miso potatoes

I was craving potatoes the other day and couldn't figure out what I wanted to do with them. Seeing as I don't have an oven, baking was out. Frying is good but I wanted some kind of flavor on them. No ketchup in the house. But miso goes well on everything to me these days.... Continue Reading →


Japanese Kyuushoku (School Lunch)

  Alexis and I met at a beautiful little cafĂ© called La Laterna in the West Village, just down the street from where I was living at the time. How we ended up there is interesting to look back on. One of my interviewers for the JET program was a counselor at NYU and in... Continue Reading →

Hijiki Salad

  My aunt gave me some hijiki and my extended family gave me an incredible bilingual cookbook with a recipe for hijiki salad. It didn't come out as good as hers but she probably put more love (read: sugar/mirin) in than I did. Next time I want to try it with honey. Need first a... Continue Reading →

Moosewood Polenta Pie

  There are some days when I just need a little bit of Ithaca in my life and what better way to channel the goodness of that beautifully weird place than to make some tasty food. Food has a way of making a person feel at home, or feel like they're somewhere else when they... Continue Reading →

Barrels’ Root Patties

I must say, Barrels Community Market really has their cooking down. They aren't the simplest of meals, that's for sure, but the flavors... wow. These root patties took a little while with all of the grating and preparations but well worth it. I might suggest adding a bit more of the flour or maybe some... Continue Reading →

Easy-peasy Yogurt

  Firstly, let me say that this is probably the easiest way I've figured out I can save $200/year while still using the best ingredients I can and eating the way I want to eat - and all it takes is a little extra planning and kitchen time. Not a problem. Fresh homemade yogurt requires... Continue Reading →

Vegan Butternut Squash Soup

I adapted this ridiculously easy vegan butternut squash soup recipe and it was truly ridiculously easy and incredibly tasty. The general list of ingredients: - Butternut (or acorn) squash - Carrots - Onion - Garlic - Water - Salt, Pepper - Optional: sweet potato, apple, ginger, marjoram, cheese I had a variety of squash pieces... Continue Reading →

Newest Sushi Chefs

We still need some work on our sushi rice making abilities, but the rolls we made were absolutely beautiful. Colorful and tasty, but just the slightest bit on the chewy side.There are several different recipes. This is the one we tried but I think I'll do a different one next time and see how it... Continue Reading →

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