Sewing Kit and Miso for Breakfast

Two years ago I thought it would be really fun to make a new soup every week. I even squatted on the blog name ’52 Soups’. Well, I never got around to doing anything about it. But, over the weekend I got an itch and made not one, but three different soups. Right now, I’ll post on the first one.

I got absolutely no sewing done this weekend between visiting friends, trips to IKEA and savoring the last few minutes of the holiday. One place I did go was to our local H-Mart. It’s a (mostly Korean) Asian grocery store just outside of the City. I went because I’m on a ‘eat miso soup for breakfast kick’. Why? Because I don’t eat enough leafy greens and I love soup. Between that, the tofu and other veggies — it’s hard to think of a better way to start my morning. I will eat anything for breakfast as long as it’s warm.

While shopping at H-Mart is like shopping on the streets of Calcutta, it’s well worth the effort. The soup base comes in a packet like Ramen (this one is lower sodium). I just added water, tofu and a cup of chopped bok choy. I swear I wasn’t hungry until late afternoon.

While at H-Mart, I found this adorable sewing kit that’s coming to work with me on Monday. While I do plan to tell people to hem their own damn pants, I occasionally have a clothing malfunction that could benefit from an on-site kit.

There are 10 rolls of thread, two needles, a needle threader and a few white buttons. The kit was $4.95. It definitely needs a mini scissors (which I actually have from Christina courtesy of Daiso).

Oh, and to all my West Coast PR friends, I can stop hating on you for your iPhones. I got an iTouch this weekend! So, Christina, Nancy, Cindy, Leslie and Leslie — I will stop asking if there is an app for that πŸ˜‰ I should note the Blackberry above is for work. And it should not be confused with my personal mobile. Yeah… a few too many electronic doo-dads, huh?


  1. My son loves his iTouch! I like soup for breqakfast too – soup anytime, actually. Love that sewing kit too.
    Happy New Year!

  2. DH gave me an iPhone for Christmas and I just LOVE it!!!! We just got an H Mart in our town. I haven’t had time to go over there but I hope to this week. Gotta get me one of those sewing kits….

  3. You are going to love your iTouch! I can’t imagine life without mine anymore…and even though I don’t have pages and pages of apps, I do have almost every fashion one and can spend hours on looking at the garments…and let’s not talk about the music and podcasts that I have stored on it… πŸ™‚

  4. Hee Hee! Welcome to the iPhone/iTouch dark side. πŸ™‚ That miso soup picture is going to haunt me today. Have miso, have tofu, I think the leeks I have on hand will sub well for the bok choy… Thanks for the suggestion!

  5. Oh, have fun with your new toy! I’ve had mine for almost 2 years and I don’t know how I managed without it. πŸ˜‰

  6. While you’re on the soup for breakfast kick, investigate Chinese rice porridge (they call it jook – spelled phonetically because I don’t know how to spell it). The Thai’s also eat a more liquid rice soup for breakfast. It’s basically rice flakes cooked down in stock with bits of meat and vegetables in it, but it’s my favourite breakfast of all times. You can get instant rice porridge in some Asian grocers and I keep a stash of them at work for afternoon snacks. I eat pretty much a Vietnamese diet because it works for me. It means I can eat ALL DAY if I want to.

  7. The soup looks and sounds like a winner. One of my goals for this year is to add some new dishes to my sometimes rather boring diet so I am off to our Asian market tomorrow. What is the brand name of the soup base.

  8. Love your cold-morning breakfast! (And the sneaky way of getting a good start on vegetables for the day.) I just put bok choy on my shopping list.

  9. Congrats on the Ipod Touch. That’s what my Dh got me for Christmas. I love it!! Have spent ages uploading my favourite music, found a few great apps and games. My daughter thinks it’s great too-she’s playing my game of assassin’s Creed – and doing better than I am!!!

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