Monday, October 11, 2010

Ideas and dinner... oh my !

Ideas and dinner... oh my !, originally uploaded by angryparsnip.

A quick post while I am getting caught up from three weeks away,
paying bill, doing laundry and fighting termites and pack-rats that
moved in while I was gone.

I am getting my Japanese travel photos and info set up so I can post
with some semblance of competence,
wahahahahahahahaahahahah. . . . woo hoooo I can't believe I wrote
that. . .

Anyways... Dinner last night . . .
Ramen (noodles) bought at Japanese market
Miso broth (homemade)
Sugar Snap Peas
Sauté mushrooms
Spiced Takuan (yellow spiced pickled radish)
Umeboshi ( red pickled plum)
Napa Cabbage
Some leftover steak

I have a wonderful collection of Hashi, Japanese chopsticks from
plain bamboo to carved lacquered and inlayed ones.
But I always return to this very old very plain Chinese bamboo ones.
they feel so right in my hand that they are my go to ones for cooking and

Usually. . .
Chinese chopsticks are made from unfinished wood or bamboo tapered to
a blunt end.
Japanese chopsticks are made from lacquered wood or bamboo and tapered
to a pointed end.
Korean chopsticks are metal with a matching spoon.
Not talking about the breakaway take-out chopsticks that everyone
slips in your order.

tasty. . . parsnip
music. . . OST, Kiki Delivery Service


  1. Just catching up. Mia looks so sweet in her green sweater.
    I envy the lunch but not the arising afterwards. You must be very bendable;)

  2. Pat...
    She is very sweet.
    The getting down and up was a chore but the food was worth it !

  3. Good Lord! I love the Square Black Dogs!

  4. Recipe for Miso soup, please. This looks delicious.

  5. Titus...
    I must say how much I adore your Dog. That is the first reason I checked out your blog. I keep reading your comments with the great avatar on it .

    I will post a quick my way recipe... soon.

  6. Oh my goodness, I want the snap peas and ramen. It looks so good.

  7. Carole...
    It was so good and so easy to make... leftovers never tasted so good.