Friday, September 27, 2013

Svinneribbe and Mother-Daughter-(dog) Day 2

So last Christmas, I enjoyed the Norwegian dish, Svinneribbe (pork-ribs) so much that I have been craving it ever since. I attempted it once, and ended up burning most of the skin...so I attempted it again this past weekend, when we had family over:
 Depending on how you look at it, it's relatively straight-forward to make -- you just have to cut up the skin into little squares, put salt/pepper on the rinds, let it season overnight, and put it in the oven for 2-3 hours. The trick is to get the skin to be nice and crispy...but because I burnt most of the skin the first time around, I was too eager to take it out the second time around... so it was too chewy :(

Is it ready yet? 
Not quite!  
See how eager I am to take it out?  
Oh, good enough~  
Meanwhile... George Michael sleeps in my bed
Oh, and my mom made some strawberry-peach jam! It was delicious!  
This week, for our mother-daughter day, we decided to take George Michael to a near-by dog park: 
It was really lovely -- such lovely nature, George Michael met many friends, we got some exercise done, and it was nice to get such fresh air












George Michael is so popular~ 





George Michael was in a good mood after a great work-out 
Next week, I'm hoping to scope out some galleries or museums with my mom. I really recommend doing this with your mom if you happen to live near them. It's really nice to talk to her about various things in life.

-liv, love, laugh

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Weekly mother-daughter day 1

Recently, my mom and I decided to take one day per week to have a mother-daughter day and explore Boston and the neighboring areas together. This past Monday, we explored Newbury street together, and it was so much fun! I honestly feel very lucky to have such a wonderful mom -- she is sometimes very harsh with me, but I know that she has my best interest at heart, and I can talk to her about almost anything. She also has awesome taste in clothes, and most of the things I wear are either picked by her or I have stolen(?) them from her.

Wow, we look alike! 
Delicious Salad! 
Isn't my mommy so pretty? 
Peach Cobbler with Vanilla Icecream. YUMM! 
We discovered a used bookstore...
LOVED the interior! 
Looks like fall is here... 
Walking on the Harvard Bridge
This was in Anthropologie -- they usually never have "O" items, but they had this mug! 
Also in Anthropologie, trying on a hat -- i kind of want to live in an Anthropologie store...  
Warm Apple Cider with an Orange Slice -- delicious and so warm!  
Doing some reading at 'Trident', an adorable book cafe on Newbury!  
I love Boston architecture! 

Some other images from the mother-daughter day:



Quite looking forward to our next outing -- I am hoping to take advantage of the various free museum tours offered in Boston area!

-liv, love, laugh

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Happy Birthday to my Boyfriend

I love fall. The gorgeous sky, beautiful crisp air, tons of yummy delicious food, the foliage, thanksgiving and halloween just around the corner, schools starting...the list just goes on. On top of my list for loving fall these days though, is this man: 
Notice how we match...and now that I'm looking at the pic, even our pose looks the same
This lovely man was born in the gorgeous fall weather. Unfortunately, I am not in the same country to celebrate with him, so I will have to do the next best(?) thing and dedicate my blog entry to him.

Although I would like to go on and on about how amazing he is and how much I love him, he is a very private person, so I'll just share a few of my favorite pictures of us from September last year: 

This is from when we went to the Petit Prince exhibition on his birthday last year
Here he is talking to his parents 

When we went to walk around a gravesite



Candid shot on Gwang bridge

Ø is convinced that girls don't check him out... but I have proof right here that they totally do! 

near Han river



I am a huge dork and took a test of our compatibility -- it says "you guys are lucky to have met" 






Out of all the folks here, three of them are now back in Boston. 
I would like to clarify that I'm holding Ø's hand for warmth here. My hands aren't weirdly huge

Happy Birthday lovely man!

-liv, love, laugh