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41 minutes ago, Rhonda Huntress said:

Greedy.

One of my top seven defining characteristics ...

*makes grabby-paws at* 7, hmm..would you happen to also be a lustful, murderous sloth? ?

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Mom's been having a bit of a rough time lately. Last night the sky was clear and the nearly full moon was up. I stopped the car in the driveway so we could soak it in and I started singing an old Greg Brown tune. Mom soon joined in.

@Dillon Levenque knows the song and will understand why this particular version is the best there there is, and ever will be...

 

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5 hours ago, Clover Jinx said:

laugh.out.loud.snort.giggle.snort.snicker

#extrafullmooncraziesbeupinhere

Someone got into the catnip jar!

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Takoyaki (たこ焼きor蛸焼) is a ball-shaped Japanese snack made of a wheat flour-based batter and cooked in a special molded pan. It is typically filled with minced or diced octopus (tako), tempura scraps (tenkasu), pickled ginger, and green onion. Takoyaki are brushed with takoyaki sauce (similar to Worcestershire sauce) and mayonnaise, and then sprinkled with green laver (aonori) and shavings of dried bonito. There are many variations to the takoyaki recipe, for example, ponzu (soy sauce with dashi and citrus vinegar), goma-dare (sesame-and-vinegar sauce) or vinegared dashi.

Yaki is derived from "yaku" (焼く) which is one of the cooking methods in Japanese cuisine, meaning "to fry or grill", and can be found in the names of other Japanese cuisine items such as okonomiyaki and ikayaki (other famous Osakan dishes).

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Thank you.  Those looked suspiciously like blueberry mini-muffins, which would have been fine, too, but which wouldn't have deserved the special name.  Octopus/tempura/ginger mini-muffins sound much more exotic.

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6 minutes ago, Rolig Loon said:

Thank you.  Those looked suspiciously like blueberry mini-muffins, which would have been fine, too, but which wouldn't have deserved the special name.  Octopus/tempura/ginger mini-muffins sound much more exotic.

I have the machine, I made the GIF, and I’ve used it to make blueberry muffin balls before!

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6 minutes ago, Rhonda Huntress said:

Japanese ebelskiver  ;)

Ebelskiver med lingon!  En fremragende morgenmad.

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21 minutes ago, Rhonda Huntress said:

Takoyaki (たこ焼きor蛸焼) is a ball-shaped Japanese snack made of a wheat flour-based batter and cooked in a special molded pan. It is typically filled with minced or diced octopus (tako), tempura scraps (tenkasu), pickled ginger, and green onion. Takoyaki are brushed with takoyaki sauce (similar to Worcestershire sauce) and mayonnaise, and then sprinkled with green laver (aonori) and shavings of dried bonito. There are many variations to the takoyaki recipe, for example, ponzu (soy sauce with dashi and citrus vinegar), goma-dare (sesame-and-vinegar sauce) or vinegared dashi.

Yaki is derived from "yaku" (焼く) which is one of the cooking methods in Japanese cuisine, meaning "to fry or grill", and can be found in the names of other Japanese cuisine items such as okonomiyaki and ikayaki (other famous Osakan dishes).

The special flour has flavoring from fish added (dashi).

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29 minutes ago, Love Zhaoying said:

I have the machine, I made the GIF, and I’ve used it to make blueberry muffin balls before!

What is the middle part of your pan?  None of the pictures I see from google show a pan with a middle section like that.

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14 minutes ago, LittleMe Jewell said:

What is the middle part of your pan?  None of the pictures I see from google show a pan with a middle section like that.

The middle just covers the ball flipping arms. The whimsical nature of the thing is, I think, an homage to clams. It sure does make me smile and I'd consider getting one just to make lemon poppy muffins in the morning.

 

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It's been 32 years since I visited Japan, but

1 hour ago, Love Zhaoying said:

The special flour has flavoring from fish added (dashi).

It's been 32 years since I spent a month in Japan, but I'll never forget the smell of fish there, particularly as we walked past a Mister Donut shop. I'm ambivalent about fish as food, but I have a very strong opinion about mixing fish and donuts.

Just say no.

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1 hour ago, LittleMe Jewell said:

What is the middle part of your pan?  None of the pictures I see from google show a pan with a middle section like that.

The “lid” over the middle is a weight that forces the “turner” back in place for each slot. It also makes a “clank” noise. Link to showing this with the “clank” (not mine):

 

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Rhonda Huntress said: “Takoyaki are brushed with takoyaki sauce (similar to Worcestershire sauce) and mayonnaise,”

Thus, Kewpie! *Edit* fixed quote attribution.

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13 minutes ago, Madelaine McMasters said:

It's been 32 years since I visited Japan, but

It's been 32 years since I spent a month in Japan, but I'll never forget the smell of fish there, particularly as we walked past a Mister Donut shop. I'm ambivalent about fish as food, but I have a very strong opinion about mixing fish and donuts.

Just say no.

That’s like “fair food”, where you smell fried..stuff.

 

1 hour ago, Madelaine McMasters said:

The middle just covers the ball flipping arms. The whimsical nature of the thing is, I think, an homage to clams. It sure does make me smile and I'd consider getting one just to make lemon poppy muffins in the morning.

 

A crank in the middle pushes each arm up, the lid pushes the arm back down once the arm is released. Pure mechanics, without the lid it would not work! 17 pieces to clean if I remember right, including 12 little cast iron arms.

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2 minutes ago, LittleMe Jewell said:

How the hell did we end up back at mayo?

Because I brought up Takoyaki, and she said you put mayo on it. Pretty cool!

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42 minutes ago, Madelaine McMasters said:

It's been 32 years since I spent a month in Japan, but I'll never forget the smell of fish there, particularly as we walked past a Mister Donut shop. I'm ambivalent about fish as food, but I have a very strong opinion about mixing fish and donuts.

As much as I have enjoyed Japanese cuisine on my visits there, I too cannot get used to finding fishy flavors in some things. I remember that a good friend from Japan visited me and, knowing that I had liked some of our meals together, brought me a small bag of snacks that looked like Cheetos but were in fact shrimp-flavored. By extrapolation, I can imagine what a fishy donut would be like. Some cross-cultural food adventures work better than others.

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