Jun

01

Sumo Carrot Cake

So I went rice planting, and I  came home and made….carrot cake. Not the most logical conclusion, until you realize the secret ingredient: sumo wrestling in a rice paddy. I live in a relatively rural community, surrounded by gentle, rolling fields of sprightly green rice shoots and plenty of opportunities to buy fresh, seasonal vegetables […]

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Apr

06

A New Outlook + Braised and Roasted Cabbage

I was never a huge fan of cabbage as a child. It fell under the category of over-boiled, soggy vegetables, ruined by unfortunate preparation methods (Oh how I lament how many people must have been turned off lovely broiled Brussels sprouts or lightly sautéed spinach because they’ve only ever experienced bland, boiled, limp nothingness). And […]

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Dec

21

Giving the gift of…giving + Holiday Nut Mix aka Cinnamon Crack

UPDATE 30 May 2012 – One of the judo moms asked me to bring this to a BBQ last weekend. I took the leftovers to work today. One of the new Japanese teachers asked me what it was called, and “Spiced Nut Mix” did not properly convey the addictive, everyone-rush-at-the-bowl quality these nuts have. Our […]

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Nov

19

international breakfast hash

The brain is an incredible thing when it comes to food. At least my brain is, because, somewhat like George Costanza, if my brain were a head of lettuce, all but one leaf would be devoted to thinking about food: What will I eat next? Where does this come from? How can I cook this? […]

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