How to make Mitarashi dangoHow to make Mitarashi dango2 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
200 g of rice flour
200 ml of hot water
100 ml water
2 1/2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp corn starch
1.) Mix the rice flour and water together.
2.) Knead till dough is as tough as your earlobe.
3.) Fill a pan with water and heat up.
4.) Rip off bite sized pieces of the dough and steam them for 25 minutes
5.) Throw the balls into a bowl and mush together with a wetted wooden spoon.
6.) Knead the dough
7.) Roll out dough into a long stick shape.
8.) With a wetted knife, cut bite sized pieces off.
9.) roll the pieces into balls.
10.) wet skewers and apply an even amoun
Herman the German Friendship CakeHello, my name is Herman. I am a sour cake dough. I am supposed to be kept on the worktop for 10 days with a cover on. You can not put me in the fridge or I will die! If I stop bubbling - I am dead!Herman the German Friendship Cake1 year ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
Day 1 - You get Herman and take the lid off. Put me into a large mixing bowl, cover loosely with a towel or cling film.
Day 2 - Stir well (never with a metal spoon)
Day 3 - Stir well
Day 4 - Herman is hungry, add the following ingredients:
1 cup of plain flour
1 cup of granulated sugar
1 cup of milk
stir well and cover
Day 5 - Stir well
Day 6 - Stir well
Day 7 - Stir well
Day 8 - Stir well
Day 9 - Hungr
House-elf and cream of carottHouse-elf and cream of carott3 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Une délicate odeur anisée s'élevait du bol de grès simple déposé sans autre apprêt sur la table où le maître prenait ses repas lorsqu'il s'adonnait, comme ce jour-là, à quelques sulfureuses expériences. Le petit lutin domestique déposa à côté les quelques gougères appétissantes et dorées qu'il venait juste de sortir du four. Il aurait bien croqué à pleines dents dedans et goûté un fond de velouté, s'il n'avait tant craint la colère du sorcier. D'ailleurs, ne devait-il pas avant tout veiller à ce que le plat reste
How to make yakitori chickenHow to make yakitori chicken2 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
2 chicken breasts, cut into about 3/4 inch pieces
1 negi, cut into about 3/4 inch pieces
Bamboo skewers (soaked in water to prevent burning)
For tare sauce (makes about 1/2 cup):
5 Tbsp soy sauce
5 Tbsp mirin
3 Tbsp sake
1 1/2 - 2 Tbsp of sugar *adjust the amount to your preference
A slice of ginger (optional)
Mix sugar, sake, mirin, and soy sauce in a sauce pan and stir well.
Put a slice of fresh ginger, if preferred.
Bring to a boil on high heat and turn down the heat to low and simmer until slightly thickened.
Stop the heat and set aside.
Thread chicken and negi on skewers alternatively.
Grill the s
TrappedTrapped6 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
I'm trapped in this upside down world
where left is right,
home is another word for prison,
love never lasts,
and showing emotion is weakness.
It feels as if I'm suffocating.
Though alone in this empty space
there's no room to breathe.
A walking thunder storm,
ready to strike those who come close.
Though the sun shines its rays across the sky
darkness surrounds me,
encasing my black heart.
I try to rebel against such madness,
forgetting that I'm invisible.
A ghost imprisoned on this sad planet.
Never will I be seen nor heard
for I am trapped in this upside down world.
Mystical BeingsMystical Beings1 year ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Most of them hide out in the wood
Unseen by human eyes
Unnoticed, they fight for the greater good
You can hear their battle cries
the memories of war
when they pulled out their swords
from tree to tree they soar
some dressed high and royal like a lord
The king's son was in love
with such a being as her
shot by cupid above
making his emotions stir
A beautiful dress did the Elvin girl wear
along with her curly long hair
Broken-heartedBroken-hearted1 year ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
She thought he held the key to her heart,
her one and only love.
She wished for them to never be apart
as she looked to the stars above.
Sparkling raindrops fell from the sky
when she had her first kiss,
but soon thier love began to die,
such wonders she did miss.
Now only images appear in her head
Each of them a memory, seeming so unreal
Many tears she had shed
But her heart will learn to heal
And for now my story has come to its end.
May my heart soon mend
The Magical DanceThe Magical Dance1 year ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
A lovely fairy
with beautiful blonde hair,
wonderful blue gown.
Sweetly he takes her kind hand
as they dance the night away.
PoetryPoetry1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
Poetry is like a song
Dancing along the page
as the poet writes each word
Letters form music
filling my head with their sweet melody
Cherishing LifeCherishing Life6 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
There once was a man, who told me,
The World can be seen in many ways,
He guided me out of my doorstep,
To taste the fresh dawn of day,
He said to me,
"Look beyond the shadows,
The Dark Times that are ahead,
Look at the world you live in,
There is nothing not to cherish from living to dead,
Look at the ones, who hold you close,
The promises they have made,
Look at the Warm Hearts that surround you,
The blooming buds and the springs and Ponds to wade,
The kindness of others to blossom,
The trees that stands so tall,
Will you my friend protect them?
Or let the world only fall?
You are a small lit
There Will Be Days...There Will Be DaysThere Will Be Days...9 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
There will be days
when the sun's rays
do not shine from the Heavens.
There will be days
when cold and rain cometh
and pours upon the Earth
as people scamper about.
There will be days
when a pink smile
and coy bright eyes
is all that you give.
There will be days
when that is enough
and will make my heart
than any sun.
And part the rains,
And lessen the cold,
And cast all that gray
There will be days.
- © P. Ong September 22, 2012
Latte ArtLatte Art1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
In the heart of Venice, Italy was a small café. It was not a popular tourist hot spot; it wasn't even all too well known among the locals. It was simply a tiny establishment on the side of a smaller waterway that branched off from one of the river flows that went through the center of town. The inside was very small, but elegantly decorated with silk and lace. Small candles sat in between every table and a waiter with a suit served hot tea. Outside the café were several small round tables made of iron. The metal curved in smooth patterns around the bases of the cushioned chair; it all looked deceptively delicate, especia
Behind the FabricBehind the Fabric1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
The velvet fabric
soft against her skin,
yet offers no warmth.
A dress of roses
In which she pretended to be someone else.
Even the sky knew how she felt
without her ripped-up old jeans
and the comfort they bring.
The only thing they saw
A beatiful girl,
the person behind the fabric,
her heart and soul hidden from those
who only seek beauty.
I wonder will they ever see
the real me.
The Shadows: Chapter 4The Shadows: Chapter 41 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
I kept telling myself it was just my imagination (I definitely had a big one), but my instincts told me otherwise. I finally made it to the bathroom where I waited in silence for Casey. Looking at the entrance I realized someone else was there or at least I felt like another person was there. I'd been staring at the entrance for what seemed like hours when in reality it had only been a couple minutes.
"You came." a voice said from behind me.
"Don't scare me like that!" I exclaimed once I saw it was Casey.
"So..." She replied, sizing me up as if she were trying to determine if I was good enough, "You're it? You're Camryn?"
"How'd you kno
How to survive a horror movie, reedited.1.Always the number one rule for horror movies, never have sex. You and your lover will be to distracted doing it to even notice the killer is standing right above you,ready to plunge his knife into your back.How to survive a horror movie, reedited.1 year ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
2.Never ask the police for help,they always end up dying at some point.
3.If your friend is injured, leave him behind. Someone has to live to tell the tale.
4.Don't ever tell your friends that you will be back. You won't be back.
5.Don't drive down deserted country roads. Who knows what kind of people live there.
6.Whatever you do, do not separate like they do in the scooby doo movies. The killer could easily pick you off one by on
The Shadows: Chapter 1 Twisted DreamsThe Shadows: Chapter 1 Twisted Dreams1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Shhhhhh" the wind seemed to be saying.
I started to take in my surroundings, having no idea where I was or how I got there. The light of the blinding sun filtered through the trees' branches, making the dew on their leaves shine with perfection. The sweet smell of daffodils covered, the forest of trees around me.
"You have come..." a voice suddenly said, breaking the silence.
Out of nowhere a young girl appeared in front of me. She could've been in kindergarten, still all chubby from when she was a baby. Her long hair, the color of silver, trying to hide her dark purple eyes like a sword protecting valued gems. The girl was bare
The Shadows:PrologueThe Shadows:Prologue1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
A two-story, blue and white house sat on Sun street, where a beautiful green lawn could be seen. Roses, daisies, and tulips rested in pots near the front door. Birds chirped,attracted by the bird bath in the middle of freshly cut grass. Inside were paintings, both realistic and abstract, that hung up on hallway walls. They had been painted by the owners of the house, a great hobby for both of them to enjoy. The living room held two satin couches, a wooden coffee table, and an old fireplace. Three pictures sat above the fireplace in a straight line, on top of the mantle. The picture on the right was a little boy covered in chocolate cake
100 Things About Me1) Right now I can't think of much to write about myself at all, but once I get started I probably won't be able to stop.100 Things About Me6 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
2) I have blue eyes with green around the pupil. However, in artificial light they tend to look bright green.
3) My skin is so pale it's ridiculous, but I like it. I personally prefer pale skin over fake tan.
4) I feel naked if I'm not wearing eyeliner.
5) I love a mixture of alternative clothing and will actually dare to wear them more dramatically when I can afford to. (Jobs are a very rare find here). This includes: cyberpunk, gothic, gothic lolita, neo-victorian, raver, bubblegoth and visual kei.
6) I fucking love
Dark CitiesDark Cities1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
A city filled with lights,
Is what it appears,
But it is more, so much more.
What you don't see
Are the dark alleys, dangerous street corners and the gangs hiding in the park.
You don't see the drug dealers in the parking lot or the Mafia in the warehouse.
A beautiful city filled with love and life,
You could believe that.
Yes, continue to believe in your false reality filled with good
And I shall paint it all BLACK.
To show you my reality with my paint brush
Why they'll all turn black like my heart.
I'll watch everyone walk by dressed in "summer" clothes
While you all turn your heads I'll watch my darkness
Prioritities"Learn, child, learn!"Prioritities3 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
"Speak, move your mouth and talk."
"Good now here, a pencil, write child, write!"
"Drag the graphite across the paper. A-B-C, to be or not to be."
"Good, now count child, count!"
"1+1=2, 2+2=4, 5X5=25, and c=πr²."
"Good, now with that head hung over your papers, think child, think!"
"Decide you career, your future, the remainder of your life."
"Good, now train child, train!"
"Take your earnings, spend it on courses and lessons."
"Good, now work child, work!"
"Hours upon days upon years"
"Good, now die child, die"
"Leave behind your unfinished desires for others....."
ReaderReader5 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
I am the reader,
The reader for the queen,
entertain her with books she desires,
my choice of selection,
I am devoted to my mistress,
and I will not give up under any circumstances,
yet, there's something between us,
I sat next to the queen one night,
with the fire gazing into her eyes,
made her shine like an amber stone,
my passion burned highly for her,
but all she talked about was- duchess Gabrielle,
her soft skin like a warm pillow,
her detailed eyes in the moonlight,
her smile of a thousand roses,
I closed my eyes, sigh-
I sat there, I just s