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makiwi

Instagram - Sat, 2018-01-13 11:38
I am sort of mulling over the idea of opening a separate Instagram account dedicated to stationery and art supplies and doodling and sketching and that kind of thing.

makiwi

Instagram - Fri, 2018-01-12 11:43
Ookay. I’ve found this in deep storage. 5 folders full. Published in 1970-71. The photographs are tremendous. Stay tuned. #retrofood #retro #fannycradock #1970s

makiwi

Instagram - Thu, 2018-01-11 16:41
Ceramic fève set of miniature Bécassine picture books and Bécassine bookends. I love Bécassine, the little housemaid from the Finistère in the Bretagne (Brittany) who never gives up. Fèves are little toys or favors that are baked into a galette des rois, the Epiphany pastry. #france #livinginfrance #becassine #feves #miniature

makiwi

Instagram - Wed, 2018-01-10 20:39
A petit épautre (a pain au levain, or sourdough bread, made with spelt) from La Main à la Pâte Boulanger. It’s sooo good. #bread #livinginfrance #provence #vaucluse

makiwi

Instagram - Tue, 2018-01-09 22:11
To balance out the joys of Jell-o, some as-is goose and quail eggs for sale at a local market. #livinginfrance #provence #gooseeggs #quaileggs #vaucluse

makiwi

Instagram - Mon, 2018-01-08 22:07

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Instagram - Mon, 2018-01-08 22:07

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Instagram - Mon, 2018-01-08 17:59
Unicorn food? #jello #retrofood #1960s #unicornfood

makiwi

Instagram - Mon, 2018-01-08 17:23
I found this hiding in my cookbook collection. The thing is, I don’t remember buying it at all. Maybe it appeared by mmmm..magic.

makiwi

Instagram - Mon, 2018-01-08 11:19
This “wagyu”* from Spain was on 1/2 price sale after Christmas at one of our local supermarkets, so we gave it a try. I have to say...it was very disappointing. This was the rump, marinated in cognac and vacuum packed. I have had real grown-in-Japan wagyu rump too, and it was way more tender and flavorful. (Note, I’m comparing it to the same cut to be fair. Sirloin or something from a grown-in-Japan wagyu is outrageously tender and marbled.) I’ve cooked Japanese wagyu rump a few times as roast beef, with just salt and pepper, roasted to the medium-rare stage, and it was terrific every time. This one was quite chewy (although still fairly tender), and the cognac marinade tasted like it was masking a general lack of flavor. It was cheaper than the Japanese wagyu, but still very expensive, even at half price. So...if you’ve ever had wagyu grown outside of Japan and wondered what the fuss was all about, I recommend giving actual Japanese wagyu* a try at least once.

makiwi

Instagram - Sat, 2018-01-06 16:03
The innards of a galette des rois à la frangipane. #epiphanie #epiphany #livinginfrance #provence

makiwi

Instagram - Fri, 2018-01-05 14:13
I have no idea why Danone uses brand the name “Jockey” for cottage cheese. (There’s also a Jockey yogurt.) It’s the only cottage cheese we can relatively easily get in this corner of France though. And yes we do have fabulous cheeses here, but sometimes I needs the cottage cheese

The Just Bento Cookbook 2 is out! - Plus where to find me (for now)

recently on just bento - Tue, 2018-01-02 09:22

The Just Bento Cookbook 2 is out! If you are here because you bought the book - hi there!

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makiwi

Instagram - Tue, 2018-01-02 09:05
The Just Bento Cookbook 2 is officially out today. These are the Acknowledgements -I took a photo of it for realness. Thank you so much to everyone who helped make this book possible. #justbento #bentobox #bento #cookbook #lunchbox

makiwi

Instagram - Wed, 2017-12-27 11:07
Just came in the mail. It looks pretty good!

makiwi

Instagram - Wed, 2017-12-27 10:03
Someone broke the cap of my precious bottle of Iroshizuku Konpeki.

makiwi

Instagram - Tue, 2017-12-26 00:48
Our bûche de Noël, an ice cream cake from Léone Artisan Glacier. It has an almond-hazelnut dacquoise base, chocolate-Amaretto bisquit (sponge cake), glace tiramisu and glace café. The good thing is, there are several more portions left in the freezer. ☺️ #christmas #noel #christmascake #buchedenoel #livinginfrance #provence #frenchfood

makiwi

Instagram - Mon, 2017-12-25 19:58
Our tree, which we finally put up and decorated TODAY, came mounted on (in?) this log. The idea is to keep the log moist to “water” the tree. So cute! And from Ikea no less. #christmastree #christmas #noel #ikea #livinginfrance #provence

makiwi

Instagram - Mon, 2017-12-25 19:36
Feuilleté (puff pastry thingie) filled with foie gras and cooked apple. The little feuilletés in the back are filled with tapenade or cheese. There is a mini gougère on the left. #christmas #noel #christmasfood #livinginfrance #france #frenchfood

makiwi

Instagram - Sun, 2017-12-24 09:53
Le Père Nöel bread from La Main à la Pâte. A pain au levain (sourdough bread) with almonds, figs and apricots. It is soooo good. So good. It was going to be for Christmas but I don’t think it’s going to last that long! #livinginfrance #provence #bread #france #vaucluse

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