Archive for March, 2010


I love these pieces from Heath Ceramics’ latest limited edition collection. The bright, happy colors make me think of summer! Maybe I can convince Roo to come with me to check out their store this weekend so I can ogle properly in person.


Baked Eggs with Spinach and Mushrooms

I love the ritual of brunching, but the food itself is not really something I really crave, like Roo does. Roo loves his breakfast foods: eggs of all kinds, huevos rancheros, french toast, etc.! Hopefully I can keep up this tradition of trying to whip up something to satisfy his cravings on Sunday mornings.

For this recipe, I had too little spinach (5 oz), and no nutmeg. I halved everything except the onions or mushrooms because I like those things: the more the merrier! But you can see that they totally dwarf the spinach as a result. Maybe I should have renamed this “Baked Eggs with Mushrooms and Onions”?

Oh, one other thing I didn’t adjust: I forgot to consider the baking time, so the yolks weren’t as runny as I’d have liked them to be. Live and learn! I sprinkled generously with tabasco sauce to give it a kick.

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1% of Anything

1% of Anything  [1%의 어떤 것]
MBC; 2003
Episodes: 26
Starring:  Kim Jung-Hwa and Kang Dong-Won

Synopsis (from DramaWiki)
Kim Da-Hyun is a young and sincere middle school teacher, who has little interest in money. She is also extremely warm-hearted and loves to help other people. When she helps carry an elderly man’s belongings from the train to another location, the elderly man is extremely thankful. This grandfather turns out to be the extremely rich owner of a well known conglomerate. His grandson, Lee Jae-In is a quick-tempered businessman who rivals his grandfather, but in an almost comical way. In an order to “tame” his favorite grandson, the grandfather agrees to give his entire fortune to the person who marries Kim Da-Hyun, therefore forcing Lee Jae-In to meet the girl whom his grandfather chose. Although at first Da-Hyun and Jae-In don’t get along because of Jae-In’s extremely cute but bad temper, their arguments bring them closer together. Jae-In starts to get jealous when Da-Hyun’s fellow teacher starts liking her too. Through the clever conditions that Jae-In’s grandfather makes, Jae-In starts a relationship he does not look forward too. However, what looked like a relationship that would 99% not work out, turns out to be the “perfect” match, the 1% chance.

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Pork overload!

We ate pork on 3 out of 4 days this week! Next week will be a pork-free zone to compensate. The chops turned out well, and Roo was a big ol’ fan of the sauce. I think mushrooms would have made it even better (I tend to say this about most things though)! This time, I must give Roo proper plating credit – he did such a good job!

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Left over

So I had a few slices of the pork tenderloin from last night, and a handful of pasta left from the chicken marsala night. I tossed the noodles in a pan with some butter and garlic, threw in the pork (cubed), diced up a tomato, and added a splash of balsamic vinegar and some salt and pepper. A little sprinkle of parsley later and dinner was ready – seriously took me less than 15 minutes! Roo loved it and asked if I could make this for his friends when they come over for dinner…who knew leftovers could be such a hit?

March menu

Sometimes the hardest part about cooking dinner is figuring out what to make. It’s so much easier (especially after a long, annoying day at work) when everything is already laid out for you, which is why I think it’s nice when Roo asks for a specific dish…OR when one of your friends has the idea of posting a monthly menu for others to try!

Hana’s March menu:

Orzo salad (adapted from Israeli couscous salad)
Breaded pork tenderloin
Greek yogurt with blackberries and honey

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Yo Mickey

Not to be outdone, I had to post my latest acquisition here too. How funny is it that we bought these within days of each other? We really are regressing… Roo wanted to buy me a little something to commemorate our anniversary trip to Disneyland, and this is what we walked away with:

I also think it’s hilarious that we’re both taking self-pix in our respective bathrooms. It is like we’re living together again!!