Hello Sanrio Fun @ Tanaka Farms!

Hello Sanrio Fun @ Tanaka Farms!

I love the season of Fall! Fall brings us the wonderful color changes of the leaves, crisp, cool weather and my favorite pumpkin season. I am therefore so excited that for this first week of Fall, a very special collaboration between Sanrio and Tanaka farms will be launching!

The Irvine based farm Tanaka Farms and Sanrio are coming together for a year-long partnership where Hello Kitty and her friends; Chococat, My Melody, Keroppi, and Pochacco, will become ambassadors to the farm.  Our favorite Sanrio friends will be play a special role in the educational programming provided by Tanaka Farms and visitors will learn the importance of healthy eating, as well as sustainability, responsible farming and agriculture. Best of all they can do this all while supporting their local community.

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The collaboration kicks off with the super cute Tanaka Farms’ Pumpkin Patch this September 30. There will be lots fun all around the farm such a corn maze, a “U-Pick Veggie” garden and super cute photo ops around the farm with Hello Kitty, Keroppi, Chococat, My Melody and Pochacco. Then on October 28, there will even be a super cute Halloween  Sanrio costume contest!

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The fun doesn’t stop however with the pumpkin patch because there will be many seasonal celebrations throughout the year! During the holiday season, there will be a Christmas Tree Farm. Next spring there will be strawberry picking and next summer there will be a melon celebration! Hello Kitty fun in the farm through all the seasons is in store for us!

There will also be a limited edition collection of commemorative Sanrio ♥ Tanaka Farms merchandise  that will also be available for purchase at the Farm’s Market Stand.  

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The Sanrio and Tanaka Farms is one very special partnership. It is educational and promotes healthy eating and awareness. Thank you to Sanrio and Tanaka Farms for bringing another wonderful thing for us Hello Kitty Foodies to look forward to this Fall and beyond.

Hello, It’s the Great Pumpkin Blog post, Hello Kitty err Charlie Brown! ;)

Hello, It’s the Great Pumpkin Blog post, Hello Kitty err Charlie Brown! ;)

Ahh fabulous fall season and wonderful October! Every October, I get so excited with all the delicious pumpkin offerings that the various restaurants and cafés have to offer! I am a forever pumpkin fan! For today’s blog post, I wanted to share with you all some of my favorite pumpkin offerings!

Drinks:

Starbucks offers my all time favorite Starbucks drink, the pumpkin spice every fall! I love the delicious, sweet taste of pumpkin in their drink. They have a hot and cold version! The pumpkin spice latte is a great start for the day!

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The Starbucks pumpkin spice frappuccino is the perfect treat for warm afternoons.

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Whole Foods offers a pumpkin spice version of their Allegro coffee.

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McDonalds also has a pumpkin spice latte drink that matches well with another pumpkin offering that they have, the baked pumpkin pie.
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Breakfast:

Hof’s Hut offers great pumpkin breakfast offerings!

They have a pumpkin muffin that is wonderfully soft.

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They also have pumpkin pancakes topped with cinnamon nutmeg whipped cream! These pancakes are so moist and just like the muffins are packed with so much pumpkin flavor!

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Noah’s bagels offers pumpkin bagels and pumpkin spread! It will surely make any morning pumpkin-lovely!

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The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf has pumpkin chocolate chip muffin that is perfect for those who love pumpkin and chocolate!

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Main entrees:

There are lots places that offer great yummy pumpkin entrees!

King’s Hawaiian has a chicken stew with kabocha (Japanese pumpkin) with potatoes, celery and onions in curry sauce! It’s pumpkin love Hawaiian style!

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Macaroni Grill has butternut asiago tortellaci that has four cheese stuffed pasta with roasted butternut squash, crispy prosciutto, truffle cream and pumpkin seeds

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Nice China Cafe has a wonderful pumpkin dish via their nan gua or baked pumpkin with spare ribs.

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Desserts:

Delicious pumpkin desserts are not lacking this season!

Yogurtland has a great pumpkin flavored yogurt! I love topping it with granola!

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Susiecakeshas the pumpkin maple cupcake as their seasonal cupcake!

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Nothing Bundt Cake has the pumpkin bundt as their flavor of the month!

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Waffle de Liege has a pumpkin pie special with Fosselman’s pumpkin pie ice cream, whip cream and cinnamon on top of a liege waffle.

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Polly’s Pies has a delicious pumpkin crunch pie that is sure to make you go ooh la la, pumpkin-licious! It has delicious traditional pumpkin pie base and then a oats & sugar based top for extra crunch.

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Baskin Robbins has pumpkin cheesecake flavored ice cream and it tastes just like pumpkin cheesecake, with it’s very pumpkin-y flavor and crust bits.

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Home eats:

If you have no time to eat out, the local groceries have plenty of tasty pumpkin treats as well!

Fresh and Easy has cute and delicious pumpkin muffins!

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The pumpkin muffins goes well with coffee with the pumpkin spice coffee creamer from Nestle.

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Trader Joe’soffers pumpkin macarons! I love these pumpkin macarons! They are small and give you just the right hint of pumpkin for dessert!

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Aside from the macarons, they have pumpkin bread mix. With this mix, you can make fresh baked pumpkin goods straight from home! Please watch out for what I made with this mix in a future blog post…soon!

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Lastly, they have a great pumpkin spice roobios tea that is perfect to match with their macarons or pumpkin bread.

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Every October, I am a fan of all of the above treats! Thanks for reading and may you too have a great pumpkin day!

Hello brains, fingers, skeletons….and hello kitty! It’s Halloween!

Hello brains, fingers, skeletons….and hello kitty! It’s Halloween!

Hello Halloween! I see you!

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Ooh ghosts, goblins, witches and more! I love seeing all the different costumes and the smiles that come with each outfit every Halloween! It’s a time of fun festivities and creativity. Aside from folks being creative with costumes, I am fan of all the unique food dishes that people make! Scary, cute, weird…you name it! There seems to be a cool Halloween treat for every cool costume. At a recent Halloween party I saw this first hand.

Every neat idea starts with thoughts from the brain.

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These brains are salmon mousse with capers and dill!

Of course you need fingers to make all this cool food!

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These fingers are made out of sugar cookies with almonds and cocoa powder!

Once the food is made, it is truly a feast for the eyes! It’s so cool, that they made these eyes pop out!

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Ooh La la, mozzarella with Spanish olives!

Every”body” has fun at Halloween!

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Sweet treats are never lacking!

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Whether you are a pirate, a homeless guy, a fox or a…hello kitty, Halloween parties are always a blast! Thanks to my friends Steph and Farman for the Halloween tricks and treats!

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PS: Need a cool t-shirt for Halloween? Check out this Hello Kitty Zombie t-shirt that one of my blog readers told me about 😊