Yep, it's really Goldy Luck and the Three Pandas:
A couple of years ago, author Natasha Yim contacted me regarding a certain recipe I had on the blog. Apparently it turned out rather well for her and she wanted to use an adapted version in a children's book she was writing. I was quite humbled, flattered in fact. A few later, her editor Alyssa Mito Pusey....who actually is an ex-pat Kama'aina as well contacted me to get the paperwork done. And so it came to pass.....
I was quite surprised to receive an rather large envelope in the mail last week. In it was a signed copy of Goldy Luck and the Three Pandas, which is quite a cute book, a really nice story. And at the back of the book is an adaptation of one of my recipes...and this:
You know, our little blog is a labor of love...and of well, obsession. We aren't looking for a revenue stream, advertisers, or to market ourselves. So this was such a nice touch, more than I could ever have asked for. Good luck with the book Natasha!
And if you want to get your own copy of Goldy Luck and the Three Pandas, you can get it here.
How does our garden grow - an update:
So here's an update. The Missus is really pleased with how our okra is coming along....large and quite sweet.
We've been able to roast, grill, or pan fry Padrons and Shishitos a couple of times a week.....
I'm not sure what to think about the huge mutant scallions we got growing.....I've three patches of scallions. This one was bought during one of those 10 bunches for 99 cent things last year.....I just stuck them in a left over window box and they are going nuts!
The ghost peppers seems a bit small so far this year. A few cherry sized peppers have already ripened.
The Missus actually likes the small ripened peppers because they are just the right size for "stir frying without dying....."
Meanwhile, the Scorpion Peppers are getting ominously large.......
The Red Habaneros are finally starting to fruit....can't wait for these. In addition to this plant, I have smaller ones that will probably get going later in the season.
We're still waiting for the cucumbers to kick in. Last year we were getting 3-4 a week.
We're having so much fun with pepper that we added a few more last week......
This might end up being one spicy summer!
And for our caffeine fix:
It seemed that every apartment, B&B, and room we stayed at in Belgium had a Nespresso machine. I'd really started enjoying getting a shot of espresso on the go when in Portugal last year. We had started really getting used to having one of these....so we decided to get one of the smaller models...using points and discounts, we ended up paying less than half price for it.
In talking to folks about this....I never knew how much some people are into Nespresso.....talking to me about limited editions ...accessories......sheeesh! I just want a nice cup of espresso! Though I am finding I enjoy the Dulsao do Brasil.......uh-oh!