Darkened Tuna Soboro don

I am quite happy with the fact that I spent my early youth being bitter and angry at the world for reasons I now find completely abject. My old notebooks evidently say I should go through the “wild child” phase since it was de riguer. The pursuant of that misread goal was a fool’s errand….

Yakitori and Karaage

Yakitori (grilled chicken on a stick) 4-6 chicken breast small red onion, quartered tare (sauce): 100 ml mirin 100 ml soy sauce 2 TBSP sugar Cut the chicken pieces into bite size pieces. You may opt to use boneless chiicken breast or the darker boneless chicken thigh. Also, you may opt to remove the skin….

Vanilla Cupcake with buttercream frosting

Vanilla Cupcakes Adapted from Vanilla Cupcake recipe by Patty Loanzon of Heny Sison Culinary School thru Yummy Magazine online. Makes about 16 to 18 pieces 3 cups cake flour (not self-rising) 1 tablespoon baking powder ½ teaspoon salt 1 cup unsalted butter, softened 1¾ cups white sugar 4 eggs, room temperature 2 teaspoons vanilla extract…

If they were alive they’d be a year old today.

Since my dogs died of accidental poisoning before they reached their first birthday it seemed wrong to still celebrate it. Out of the four puppies only one survived and she’s been living with her new family a few months after birth. They were the first batch I’ve decided however to make dinner for them tonight….

Oatmeal, Dried fruits and Toasted Peanuts Cookies

    As I wait, or during lull times, I like to nibble on little treats. Mostly I prefer savory biscuits but sweet treats are always welcome. Oatmeal, Dried fruits and Toasted Peanuts Cookies (Makes about 24 cookies Prep time about 30 minutes Baking Time 8-10 minutes) ½ cup unsalted butter, softened ¾ cup white…

Rafte (Simmered Pork Belly)

I’ve been a fan of NHK World since our cable provider graciously added it to our subscription. I watch it religiously. Design Talks, Seasoning the Seasons are among my favorites. On Sundays I love Cool Japan but my favorite would be Mondays, all the cooking shows are lined up all in one day. Yay! Here’s…