1.30.2008

Photo of the Day 01.29.08

Grey Sundaytime Backyard

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1.28.2008

Photo of the Day 01.27.08

Marigolds in the Gutter

Some Marigolds growing in the gutter.

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1.27.2008

Photo of the Day 01.26.08

Hong Kong Nights Revisited

I took this photo right after I stepped out of the Kowloon subway station in Hong Kong. It is amazing how quickly you get bombarded by the neon lights. This picture has a nice cross section of Western brands (Osprey, Mountain Hardwear), current Hong Kong restaurants (MX or Maxim), and many older food establishments.

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1.26.2008

Photo of the Day 01.26.08

Wat Chaimongkol Buddhas in Winter

Buddhas surrounding one of the many ancient temples (Wat Chaimongkol) in Thailand's former capital, Ayutthaya.

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1.24.2008

French Toast for the Ages

Caramel Pecan French Toast at Cafe Nola

A few weekends ago my girlfriend and I had the opportunity to grab a quick breakfast at Cafe Nola in Bainbridge Island, Washington. We had planned the night before to get up early and check out of our downtown Seattle hotel and take the 30 minute ferry ride to Bainbridge Island. It was still relatively cold out so the brisk air woke us up quickly. After the ride we quickly headed to Cafe Nola.

101 Winslow Way E.
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110


We decided to split an order of the French Toast which was featured on the Food Network. I'm glad we split it, because as you can see from the half portion picture above, it was quite a bit of food. I must say it was one of the best breakfast meals I've had in a long time. The pecans were a fantastic touch to the dish.

Here is the recipe from the Food Network

Cafe Nola French Toast

1 loaf challah Bread
Melted butter, to oil griddle
6 eggs
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 orange, zested and juiced
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground nutmeg
Orange Bourbon Butter, recipe follows
Cut challah bread in 1-inch thick slices. Allow to sit out for awhile to dry out.

Heat griddle to 350 degrees F and lightly brush with a butter soaked piece of paper towel.

Combine eggs, heavy cream, orange zest and juice, cinnamon and ground nutmeg in a shallow wide dish. Dip the slices of bread into the egg mixture allowing it to soak in on both sides. Transfer to each piece to the hot griddle and cook until golden brown on both sides, about 3 minutes per side. Try to flip only once.

Serve with Orange Bourbon Butter.

For the Orange Bourbon Butter:
1 pound unsalted butter, softened
2 tablespoons orange flavored liqueur (recommended: Cointreau)
2 tablespoons bourbon
3 tablespoons orange zest

Cream the butter in a mixer. Add the bourbon and orange zest and mix well. Leave at room temperature and serve with the French toast.

(Ours had some caramel and pecans that are not on the recipe, but still tasted fantastic)

Enjoy!

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Photo of the Day 01.23.08

Mexican Wedding Banners

I took this picture while waiting for lunch at The Prado in Balboa Park in San Diego. They were getting ready for a wedding.

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1.23.2008

Photo of the Day 01.22.08

Oranges in HDR.2

This is my one of my first attempts at HDR (high dynamic range imaging).

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1.19.2008

Photo of the Day 01.18.07

Overlooking Safeco Field

A picture of my girlfriend looking over Safeco Field in Seattle, Washington. This picture was taken in the press box of the stadium. We did the hour and a half stadium tour ($8.00) and got to walk all over the stadium with no one there. In addition we had the opportunity to see the Owner's box, press box, Mariners' dugout, batting cages and Visitor's clubhouse. Not bad for a reasonable price.

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1.17.2008

Photo of the Day 01.17.08

January in Washington
Some tiny fruits taken in January 2008 on Bainbridge Island, Washington

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1.16.2008

Back From Seattle

Ferris Wheel in Mid-January

I'm back from Seattle. Feel free to check out the photos from my two day trip. Take a look at both days here:

Day One (01.12.08)

Day Two (01.13.08)

Enjoy!

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1.10.2008

Photo of the Day 01.09.08

Serra Museum in San Diego

The Serra Museum in San Diego.

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1.08.2008

Photo of the Day 01.07.08

Thailand Passport Stamp

Some Thailand, and a little Japan.

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1.06.2008

Photo of the Day 01.06.08

Since I'd like to keep some posts happening on a consistent basis, I'm going to put a random Flickr photo of mine up here and there (maybe even daily, but probably not). This will be in addition to my (somewhat limited) commentary. Enjoy!

Go Giants!

Yomiuri Giants, not to be confused with the San Francisco version.

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1.05.2008

Relaxing in Gstaad

...Gstaad

A picture of some of the relaxing Gstaad, Switzerland scenery.

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The Paris Life

La Vie de Paris (The Paris Life)

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