Versatile Napa Cabbage

Winter is upon us, and this is the season when Napa or Chinese cabbage prices go down. I usually get a quarter cut of a huge head and it’s enough for a few meals. Other than stir frying with other seasonal vegetables, this year I’m into cooking the following two ways. But there are many […]

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Cooking with Sauerkraut

Sauerkraut, a European side dish made of fermented cabbage. It’s tangy, salty, sour, flavorful and healthy, as all fermented produce are. Having grown up in Germany, it was just a thing that came with a lot of meals, was served everywhere from high class restaurants to pubs, bars and cafeterias. Spiced and prepared differently depending […]

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Blueberry Pancakes

Pancakes with fresh blueberries, topped with syrup and more fresh blueberries on the side. Easy enough to make (even with a pancake mix sold in stores) and always satisfying for breakfast or brunch.

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Stuffed Peppers Japanese Style

Green peppers here are tiny compared to those in the US or Europe. But they are flavorful and versatile. For the filling I use the standard hamburger patty preparation: ground meat, onions, egg, panko (breadcrumbs), salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce and paprika. They turned out delicious, served with a side of rice. Cooking IS relaxing

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Ratatouille stuff

I love Ratatouille! It’s so versatile and healthy, I make it in different variations. The other day, I happened to have some of the ingredients in the fridge, and I made pasta with a ratatouille-ish sauce. The key to Ratatouille is of course the use of Herbs de Provence. Not too easy to come by […]

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Jajangmyeon-Black Bean Noodles

Jajangmyeon、aka “ジャージャー麺” is a cold noodle dish with a miso based meat sauce, garnished with cucumber. I suppose one could say that it’s a tasty, Asian variation of pasta with meat sauce. For the sauce, I used ground chicken, ginger, sake, mirin, red chili paste, chili sesame oil, black bean sauce, dark miso and soy […]

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Stay at home cooking

Just a gallery of some of my cooking during the past weeks Now that there is and end in sight of this stay-at-home period, at least for now, this shall be it for this particular gallery. Cooking was one of several things that I had more time to do during this time. This gallery is […]

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