I'm not an adventurous cook when I'm coming home after work. Some days it's bento, I admit. But chicken in the oven range is easy enough if I've remembered to take some out. My mother's seasoned salt, garlic powder, and pepper starts to get a little boring, so I went searching and tinkered a bit… Continue reading The Spice Must Flow
She whispered another goodbye when she waved. She was home. It was her own home, but she wanted so much to be going away with Ed. It has been such a strange feeling, drifting to sleep beside her. It had been so nice. “Who are you speaking to?” “Just a friend.” “From baking class.” “Yes.”… Continue reading WIP Part 7 ~~hide~~
😭 Lunchbox. I mean, it's healthy, but at what cost?
So when I'm feeling flush, and want to cheer myself up, I go crazy. Japan does have potato chips. They have plain, chicken consume, and sometimes they go crazy and have a kind of BBQ flavor or sour cream and onion, but you can't depend on it. Oh, and nori, which is seaweed. And then… Continue reading Super Special Blue Moon Treat
Well, not exactly writer's block. It is frustrating to have a portion of your book on its second draft and the rest of it on...I can't even begin to guess. I think that I finally got a good reaction on my yeast. Today's baking experiment is probably the first time that I would call my… Continue reading Bread and writer’s block
Lunch. Healthy? Hmm. Maybe so. I'm nearing 2000 words in the latest revision chapter. I feel as though the male point-of-view is more of a challenge than I thought. Or this one in particular. The dudes I talk to insist that I'm overthinking things. "It's really that simple!" and so on. Really, though? Ah well.… Continue reading Beef and asparagus
Lunch specials give me life. Beef is expensive in Japan. Most of it is imported from Australia. (Pork often seems to come from Canada? That may only be my supermarket, though.) Yakiniku ("roast meat") is one of the best way to enjoy it at a restaurant. There are some all-you-can-eat places. Yesterday I went to… Continue reading Yakiniku