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Food Shopping in Flushing

Yesterday we (Mishu and Mommy) went to Flushing,Queens for food shopping and lunch. This coming weekend I'm planning for a huge BBQ party,sort of "friends gathering" or "welcoming summer"!! Well, a BBQ party without foods is no fun ,right? Called a friend who live in Flushing for lunch and 4 of us end up having Malaysian foods.As usual Mishu had her "black noodles" aka Hokkien mee and mommy had her favourite "cockles fried kuey toew extra spicy".Sorry no photos coz Mishu sitting on my lap!! Mishu was moody when we leave home..she gags kinds of puking but appeared to be OK after running to bathroom..

Flushing is the second largest Chinatown in NYC..As can see lots of people walking along Main matter what day or date!! I prefer to go in during weekdays than weekend coz I can easily find street parking with meter feeding..

after lunch,mommy shop for some loose dried longans,beans and anchovies. Mishu is still can see from her sour face

she keep asking me what it's!! quite curious,asking asking this and that these days!!
my friends told me a new supermarket is having grand opening , the price is quite reasonable and it's FREE parking.As we all know looking for parking in this "Golden territory" aka city hot location is really priceless!! I think every month there is a new Asian supermarket new opening in Flushing..
Mishu thought we are going home and ready for her security blanket:Minnie Mouse!
a good location but at the other side of town.This supermarket is so new and the price for seafood is quite inexpensive!! but I realised they didn't carry much Asian grocery...sadly I can't find my Malaysia grocery/food here..thinking of going to another town where I know there are few supermarkets carry Malaysia food but afraid the seafood I bought will not stand too long in my van which the temperature is about 70 F.
OK...after spend over $$$ and 6 hours shopping and "makaning" in Flushing ,we reach home about 6.30's rush hours but we used HOV lane..I always wanna to get a steamer from Chinatown,now a 3 tiers steamer I got!
look at what I bought!! bags and bags
more bags...
and more bags
seafood,fish and more fish
more fish and seafood..bought 2 box of shrimp on sale. 4 lbs each box...buying and food shopping is so easy but preparing for storing is the hardest part....
visit chinese bakery to get coffee and saw this matcha I get this cake for Mishu incase we was stuck in traffic..I like the fine texture and color of this cake but after abite it's nothing special...the matcha flavour is too raw ,the cake is too dry ,spongy and not sweet at all..
at last Mishu eat it when we arrived at home...she feel better after all wrapping
and more wrapping!! staying in kitchen for 5 hours until misson accomplished!! wooow

Pick compost and mulch for my garden!

2 weeks ago our neighbour told us,actually two neighbour told us we can get FREE compost and mulch from our town landfill.If I know we can get free compose, I don't have to waste $$ buying 15 bags garden soil for my garden from Walmart!! Since it's long weekend ,we can only go today.I have to drag Eliot to go with me after sending Mishu to her school as we know the compost and mulch is really heavy and bulky!! MiL was here during long weekend, as usual I'm busy shopping ,cleaning and cooking. We have BBQ dinner for 2 days but didn't take any photo..
anyone can come to this landfill to throw their grass clipping and pick up the compost..the white truck is unloading his grass clipping..

the tractor is processing the grass clipping as compost these guys comes with shovel and buckets
mostly the landscaping company bring their leaves and yard waste here but I think they have to paid the town .We have to go over weight station but the lady at the station just wave at us..
each trip we brought 4 buckets and 2 shovels with we come for 3 trips only...this landfill close at 2.30 pm,so we better hurry...this mulch is still hot and smoky!
the mulch is not the greatest mulch but ...hey! it's free...beggar can't be choosy ....right?
I like their compost,it's really rich and good!!
request these wrap pail from the town for our recycle
Eliot bring the compost to my vegetable..

this is the low grade mulch...I think 20% mulch 80% compost!!
anyway,I bought some mulch from store to spread on top of the low grade I can save not buying extra few bags of the mulch from store
Look at my vegetables garden!! my various vegetables grown up good,right? organic vegetable!!
this compost is really rich and dark!! now I can enlarge my vegetable garden!!
purple and yellow iris
white rose bought from Lowe's on sale at Mother 's let me show you where I plant these roses plants
I called this spot"my rose garden",yellow and white roses plants..I used the mulch for rose garden and others...going to show you "the after effect".stay tune and come back for the rest of my flowers garden next!

Mishu Update

Last Thursday when I was waiting to up pick Mishu up from nursery school,she is playing at her school playground under her teachers supervision. Usually when the weather is fine and fair,her teacher will lets them have fun at the playground.When Mishu seated in her seat,she keep asking me to bring her to the playground..Well, so playground we go.... this playground next to our local lake..Mishu keep chasing the ducks and the ducks keep running away from her. Mishu's favourite drink-Yeo Hiap Seng !!

this wild gal wondering why the ducks don't stay still at their spot.

after ducks chasing she go back to the playground for second round
she thought she still a baby,wanna to sit in this baby swing. *shrug*
told her she is too BIG,can't even fit in!
then she choose a open swing
mommy have to swing her super high as her request
next to slide
I like this playground coz it's clean and neat but unfortunately this playground doesn't belong to our town.
our town playground are opposite this playground across the lake..
our town playground doesn't have the safety foam on the ground and all the equipments is rusty and old.When summer is officially here,we can't enter to this playground unless we have resident pass.
aaahhh!! at the playground Mishu saw few kids riding bicycle and I ask her ,would she like to ride a scooter.She told me she want a roller skate! so we went to Walmart .Instead of roller skate I get her a scooter which she not really interested. I thought scooter is more cool than roller skate!
her daddy wrap all the protection pat around her but she took out again coz she was frustrate!..Later I show her how to ride this scooter,then she put her protection pad again but...eeerrrh..helmet also wrong side! hahaha!
Mishu hardy ask for toys,so I don't mind getting her this Barbie's scooter..Whenever she go out shopping with us ,she love picking up
stuffs in her hands to walk along in the store but when we are leaving ,told her to put back all the stuffs,she obliged with no problem.She won't throw tantrum..
her daddy promise her to bring her to the park for scooter training.
2 weeks ago ,we found a trombone while cleaning our garage...The trombone belonged to Eliot's father. Eliot's said the trombone is at least 100 years old! now we have another piece of "antique"!! crank up your PC volume to listen to Mishu's playing trombone!

ouch!! lip hurt!! she even teach me how to blow the trombone!!


I love this song and this video!!Salut to the creator who put this fantastic video together!! Enjoy!!

I'm holding on your rope,
Got me ten feet off the ground
I'm hearin what you say but I just can't make a sound
You tell me that you need me
Then you go and cut me down, but wait
You tell me that you're sorry
Didn't think I'd turn around, and say that...
It's too late to apologize, it's too late
I said it's too late to apologize, it's too late

I'd take another chance, take a fall
Take a shot for you
And I need you like a heart needs a beat
But it's nothing new
I loved you with a fire red-
Now it's turning blue, and you say...
"Sorry" like the angel heaven let me think was you
But I'm afraid...

It's too late to apologize, it's too late
I said it's too late to apologize, it's too late

Bridge (guitar/piano)

It's too late to apologize, it's too late
I said it's too late to apologize, it's too late
It's too late to apologize, yeah
I said it's too late to apologize, yeah-
I'm holdin on your rope, got me ten feet off the ground...

The original singer-OneRepublic

someone who wanna to be a singer!!

Vegetables in Garden are Growing!!

I took this batch of my vegetable garden photos 2 weeks ago. I'm so thrilled to see the seeds I sowed was sprouting BIG time!! No bad..huh?

since all the vegetables are growing now,I think they need more space in a month or I extended the growing space by remove the fence toward the lawn.
look!! more

I been going back to Walmart to get more Garden soil but for the 1.5 cubic feet bag soil it's not light at all!! so each time I can only get 3-4 bags..

I think this weird looking leave is water melon or cantaloupe..
this is strawberry
I think this is snow pea or string bean..
this is CORN!! oh yea...corn!! I know corn need bigger space to grow,right? now I'm looking at left and right to find more space for corns!
I think it's radish!!
I think this is beans plants.....snow pea?
cucumber? I forget what it's.pardon my first time garderning ..learning from basic or mistake!! hahaha!

on the right side is herbs like cilantro,basil,rosemary and parsely
well...that all for now!! come back to see what I bought at nursery..I bought some plants ..


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About the Author:

Hi!! My name is Lesley and I'm a simple SAHM(stay at home mom) who currantly live in Long Island,New York with my daughter Mishu and hubby Eliot .I'm Malaysian who live in US and A for many many moon and I'm a person who love to eat, cook and bake.If you have any suggestions ,questions or comments please feel free to email me at beachlover1917(at)yahoo(dot)com. To know more about my life or my kitchen you can always hop over to my other 2 blog.