28 August 2009


Lately we've been cooking TONS of things at the apartment! The other day I finally took my maiden voyage into baking cookies on my own! This must sound lame to everyone else, but truth-be-told, I had never baked cookies by myself before. I was a little nervous, but it actually was fairly simple! I made one of my favorite cookies - oatmeal raisin! They were very yummy and I was proud of myself. Hehe! ;)

After that, I baked up a batch of applesauce cookies! Those are very delicious, and I'm sure I'll be baking up more of them in the future. Together, Takeshi and I made a bunch of lemon-and-black-pepper biscuits. We cut them into the shape of bears. I'd like to think they were tiny little リラックマ characters.

Takeshi has been going crazy with cooking all sorts of delicious dishes for the both of us, ever since we began buying most of our groceries from the local Farmer's Market. We love the freshness of everything we buy, and it's cheaper too! We've also, once again, started our own herb plant collection. At the market, Takeshi bought a rosemary plant, a thyme plant, a huge basil plant, and a Russian sage plant. All of them are potted and sit outside in front of the door. And oh my, does Takeshi do GREAT things with those herbs! Yum.

Takeshi checking on the lemon/black pepper biscuits

Out of the oven!

Buttery, lemony, with a dash of sea salt on top!

Oatmeal raisin cookies going in! がんばれ!

They look OK!

They came out great! Yummy.

Here are some delicious, beautiful dishes that Takeshi has made over the past couple of weeks!


Roberto L. D'Angelo said...

Looks god!

Renee said...

Oh my goodness - Takeshi's dishes look absolutely fantastic!!! Talk about talent.

Your cookies look great, too. Could you post the applesauce cookie recipe? I've never heard of them and would love to try them :)

ローラ said...

Sure thing, Renee! On the next post I put up, I'll be sure to add the recipe in there as a little side-note. ;)