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 …
This ceremony was first posted last year for our very first grandchild and time has come for our second grandchild, now turned over 100 days in which to celebrate her first taste of food – a traditional Japanese ritual called ‘okuisome’.
This post may come as a ‘shocking post’ but to emphasize that it is NOT a PET TURTLE as to being one of the fine delicacies in our eastern part of the world, the soft-shelled turtle (which we call it suppon in Japanese) considered equivalent to medicine from ancient Chinese history.
Rice cakes – we call it ‘mochi’ is eaten most everywhere in Japan at New Years.
Winter Osouzai (Washoku – Japanese Dishes) Since my daughter is yet busy mothering her first child born early November, the constant attention night and day is waring her out with sleepless nights.
Recently…it seems I’ve been posting a lot of Chinese foods and chicken. Yes, it’s coincidental… This is a super easy recipe from one of my favorite reader with super recipes on Taiwanese / Chinese Food. As already said….it’s super easy. It’s like an all in one recipe but extremely tasty. これは台湾料理の読者の方のレシピ。 超簡単、、まさに超簡単なレシピです。材料を揃えて煮るだけ。これからは寒い季節。手軽に美味しく煮るだけ。時々、、助かります。 Taiwanese Chicken Recipe 『骨付きチキンの炊き込み』 2 Chicken Thighs with bone 5 slices of ginger 1 Green Leaks (Tie the leaks with cooking strings) 1 Dried Chili 80cc Dark Soy Sauce 300cc Water 2 Tablespoons Rice Wine 2 Tablespoons Sugar Spice Bag – 1 Cinnamon Stick 2 Star Anise 1/2 Tablespoon (Chinese) Blue Pepper 1/2 Tablespoon Japanese Pepper 4-5 Cloves (Spice bag) Place all the ingredients into the spice bag (tea bag). (Leaks) Tie the leaks with a kitchen string so it will not disintegrate during the process of slow cooking. Using a heavy pot, place the ginger, leaks, dried chili (remove the seeds), soy sauce, water, rice wine and sugar and spice bag into the cooker. Cook the meat for …
Busy days take my time off from blogging. Once the habit loosen…..to notice that my blog has not be posted for few weeks. Wow…how fast time flies but family priorities seem to take up a lot of my time especially during the changes of season.
My encounter with this hot pot dish was at Bangkok, 2 years ago; when we visited Bangkok and Samui Island for a short summer vacation. It was served at a concierge recommended Thai restaurant called ‘Tongue Thai Restaurant in Bangkok’ .
It has been an extremely hot summer this year.
How about a simple dish for dinner? This is a modified version to the 70 degree braised pork with Chinese Herbs used as a stuffing.