The other day I saw a Girl Scouts’ cookie booth nearby my house. Is it that time of year already?

I found quite a few easy Homemade Thin Mints recipes last year and vowed to try making them this year.


We recently revisited Rakiraki. The menu has expanded quite dramatically since it first opened about a year and a half ago. On this latest visit, we noticed that they also redid their actual physical menu.

It’s no longer pages haphazardly stapled together to include all the new editions. Instead, the menu is now in a shiny silver binder and the menu pages are filled with pretty food photos.

Spicy Tuna with Crispy Rice

One of the new menu items is the spicy tuna with crispy rice. I adore crispy rice so I really wanted to try this out. Unfortunately, we were disappointed. Only the bottom of the rice was pan fried and crisp– the rest of the rice was still soft. They probably should have made the rice layer thinner. The tuna also wasn’t very good quality. Mr. K usually loves spicy tuna and didn’t want to finish it.

Original Tsukemen

I’ve had a huge craving for lettuce wraps lately. With the extra day off this weekend, it gave me some time to rest and cook.

Chinese-style lettuce wraps are really easy to make, with only a few key ingredients.