Monday, June 20, 2011


Things like this make me sad to leave Long Beach... The countdown has started, we only have a few weeks left! How did we accumulate so much stuff in 12 months??

Thursday, June 16, 2011

we turned one

A year and some weeks ago, Tim and I got married. Can you believe it's been a year already?? Love you lover for life!

Friday, June 10, 2011

happy weekend!

ink spots

The weekend is finally here. Have a good one!

fashion, or lack there-of

Here are my last two shoe purchases. I'm noticing a trend...

Is this a sign of growing old and losing touch? Or are some things really classic?

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

the weekend, or how i got an ankle sunburn

We spent Sunday afternoon in the fine company of our beach-dwelling pals. The weather was gorgeous, a quintessential southern California day.

Look at those saxy landlubbers.

I kept my shirt AND pants on, but it didn't stop me from getting this awful sunburn:

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

in which breakfast is eaten, taiwanese style

Our friend Nancy introduced us to Taiwanese breakfast this weekend at Canaan Restaurant in Artesia. Small plates, big tastiness, and also a lot of stinkiness.

A sip of warm sweet fresh soy milk will make you want to have Taiwanese breakfast everyday. I can't believe that it is even distantly related to packaged soy milk. It hits the perfect sweetness and has a subtle bean-iness that is so drinkable (and dunkable - let the Chinese donuts soak it all up). The bowl with the crullers is the salty version - salted soy milk with scallions and a little dried meat.

We also had soup dumplings (both pork and crab), scallion pancake (not pictured), these amazing savory crispy fried chive cakes, and stinky tofu. Yes, that plate of saucy stuff in the back is stinky tofu, something that has been described by this guy as: "a smoothie out of durian melon, Limburger cheese, kim-chee and nuoc mam then letting it fester inside a porta-potty for a month and then, as you have a taste, your dickhead big brother enshrouds a thick blanket over both of you and rips the worst fart ever."
It was not that bad. Definitely an acquired taste, but I can see why Nancy craves this stuff. And the sauce was good. I'll just have another chive cake though...

Thanks, Nancy!!

Monday, June 6, 2011

the deli news


I have found the most delicious cookie in the world. THE MOST. IN THE WORLD.

It is at the Deli News, home of $5 medium one-topping pizza and tasty hot sandwiches for less than three bucks. Can you beat that, Subway? Didn't think so.

The original is my favorite: a chocolate-chip cookie dough on the outside, ooey-gooey delicious fudginess on the inside. The caramel pecan comes in a close second, though, with its chocolatey exterior and caramelly nutty surprise.

Check it:

At fifty cents a piece, I haven't even attempted to look for a recipe. It just wouldn't be worth it.
© timheartjane 2011 Photos taken by me, unless otherwise stated.