Good Monday to you! If you had a long weekend celebrating fourth of July, I hope it was a good one! And if it was just a regular weekend for you, I hope it was awesome too.
On Friday, we decided to brave the traffic and the crowds at Gilroy Gardens, that adorable amusement park with the fruit and veg-themed rides. It was hot hot hot. And the queues were long but everyone had fun.
On the way home, we stopped by our favourite Japanese restaurant for dinner.
Then on Saturday, the Fourth of July parade! It’s our third year watching and the kids always have fun waving their flags, watching the fire trucks, motorbikes, cars, dancers, gymnasts, floats, martial artists and more.
Homemade chicken curry Singapore-style, biriyani and stir-fried broccoli
Chow mien with lots of vegetables and mushrooms, eaten with fried tofu (not pictured) and oven-grilled mackerel
Lime yoghurt cake (recipe from Smitten Kitchen)
Bah kut teh (translated as “meat bone tea”), a garlicky peppery soup of pork ribs.
Eaten with youtiao or dough fritters, some stirfried vegetables and rice
After the parade, we had dim sum at Asian Pearl.
Followed by mango shaved snow topped with condensed milk (!) at Sno-Crave. Someone was thrilled!
The Serial Garden: The Complete Armitage Family
(Adorable, I might add!)
Otherwise, I have a hankering for some fantasy. I haven’t quite figured out what yet!
True Blood Season 4, and the last season of Top Gear!
Lime yoghurt cake
Cold-brewed barley tea, the perfect summer drink
Fried tofu cubes, stirfried caixin and rice
Mac and cheese with broccoli and bacon
Some kind of oven-roasted purple broccoli, perhaps with pork chops
Bergedil (potato patties)
There were plenty of posts on the top books read in 2015 so far, but this one by SFF Book Reviews caused the most additions to my TBR list
Wild’s End Vol 1: First Light – Dan Abnett and INJ Culbard
A rather darling graphic novel that has talking animals and aliens that look like lampposts.
Lolly Willowes – Sylvia Townsend Warner
The house on Fortune Street – Margot Livesey
Bone – Fae Myenne Ng
Spiral-bound: Top Secret Summer – Aaron Renier
You know what, I just read this but I can’t really remember it!
What are you reading this week?