Sweet Potato Curry with Cauliflower and Chickpeas

Here’s a warming winter-vegetable recipe with a bite! I’ve been working it on all winter. You know, just in time for spring … On the bright side, it’s not sakura-flavored and isn’t a doughnut!

Brogurt, “Check-Out Shame,” and Other Tales of Pointlessly Gendered Food

Today’s adventure in  Pointlessly Gendered Products  and the People Who Sell Them is brought to you by the Wall Street Journal via Anne Marie Chaker’s piece “Groceries Become a Guy Thing: As Men Shop More, Packaging Aims to Win Them Over; ‘Inner Abs’ Appeal” (16 Oct. 2013). Can cookies, whole-grain bread and frozen yogurt be manly? Food…

The Triskelion Cake (MTV’s Teen Wolf)

Remember how I needed a fix? This was a really, really good fix. This cake is a gift! (Spoiler-free!) I am new to Teen Wolf and its fandom, so,  having only seen a couple episodes for reference before I started, I lacked a mind palace1 full of semi-obscure references to incorporate. Thank goodness for my friend…

Best of 2012

Happy New Year, everyone! 明けましておめでとうございます! Since I bought my own domain name, I don’t get WordPress’s year-end stats for my site anymore, so I thought I would round up some of my most popular posts and my goals for next year as a 年末年始 (new year’s holidays; lit. year-end-year-beginning) exercise.

Hot Weather, Cool Kitchen: Overnight Oats

There are two import foods I can’t live without: peanut butter and oats. Let’s talk about oats–I’ll get to the peanut butter later. Sometimes I buy Quaker Oats in bulk from online import stores; sometimes I buy Alishan or Alara jumbo organic oats at Diamond in Omicho Market; sometimes I get Nisshoku oatmeal from the…

Recipes Revisited

What’s nice about making some recipes over and over is that, not only can I make it myself, but I can make it better. I’m updating some of the articles on this blog, so I thought it might be helpful for readers if I noted these changes. Read more for updates on homemade yogurt, chocolate…

Welcome to My Laboratory: Yogurt From Scratch

発酵乳 (hakkounyuu): fermented milk, yogurt. Yogurtis commonly called ヨーグルト (youguruto) in Japanese, after the Turkish term also used in English. I have a Master’s Degree–in Science Japan Studies! Updated 8/29/2012. My 2011 New Year’s resolution is to reduce my plastic waste, and the best way I know how to do this is to be a…