I found another Ethnic market today. I've been driving past this place since I was a kid. When my mom was driving. Today I really felt the need to find some panko so I can oven-fry some mushrooms. The place I usually hit is closer to my parents' house. This place... kinda looks like a dive. It's almost impossible to park anything bigger than a sedan in the parking lot. And there's no sign with hours and such, so I wasn't even sure they were open.
But I'm glad I went.
Mostly because they carry haw flakes.
Kinda sounds like fish food, yeah?
Haw flakes are a kind of Chinese candy made out of dried haw (which I think is some sort of stone fruit) and sugar. The little round bundles look like fireworks. I loved taking them to school when I was a kid. Because fielding the "why are you opening a firework?' questions was fun. But this is the first time I've seen them in nearly ten years! They taste just like I remember...
I haven't shown off my Bountiful Basket in a while. I think I should do that now. Because I was really pleased with the pile of produce today...
- 1 head cauliflower
- 1 bunch broccoli
- 1 head salad savoy (YUM!)
- 1 head romaine
- 1 English cucumber
- 2 organic beefsteak tomatoes
- 1 gigantic Canary melon
- 1 pint blackberries
- 7 bananas
- 3 red pears
- Many plums
- Many nectarines
I know, right!
I roasted about a head and a half of cauliflower (I had some left over from last week.) and I promptly ate all of it. Every time I roast the stuff, I mean to save some for my lunch. I think I've managed to do it once. At least it's good for me.
I packed this in another of my new Lock&Lock boxes. Which I will review at some point in the future. When I can clearly see my computer screen.
I've got brown rice hidden under meatballs, peas, and corn. The other layer has saurkraut (under the sauce container), J-Dawgs sauce (in the container), and tomatoes with sweet pickled mini peppers, figs, plum, and pineapple. I usually get my J-Dawgs with saurkraut and pickles. So I was hoping that the combo would work with the meatballs. It wasn't bad. But it wasn't as good as it is with a giant Polish dog.