Saturday, July 8, 2017

Femme Trash, Episode 1

Along with my current podcast, Within Walking Distance, I am also the co-host to a second podcast, Femme Trash. Check out our first episode now:

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

WWD - Episode 2 & Minisode 1

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Friday, June 9, 2017

Some days just suck. But there are also other days. Remember that.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017


"Weird woman."

On Monday I saw the Mountain Goats live, but before that I read by the water, and a man with pine cones glued to his bike helmet tried to show me a magic trick before I scared him off with a glare, and continued reading.


Saturday, May 6, 2017

Cooking Japanese: 最初鍋スープ

Tonight I cooked my first ever hot pot soup (also known as nabe in Japan) after finding a hot pot base at the grocery store and buying some produce to go with it. And let me tell you, it turned out great.

(Now, if only I had actual nabe cooking ware in my kitchen. ヽ(~_~ )ノ)

My Japanese lessons have been a little scattered in the last few months, but I've done everything I can to start re-introducing it into every part of my downtime that wasn't spent on something else. And while I'm doing that, I've started taking even more time to introduce myself to parts of the culture that I hadn't experienced yet - hot pot recipes being among the list.

This recipe was put together on a whim from the ingredients I grabbed at the store. It's all veggie, but with hot pot soups you can add meat if you want. I'm just still working to make more veggie-based choices with my meals.

含ま: ヒマワリ油、発酵大豆、ウルフベリー
contains: sunflower oil, fermented soybeans, wolf berry

Pour the contents of the package into a hot pot.

Add garlic and ginger. Then add 6 cups of boiling water.

When the soup is boiling, put in remaining ingredients.

ラディッキオ (Radicchio)
キャベツ (Cabbage)
豆腐 (Tofu)
新玉ねぎ (Scallion)
キノコ (Mushrooms)
トマト (Tomato)

I let the scallions, mushrooms and tomatoes cook first for about 10 minutes. After that, I added the cabbage, radicchio and tofu and let it cook for ~10 more minutes. The result was incredible.

If you're scared to try a new cuisine, give little packets/kits that you find at the store a shot. They're not always a home run, but you can learn more about the flavors and experiment more in the future.