How to make Mitarashi dangoHow to make Mitarashi dango4 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.
How to make yakitori chickenHow to make yakitori chicken4 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.
When I SaidWhen I said I wanted a fairy taleWhen I Said2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I meant I wanted a prince.
I didn't want to be locked in a
I didn't want to be fought by a
I didn't want
When I said I wanted a fairy tale
I meant I wanted to be a princess.
I didn't want to watch a rose
I didn't want to wear the gown
I wanted it
When I said I wanted a fairy tale...
I expected it to end in a
But i never expected it to end like this.
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
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 Owl6 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
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: Rose5 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
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
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
RapeI am a 17 year old girlRape4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
My eyes sparkle in the daylight
I have a smile that can light up the whole room
I have an amazing family
My friends are the best that anyone could ever ask for
My boyfriend is amazing
Someday I am going to live in a big pretty house just like the one I grew up in
When I graduate I am going to go to a good college and learn to do my dream job
After college I am going to marry my prince charming
And we will live happily ever after
I will have beautiful children
And I will love them with all of my heart
And when they grow up I will become a grandmother
When the time comes I will die peacefully in my sleep with my loyal husband at my side
I have a perfect life.
I am a seventeen year old girl
My tears glisten in the cold moonlight
My smile, like me, is broken and fake
I am all alone
With friends that will never understand
And an ex boyfriend who is wondering what he did wrong
My big house is filled with emptiness and shattered dreams
At school my classmates happy
What is Love? (Levi x Reader)What is Love? (Levi x Reader)5 months ago in Drama More Like This
A/N: Hey everyone! Another songfic for you!
Listen here please!
Oh, I don't know why you're not there
I give you my love, but you don't care
So what is right and what is wrong?
Give me a sign
The pit of growing anxiety that was your stomach began to churn. Every step, every thought, every breath reminded you of him. You had always been a fighter, a survivor, but you didn’t know how you could possibly win this battle when it was against yourself. Every part of your mind told you to get up and continue on without him, but then your heart would begin to ache and your stomach would explode with unresolved nerves. Deep down you knew that you still needed him in your life and that the two of you would meet again in the future. You just didn’t know when.
Battle Royale - OneOver and over again, I sat back and watched countless fights in the house where we all lived. All but a few were minor, of course, so I never really worried; arguments were very common in the house. As horrible as it sounds, only one out of the many arguments ended in death.Battle Royale - One6 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
But lets not recap that. Thats a completely different story.
After a while, it seemed as though the arguments finally started to die down, even to the point where we decided to try a vacation. Luckily for us, we were offered a once in a lifetime trip to a local island, just a few miles off the coast.
It didnt take us long to ponder the offer; we eagerly accepted.
Once in a lifetime trip.
They sure as hell werent lying.
It all started on a rainy evening. Everyone was exhausted from packing and the majority of the group was thankful to finally be able to relax now that they were on their way to the island.
Many of the houses residents were sitting in their seat
The demons that keep us apartThe night was dark, just like the day. He looked out. Into the black and saw everything, every soul. The wind blew, from where, he never really knew. But he never felt cold. He heard someone behind him. He turned.The demons that keep us apart2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"What?" He frowned slightly at the interruption. The servant looked nervous and bowed again.
"It's-She is here in-"
"Where?" He stepped forward swiftly and spoke with urgency. "Speak, man."
"Side chamber off the hall," the servant said quickly. He swept out of the room leaving the servant standing there. He strode down the hall and onto the side room. She was there. He stopped abruptly. She had heard him enter and turned. He inclined his head, his face stoic.
"Lord." She curtsied.
"You have the reply I presume." He walked to look out the window. He clasped his hands behind his back. She spoke from behind him.
"I do." She replied slowly. He waited for her to speak again. There was a pause.
"..no" She breathed. He turned slowly on his head to look at her. She
I need you.A day without you is like a day without the sun,I need you.3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
nothing is bright, everything is glum.
And when you left, walked through that door,
everyone knew why I wasn't smiling anymore.
beneathbeneath3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
it goes without saying:
the air that settles
on your chest
the language of your local fruit
the swirl of rind
their glyphs and runes
like sun-bent cheeks
and creatured time
that sleeps between us.
i needn't tell you anything
or speak my way inside of you
you've doctored in all my aspirations
your furious dreams' wild successions
no longer carry
i am written
Daily LiesThey say,Daily Lies3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
There is light on the other side,
To just keep on moving,
It'll get easier with time.
These people do so,
Like to lie.
What they don't realise,
Is they have been figured out.
There is no light,
What happens is...
We learn to cope.
We find the courage,
We find the hero,
Inside of us.
We learn to live,
It never becomes easier.
Who learn to
It's kinda pathetic, but...I miss you, y'know... Soon as you're gone,It's kinda pathetic, but...3 years ago in Concrete Poetry More Like This
It hurts to want to hug you and there be no one.
I miss you as soon as I stop talking to you,
I miss you even when we talk, unless I'm hugging you.
I know it's pathetic, I really do...
But I guess it's just because I love you.
Sometimes I'm scared there'll be no one there
But then I wake up, and thank God it's a nightmare.
Jennifer, I want you to believe that I love you
And I want to hear that you love me too.
Jennifer, I love you and I love you true.
And I'm not ashamed to say that I need you.
The Heart Fruit.The Heart Fruit.3 years ago in Concrete Poetry More Like This
You once said you would be so much less without me.
And believe me, I would be nothing if we weren't "we".
You once said that you could never express how much you love me.
I still say I love you more, even if you would be less without me.
You may be less without me, but I would be nothing without you.
Now Jennifer, read these words and know what I'm saying is true.
I can honestly say that I would be nothing without you.
I would be nothing without that sweet reply of "I love you too."
And finally, "With this fruit I bestow..."
Why do those words sound so very hollow?
Because they are not mine, and I can tell you myself.
That you are the only thing that gets me through Hell.
I tell you that you are my rock, my reason, and my life.
You are the only thing that gets me through this strife.
Now Jennifer, there are no words to express what I feel for you.
So I guess that these will have to do. "Jennifer, I love you."
Anyone But MeI don't know how,Anyone But Me3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
To be anyone,
Do you know how to be me?
I don't know how to be you.
I don't know how to be,
Any one but me.
I can't act like my best friend,
Nor can I pretend to be my teacher,
For i do not know how to be,
Any one but me.
I have to be myself,
I have no choice you see,
For every one else,
We are all unique,
Which means we are all the same,
And each and every one of use,
Doesn't know how to be the other.
I don't know about you,
Or everybody else,
But I don't know how to be,
Any one but me.
MazerunnerMazerunner3 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
It started off all new to me
I woke up and all I could see
was boys all around
bunched up in a crowd
I was in a new place
surrounded with walls
Only knowing my name
that was all
Confusion ran through me
all through my head
I had woke in a place
and it wasnt my bed
I hadnt known then
what I know now
that my life was changed
and the trials strated NOW
They made me run through a maze
full of these thing
wanting to kill meeeeee
making shore I didnt get to theeeeee eeeeeennnnnnd
I had to figure out maps
that showed our way out
defend all my friends
and get to help
Wicked rescued us then
gave us a bed and and a home
brought us to safety
and we aaaaaaaaalllll made it to end
I'll Get ThroughI'll make it throughI'll Get Through3 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
I'll concure them to
I'm gonna get to the end
Thats just how it is
I'll have some problems to face
But those wont stop me
Cause I need to make it through
Cause I am who I am
And always will be
Nothing will change escpecially me
I'm the person with drive
And I got all the will
I'm gonna win this battle
While reaching my goals
I'm gonna prove then wrong
Cause that's just how it's gonna go
Because I'll concure the fight
I know I'll get through
I have my goals set
And I'm going to get them to
Cause I'm lean, strong, and mean
I'm a fighting machine