Category Archives: Asian

Japanese Donabe Steamer

A Japanese donabe is an “earthenware pot made from special clay for use over an open flame.” It came with a pretty cool steamer insert and can be used as a steamer and/or hotpot cooker.  I’ve had this one for quite … Continue reading

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Let It Snow

My husband has started to claim that he’s not retired but retiring.  That’s why he left on Sunday morning for a consultancy and Christmas shopping boondoggle in Senegal.  About 30 minutes after he left, it began to snow and has … Continue reading

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Pork Belly with Aubergine

I’ve been a little annoyed these past months, not being able to find a pork belly piece bigger than a pound and mostly in little, fatty skinless squares.  What am I supposed to do with those?!  When I think of … Continue reading

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Miso Mushroom Broth with Udon Noodles

Oddly, I found several packages of fresh “udon” noodles in the produce section of Weiss supermarket!  Okay, they weren’t the large, rounded noodles that are found in Asian markets but I didn’t want the store manager, who was obviously thinking … Continue reading

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Spicy Ginger Garlic Bok Choy Stir Fry

Bok choy is one of my favorite vegetables, especially when I can find the the smaller, mini size.  Usually I split them down the middle vertically, steam a bit and add a spicy sauce. This time I was interested in … Continue reading

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Beef Noodle Bowl with Sweet Potatoes

While at Pete’s Market in Narrowsburg, New York, draining our retirement pension to buy oxtails, I saw some good deals on round steaks that were ready to, or had frankly gone round the bend.  The price was good and there … Continue reading

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Miso Marinated Sablefish with Sesame Spinach

The first time I ever tasted sablefish or black cod was at a Jewish deli in Liberty, New York in 197-; just kidding I don’t remember the year, but the taste was memorable.  The fish was smoked, thinly sliced and … Continue reading

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