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    Thai Food: Finding Ingredients in Japan

    Wednesday, March 19th, 2008

    I’m not a great cook, but I do enjoy cooking. Thai food is among my favorite varieties of food, so when I do get around to cooking often I will make Thai food. But oh no, where am I to find lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, galanga, coconut cream and little Thai peppers in [...]

    Use Your Potto For Quick Veggies

    Wednesday, March 12th, 2008

    In a comment to my last tip about using your potto to reduce your wait time for boiling water, helpful reader Pouncy gives this tip:
    I use it for thawing frozen veggies in a flash. No cooking, just soak in hot water for about 30 seconds and drain for wonderful peas and corn. It makes really [...]

    Use Your “Potto” For Pasta

    Tuesday, March 4th, 2008

    Do you have a potto? No, not the tailless ape. I mean a denki potto (電気ポット). A denki potto is a hot water machine. People use it to make coffee and tea. We keep one plugged in at our house to make baby formula, cocoa and tea. It’s [...]