A few months ago, I purchased these colorful soy wrappers to make sushi handrolls after tasting them during a demo. Made of soy, these are not the traditional seaweed nori wrappers used for sushi. However, they are very fun and versatile.

These wrappers are also very healthy, with the colors obtained through natural fruit and vegetable dies. You can see them with salads, fish and rice, etc. I decided I wanted to make some sort of noodle salad. There is a Japanese noodle dish often eaten cold using soba noodles. However, I didn’t have any soba noodles in the house, and I’m not a particularly big fan of the buckwheat based noodles.


I saw a version of these easy breakfast cups on Dine and Dish and immediately wanted to make them. I’ve previously made bacon egg toast cups, but these are even easier (though you don’t get the toast).

 

All you need to do is crack an egg into a muffin mold. And you sprinkle cheese and bacon bits on top. The original version uses ham and cheese, but I didn’t have any ham in the house. I did have bacon though.

With the heat wave we experienced this weekend, the phrase “Dog Days of Summer” kept running through my head. It also reminded me that I still needed to write up this post of my trip to the Little Italy Mercarto with Z-baby (brother’s girlfriend’s puppy).

I was watching the puppy for a weekend and I thought it would be fun to take him to Little Italy Mercarto since they allow dogs.  When we got there, Z-baby was a huge hit. Everyone kept commenting on how cute he is and how cute his ear is. He has this one ear that always sticks up permanently. It’s something that developed a few months after he was born, and it makes him always look like he’s curious about something.