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Ichiban Dashi

Dashi, or Japanese stock, is the most essential ingredient in Japanese cuisine. Rest assured you can buy pre-made dashi – either in liquid or powder form. But, if you learn to make your own, the flavors and richness of your Asian dishes will be deeply enhanced. It only takes three ingredients to make dashi – […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Saturated

Michele’s post today reminded me of this beautiful hand-painted sign at a community garden we saw in Philadelphia last weekend. The lush, saturated colors lured me in. I wanted to get a close-up, but sadly, the gate was locked. Oh well, I’ve got some lovely fruit photos as well – sweet, colorful, and saturated. Find […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: From Lines to Patterns

I find all kinds of lines and patterns when I’m cooking… See more great photos here: Weekly Photo Challenge: From Lines to Patterns

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Weekly Photo Challenge: An Unusual POV

Sometimes I like to change the POV of my food photos – up close and personal, at a tilt, or from afar. What’s your POV? See more great POVs here: Weekly Photo Challenge: An Unusual POV

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea

I love the sea! And, of course, sea food!             See more great photos here: Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea    

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The Food of French St. Martin – Part 4, Dining In

When we visit St. Martin, we enjoy dining in almost as much as dining out! Love the cute kitchen I get to cook in: Come on in…. All the local and imported products make for some wonderful home-cooked meals… Of course we do a lot of grilling… We even grill the bread! Yum! I use […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus

Focus! Using selective focus to highlight my food photos is one of my favorite techniques! Extra credit for whoever knows what the mystery picture is. Recipes available upon request. 🙂     See more great photos here :  Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus

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Komatsuna no Goma-Ae

Komatsuna is a slightly tangy Japanese vegetable similar to spinach. When topped with Goma-Ae, or toasted sesame sauce, you’ll find a perfectly satisfying contrast of sweet and spicy flavors. Don’t be concerned if you can’t locate komatsuna – almost any leafy green can be used in this dish with delicious results. My favorite local sushi […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree

What’s more carefree than pizza? And a lazy summer day at the beach (sunset and fireworks included). So lazy I even left my camera at home – all photos were taken with my iphone 5. Find more carefree photos here: Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree

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Weekly Photo Challenge: One Shot, Two Ways

One shot, two ways – this is something I do all the time with my food photos! Here’s an example of my homemade Peach-Infused Vodka. Which do you like best? See more great photos here: Weekly Photo Challenge: One Shot, Two Ways

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