It’s Monday (March 21, 2022)

Some things last week:

Made flaky pastry for the first time – it’s not as rich and buttery as puff pastry and slightly easier to make I think? This topped a chicken pot pie for Pi Day last week.

Went with the kids and friends to a BTS cup sleeve event at a local boba store. Order a drink and you get these cute freebies for two of the members’ (JHope and Suga, or as they’re sometimes called Sope) birthdays. And the whole place is decorated with lots of photos with the members. Then a short walk to a Japanese store/restaurant for lunch, where I had chirashi bowl.



Donut Fall in Love – Jackie Lau


With the kids, I watched Is It Cake? on Netflix, where yes, bakers make cakes that don’t look like cakes. First episode – fast food!


The Final Revival of Opal & Nev

Eating and Drinking:

With some leftover flaky pastry I made for Pi Day, I made garlicky cheese palmiers. A delicious snack.


Maybe some Hong Kong-style baked rice.

I have some sweet potatoes to use up and was considering making a sweet potato pie, something I’ve never had – or eaten – before. But I presume it’s kinda like pumpkin pie? Well, I’ll have to find out what’s a good recipe.

Last week:

I read:

Grass and The Waiting by Keum Suk Gentry-Kim. I hope to post about it later this week as they’re incredible (also incredibly sad) graphic novels about South Korea.

I posted:

Ghost Forest by Pik-Shuen Fung

Library Loot (March 16 to 22)

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


  1. Sounds like a fun week! I always love admiring your gorgeous photos 🙂 Too bad you had to buy a whole box of donuts for the donut book pic! ha ha

    I also made chicken pot pie for Pi Day but cheated with a store-bought crust! Yours looks delicious & I love the extra Pi flourish on top – very nice! I also used the pie dough to make apple turnovers for dessert. I have also never made OR eaten sweet potato pie, so I look forward to hearing all about it!

    Enjoy your books and food this week –

    Book By Book


  2. That pastry looks amazing! I am so impressed! I’m not much of a baker (and barely much of a cook), so I’m always blown away when people do things like make crusts from scratch. It looks gorgeous.


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