Chestnuts are normally an late autumn treat in Japan. Kurigohan is a simple dish made with boiled chestnuts and rice. To celebrate the end of Autumn and the beginnings of Winter, in my half/half way, I wanted to have something traditional, but with a twist. So instead I made Roasted Chestnut Wild Rice. There are many recipes for kurigohan. Make wild rice substituting some of the water with 3 T. of mirin or sake or add apple cider. It must be sweet. Remember this is a comfort treat! Add roasted chestnuts after rice is cooked. Remember to serve it in the best handmade ceramic bowl you own or cherish. It will taste even sweeter.......
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Herr Reinhart and I decided it was time to visit Ft. Ross again. It was a typical November day on the Pacific Coast. Hint of rain, definitely misty and the ocean roaring its beauty at times with sound and fury. We were celebrating our anniversary. We ate steamed mussels and slurped oysters at Tomales Bay. Simple and wonderful. A day away from clay.
Friday, December 3, 2010
Thoughts on making this portrait.......
It may seem like I have hit a clay wall. Maybe I have made one. I did make some birds yesterday. I also threw some cereal bowls, plates and mugs. They are all trimmed and slowly drying for their bisque fire next week. It is very meditative to throw simple bowls.
detail double boxing using egg cartons as firm cushions 2 foam sheets cut to size of inner box one for bottom and one for top ...
Use one sheet of cheap printer paper or any light weight sheet of paper about 8" x 10". Draw 2"...
"Nature is not a place to visit. It is home." poet Gary Snyder from The Gary Snyder Reader: Prose, Poetry a...