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01:22 pm: Packing progress
After a week of doing pretty much nothing but play Warcraft and read, I finally got off my duff and started packing. So far I've gotten 3 boxes of kimono fabric/accessories and 3 boxes of books done. I'm also tossing out bunches of old stuff from my closets.

This is going to take a while...

I'm hoping to do more experimenting with some of my Japanese recipes before I have to pack my cookbooks. Today I tried one from a book on how to make bento lunches that turned out quite well.

Sweet and salty shiitake sautee
4 shiitake mushrooms
1 tsp each sesame oil, sugar, soy sauce, sake

Cut the ends off the shiitake stems and quarter the mushrooms. Sautee in sesame oil until they turn golden. Add the sugar and soy sauce and continue to cook until the flavor coats everything well. Sprinkle the sake over the mushrooms just before removing from heat. Serve with rice.

Note: I just ate it plain, but this really doesn't make much as it is intended as a side dish. I imagine that it would taste great with tofu as well.


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Date:February 19th, 2008 03:24 pm (UTC)
Yum! It sounds luscious!

Congratulations on getting the six boxes done! Six boxes a day or so will make a significant dent in the work.

Before you throw too much away, Rob was saying they have "Recycle" shops in Japan. He says that's what they call their places where they sell used items. Maybe you could donate some stuff there? I could ask Shinobu about them, but she wouldn't know about Moriyama. Maybe I could ask the Kojimas?
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