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October 2011

Monthly Archives October 2011

Tried! Short-cut cooking in microwave oven

Category: Hiroko's BlogRecipes

Short-cut approach usually produces poor result. Knowing that I TRIED the method of cooking gingko nuts in a microwave oven (you can find lots of information on this subject on line – Japanese language, including video), because I have so many gingko nuts to cook in the next 2 to 3 weeks or so.

It DID work! See the photos...

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Salt roasting ginko nuts and Matsutake preparation

Category: Hiroko's BlogRecipes

Before salt roasting gingko nuts you need to crack the hard shell and remove the top half or bottom half of it. Put the partially shelled gingko nuts in a heated skillet with some sea salt and cook, shaking the pot until they start to smell fragrant, about 4 minutes. The inside nuts turn to beautiful bright green color...

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Mushroom forager and gingko nuts forager

Category: Hiroko's Blog

Last week I received an e-mail notice from mushroom forager, Linda and Michael, of HoneyhollowFarm (upstate NY) that they are coming to their regular spot on Wednesday at Union Square Farmer’s Market with Matsutake mushrooms. I was cooking for a dinner for 7 on that evening, so in the morning of 28th I rushed to their stand and purchased Matsutake mushroom and the others called sweet tooth...

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