Monday, November 14, 2016

what happened this weekend.

Hey... I have a lot to say about last week political surprise but not today.
Instead a few photos of stuff, my everyday stuff.
So here we go YeaHaw !
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So sad, Robert Vaughn died. le sigh.
What a wonderful actor.

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wurf
 i thehamish gots fud
uoooooooooo thats' where the squikies go
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 ummmmmmmm what gud smell is i thehamish sniffin'
chkikin'chkikin'chkikin'chkikin is gud for i thehamish
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Daughter sent us a care package from Mitsuwa Chicago.
We were spoiled living in California with the fabulous Mitsuwa (several) we shopped at.
The wonderful food courts (I so miss them) plus all my food supplies from Japan.
The Christmas gifts and New Year gifts were tasty and  beautiful.
The stores were so much fun to shop at.

 Mitsuwa shopping bag.

 Mochi, spices, yuzu kosho (small green jar) umeboshi (pickled plums )

 Drooling over the flyer,  umeboshi candy and cookies.

 Pocky sticks. not very sweet cookies but very yummy.

 Best ever pot to pour Takoyaki batter into the special pan to make octopus dumplings or balls.
Pickled mushrooms and rice spice and wonderful persimmon Furoshiki. Traditional Jappanese cloth used for wrapping gifts and food.

 This is the ban that was around the pot, look at the yummy takoyaki.

 Awwwwwww look at the cute tako. These are all hanging all over Osaka.
plus takoyaki  stands everywhere.  Some of the best takoyaki I ever ate was
made at a tiny stand under the Osaka tower. I really miss Osaka.

 Perilla is a is a herb, spice leaf used in Japanese cooking. 
We see it often on a dish with sushi on it.
I save mine and eat it after the sushi. Kind of an acquired taste but I love it.


 The food and shopping flyer I drolled over all the photos. 
Especially Gobo, I love it pickled.
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Sundays Javelinas.
 Visitors at the ponds.

 A few Fall babies that were too fast for me to get a photo of.

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As alway here is your pretty to start the week

 Merida found the new scratcher.
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Son was working in the side yard and thehamish was a big help !
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remembein' i thehamish not likin' water but i thehamish is helpin'
ummmmmmm you gots' chkikin i thehamish is likin' chkikin
i thehamish is helper gud dug
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package. . . parsnip
music. . . Running With The Night,  Lionel Richie
(Thanks Shady Dell)

34 comments:

  1. Hi, Gayle!

    I'm happy to know that thehamish is filled with chkikin instead of woe. :) In case you missed it on your previous post, I will again add the link to my post containing my pictures of Toto immediately following her death in 2013:

    http://shadydell.blogspot.com/2013/08/toto-1999-2013.html

    The Man From U.N.C.L.E. was one of my favorite TV series and I was saddened to learn of the death of Robert Vaughn. His partner, Illya Kuryakin (David McCallum) lives on as Ducky Mallard on NCIS.

    I'm happy to know you've got that Lionel Richie hit stuck in your noggin. It's quite an honor knowing that I can brighten your day with one of my posts. If you discuss the election please go easy on me. I'm deep blue.

    Thank you very much, dear friend Gayle!

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    1. Shady, I did read Toto's post and I cried so much I could not post till today.

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    2. That means a lot to me, dear Gayle. Thank you!

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  2. No more woe. Happy Hamisch. Maybe Japanese snacks for Hamish too?

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  3. That was a nice package to receive. I love sushi, but know very little of Japanese cuisine. Anthony Bourdain just went to Japan this past week on his show.

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    1. We eat so much Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese and Thai food it is getting hard for me to make American food. Son cooks Indian.

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  4. You're like my daughter, she loves all things Japanese and would probably be happy if she never ate much in the way of American food.

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    1. I cook better Japanese food than American.

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  5. I haven't had much energy to reply and leave comments on blogs, but I wanted to stop by and say hello to you and the furry ones... :)

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    1. I am so sorry to hear this. I have read your blog and I have to tell you Daughter and Son are taking this so hard.
      All I can say is we have two years to the House comes up for election. Until then just do your best.
      Thank You for stopping by. I know your hurting.
      Son is helping out more at the shelter. Helping dogs and cats is just the best.

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  6. Glad to see thehamish, he always brightens my day.

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  7. I recently saw an old Columbo episode. Robert Vaughn was the killer. He had a wonderful smug masculinity. Suddenly, I have the urge to re watch The Magnificent Seven!

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    1. He was so good as the very handsome evil.

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  8. Oohh those goodies from Mitsuwa look so goooood! I love perilla very much. When it comes with dishes like sushi, I always eat it, too. Also I love perilla tempura. Good stuff :-)

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    1. They are so good. I keep forgetting to ask to have perilla tempura. That sound so good.

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  9. I would definitely like him as a helper!

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    1. He is such a good helper. And so sweet he would like to meet your gud dug very much.

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  10. Vaughn was also very good in The Young Philadelphians.

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    1. I have never watch this movie all the way.
      He plays evil nicely.

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    1. Yes I am very lucky.
      And have a connection.

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  12. Thanks for the cute photos ♥

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  13. Good to see that both you and thehamish are well stocked up with food! How colourful all your Japanese items look, hardly any of them are familiar to me, unfortunately my experience goes no further than sushi, miso soup and sheets of seaweed!

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    1. ummmmm why go further sushi, miso and seaweed sound just fine.

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  14. I would have like to revisit Japan too but our son and his wife are coming home in the new year so I don't think it will happen now.
    Enjoyed all of your photos, especially thehamish inspecting the doggie pantry.

    Diana

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    1. I like Japan and much of my family and extended family lives there.

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  15. I bet Hamish is glad he has plenty of food!
    Love seeing the Japanese goodies. Whenever I go abroad I rush to the grocery to see what interesting things there are there!
    Cheers!

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    1. Yes, markets and bookstore are always first on my list of places then churches and museums. I am such a dork !

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  16. What a great present to receive in the post! I love all the quirky packaging and my tummy is grumbling at the thought of all that delicious food. Nice to see The Hamish keeping a good eye on the stores. Have a great weekend! xxx

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