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June 2007 - Posts

Broccoli isn't particularly common in the Japanese kitchen, but it's gradually become somewhat popular in home cooking. To be honest, I can't think of many times I've actually eaten it when I've traveled to Japan, but I've certainly seen it at supermarkets Read More...
One of my favorite Japanese dishes, ever since I first started exploring Japanese cooking, was nasu no miso ni , a simple eggplant dish with miso. As I've mentioned before, there are probably as many variations on that dish as there are mothers in Japan. Read More...
Yesterday, I mentioned a spicy nagaimo dish I served with that pretty tofu dish . Although I tend to respect the traditions of the cuisines I borrow from, I'm not above mixing cuisines from time to time. I just don't tend to like the excesses of self-conscious Read More...
After over four weeks of relative physical inactivity, I haven't been feeling particularly healthy, and I'm starting to feel like what little weight I lost on my vacation to Japan and Korea has come back. I thought it would be a good idea to eat a little Read More...
After a heavy breakfast and hearty lunch on a very lazy homebound Saturday, I thought it best to keep dinner lighter, so I had a big salad and a little more bread. What did I have handy? Some Belgian endive, one bulb white and one red. A lime. Some tea Read More...
Somehow I just can't get enough of chickpeas lately. Last weekend, I made the medically unfortunate mistake of going to the Fremont Solstice Parade last Saturday with a not-quite-healed metatarsal. Even though I was mostly standing, wearing a supportive Read More...
Baby carrots, as we know them, are a clever innovation of industrial agriculture: Carefully milled down into unnaturally smooth specimens from big torpedo carrots, baby carrots might as well be kokeshi dolls . So I wasn't sure what to think when I spotted Read More...
These asparagus-like treats, sometimes called garlic sprouts, seem pervasive in the summertime in Seattle farmer's markets. They apparently come from only a small number of varieties of garlic. I really like them, but I've found them slightly temperamental Read More...
One of the best things about the Seattle is the remarkably quirky character of its neighborhoods... Fremont is perhaps the quirkiest of all of them, and happens to be home for me. I'm increasingly partial to Ballard, but Fremont is the historic heart Read More...
Inspired by a post from FXCuisine.com , I thought it would be fun to try making something approximating Napoli-style pizza fritta at home. It turns out to be delightfully simple, though, like most deep-fried foods, the logistics of making it at home are Read More...
Stuffed chilies, or chile relleno , are one of my favorite things in the world. They're typically cheese-laden and deep-fried in an egg meringue, and often drenched with a heavy sauce. All that fat is certainly part of the charm, but even a small serving Read More...
Perhaps I'm just getting older, but I'm finding that I'm often happier eating starters than I am having a big main dish... Sometimes I don't even get to the main dish. Tonight was one of those nights. I had enough energy to do a little preparation of Read More...
Though I've made some cake doughnuts from time to time, and I've made decent cake-based anko donuts , I really haven't spent much time trying to perfect the yeasted donut. I'm not sure my waistline could handle me getting it right. Come to think of it, Read More...
I've gotten busy the last couple of weeks... I was so tired after my day job on Wednesday that I ended up eating out with a friend downtown just to make my late return home a little more relaxing. Thursday I had my usual Japanese Meetup , and since this Read More...
Umeboshi and homemade kyuuri no sunomono Umeboshi (pickled Japanese apricots*) are an acquired taste, perhaps, but I grew to love them early on in my encounters with Japanese food. They are the olives of Japanese cuisine. They range from very salty and Read More...
Beets deserve a little respect. Long abused by the canned food industry, which has perfected the art of turning perfectly good beets into gelatinous salt licks, beets rarely get the attention they deserve. The best you can hope for, on average, is a nicely Read More...
Yakinasu (grilled eggplant) is one of those incredibly simple but irresistible dishes... I can't help but order it whenever I see it on an izakaya menu. Sometimes we've even bought it at department stores to take home, as when Hiromi and I ate at her Read More...
Beyond their slightly mustardy flavor, mizuna greens share some of the peppery character of arugula. I had a bit more mizuna with perhaps less than a day left in its usable lifespan, so I thought I really needed to find a way to make good use of it. I Read More...
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