I'm going to declare this a victory because while they may not be perfectly shaped, they taste really good. I usually buy them in bakeries or convenience stores, where they're "スイートポテト" (literally "sweet potato" in Japanese) but they're a sweetened, baked pastry. Sweet potatoes (satsumaimo) are so cheap here that I decided to try and… Continue reading Satsumaimo
My students carved pumpkins this year and, as every year, I thought it was wasteful to send it all to the garbage, so I rescued a couple. Even though they were small, It took the morning to process them. The seeds are going to another teacher, as I'm not a big fan of pumpkin seeds… Continue reading Chicken and Pumpkin Stew
Avocado, tofu, and soy sauce. Okay, the presentation is not good, but it's so delicious.
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