November 30, 2013

Lipton Tea...

Hello!  I have some teas for you!

First is Turkey Apricot Tea part of the Tea's Travel series:

It was okay.  The apricot taste was really light, so it didn't seem too flavorful.

Next is Milk Caramel Tea:

Oh I had such high hopes for this one since I love caramel flavored anything.  I was just disappointed though.  The flavor was off.  It just didn't taste right.

Finally is Navel Orange Tea:

Orange is a popular flavor in Tokyo during the winter.  About this time last year was when Mikan Tea surfaced.  At first I thought Navel Orange Tea was too strong but as I continued drinking it, it kinda grew on me.

The list:
  1. Milk Tea
  2. Maple Milk Tea
  3. Lemon Tea
  4. Peach Tea
  5. Earl Grey Milk Tea
  6. Green Apple Tea
  7. 50/50 Tea & Lemonade
  8. Tropical Fruit Tea
  9. Chamomile Citrus Tea
  10. Roast Milk Tea
  11. Jasmine Lemon Peel
  12. Grape Tea
  13. Straight Tea
  14. Apple Tea
  15. 50/50 Tea & Fruit Punch
  16. Matcha Milk
  17. Tea Cappuccino
  18. Mikan Tea
  19. 50/50 Tea & Nectar
  20. Luxurious Milk Tea
  21. Muscat Tea
  22. Plum Honey
  23. Cream Milk Tea 
  24. Grapefruit Tea
  25. Orange Marmalade Tea 
  26. Royal Milk Tea
  27. Golden Pineapple Tea
  28. Italian Fruit Punch Tea
  29. Honey Milk Tea
  30. Green Apple with Honey
  31. Thailand Lychee Tea
  32. Sweetened Condensed Milk Tea 
  33. Turkey Apricot Tea
  34. Milk Caramel Tea
  35. Navel Orange Tea
The Top Five:
  1. OG Milk Tea
  2. 50/50 Tea Lemonade
  3. 50/50 Tea & Fruit Punch
  4. 50/50 Tea & Nectar
  5. Jasmine Lemon Peel

November 20, 2013

Backlogged: Clothes...

Yeah I guess I failed at not getting backlogged.


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November 17, 2013

Tales from The LG 12th Floor Garden...


Things have been growing here, of course, but at a steady pace.  Temperatures took a dive last week and it was quite cold.  They will be more normal this week.  Some developments...

The yellow tomatoes are coming in nicely.  One turned yellow already and I promptly plucked it ate it.

I harvested some green peppers:

(Which since I don't like them all that much promptly went into a pasta sauce.)

The lettuces are growing nice and lush:

(Romaine on the left, butter on the right.)

And the onions are growing like crazy:

That's all the news that's fit to print.  Happy gardening!

November 7, 2013

A vegetarian foodie in Japan...

I have two soups that I just made that I couldn't wait to share with you.

They are both really delicious!  Perfect for cold weather!

First is Spicy Tomato Soup:

I think I died and gone to food heaven.  A tomato soup with bleu cheese!  Why is this the first I'm hearing of this?!?!  It is so good that I wanted to eat the whole pot!

Next I made Cheesy Vegetable Chowder:

So there are some soups to keep you warm!

November 6, 2013

A vegetarian foodie in Japan...

Hi all!  Sorry I've been so bad with updates.  :(

October was officially the busiest month of my life.

Anyway, here's some food!

I made some Rachael Ray curry:

It was pretty good.

Next I made some killer Salted Caramel Apple Dip:

It really took all my willpower not to finish the whole batch in one sitting.  I added a little more salt and a little less brown sugar because I'm sassy like that. Incredibly delicious!

I also made some to-die-for Pineapple Salsa:

I made two changes.  First I used habaneros because my jalapeƱos haven't arrived yet and second I used cilantro because it's salsa so duh.  And I paired it with weird chips because apparently Japan won't eat Doritos unless they are flavored.  Basically you can't get plain tortilla chips at your local market.  You have to head to Costco or an import store.  Don't even ask how many bags of plain tortilla chips I just ordered from Amazon.

Next I made some delicious vegetarian gyoza:

I used the recipe above only I added tofu.  Perfect.

I also tried my hand at soy milk ramen:

I made some minor changes like I didn't have kabocha, mushrooms or bean sprouts.  Overall it was so good and I will make it again.  I want my boyfriend to try it.  

In Adventures in Dining I sampled some food from the VegeFest 2013:

I had some fake Tandoori Chicken at Ain Soph:

I had a veggie burger at Pink Cow:

And I tried some Hot Ginger Ale:

It's SUPER bubbly but made my sore throat feel better.

That's all from me.  Happy eating!