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Ginger Bombs

This is a spicy treat to make with firm tofu. All you need is some firm tofu, fresh ginger, and salt. The first thing to do is to grate the ginger. The more ginger you use, the bigger the bomb … Continue reading

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Tofu Crouton Puffs

When you want to make croutons, reaching for a block of tofu may be the last thing that comes to mind, but firm tofu makes a nice, crunchy crouton with a light, airy inside. Take an eight to ten ounce … Continue reading

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Ginger-Garlic Pockets

Take slices of firm tofu, A Man and His Hoe® tofu if you are lucky enough to get some, and using a sharp knife, carve out pockets on one side of each slice. Make a filling. I used the carved … Continue reading

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You’re Never Too Old to Do It Better

Better, this bread is better than before. I made a loaf following the instructions I found in an article, Bread for Success on bon appétit’s website. I deviated from the article a bit, as the size of loaf that article … Continue reading

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煎り酒 – Irizake

Irizake, a dipping sauce made from sake, dried plums, fish flakes, and salt, is having a comeback in Japan. Historical references to this sauce go back to the end of the Muromachi period (1336~1573). During the Edo period (1603~1868), irizake … Continue reading

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Worth Waking Up

Any day that starts like this is a day worth waking up for. It’s late October and there are almost no clouds in the sky. A cool mist blankets the neighbor’s horse pasture, and as soon as the sun rises, … Continue reading

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Softening the Edges

Ever notice when you cut raw potatoes how sharp the edges are? If you’re cooking for someone you love, take a minute or two to do something about those edges. Do you really want to serve them sharp-edged potatoes? Before … Continue reading

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