Wednesday, September 13, 2017

a little bit of. . .

Weaver asked for this recipe, so here it is.
What I like about the recipe is the
few ingredients and the quick cooking time.
Plus it taste so good.

This is from Katsuyo Kobayashi
The Quick and Easy Japanese Cookbook.
Daughter and I used to watch her on TV most mornings
before school, as we ate breakfast.

Now what I did differently.

I used skinless chicken breasts that I had.
I cut them up before cooking and floured them on one side because no skin to crisp.

I used shishito peppers ( I had them and I like them). 
You could use mini sweet peppers, red,yellow and orange but not green bell no flavor to me.

If you can't find Shiitake mushrooms you could use, cremini.

No Mirin ? try dry sherry, sweet marsala or some white wine 1/4 cup with 1/4 teaspoon sugar
There will not be much sauce but I doubled it.
Son had rice with it. I ate it with all the extra peppers and mushrooms I added.

Really this is a quick dinner and so good.


Here is your mid-week pretty
katties !

 Here is Kattialoupe  Merida.

 In the sun her black hair turns red.
Just look at the Cantaloupe shape that is Merida.
She is a ball of Merida.


Such a cute kattie.
Son took these great photos of the Katties.

 Some old photos of Watson and thehamish.

 Sweet baboo Watson with a favorite the fortune cookie

and thehamish just being thehamish.

ummmmmm where is Winston ? ? ?
Where is mandibles ?

cheers,  parsnip


  1. Hi, Gayle!

    First I want to thank you for the kind and comforting words you posted on my blog as my family came under threat from Hurricane Irma. The eye passed right over us but we are AOK and thankful to be alive.

    It has been a while since I saw pictures of your katties. It was nice to see the reclusive Merida and the mysterious Oliver. They are a couple of beautiful feline specimens. It was also nice to see more pictures taken during happier days when Watson and thehamish were still with us. Thanks to the many great pictures you took of them over the years they will always be remembered by your devoted friends and followers.

    Mrs. Shady enjoys dabbling in the kitchen and I will show her this recipe for Japanese pan-fried chicken. Like you she enjoys adding her own touches to main recipes and her experimenting usually works out very well.

    Thank you again for your kind message on my blog. Enjoy the rest of your week, dear friend Gayle!

    1. Goodness the eye was right over your home and your OK ? so happy to read this.
      I hope the damage was minimal and your services will be back on soon.

  2. Chicken looks and sounds delicious, had a lot of good chicken in Japan. The catties are cuties. I do miss the Hamish smiling.

  3. Do not know why but the chicken in Japan is wonderful, eggs too.
    Son eats chicken sashimi, he swears by it.

  4. The kitties are sweeties. Hopefully Winston is home soon!

    1. The katties are enjoying the whole house now that winston is gone.

  5. Fortune cookie says Winston coming back!

  6. Thank you for the recipe Gayle - I have chicken thighs in the freezer so I shall try it.
    How are you managing without a Scottie while Mandibles is away - i expect you are looking forward to getting him back.

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    1. not sure if I understand you making a card from this post but happy you enjoyed reading it.

  8. That's a spammer, Gayle.

    Adorable kitties...and I always love seeing Watson and Hamish.

  9. I just don't understand spammers. Thanks !

  10. I think majority of homes in Japan has mirin in the kitchen :-) Good idea to use sherry, wine, etc. as substitute!
    Both Merida and Oliver are gorgeous. I love the photo of Oliver in blue cave. He looks very comfy! And it's so lovely to see Watson and thehamish. Such sweethearts. xo