pita breakfast, ham, egg, cheese

Mmmm, bueno.

Sometimes I think up things that should be famous. So why isn't this famous? Huh? Why? 

Let's see, [pita breakfast]. 


Never mind then. 

pita bread, hamburger, tzatziki dressing

* 3/4 cup hot water
* 1 Tablespoon olive oil
* 1 Shallow Tablespoon sugar
* 1 Level Teaspoon active dry yeast
* 3/4 Teaspoon salt
* 1/2 Cup whole wheat flour
* 1 + 1/2 Cup AP flour

* Half the cucumber is for tzatziki
* 1 Garlic clove
* 1 Tablespoon olive oil
* Five generous Tablespoons  sour cream
* 1/2 Teaspoon salt

Processed in a mini blender

They should rise twenty minutes or so after they're rolled.

Precious Babies, I made a video for you to show how the pita bread puffs up. These can be done in the oven but I like to do them one-at-a-time stovetop.

Jalapeño pizza 3

A woman delivered groceries right as I started this dough. Everything was in the bowl, except for half the flour. By the time we were finished with that the yeast had already well started in the unmixed bowl. It was bubbling all over the place.

"I started a pizza just as you called." 

She appeared to be a young ethnic woman. But I didn't dare speak Spanish because you never do know. She also appeared American as baked apple tortilla. 

"What? You actually make your own pizza?" 

Like that's not even possible. 

I love young people with all of my heart.

They're impressively energetic and they work so very hard.

I told her, you know your company charges us 12 bucks for delivery. 6 for handling, and 6 for delivery. She said, "I know." 

"This is for you." I gave her 15 dollars and she expressed what appeared to be genuine thanks. How many women do you know will throw their body into loading and pushing and dragging a gigantic heavy cart like that through doorways, up elevators, and down hallways and into apartments? $200.00 worth of groceries. She unloaded it faster than I do. And drive around town doing that. I haven't worked in a very long time. And when I did work it was with federal bankers averse to physical labor even though they worked out at a gym. They shared a mental block against physical labor. They are white collar. None of the women in my family would do this. So to see young women doing hard work, and old men too, it just blows my mind. 

They have my admiration and my affection. I want to see them succeed.

After all that, I open the door to the refrigerator to get a can of Coke and see the half pound hamburger meat that I intended to put on top of this. Oh well. Vegetarian then. 

miso with tofu

I really like tofu.

There. I said it.

I put half a package of tofu in 1 pint of miso, and that's a lot.

* 1 rounded tablespoon of miso is the base. 

The base of the base is bonito/kombu dashi, a seafood tea. Similar but more gentle to what you get by boiling beef jerky for beans.

* 1 small piece of precut kombu seaweed that looks like a dried cigarillo

* 1/2 cup dried bonito flakes unpacked.

Steeped into a tea. It could have been double these ingredients.

Then a few pieces of dried cut * wakame seaweed. And all that * tofu

* 1 teaspoon toasted sesame seed oil
* 1 teaspoon fish sauce
* 1 teaspoons sugar
* 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
* 2 teaspoons soy sauce.

These are the magical ingredients that turn water into flavorful sauce and transform broths into something extraordinary. 

* chile flakes

You should try it. You'll be all, hey, look at me, I'm a Japanese chef.

curry chicken

My favorite chicken part is thighs with bone in, but this is boneless breast.

Online delivery, I order a package, and they're huge. One chicken breast can be four meals. It's ridiculous. 

Whatcha gonna do? 

I think curry means a lot of layered spices.

This has

* diced onion
* garlic
* ginger
* hot red chile powder
* cumin
* coriander
* asafetida (hing)
* salt
* black pepper
* sheri
* brown sugar

Oh darn, I forgot turmeric. 

The rice is ridiculously expensive specialized short-grain white rice. It was a test to see if it is worth it. I think it is. I'm not sure the difference in quality is worth the difference in cost, but it is the best rice I've ever cooked. I think if you didn't rinse it, the rice would make good risotto too. Tamaki Gold. That's the name of the brand, not the color of the grain. It's pure white.

But wouldn't it be cool if it was gold?

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