Summer Shabu Shabu
tomato-bounty_3479This summer has been cool. Our garden tomatoes ripen so slowly, so late; but there are lots of tiny green fruits. We’ve had to be content with a few small bowls of these gorgeous heirloom cherry tomatoes. But the bounty is beginning…
Mr. Tess and Little Tess came home from the Farmers’ Market with a bunch of yellow beans with purple stripes. They were long and the beans in their pods looked large, perhaps more mature than I would have chosen, but none the less intriguing.

Japanese Sesame Sauces, Dips, and Dressings

Seven Sesame Sauces and Dressings:
Creamy Sesame-Vinegar Dressing
Burokkori no Gomazu-ae
Creamy Sesame-Vinegar Dressing
Burokkori no Gomazu-ae
Fruit and Vegetable Salad
with a Creamy Tofu Dressing
Black Sesame Dressing
Ginger Sesame Dipping Sauce
Chilled Cukasoba with Spicy Sesame Sauce
Hiyashi Chukasoba Mushidori to Gomadare
Chilled Pork Shabu-Sahbu
Cold Beef Shabu-Shabu with Creamy Sesame Dressing