It’s Monday (July 12, 2021)

It was my birthday weekend and we went out to a seafood restaurant in San Jose for lunch.

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Soft shell crab sliders
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Sushi
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My favorite thing to eat here – uni pasta. So rich and creamy!
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The kids wanted clams.
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Instead of a birthday cake, I had an assortment of petite cakes from Alexanders Patisserie in Mountain View. From top left: London Fog (Earl Grey chocolate mousse, blackberry centre, on a salted chocolate sable), Tahiti (very vanilla-y with a yummy buttery sable), Empress (chocolate, hazelnut, dulce de leche caramel. Maybe a bit too much caramel for me), Opera (lots of coffee flavour).

All in all, a very lovely birthday!

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Other things last week, I made crispy pork belly for the first time. Used this recipe from Hot Thai Kitchen.

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At the park

Reading:

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Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler (a reread)
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We Can’t Keep Meeting Like This by Rachel Lynn Solomon.

Watching: Howl’s Moving Castle (a rewatch)

Eating: Cake for breakfast!

Drinking: Tea

Cooking:

It’s going to be a slightly cooler week (we had a rather hot weekend). So maybe I’ll make some tomato soup!

Last week:

I posted:
Library Loot (July 7 to 13)

Why I Love Reading #TopTenTuesday

I read:

Giant Days volumes 6 to 10

Happy Endings by Thien-Kim Lam

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week. This meme started with J Kaye’s Blog   and then was taken up by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at the Book Date

7 Comments

  1. It’s so great that your kids like seafood. So Chinese! I was discussing Spanish holidays with my Cantonese teacher and she thought her kids would like paella. Where my kids aren’t that keen on seafood, I think of that as their English side coming through.

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  2. Happy birthday! The food looks amazing, and I love the idea of assorted cakes instead of just one type of cake! I keep forgetting to go on to the book that comes after Parable of the Sower; by now, I should probably reread Parable of the Sower before I do.

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