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Measuring Courage [Dec. 3rd, 2007|01:52 am]
Kelly J. Cooper
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I made dashi these evening. I found the ingredients, purchased long ago for this purpose, and just... made it.

No ninjas broke down the doors and lopped off my limbs, keeping me alive just long enough to receive a proper scolding from an expert Japanese chef.

Which was really a worst case scenario, honestly.

Then I added miso paste (softened to liquid in hot water) and simmered soba noodles (with yam!) in it and ate it up, YUM!

It's weird what intimidates me. Go to a strange country where people mostly don't speak English and walk around alone, visiting monuments and eating random foodstuffs? Scary yes, but easily done.

Cook without a recipe? FREAK OUT!

But I am gaining in courage and trying new, scary things regularly, so here we are. I am JAPANESE SOUP CAPABLE NOW!

[User Picture]From: metagnat
2007-12-03 11:39 am (UTC)
That sounds yum.

The worst that happens when you're cooking with no recipe is that you might possibly wind up with something even the dog wouldn't eat and you have to order pizza. The simpler you keep things, though, the less likely that is.

Or so I find.

But sometime ask me about the sauteed vegetables of way too much wine. Or ask Joev about the pork chops with salty lime chutney and orange juice.

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[User Picture]From: kjc
2007-12-03 12:35 pm (UTC)
These are encouraging words from someone I consider a good cook.

The BF says the same thing... "If it's terrible, we throw it out & order a pizza."

I dunno where my phobias come from, but they're generally pretty silly.
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[User Picture]From: catness
2007-12-04 02:00 am (UTC)

Le freak, c'est chic...

Thanks for the song virus, beyotch.
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[User Picture]From: kjc
2007-12-04 10:27 am (UTC)

Re: Le freak, c'est chic...

It is my spe-shee-AL-i-ty!

You are welcome.
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