The Nagasawa Family Photos

Sep - Oct 2021




Sadly, our old friend the apple tree in the garden fell down. Apparently the soil was too loose and shallow. So John and I cut the tree down.


One Thursday morning, I took my mom over to Harvard Square to have breakfast with Zoe. We ate at Flour Cafe -- pictured is the avocado toast with poached egg.


My mom got a chance to see Zoe's dorm room. We walked around Harvard Yard where the lives of the frosh are concentrated. And we saw the garden next to Lamont Library. 

Franklin Park at sunrise. 

Then on September 26, John turned 21! We went out to Shojo in Chinatown for Asian fusion cuisine.




This was their chicken and waffles


Fish tacos



Charred greens, which had a very nice combination of soft and crispy vegetables



Ramen with shiitake mushrooms in a creamy egg sauce



French fries with mapu tofu (ground pork with tofu and scallions)



Fried eggplant baos



Beef ribs with hoisin sauce



BBQ sauced pork belly with kimchi and fresh watercress, cucumber, jalapeno pepper in a steamed bun



Fried chicken glazed with sriracha sweet and sour garlic sauce, with pickled daikon. Probably the best dish.

On Ming's 51st birthday, we went out to a Middle Eastern fusion restaurant in the Seaport District called Chickadee.


 chicken keftka and jalapeno hushpuppies


fried zucchini and herb falafel with beet tzatziki


 popcorn shrimp pita with pickled peppers, shredded lettuce, and zhoug mayo


crispy chicken with labneh ranch, scallion, turmeric pickles


Ming enjoying the turmeric rice pilaf with cauliflower, almond, and currants


 baked alaska and chocolate-caramel something


 Zoe came home after going apple-picking with new friends. She baked an apple pie for us all, which was delish!

On Sunday afternoon, we drove out to Vermont to an AirBNB.




Very nice view






The owner collected teapots and this suit of armor...?



This was one of the bedrooms



Salmon, kale, salsa, and tomato-cucumber salad



The next morning, it was cloudy but the fall colors were great.


Photo credit: Laura Mitchell!



There was a big firepit in the large backyard.


We saw a total of four golden eagles overhead!


And this honeybee


 A morning stroll...



And lunch by this lake.






On the road, the foliage near the New Hampshire - Vermont border was awesome.



We went to Lake Sunapee, which has ski slopes and hiking trails. We hiked the Summit Trail, which was about 2 hours to the top.







Photo credit: Laura Mitchell!






The view was amazing!





We took the ski lifts on the way down, which was a relaxing way to go.



Photo credit: Laura Mitchell!