Garden, Hot Pot (Nabe), Japanese Authentics, Meat, Osouzai, Our Garden, pork, Recipe, Rice, Side Dishes, Soup/Juice, Tofu, Vegetables, Vegetarian (Shoujin)
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I’m back blogging….|久しぶりです….

It’s been a while blogging…

I’ve been quite disturbed over the past month or so, to admit that the US Presidential Election has kept me unfocused on the everyday things which I normally would do.

Although I no longer live in California, I’ve spend a good 15 plus years in the States and the unexpected outcome of the election has kept me to feel the pain of my Californian friends, their disappointment, fear and above all what to expect come January 20th 2017. The outcome, not much we can all do except move forward and the words of President Obama told his daughters are quite comforting to console our hearts as well.

だいぶご無沙汰してしまったブログです。

ちょっと習慣が抜けるとついつい。

その内アメリカの大統領選が始まり、長年カリフォルニアに在住していた私とはやはり気になるゆくえでした。まさかの、まさかの勝利。さすがに落ち込みました。まさかが起きるアメリカではありますが、、あってはいけない結果だった様な気がします。

アメリカにまだ住んでいる友達の事を思うと気は落ち着かず(今でもですが、、)トランプ時期大統領のニュースばかり追ってしまいます。

しかし、オバマ大統領が娘たちに言った言葉という記事を読み少し心が落ち着きました。英語の記事ですがご興味のあるかたは是非。

ブログをお休み中にはInstagramでアップした画像を中心に今日は書き下ろしていきます。

So here are some of Dinner Menus which has been uploaded through my Instagram.

Wild natural Nameko (Mushroom) from my sister used for Nameko and Watercress Hot Pot

天然なめことクレソン鍋

The nameko is a mushroom with a slippery gelatinous coating. It is quite often used for miso soup but when it comes as natural as what may sister has sent me…we love to do Namko + Watercress Hot Pot with some tofu and leeks.

A vegetarian dish.

 

 

Mukago Potatoes cooked with Rice

むかごご飯

Mukago is also a very strange wild ingredient but it’s actually a petite potato. It’s seasonal and only seen during the autumn ~ early winter time. There is nothing difficult to make this mixed rice – just wash the Mukago and add it into the rice cooker just as if you would be making steam rice.

 

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Rolled Thin Pork Belly with cilantros and enoki mushrooms

パクチーとエノキの豚バラロール

Using a thinly sliced pork belly, spread the pork belly flat into a paper towel size. Sprinkle a little bit of salt and pepper on the pork belly before placing fresh cilantros and separated enoki mushrooms. Roll it into a cylinder and tie it with kitchen cooking strings so it will not fall apart when cooking. Saute the pork belly roll with a little bit of oil, both sides and steam fry it for about 5 minutes with a lid on the pan to finish.

 

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Pot-au-feu

ポトフ

Pot-au-feu, a simple consomme based vegetable soup using sausage instead of beef.

 

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Garden grown Shitake Mushrooms

自家製、、原木椎茸

 

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Very Washoku Dinner

とても和食

(Top left) Matsutake Mixed Rice | 松茸ごはん

(Top right) Braised Pork Steak | 厚切りポークステーキ 70℃調理

Overnight marinated thick pork steak, sauteed first and wrapped and soaked in a 70~80 degree hot pot. Meat becomes extremely tender.

(Center right) Komatsuna greens with fried atsuage tofu, washoku – nibitashi style | 小松菜と油揚げの煮浸し

(Bottom) Grilled homegrown shitake mushrooms and Shimonita leeks | 自庭栽培の椎茸と下仁田ネギ焼き

 

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