Archive for March, 2009

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choco choco house (boston)

March 30, 2009

choco choco house (closed)
83 pembroke street
boston, ma 02118

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even though this little gem chocolatier has closed their door for good, i can’t help but want to share these adorable, pretty handbags chocolates they had. these came in different box set sizes and were really great for gifts, especially to fashionista or purely handbag lovers. it never failed to put a big smile on the receiver’s face and create a great conversation piece both at the office and home parties. choco choco house made variety of yummy exotic flavored chocolates and apart from these handbags, they also did shoes versions. really cute and fun as gifts or a treat for yourself! :) so sad that they’re no longer in business… i wish them all the best in whatever their next venture(s) have been/are.

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veggies & flaxseed tortilla chips (trader joe’s)

March 23, 2009

trader joe’s (westchester branch)
8645 s sepulveda blvd
los angeles, ca 90045
(310) 338-9238
9am – 9pm
www.traderjoes.com

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after few hours straight doing editing work, i decided to brew some coffee for myself since i probably need to stay up for a few more hours tonight to do some design work. i took a little break and hung out in my kitchen for abit… and before i knew it, hehe…i started munching on some comfort snack.:p these trader joe’s veggies (carrot & tomato, spinach & garlic, red beet & onion) & flaxseed tortilla chips are perfect and flavorful, and…there’s 500mg of omega 3’s per serving! :)  it’s just perfect to enjoy with the trader joe’s red pepper spread (with eggplant and garlic) dip… yum!  the perfect midnight comfort snack! ;)

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new bamboo cutting board (shopping)

March 22, 2009

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since i’ve been cooking home more often this past year, i’ve always wanted to get a new cutting board. i finally found something i like from t.j. maxx (the two combined cost me less than $20 including tax…what a bargain!) in the sizes i want… the bottom one in the photo is a good size of 15″ x 12″ by simply bamboo, and the other a smaller square size by island bamboo, but looking at the craftmanship, style and colors, they really do look like they were made by the same manufacturer in china. anyway, aren’t the vertical grains simply beautiful? i’ve always loved wooden stuff, but to be more environmentally conscious, i try to substitute wooden items with bamboo products whenever possible. :)

here’s sharing a list found in the simply bamboo tag…
“bamboo is a newable and sustainable natural resource. bamboo is harder, denser, and lighter than most types of wood. bamboo resists deep cuts but goes easy on your knives. bamboo blocks odor and bacteria because it absorbs less moisture than wood.”

(sorry for not updating new posts in awhile… no, i haven’t stopped eating out nor taking food pics, but just didn’t have the time to sort out all the pics yet… i promise i’ll start blogging new entries soon!)