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Mushroom Rice with Yuzu

Posted on August 31, 2009 at 2:54 PM Comments comments (1)

My new electric rice cooker broke down a couple of weeks ago.  I have to take it down to the service shop in Gardena but the heat and perrenial traffic discourage me from d...

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Chicken in Miso- Sake Marinade

Posted on September 3, 2009 at 3:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Just out of the oven.

Everytime I go to the Granada market, I end up buying more chicken than I need but it's Jido...
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Chestnut Rice - A Fall Dish

Posted on September 21, 2009 at 8:38 PM Comments comments (0)

I missed Ana's afternoon walk yesterday. I was mailing out the announcements for Sakai's  and my friends in Echo Park invited me over for dinner, so I had to leave early.  Ana gets two walks a day. Sakai gets up no later than 6 am...

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Drying Maitake Mushrooms - Santa Monica

Posted on September 25, 2009 at 4:51 PM Comments comments (0)

We are still having good beach weather in Southern California, with temperatures in the high 80s, even 90s.  My neighbor Ellen had a big party last night that went late but she didn't  miss her Sunday walk with me on the Santa Monica boardwalk. People were on the beach, soaking in the sun, playing volleyball, jogging,rollerblading, etc. When I g...

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Rosanjin Hot Pot

Posted on November 3, 2009 at 6:52 AM Comments comments (0)

Every night after the soba workshop, was standing in the kitchen with me cooking dinner for everyone.  I  know he was very tired from the workshop, and so was I but we still wanted to eat a nice m...

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Chanko Nabe - Hot Pot Workshop Part I

Posted on November 18, 2009 at 11:05 AM Comments comments (1)

A medley of vegetables for nabe.

I  have been testing my Nabe, hot pot recipes to prepare for this weekend's

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Tofu Nabe - Yudofu - Hot Pot Workshop Part II

Posted on November 18, 2009 at 1:30 PM Comments comments (0)

My grandmother's donabe

Nabe or Nabe-mono means "food cooked in a pot". It is a soupy Japanese dish eaten especially during the cold weather.  Even though my apple tree thinks spring is already here and is ...
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Chanko Nabe - Hot Pot Workshop Part III

Posted on November 19, 2009 at 10:07 AM Comments comments (0)

Chanko Nabe with Tsumire, chicken balls and ten kinds of vegetables

Chanko nabe was a big hit at both nabe workshops.  I think a lot had to do with the familiarity of the ingredients, par...

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Winter Nabe with Yuzu - Hot Pot Workshop Part IV

Posted on November 20, 2009 at 11:01 AM Comments comments (1)

Of the miso based Nabes, one of my favorite is Winter Nabe seasoned with . I made it in the patio this morning for breakfast. I call it winter nabe because the white winter vegetables -  napa cabbage,
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Mushroom Nabe - Nabe workshop V1

Posted on November 29, 2009 at 7:45 PM Comments comments (0)

A medley of mushrooms - shimeji, shitake, chanterelles, oysters,
enoki and maitake 

There are some foods that take time, sometime years, for the palate to appreciate. That's how mushrooms have been for ...
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Hot Pot with Meat Balls and Napa Cabbage

Posted on December 15, 2009 at 4:55 PM Comments comments (3)
Nikudango no donabe

Meat balls, napa cabbage, harusame noodles and scallions
are cooked in a seasoned chicken broth. 

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Brown Rice with Azuki Beans

Posted on July 10, 2010 at 1:41 AM Comments comments (0)

Brown rice with azuki beans served with gomashio

There are several ways to cook brown rice. In our s, we made the rice two ways -in the
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Mushroom Rice - Cooked in a Donabe Clay Pot

Posted on July 27, 2010 at 1:28 AM Comments comments (2)

A basket of nameko, shitake and maitake mushrooms

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Donabe Clay Pot - Tender, Love and Care

Posted on August 20, 2011 at 2:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Just out of the box. Ready to be seasoned.

Donabe is one of my favorite pots in the kitchen.  I own four.  The oldest one I have is small donabe inherited from my g...
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Grilled Onigiri with Miso

Posted on August 22, 2011 at 9:20 PM Comments comments (0)

I have been cooking a lot of rice this week. I am testing the new donabe rice cooker and some onigiri recipes. On this occasion,  I also tested the pros and cons of using a rice ball mold. I usually make my rice balls by hand, but I sometimes use rice ball molds. It's when I don't have enough hands to make oni...
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Seasonal Menu - An Easy Summer Lunch

Posted on August 30, 2011 at 11:25 AM Comments comments (0)

A Summer Lunch 

Hiyayako - Fresh tofu with ginger and scallions

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Common Grains - Salmon Onigiri - Sprouted Brown Rice

Posted on March 16, 2012 at 4:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Besides soba, our other popular seller at the Common Grain pop ups was Onigiri. Among the onigiris we offered, salmon onigiri sold like peanuts. The 40 cup electric rice cooker, nicknamed R2-D2 for its shape and sizer, turned out to be a practical thing to have. 

I used to make onigiris with mostly white rice but now I a...
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