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SWAP with Wuzzy!

Here is the OTHER package that I got in the mail the other day!!

I am so so so so SOOOOO sorry I wasn’t able to post this sooner… I feel terrible…

It’s a package from our favorite Hawaiian girl, Wuzzy!!!!

I saw something I wanted from her Aloha Swap, and she asked me for some Japanese candies in return! I am so nervous when someone asks me for Japanese sweets… what if they don’t like them?????

How cool is it that you can call your sale “the Aloha Sale”???

If I do one, should it be called, “the Konnichiwa Sale”????? hahahaha

Anyway… I get off track too often!

Here’s the package!


Wuzzy put everything in this cute box! How thoughtful!!!
(and what bad photography!!! hahaha)


LOOK at everything she sent me! WOW!!!!

This is what we swapped for!
Clinique mini shadows in Sparkling Sage and Strawberry Fudge
Everything else is Wuzzy’s GENEROUSITY!!!
I am SOOO gonna get you back for this, Wuzzy!!!!

HK chocolate filled marshmallows & Hurricane popcorn!
Mochi Crunch & Nori??? WOW!!

Skinfood Mushroom BB Cream & a NYX trio in Guru!!!
I did not realize this was a NYX trio!
Neutrals are a staple for me and I am so eager to try the BB cream!

Hawaiian HK magnet and Hawaiian cell phone strap!
HK in a grass skirt playing the ukulele??? SOOO CUTE!
I LOVE getting touristy stuff from where you are!!!

Blueberry Swirly Twirly Soap
Jess’s Girl Eye Dust
Hollyberry Liptint

You have SPOILED me!!!
THANK YOU WUZZY!!!

xoxo, Kay

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YUMMY! Empanadas!

LOOK!!!

Don’t these look YUMMY????

I tried my hand at making empanadas! I guess empanadas are stuffed pastries made in Latin America and other countries…??? Please correct me if I’m wrong!

One of the non-beauty blogs I read is smitten kitchen. This recipe was taken from there!

The filling contains ground beef, onions, tomatoes, chopped olives, and chopped hard boiled eggs.

I also made the pastry, but I couldn’t take any pictures. Taking pictures when both of your hands are covered with flour is just too difficult for me…

Apparently I have a thing for dumplings!!!

Hmmm… what to make next week???

xoxo, K

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for real this time! YUMMY!!! 餃子 Gyoza (potsticker dumplings)

A few people have asked me about my burn… thank you for your well wishes! It’s about half healed now! And to as what I was doing when I burned myself…

I was making gyoza! Gyoza are Japanese dumplings filled with pork & vegetables. I think they are similar to Jiaozi in Chinese cuisine, since the characters are the same – 餃子. Please forgive me if I’m wrong!

The finished product!!

I had some of the stuffing left over from the previous time I made them, which I had frozen. Yeah, actually I just ran out of gyoza skins last time hahahaha.
The stuffing contains ground pork, minced cabbage, and grated ginger (REALLY important to get rid of the porky smell!!!). I also add some soy sauce to mine. Typically, people add chopped nira (garlic chives) but since I put them in my bento… um, I don’t want people around me to say I have stinky breath!!!

I used the “regular” size gyoza wrappers. Since I crimp my gyozas closed, I can usually only put like a teaspoon of filling inside. If you just close them, you’ll be able to get about 1.5 teaspoons of filling in.

Oh, and the crimping? It’s not difficult, it just takes some practice. My practice comes from helping my mother from a young age…


But I never helped my mother to pan fry them, so I used to be HORRIBLE at this!!! I was never sure how to do it!

Preheat your frying pan and put a bit of oil inside.
Put the gyoza in the frying pan, and add some water so that the bottom of the gyoza is submerged. Put the lid on and cook the gyoza on low heat until the water is gone.
They are cooked through if the skins are translucent.

Then drizzle some oil around the edges of the pan and spread it around – this is what helps to make a crunchy bottom and to make sure they don’t stick to the pan!


I’m not good with non-stick pans and I’m not sure if cooking spray works for the last part!

YUMMY!!!!

I like making these because they keep well in the freezer and I can just pop a few into my bento.

What is your favorite recipe to make? What do you usually eat for lunch?

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