It was my birthday weekend and we went out to a seafood restaurant in San Jose for lunch.
Soft shell crab sliders
My favorite thing to eat here – uni pasta. So rich and creamy!
The kids wanted clams.
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!
Other things last week, I made crispy pork belly for the first time. Used
this recipe from Hot Thai Kitchen.
At the park
Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler (a reread)
We Can’t Keep Meeting Like This by Rachel Lynn Solomon.
Watching: Howl’s Moving Castle (a rewatch)
Eating: Cake for breakfast!
It’s going to be a slightly cooler week (we had a rather hot weekend). So maybe I’ll make some tomato soup!
I posted: Library Loot (July 7 to 13)
Why I Love Reading #TopTenTuesday
Giant Days volumes 6 to 10
Happy Endings by Thien-Kim Lam
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.