Curry Udon

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Having made lots of curry means having lots of curry left, all according to plan. Japanese curry is essentially a stew flavored with Japanese curry powder (turmeric, coriander, and cumin; hot spices are black pepper and cayenne; perhaps a hint of cinnamon and fennel), so it can be made as a meal with time-saving options. If you don’t add potatoes (which will become mushy), you can freeze it so you have a delicious meal, ready as fast as your microwave. And it’s the very best way to have curry udon! Bringing two of my favorite foods together in a meal that is quick to prepare is an opportunity I can’t resist.

Miso Ramen: a night for a fire

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The romance of a fire on a cold night is a perfect setting for a bowl of hot ramen. All three cats made a rare joint appearance to watch what skill Tess and J. exhibited by slurping noodles while sitting on the floor!
Home-made stock is key to an exceptionable bowl of ramen; it’s a delightful surprise to turn up a container of the broth from the deep back of your freezer—one of the many nice discoveries made as we slowly move house.