These matcha green tea cookies are crispy and chewy, with pieces of mochi sprinkled throughout.

As you know, I love mochi. I especially like it when they are bite-sized and multi-colored. I previously made frozen yogurt ice pops with mochi, and now I’ve made delicious cookies with them.

Weekend Things

1. My obsession with cute Korean cosmetics continues. I previously showed you some of the Tonymoly items I bought. After purchasing those, I found the adorable Etude House line of owl hand creams. They come in four different scents/colors. I wanted apple, but couldn’t find that one. Instead I bought the pink cherry one from a third party seller on Amazon. These tiny little containers are small enough to carry in your purse and I like the mild scent.

2. Perhaps because the weather was unusually warm this summer, my garden seems to be having a second bloom. Both my fig tree and blackberries have produced a second batch of fruit. My tiny tomato trees which just didn’t seem to want to grow, produced one lone tomato finally. And my passion fruit tree is finally flowering.

Ballast Point recently opened a new tasting room in the Miramar area. The new location is huge–100,000 square feet of space. Not only is a there a spacious bar area for drinking and watching games, but there is also a lounge, dining area, private dining spice, and patio. It’s hard to describe in words just how much space it is without seeing it in person for yourself.

Currently the kitchen is not open, though it plans to be starting next month. There was a food truck offering food when we were visiting, but they were closing up and so we only ended up getting beers.

We’ve had a few beers from Ballast Point and really enjoyed them. There were about 40 beers on tap the night we visited. Tasters are $2 for most, or $5 for a trio flight, and most beers are around $5 for a full 8 oz pour.

Taster flight: Sea Monster, Victory at Sea Imperial Port, Victory at Sea Bourbon Barrel Aged