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Coffee craze

21 Jun

I didn’t realize how much coffee became a part of my life when I learned how to do it right. Well maybe that and its quite simple to make it, style it to be pretty, snap a photo and bam! instagram + 30 days of creativity.

I have several posts on it (doppio con pannahazelnut lattevanilla latte/cappuchino and other snippets about coffee prep). At my food, Diy, & Art blog Done it from scratch.

If the topic interests you, like food porn, or you want to see the me try out a less scholastic writing voice hop on over! =)



31 Dec

One way of doing Soboro is like this:

To know more about the history, culture and context of this dish have a look here. Maki is half Japanese, so she would know more about this than me – her recipes always have cultural snippets and she explains the techniques well. She also posted a soboro recipe there.

My quick and dirty version of soboro, for bentos and quick dinners.

  • a bit of oil (seasme is better, but olive is okay)
  • 1 chopped garlic clove
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp  ginger powder
  • and either a can of tuna or an equivalent amount of another protein.
  • white sesame seeds
  • and optional ingredients of choice
  1. Brown garlic in oil, remove garlic.
  2. Add soysauce and ginger powder.
  3. At this point you can add mirin, chili paste or something else you like.
  4. Cook on a medium flame until protein is cooked.
  5. Garnish with white sesame seeds

[Other Options]

Add chopped carrots

Add peas

Add spinach

Use egg as the protein