Mochi Donut Pick-Me-Up 🍩
A fresh notice for lovers of novelty, like me!
I am a fan of new flavors and checking out a new bakery, restaurant or product. I commonly refer to new products from Trader Joe’s as “mood boosters” in my family. We like to compare and contrast all the fun different things.
I saw the above mochi churro doughnuts at the top of the pastry shelf at my local Met Market. I took three home, and we were all amazed at the clean, light and delicious nature of these treats. I did a bit of quick research, and here’s part of why these mochi creations are supurb:
“We use fresh instead of instant yeast, and we clean and filter our oil every single day,” Ahn said. “This costs more and takes more time, but it makes a huge difference in the taste and feel of our donuts. We make them in-house every day with the best ingredients and care possible.”
They also quite adorably look like teething rings.
Super Dry ☀️
It’s super dry here in the Pacific Northwest. The mornings are usually smokey, and today the air was filled with smoky fog. My usual routine for fall plant care in my Seattle garden: let things do go dry and semi-dormant in late August, because by late September/early October the rain normally come and green everything up in a day or two.
I am shocked, SHOCKED to say this but this year I am craving the rain. I actually bought an inexpensive drip irrigation system to keep the plants from possibly dying. I know the gray skies are sheets of emotional drabness mid-winter, but the gentle drops on colorful leaves sound like the perfect way to move forward for the fall. It would also mean those fires in the Cascades would go out.