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Homemade Sushi

A few weeks ago I decided I wanted to try my hand at making sushi rolls and picked up the ingredients.

Today was the day I decided to give it a go!

When I prepped the rice, the vinegar mixture that I had to pour in it was so potent it was burning off my eyebrows! 🤣

My first batch turned out messy and my knife wasn’t sharp enough to cleanly slice through the nori. The flavor balance was off and the textures were all wrong.

Messy but mine lol

So for the second batch I reduced the imitation crab, cut the cucumber thinly and added in a bit of cream cheese. It balanced out the flavor but my nori wrappers were still too dry/chewy and my filling wasn’t centered.

However since my brother approved of the second batch, I feel it was a successful endeavor! 😁

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Brighten Up

Happy Sunday! Just wanted to share my new flowers. I updated my seasonal floral arrangement with these beauties from Dollar Tree! I’ve been obsessed with wildflower themed items on Pinterest lately and I think I captured that vibe nicely with this bunch. 😊 It really brightens up the room!

New Faux Flowers

McCormick vs. Bigelow

Today I decided to answer the week old question of which brand has the more enjoyable chamomile tea; McCormick or Bigelow?

For my first test I steeped a bag of each for 5 minutes in a 4oz teacup.

The color and aroma of the tea was nearly indistinguishable. However there was a difference in flavor. The McCormick had a more robust flavor but had a slightly bitter taste as well. Bigelow had a lighter and smooth flavor with no bitter edge. Round 1 winner: Bigelow

After the results came in from the first I decided it was important to know how each tea bag fared with a refill. Thus round 2 began.

After steeping another 5 minutes, McCormick was noticibly lighter in color than Bigelow and had very little flavor. Bigelow however tasted exactly the same as the first! Winner round 2: Bigelow.

The Winner!

Overall winner: Bigelow Cozy Chamomile!

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Games just aren’t the same

Today I played the adult version of pick up sticks! 🤣

I needed fresh air and the yard needed some “de-sticking” so I got to work. 😉 In 20 minutes I accumulated a large pile.

The best part about playing this game is the prize, which is to have a bonfire using all the sticks I picked up!

Being still, watching the dancing flames and listening to the crackle and hiss of the branches was a nice end to the day. I think I’ll do it again tomorrow! 😊

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