How to make yakitori chickenHow to make yakitori chicken3 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 skewered chicken and negi over hot coals until the surface of chicken turns white.
Brush the skewered chicken and negi with the sauce.
Grill until cooked through, brushing the sauce a couple of times.
How to make Mitarashi dangoHow to make Mitarashi dango3 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 amount of dumplings to each.
11.) pour sauce over dumplings and enjoy.
1.) Mix all the ingredients in a sauce pan.
2.) Simmer till thickened.
3.) Pour over dangos.
Taken .:Chapter 3:.Taken .:Chapter 3:.4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
We pulled up to an old two-story house; the white paint was chipping off, two windows showing in the front, a wooden door, and a small awning. Around it were two big oak trees on either side of the house, a small garden, grass, and a curving stone walkway. There was a long driveway leading down to a small garage. As soon as the car was stopped, I quickly hopped out of my mother's grey Toyota Camry, and rushed up the walkway to the door. "knock-knock-knockknock-knock-ding-dong!" The last note of the bell rang out, and then the sound of locks turning was heard. Brenan stood in the doorway, "Sammy!" He squealed wrapping me in a tight hug. "Bren Bren!" I said in the same tone as him, returning the hug. My mother's heals clicked annoyingly against the walkway, sounding her approach. "Hi I'm Samantha's mom. Is your father home?" Her fake smile, an enthusiasm, made my stomach curl up. "Yeah, let me go get him. You can come in if you like. Oh and Sammy?" He asked, looking me. "Yes Bren?" I res
48: Rose "Doctor?" I called blindly into the TARDIS. I had just been in the library, looking for a good read, and I had came across a really dusty old book with the title worn off the side. When I picked it up to see if the title on the front was visible, and a picture fell out. The picture was of a very pretty girl with dirty blond hair and brown eyes. Ordinary enough, unless you know the Doctor. You see, in all the time I've known the Doctor, he's never carried, or owned, a picture. Not of anyone.48: Rose4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Yeah, in here Emily!" I heard from somewhere to the left, so I started walking blindly in that general direction. I found the Doctor sitting in a fairly small room with four offwhite chairs and a wooden coffee table. I sat down in the chair closest to the Doctor, who was working on some sort of circuit or something. "Did you need something?" He asked, not looking up from wha
Adventures in Equestria Ep. 9Adventures in Equestria Ep. 93 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
*It was early morning in the vast farmlands of Equestria. By the side of a dirt road was a large yellow tent sitting next to Nikola's Automobile. Inside the tent, Lian was still fast asleep in her sleeping bag with her pet red panda Lili sleeping on top of her. Suddenly, a strange high pitched buzzing noise stirred them both from their sleep*
Lian: Hmm, what is that? *looks over to see that Nikola's sleeping bag is empty* What are you doing this early?
*Nikola was outside monitoring a device on the ground that seemed to be filled with water. On one side of the device, a small pipe gave out a high pitch whistle. On the other side was a hose that snaked its way onto a large canister. The gage on the canister was reading it was almost full*
Nikola: Just about done here, Einstein. A few more seconds and we'll have enough Hydrogen to make it to the Ibex Empire.
*Einstein, Nikola's guinea pig, simply rolled past him in his plastic ball*
Lian: *steps out of the tent and lets out a
The Wailing: TeaserPart I: The SirensThe Wailing: Teaser2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The sound of the sirens is what has stayed with me. I remember the explosions, the engines of the Messerschmitts, the screams of men trapped beneath the rubble. Of course I do. But it is the wail of the sirens that yet haunts my dreams, settles that same cold sickness in my gut, that same cold slickness on my palms. It is the banshee shriek of coming death.
The night was cold and clear when that sound prickled along my arms like so many icy fingers reaching out from behind the drapes.
Rowan stilled her hands at the typewriter and ripped the sheet from the machine, lest some unscrupulous eye should take advantage of her temporary absence. She snatched up a grey cardigan, a torch, and the requisite gas mask, and had nearly gotten to the door before she turned back to look at me. Her dark eyes were as empty as ever.
‘Are you coming?’ she asked as she stuck one arm into a cardigan sleeve.
‘I’ll follow later,’ I said. ‘
paper hearts. Theres a crevice in the wall where she hides her little baby girl, all plastic smiles and mechanical giggles. She cuddles it like it has a soul and speaks to it like it has a name. Its soft rubber skin has been covered with paper hearts and marker stars, and its little plastic ears have been filled with whispers of adoration and love. Its wiry blonde hair has been crossed into braids, twisted up above its head, and she has pulled a dress onto its synthetic body with the brightest little smile. She reminds it that its beautiful, even though it cant hear. She fastens it tight into the beaten pink stroller and skips behind it as it rolls across the pavement, dancing in the sun like there is no tomorrow and yesterday is only a dream.paper hearts.6 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
And maybe she's only six years old, but she knows how babies are made. Not the ones you buy in the store, the ones you have to tear out of the cru
YoutopiaDriving along this old country road makes my mind wander, back to brighter days. This place seems so familiar to me, like an old memory I could only see through the haze of my subconscious. I glance in the rearview mirror and could have sworn I saw you sitting there. Riding in the back seat, looking out at the window in your shyness, glancing surreptitiously at me with a small smile lighting up your eyes that once enchanted me so much. The sunlight shone in through the window upon your face, the dust swirling around like millions of tiny fireflies, just waiting to be caught. I find myself smiling, reminiscing of days gone by. But I blink, and the vision is gone. I shake my head and keep driving. I know where I am now. We had been here before. Together. Before you left to a place where I couldn't follow. My hands tighten on the wheel. I turn the radio up so I can't hear you any more.Youtopia3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
There is a place nearby that I remember well. I pull over to the side of the road and step out, away fro
White wings"Baaaaaarn!"White wings4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
A tall angel turned his head at the many calls for his name. He wore a simple light blue shirt and white jeans, but no shoes, and had long light brown hair, which was pulled back into a ponytail, save a few strands. His eyes were bluish green, and full of humor as the small group of angels bounced on the clouds toward him.
There were five, all of them at the age of ten, and all of them happy and winged.
In front was a girl with reddish hair which was pulled into loose pigtails. Her wings were bright red, green, yellow and blue, quite alike a scarlet macaw's. This was where she had gotten her name, Scarlet.
Behind her was a boy with fluffy light brown hair. His wings, where there were supposed to be feathers, there was soft, cool grey fur with black circles like a snow leopard's. His ears were fluffy leopard ears, too, and his name was Snow.
Running alongside each other was two blonds that were completely identical, aside from their wings. One had black, white, and br
Character Development Sheet 01This is a character development sheet. It's used to help think outside the box for character creation. When making a character you want the character to be as real to your audience as the character is to you.Character Development Sheet 015 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
To use this character development sheet, save it on your computer, but leave the author information for the sheet at the bottom. You might need it to find my website to see if I have anything new for you to use. Fill it out for each main character you write about. Then save the filled out sheets in a folder so you can refer to them as needed.
Not all of the information you'll put in the development sheet will be known to your audience, this is just to help you see the character as a real person so you'll understand better how the character would actually react in the situations you throw at them. This way you won't force a character to make a decision that isn't really them.
If the character doesn't seem the type to make the decision you want them to make for the story line, you m
The OwlThe lights flickered and flashed in the evening sun as the sounds of music and children shouting rippled through the air. A late Autumn breeze blew down from the hills, blowing scraps of paper, fallen leaves and skirts of women about their knees. The smell of popcorn, corn dogs, and spun sugar drifted with the wind reaching noses and rumbling the tummies of young and old alike. The crank of machinery and the growl of motor's mingled with the music as the fun park rides twirled and swung the revelers with glee.The Owl5 years ago in Science Fiction More Like This
Unnoticed by the crowd, a tall man and a young woman strolled arm and arm, smiles on their faces, lightness in their footsteps as if they had not a care in the world. A hat sat lightly upon his head, curls sticking every which way from the bottom. He was dressed warmly for the evening, long tweed coat, a scarf looped around neck, lightly dragging the ground as they walked. She reached out and grabbed one end of the scarf wrapping it around her own neck for a moment, laughing, bef
time to help-for jaylaIt was one stormy night that i meet my trainer.I was swimming across the sea when a strong storm came,it was to strong,i clided with a rock and was kocked out cold.when i woke up i was on a beach,i tryed to stand up,but my leg was broken.time to help-for jayla4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
i was helpless,till i heard something, what i heard was.
"charizard,use flame thrower."
i turned to see a wall of fire heading right for me,it hit.
"AHHHHH!"i cryed in pain
i looked up to see a trainer.
"now to capture you,you little buizel."he said as he pulled out a poke ball
"NO!LEAVE HIM ALONE!"i heard a female vioce say.
i was to weak,i couldn't stay awake,i fanited in pain.
"when i woke up i was in a strang room,it was white,then a woman with red hair,looked over me and said.
"why hello sleepy head,i hope you feel better,do you?"she said
i nodded my head to say yes.
"good,because there's some one here to see you."said the woman
"thank you nurse joy,"said a girls voice,wait i recognize that voice."hello there,how are you fee
rose marryNORMAL LIFErose marry4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
I never thought my life would be nothing but normal, but at this point in my life, I'd tell you, no one's life will ever be normal, ever again.
It was a warm august morning. We find a small house; inside the second story window we find a 18 year old girl how can't decided what to wear to the first day of her collage boarding school.
"Mom I don't know what to wear."The girls said as she holds up a shirt over her chest while looking at herself in the mirror.
"Well, you could always wear the school uniform." Said the girl's mother
"Mom, that uniform is lame." Said the girl
"Lilly, come on, just try it, for me, please." Begs Lilly's mother
Lilly look down on her bed to see a white button up shirt, a dark red tie, a dark red over jacket with gold trimming on the wrist, and a dark red mini skirt.
"At least it's not gray." Lilly thought to her self
"Come on Lilly, you know dark red is your favorite color." Lilly's mother said
Lilly knows her mom wouldn't drop the subject until s
The irony of the colour redI find it strange how the colour red can symbolise;The irony of the colour red2 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
But it's can also symbolise love.
I live to dream, I live to love.I live to dream, I live to love,I live to dream, I live to love.3 years ago in Emotional More Like This
I live to do all of the above.
Your smile like honey, it fills my heart with joy,
Your beautiful tone as you speak, I don't interrupt, not a peep.
I bite my lips and try and hide but oh how you make me feel inside, there are just there are just no words that can describe.
I live to dream, I live to love and hope,
maybe we could elope?
I joke because you'll probably never know how I really feel,
and I know it take time for wounds to heal.
But let me be a cure.
I live to dream, I live to love.
Maybe some day it will be enough.
My sunshine... (Latvia x Reader songfic!)My sunshine... (Latvia x Reader songfic!)2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
WARNING FOR SOME SERIOUS SADNESS AND CRYING AN STUFF!!! *Serious face*
Latvia was walking down the usual staircase in the cold evening of a winter day, his day had been completely terrifying, the cold white snow had covered his old shop and he couldn't even manage to enter it. It was completely covered in the horrible light mass. He was forced to leave work only to go back to his poor, torn down house. Did he still have any food left? The train tickets for him to get to work was expensive, and now since he didn't get any work done it was all just a waste of his precious time. He was so young ... And already working, making a living for himself. His small feet made light tapping sounds on the concrete of the hard floor. He had just arrived by the train platform as he turned his head both ways consuming his surroundings, he looked to the left; nothing out of the unusual. Boring, dull, rust
Izaya X Reader : He can't possibly change : Part 1Izaya X Reader : He can't possibly change : Part 13 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Walking home from work was always weird for a while because every time you walked HE showed up.
"Hey _____ how is my favorite human today?" He gave you his signature grin
"Why do you want to know?"
Izaya shot you a over dramatic painful look
"Oh _____ why would you ask such a question?!? I always want to know what is going on in my favorite humans head!"
You rolled your eyes.
"Piss off Izaya , I'm going home"
He grabbed your wrist and looked you in the eye
"So you're not going to talk to me today hmm?"
You glared and said
"Izaya I'm not in the mood for your bull, today at work was hard and I'm tired Besides Shizuo kun is waiting for me to cook dinner."
Izaya spun around and around and asked
"Could I stay for dinner? I could help you cook!"
You just walked past him and said
"No I want to still have a kitchen when I come home tomorrow."
This whole conversation you had a very monotone like voice and it was boring Izaya
You continued to walk and Izaya spok
Touch You (Bertolt x Reader)Touch You (Bertolt x Reader)7 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
Note: Aaaand this is a school!AU because I love AUs.
Silence descended upon her as most of the students left for their classes. She felt as if a weight had lifted from her shoulders and she breathed a sigh of relief. It had been thirty minutes since those noisy kids had come up and she was stuck at the same phrase since then. It seemed like they didn’t know a library was supposed to be a quiet place, where other students would usually gather to study for incoming exams, as well as homework and other extra not-so-pleasant works. Obviously, she was thinking about that in the most sarcastic way, because, as she was stuck with that single phrase, she managed to lost her concentration and even repeat what was written in her mind a dozen of times. Fantastically great, of course. Her head started to ache and she sighed in frustration. Putting her book aside, she closed her eyes and massaged the sides of her head.
How the heck am I supposed to concentrate again? As
Deadbird BackgroundDeadbird Background4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
I apologize in advanced for any spelling or grammatical errors -- while I did read over this twice, I may have missed something. Sorry!
"The December wind wrapped itself around the two as they briskly made their way down the crowded sidewalk. They didn't mind the cold all too much for their sheer excitement kept them warm. A mother and a son had traversed into the Inner Sanctum of the Main City to prepare for the festivities. It was the 20th, and on the 21st a world-wide celebration would ring out in glory of their leader's name and birthday. It wasn't just a celebration for him, as on the 21st everyone shared in on the gift giving and good will spreading amongst their friends and loved ones. The mother and son, however, had missed out on their shopping and were forced to rush and see what they could get the night before.
"Every corner they turned and every step they took left them visually bombarded with fantastic, glowing displays of old time toys and new wave technology. Add
I hate --I hate --4 years ago in Emotional More Like This
I hate that I have nothing better to do than to make this list.
I hate how I'm going to make about 43578978 typos while writing this.
I hate how I'm too lazy to go back and fix said typos.
I hate that I don't have word office or whatever to correct my typos.
I hate that my computer crashes every other month.
I hate how I still don't use a flash drive to back my work up.
I hate that I had so many unfinished, near-completion pictures I lost because of said crash.
I hate how long it takes me to finish art trades.
I hate how people take shit so seriously.
I hate that I used to take shit so seriously.
I hate how people can take the -internet- so seriously.
I hate that there will be those few select people who take these lists seriously.
I hate how out of those people, a few of them will pretend to take it seriously, but they really don't, and are just arguing for the lulz.
I hate how much I love reading do it for the lulz's stuff.
I hate yaoi.
I hate yaoi's incredibly scary fan base.
You've been on my mind...Quite frankly, you're heavy. Get off.You've been on my mind...8 years ago in General More Like This
MoriX!Chunky Reader- Late Night Touches and TalksMoriX!Chunky Reader- Late Night Touches and Talks2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
You sighed lightly as you snuggled into your 'pillow' of a boyfriend Takashi as the rain continued to come down making a soft pattering sound against the windows making you feel at ease and relaxed.
You opened your (eye color) eyes only to look into Mori's deep onyx ones. He had a soft smile on his face as he pulled you closer to him with the hand that was wrapped around your plump waist. You smiled at his actions and leaned up to press your lips to his in a sweet chaste kiss.
"Can't sleep?" He asked this as you felt the words rumble in his strong chest making you giggle as you nodded your head as he put a strand of your (hair color) locks behind your ear.
"Not a wink, so why are you up?" He grinned at you as his suddenly rolled on top of you placing his arms on either side of your head as you placed his face close to yours which was a deep red color at the moment.
"Because of you." He simply said this as he started to shower your face in small kisses as he moved down to your neck occa