Karen Ling
My Personal Blog

I’m not the most interesting person. When asked what I do for fun, I often have trouble coming up with an answer. My best friend is my dog, Twinkie, and I can’t imagine my life without her. She tries to talk to people because I constantly talk to her. I think Japanese ramen is absolutely fantastic. I’ll never turn down a red velvet cupcake. And kale chips beat potato chips anyday. I love foresty hikes more than walks along a beach. I'm not sure what else to say...

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Photographed a wedding as a second shooter with Diane of Diane Angel Gomez Photography a while back and I'm so excited to share it! It was such an incredibly beautiful day at Parducci Wine Cellars with some of the most beautiful details I've ever seen. All images created in conjunction with Diane Angel Photography.

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I love unique rings.

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I have a thing for jewelry with knots and loops.

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The other day I did a photo session with Chantel and her 5 month old puppy, Koko!

This dog seriously makes the funniest faces. He seriously enjoyed that treat...

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Spicy Miso Furikake Katsuobushi Popcorn...such a long name, but I'm not good at making clever names for anything! But boy is this yummy and healthy! I recently rediscovered my air popcorn popper, and while it would be even healthier to eat the plain popcorn straight from the popper, I tend to prefer lots and lots of flavor! And this recipe gives me exactly that.

Yesterday I essentially binged on popcorn. No really. I made butter popcorn. Butter and garlic popcorn. Butter and parmesan popcorn. Yeah...I had a ton of corn stuck in my teeth too. This morning I woke up realizing that furikake would be amazing on popcorn, so I did just that but added a few more ingredients.

any unflavored popcorn
sesame oil
furikake (any flavor works!)
katsuobushi crushed into very small pieces
cayenne pepper
miso paste

In a small nonstick pan at medium heat, mix the miso paste with equal amount of water and add a bit of sugar to taste. Heat until sugar is dissolved.
Pop the popcorn according to directions.
In a large bowl, toss the popcorn with sesame oil until evenly coated. If you have an oil spray like a Misto, even better!
Toss in furikake, katsuobushi, and cayenne pepper
Pour all of the contents in the bowl onto a sheet of parchment paper or foil. This will make it easier to evenly coat the popcorn with the miso mixture in the next step.
Using a spoon, carefully drizzle/drip miso mixture on top of popcorn. You don't want to pour it onto your popcorn because you'll end up with globs of the mixture on concentrated areas of the popcorn.

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