Misadventures with Miso

Misadventures with Miso

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Baked KitKats

The other day I was at the local Japanese market and saw they had a new type of KitKat in. I had a couple and saved a few for later.

What I didn't know until a blogger in Japan wrote about these is that they are supposed to be baked. That's right, baked.

So I took the couple I had left.

Which look like regular Kitkats and taste okay unbaked.

I put them in my toaster oven. One thing I may have missed is I did not put them in the fridge beforehand. So I only used the broiler so they would not melt too much on the bottom.

At least I did not burn them. As to how they taste? The cookie inside was much crisper which was nice. I did not think the taste of the white chocolate was that remarkable. The one thing I noticed was they smelled like the fake butter that they offer for popcorn at movie theaters.

There is also a chocolate version of these but I have not seen them for sale here. I would probably try those but these ones I would not try again. Some people seem to like them. It's an interesting idea.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Cats in the Sun

 My cats were enjoying the sun yesterday.

They may be full grown but at times they still act like kittens.

Monday, May 26, 2014

A View From Council Crest

Looking down at part of the city of Beaverton, Oregon from Council Crest. Council Crest is thought to be the highest peak in the city of Portland and in the Tualatin Mountains.

In the opposite direction is Portland, the Fremont Bridge, Columbia River, the city of Vancouver in Washington and Mt St Helens.

And Mt Hood just above the trees.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Two Years Ago I Saw This

It's not the first time I have seen Mount Shasta.

I actually drove up it once in the past.

But it's so impressive that even taking photos while driving past it on Interstate 5 a camera can't help but focus right on it.

The north side shows the carving created by glaciers, lava flows and weather.

Because Mount Shasta is a dormant stratovolcano with four cones including Mount Shastina on the left. There are still fumeroles that vent steam and gases. Mount Shasta isn't done being a volcano yet.