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Beef + Root Veggies + Barley Soup

It’s been embarrassingly too long since I updated the blog last, some 6 months ago, methinks. A lot has happened and to be fair, I haven’t been cooking much in the past 3-4 months, what with my new job and all the travels that happened surrounding it. Yeah, it’s kind of a downer (and horror […]

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Asparagus + mint + lime barley risotto

Apologies for the delay, but here’s the second recipe I promised for asparagus celebration. Jamie Oliver’s recipe bank is almost always my first go to place in search of inspiration for seasonal foods. I have a bunch of his cookbooks – at one point in time I even had all of them, but the man […]

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Asparagus + Shrimp + Mushroom + Green Peas Soup

A few days ago, during yet another glorious weekend in Nagareyama (home of Kaz+Kelly+Baby Quinn), Kelly asked what we should be doing on the Sunday, since we didn’t exactly have any grand plans in place. Without thinking very much about it I blurted, “Well, how about going to Costco?” The Mouse, who was also there, looked at […]

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Jerk pinto beans + couscous

I’m having a bit of obsession over beans these past few months. Went berserk and got myself quite a large collection of dried beans the other week, from black eyed peas to garbanzo beans, pimento, black beans, multiple kinds of lentils, lima beans, edamame beans, soy beans,  mung beans. Beans, beans, BEANS! Human truth: You can’t have […]

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Vegetarian Goya Chanpuru

I still think that Okinawa and Indonesia are related somehow. One of Okinawa’s beloved vegetable, goya (their bitter melon), is extremely well known and used all over Indonesia, under the name pare/paria. Even the way most people consume it is the same, stir frying it. The Japanese name for the dish is Goya Chanpuru. Phonetically […]

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Vongole tagine

I just absolutely adore clams, especially in hot Summer days such as now. When cooked correctly, clams have the juiciest and freshest flavor, easy in the mouth and the stomach. It is also very versatile and can be eaten as it is, or as toppings for pasta or rice, or with chips on the side. […]

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A Le Creuset Appreciation Evening

Did I mention that something fantastic happened last week? Well it did! On May 31, @LeCreusetUK in their official Twitter account tweeted about MyOrangePot.com and I am over the moon (and a little bit starstruck). Here’s what they say: @LeCreusetUK: “My first… OrangePot http://wp.me/p1W3hk-R via @wordpressdotcom – We love this Le Creuset story from blogger […]

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Lentil Pâté

I’m back! It’s been about 3 weeks since I posted last. Busy work, busy sending people off to row an ocean or to go back to Indonesia. What with splitting my time between Tokyo, Choshi and Nagareyama, until yesterday I’ve not been in my house for more than 7 hours in a stretch (and 5 is […]

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Fusionasta: Prawns-Umeboshi-Shiso Pasta

Hello 2012 and I am back! You are probably wondering where the hell I have been and what precisely I was thinking, since I started a blog and immediately went M.I.A. The answer to that is… a very eventful 2.5 weeks girly road trip with my sister and our beloved friend to (predominantly) USA West […]

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Winter soup

Today is the 10th consecutive absurdly cold day in Tokyo. This sort of days often make me think of soup. Don’t you think of soups in a cold day? One of my favorite soups this time a year is this thick vegetable soup, consisting of all things nutritious. Heck, it even helps me use up […]

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