With all the cakes and analyses lately, I’ve really missed doing this series!
Or, “A Study in Failing to Photograph Anything Properly.” Part 1 is here, with considerably better photos. I really shouldn’t have promised this part 2 prior to checking my camera, but since I mentioned it, here’s a run-down and some cell phone photos!
We stayed local with friends for the New Year, and after we exhausted our list of our favorite cafes one by one as they closed for the holidays, we holed up in the apartment and cooked up a storm.
I caught up on a lot of reading over the holidays, so I’m going to do a separate post on what I cooked and ate. In this edition of Kitchen Library: cupcakes in Tokyo, craft brewing designations, a review of one of Kirin’s “low-malt” drinks, cherpumple, and more!
Celebrating the holidays with geeky food, fresh cilantro, entirely too much coffee, and never-ending nabe!
Taiwanese food, women and alcohol, colonial Christmas cake, all the cauliflower, and some jam-making updates this week:
Thanksgiving Part 2 (at a friend’s house) went smashingly! I made Naturally Ella‘s Twice-Baked Butternut Squash (with quinoa and Gorgonzola) as the vegetarian main dish. With the exception of the turkey, which was expertly cooked by the hosts, all the other dishes were vegetarian: mac & cheese made with Cougar Cheese, a sharp canned cheese…
Thanks to Jessica Goodfellow of Axis of Abraxis and Ashley of Surviving in Japan for featuring my kabocha purée recipe on their sites!
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A bit of press to start off this reader: a review of this blog from Tony at What Can I Do with a B.A. in Japanese Studies! Welcome, new readers, and よろしくお願いいたします！