Category Archives: cooking

oh so clever

Look! No, your eyes are not playing tricks on you. There is indeed liquid in that coffee filter, and no, it’s not leaking all over the counter. How can that be? Well, it’s because I am using a Clever Coffee … Continue reading

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chicken nanban

I suppose if I had any self-respect I would have put the chicken on a cute plate instead of leaving it in the microwavable glass container, but hey, I’m keeping it real. My friend Yumi visited from Japan this summer, … Continue reading

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Egg-ceptional and eggs-traordinary

I try not to buy kitchen gadgets that are mono focused. They just take up a lot of unnecessary space, and really, how often do you use gadgets that can be used for only one thing (okay, the espresso machine … Continue reading

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super salt

If I had know that my old college classmate and buddy Eric was going to become a celebrated chef and cookbook author, I would have been more stalkerish! Oh well. Yeah, so back in the day, he was just Eric, … Continue reading

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rice balls

Hey, I actually did some sewing over the weekend! It was mostly hemming shirts and pants, though, so I won’t bother sharing the details with y’all. A couple of you asked about how to make rice balls. I found this … Continue reading

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the champion of fungi

Behold the matsutake, also known as the pine mushroom. It is a delicacy in Japan and probably elsewhere. When I was a kid, we used to go matsutake hunting up on Mt. Hood. They have been overpicked over the years … Continue reading

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bundles of bao

This is for Silvia: It’s all the frozen bao my mother brought over! They have char siu (Chinese barbecue pork) inside, and they are so yummy. I tried to find out the manufacturer, but all my mother could remember was … Continue reading

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I keep forgetting to take a picture of my knitting

I’m loving the colors of the Noro Kureyon. We’re getting unpacked very, very slowly, and poor Peter has so much work work to do that he can’t do home work (get it? Home work. HA HA). Urgh. But, we are … Continue reading

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Blogging by Mail 2

The very first package I received at our new house was from my Blogging by Mail buddy Amy! Blogging by Mail is a food swap of sorts. You send someone regional treats, something homebaked, food you like, that sort of … Continue reading

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oh, mother

A few years ago, I learned how to make my own red wine vinegar. Sadly, I only made one batch. The second batch has been sitting in a cupboard since, well, if the note on the container is correct, September … Continue reading

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