Mochi Icecream – Cooking With Dog

Ah, mochi icecream, how I love you so! I’ve mentioned it in my blog posts Mochi Icecream! and Japanese Snacks and a Daruma but here is an actual video on how to make it by the Youtube channel CookingWithDog. I haven’t tried making it myself – though I’m really tempted!

Does anyone know where to get sweet rice flour locally?



One fateful Saturday morning I awoke to game sounds I had never heard before. My brother was 5 levels into Muramasa the Demon Blade for the Nintendo Wii. Captivated, I settled myself onto my usual perch and enjoyed watching him play. 🙂


My brother hasn’t gotten far enough into the game to see the dude on the right.


This is pretty close to when I started watching my brother. As you can see ,the backgrounds are fantastic!


Once again the backgrounds are amazing. This room reminds me of the rustic tea houses.


Interesting foes.


One of my favorite parts: breaking in and stealing! Whenever we saw an open door we’d both be like “Oooo. Yoink!”

Muramasa is chock full of Japanese spirits, ninja and …harlots. An interesting play to be sure but I’m more than happy to just watch. 🙂

Thank You Pocket Sushi!

When I came home from work today I found a package on the couch with my name on it from Pocket Sushi. I haven’t ordered anything recently, so I wondered what was up. When I opened it I found this note…


In my Kawaii!!! Etsy Purchases post from April I had mentioned I had received the wrong color MiniPus in my order. I was so happy with the quality and presentation from Pocket Sushi that I decided not to bother with a note.

The mistake definitely hasn’t prevented me from sharing my love of the brand with my family as is evident in my sisters blog post or my follow up purchase post where I featured my entire Pocket Sushi collection – but still I was really happy to receive this cute little guy….


Hi Mommy!

Thank you!!! 😀