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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 Japan? The […]

    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 […]

    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 very convenient. Another use for the potto […]