roots), Temple of Thai (“a great site for Southeast Asian ingredients, with items ranging from rice flours to over a dozen curry pastes”) and lastly, Sushi Foods, a San Diego-based company that ships dozens of kinds of fresh fish overnight, including horse mackerel from Japan and flash-frozen yellowfin tuna. Happy shopping.
Lots of cooking planned for tomorrow. I dug through some cookbooks and plan to make quite a lot of stuff, and every recipe but one is a new one. You’ll just have to tune in tomorrow to find out what’s cookin’.
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