How to make yakitori chickenHow to make yakitori chicken5 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 dango5 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.
Japanese WordsAdmirable: RippaJapanese Words9 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
Battle spirit: Toukon
Best friend: Shin'yuu
Black magic: Majutsu
Cherry blossom: Sakura
Earth goddess: Tsuchikami
Full moon: Mangetsu
Infinite love: Mugen ai
List of Japanese names~BoysList of Japanese names7 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
Zinan ( zee-nan) second born son
Yukio snow boy boy who goes his own way Yuki, Yukiko
Yemon ( yeh-mohn) guardian or the gate
Toshio year boy Toshi
Torao (Toh-rah-oh) tiger boy
Taro first born male big boy
Tanjiro (than-jee-roh) precious second son
Tani valley also used as a girls name
Takeshi ( tah-keh-shee) bamboo or unbending one
Takeo (tah-kay-oh) strong as bamboo
Tadashi faithful servant
Shoda a level field
Shiro fourth born son
Seiji (SAY- jee) lawful and just
Sanjiro admired or Praised Sanji
Samaru => Samuel
Sachio fortunate or well-born
Saburo( Sah-boo-roh) third-born male
Raiden thunder God
Ozuru (oh-zoo-roo) large sto
To Be a Mother I do not believe, as is common, that age brings with it wisdom; my mother (and consequently, myself) are bright examples of how time does not cure the tendency to make irrational decisions. When I was a small child, I saw my mother as the brightest star in the evening sky; she was my light, my direction, my goddess. Any mistakes or unintelligent decisions she made were, in my mind, exempt from ridicule; being my mother, she was, of course, the epitome of perfection.To Be a Mother5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Drawing closed the blinds of my childhood, I grew into the realization that my mother, as all others, was a flawed creature; her brilliant red hair came from a plastic bottle from the second aisle of the supermarket, and correspondingly, so did her self-worth. As I aged, it was forced upon me the degree to which she placed value in appearance; no test score could bring joy into her eyes the way it did when I placed aside twenty e
How To Survive In A Horror Movie1. First of all, common sense is a good thing to have. If you're in the middle of the woods and you hear someone calling your name from a creepy abandoned house, don't go in. Run as fast as you can in the way you came from. If you see someone you thought was dead, it will not be them. If there is a killer in your house, get the hell out of there. Don't run around locking doors. Don't run upstairs.How To Survive In A Horror Movie3 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
2. If you find yourself alone, in a haunted house, abandoned warehouse or some other creepy place, at midnight, think about why you're actually there, and then leave.
3. If you think you'll be getting into a fight with a murderer or supernatural being, don't use a tiny slingshot, a pen knife or a baseball bat. Take an actual gun, and make sure you have bullets in it.
4. If a certain town seems to be where everything is going wrong, get the hell out of there. Don't bring your family or friends. They're probably all possessed or working for the killer.
5. Holy water probably won't injure anyone
Germany x Male!Reader: Movie Nights Chapter 6 Germany x Male!Reader x Prussia: Movie Nights Chapter 6/FinalGermany x Male!Reader: Movie Nights Chapter 62 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
-One Month Later-
[Male Name] was sitting on the couch between Ludwig and Gilbert, while they watched a movie. The only difference was that a few other people had joined them this time. It was finally the movie night that the [h/c] haired male had envisioned. He smiled as he listened to the others chat quietly about the movie. The German nuzzled [Male Name]’s [h/l] [h/c] hair which caused the male to blush. The Prussian had his arm around the shorter male’s waist. [Male Name] snuggled against them both as they continued to watch the movie. Once it was over, Francis, Antonio, Feliciano, and Lovino said their good byes and left. “So vhat do you vant to do now?” asked Gilbert as he looked on [Male Name]. “I guess we could help Lud clean?” suggested the [h/c] a
The Faux Plan - Part 10The Faux Plan - Part 104 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
A yellow hue of light flowed out of Inoue's turquoise clips, revealing two small brightly coloured spirits. Ayame bowed her head to Inoue in respect, her pale pink and oversized attire swaying around her arms and an enormous scarlet coloured headpiece hung over her dark hair, holding her firmly in midair. She held her hands tightly with Shun'ō, another fairy who had royal vermillion and gold garments and pale mint coloured wings. Together, they flew to Ichigo, enveloping him in a sand coloured shield of power. The normal joy the fairies had in their faces had disappeared as they watched Ichigo's lifeless body. They both looked to Inoue and she nodded, placing her slender hands on the surface of the shield and gently uttering soft words of incantation.
Controlling all her over flowing emotion, she concentrated hard on healing the boy in front of her, the boy she had loved all her life, the boy that was defeated by the only other person she had ever
Male!ReaderxItaly--Your Heart's in the Right PlaceYou were walking home after a quick trip to the grocery store, two bags of fresh groceries in either hand. When you were just three blocks from your house, someone began calling your name.Male!ReaderxItaly--Your Heart's in the Right Place3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
You turned to see your good friend Feliciano running towards you, flailing his arms and with a terrified expression on his face. You let out a heavy sigh; you loved Feliciano like a brother, but he always managed to get into trouble, which inevitably put you in the middle of it every time. You liked it better when Ludwig had that job!
You stopped walking so he could catch up (Ludwig was right; he sucks at running!). When he finally reached you, he immediately doubled over and began panting heavily.
"Feli, buddy, you really need to get more exercise." You said.
When his breath finally caught up with the rest of him he immediately beh=gan hopping around and flailing his arms and screaming "YOUHAVETOHELPIDIDNTMEANITIMSORRYIJUSTWANTEDTOGETTOHERHOUSEFASTERIDIDNTTHINKHEDMINDITWASANACCIDENTIDIDN
Little Arguments Can Bring Them TogetherThe soldier just stared at the man in front of him, his arms crossed above his now noticable bump under his tight shirt.Little Arguments Can Bring Them Together3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"No. We're not doing that to our child, Stark." He said, only calling his partner by his last name when he was mad or upset at him.
"Oh come on, Steve! This will be great for the baby! He or she could fly in it and everything!" Tony said to his boyfriend with a pout to come along with it. "Please?"
The reason for their fighting? Tony wants to build the new baby a suit of his or her own so she could be safe. Steve only saw the bad side of this and immediately struck it down. Why would a baby need a suit of armor at only a day old? It just didn't make much sense the the super soldier.
The blond sighed gently then ran a hand through his hair. "Tony, love, please. I can just imagine the baby accidentally launching one of the blasters or just hurting themselves in it. Or launching Extremis on accident and disrupting a satelite. Just leave it be." He pleaded, which he foun
SasuNaru: New Acceptances?Contains yaoi ( boy x boy )SasuNaru: New Acceptances?6 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
SasuNaru: Chapter 8
Naruto huffed, glared, wanting to get the fucking message across. "I will be okay, if you just leave. The room. Now." He tried shouting, failed, coming out as a shattered breath. Heart clenching in his ribs, feeling like it was about to explode.
Sasuke, not wanting Naruto to suddenly faint again, left the room, glancing one more look at Naruto, heart breaking, closing the door behind him, tears threatening to fall from his eyes. He chewed on his bottom lip, convinced himself Naruto was just mazed and confused.
Naruto stared at the closed door, tried breathing. But it didn't help.
Sasuke's legs hurt. They hurt from his elbows digging into them for two hours, but it was the only way he could keep his head up, and so, his legs hurt.
Had Naruto really said that to him? To leave? Why would he say that, why would he say that to the person he love
~Northen lights~ *Fem!Iceland X Fem!Reader*~Northen lights~~Northen lights~ *Fem!Iceland X Fem!Reader*3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
*Fem!Iceland X Fem!Reader*
Warning:This is Yuri aka girl X girl.If you don't like it,please don't read.Thank you!
The Icelandic female bore her liliach gaze in her best friend's direction,as the (h/c) spoke,gesturing in order to put emphasis upon her words with the Norwegian girl.
Playing with her pet puffin absent mindedly,she thought of every single time (Name) spent time with her - though Frida thought those times weren't enough and that her older sister,Nora,received much more attention than she did - and the fact itself made her feel all insecure.
Even if the (h/c) female assured her everything was going to be all right and that she was going to come back to her everytime,she couldn't help but feel that thread of insecurity to slip with nonchallance into her soul and her heart ache as the female's form grew in tones of grays and blacks until it disappeared from her sight,blending with the horizon line.
Sighing,the blonde rested her head int
Christmas in Tallinn*Daddy!Estonia X Mommy!Reader*~Häid jõule~Christmas in Tallinn*Daddy!Estonia X Mommy!Reader*3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
*Daddy!Estonia X Mommy!Reader*
‘Drabble #19 from ‘All I want for Christmas’ series’
The female`s (e/c) orbs fell upon the handsome Estonian male who just sat there silently,a focused expression crossing his features as he read the quite thick book at an incredible pace – page after page,his index finger pointed onto the yellow sheet,some letters faded or partially covered by a brown stain as if it had previously went through fire,Eduard`s brows furrowed in sign of either annoyance or confusion,but it lasted only for few seconds as in the instant his muscles relaxed.
(Name) tucked a strand of hair behind her ear as she dreamily watched the blonde continue studying,sometimes taking down notes in that elegant writing of his in which the letters seemed to reach the upper part of the page and try to evade.
The female loved him for quite a long time,but she just couldn`t gather up her courage and tell hi
Male!ReaderxRussia--Alone Part 2Before that week was done, the Russian troops were gone. (Country name) was once again peaceful and happy as it should be. The only thing different now was a lack of Russia's absence. Even before the trades began, I could often spot a Russian merchant ship sailing on the water at least once a week. But now it seems as though Russia dropped off the face of the earth. Not that I care; just one less country to cause me any trouble.Male!ReaderxRussia--Alone Part 23 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Three months passed since then, and Russia still remained quiet. I was rather enjoying it, and the World Conference meetings seemed a lot less stressful without the intimidating country in the room. As far as I could tell, none of the other countries seemed all too concerned with his absence which made a small pang of guilt run through me again, remembering what I said to him. But I still don't take back what I said! If anything, the lack of concern from the others only proved my point!
"(Country name)!" I jumpe
The Show Must Go On~ Male!ReaderxAmericaRequest for...The Show Must Go On~ Male!ReaderxAmerica4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
I never expected what would happen during rehearsals for the play that afternoon.
There seemed to be a semblance of normality, and for once nobody appeared to be teasing me. Alfred sat on the edge of the stage, looking innocent and tantalizing as his cobalt eyes scanned the script. I feel my face heat up involuntary again, trying to ignore the tanned skin beneath the tight, rolled up shirt-sleeves.
Ever since I first arrived here, he's been the only person to attempt to be my friend; at first I was reluctant, but now I'm perhaps more inclined to liking him. He's defended me numerous times, insulted those who sought to bring me down and has even insisted on escorting me to and from certain lessons when I'm more vulnerable.
It is mildly irritating having him treating me like a girl, but he's a genuine friend to the core and he only means well. When he first met, I couldn't even believe he was actually talking to me of all people. He'd dismi
The Gay Way: Chapter 12The Gay WayThe Gay Way: Chapter 124 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
A/N: Boy/Boy. FTM. Don't like? Leave.
As strange as it was having Alex hanging around, Devon was glad the boy was opening up. Eddie was happy to have one of his old friends still by him, which made Devon happy. Joy was still wary and made sure Alex knew she would beat him up if he tried anything. Jaz was nervous around everyone still, so he reacted in jittery ways, making Alex constantly apologize. Alex was just happy they didn't shun him right away.
A few days later, Devon realized he needed to talk to the counselor about what was going on with Eddie. Eddie came to school with a giant cut surrounded by a purple bruise right on the side of his face. He said he had fallen against the edge of the counter, but Devon just knew he had been pushed into it. So he did what he had to.
"You think he's being abused?" the counselor asked, his eyebrows raising.
Im glad you existI'm glad you existIm glad you exist6 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Summary: It's August 1st and Vash wishes for his birthday to be kept to being a nice dinner with his sister like always. But this year someone might be joining them.
Another year had gone by. And once again the day that Vash dreaded most had come. He could argue that there were worse days within the year, but at the moment this one took the prize. August 1st. The day that Vash had been born or more appropriately, came into existence. It wouldn't be so bad if his fellow countries didn't send him their empty wishes of good will to him. If not for his sister Lily,
China x Male!Reader: I have One Question.Part 1China x Male!Reader: I have One Question.Part 13 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The Modern Chinese man gulped,as he waited for his date,[Male Name].Hiding his banquet of Varieties of Mix flowers behind his back,Glowing and Beautiful.
But The one that stuck out the most were your favorites,[F/F(s)].Either-way,It was gorgeous.He felt anxious.Also hiding A small box in his back pocket.
[Male Name] opened the door-He smiled,then Wang Yao.You were wearing a winter jacket zipped down a little.Collars covering the Hood.A scarf covering
most,Denim skinny jeans with long shoes-shoelaces leaning up.Wang Yao blushed,how adorable you looked.
You smiled,a blush covering your cheeks slightly.
Oh,didn't The chinese man want to just hug and smother you with kisses."Shall we go?" [Male Name] asked,interrupting his fantasies,ahem,thoughts.
He smiled."Oh but first.",he pulled out the banquet.You took it,smiling,blushing hard.Wang Yao then kissed your forehead."T-Thanks," You held his hand,
running to a park where some kids and couples were,sitting on the bench.Eating on tables.Kids
VolturixReader - Change of Heart"You know you didn't have to be that harsh to him Jane." You turned your (eye color) eyes towards the now smirking pale girl.VolturixReader - Change of Heart3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Oh I know (Name), but who else was going to punish him?" She asked with a small cheeky grin. You shook your head and continued to walk with her down the narrow and dimly lit passage ways of the Volturi's headquarters. Jane, one of the members of the Volturi along with yourself was your closest friend along with her brother; Alec.
They were the ones who accepted you the most with open arms at first while the others stood back to see how the scene would play out. You did lead a normal life years ago when you lived with your family back in Forks. You just didn't feel like you belonged, you had to get away and that was when Jane and Alec came to you and offered you a deal.
You see, Jane and Alec are not normal humans, actually they are not humans at all. They're vampires. Real, blood thirsty vampires. They needed someone to take care of "pathetic humans" in t
Rise and fall (Lucifer x Male! Reader) ch4Rise and fall (Lucifer x Male! Reader)Rise and fall (Lucifer x Male! Reader) ch43 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
After running to earth from Michael you wondered trying to get yourself a new identity including absorbing the human’s pop culture. Michael eventually gave up the search when he was certain you wouldn’t return to heaven and proceeded to spread the word that Lucifer had betrayed heaven by trying to rally a riot against humans. You were deemed a traitor to be killed on sight should you be found while the prophecy was eventually put in to motion that eventually the seals were to be broken to Lucifer’s cage to allow him to rise so as Michael could be triumphant against him, saving the world to so as every one could go to paradise. You adapted to the humans lifestyle as it progressed over the years, your heart broken but not defeated as you tried to find away to free Lucifer from his cage with only Gabriel and Balthazar in heaven to let you know what was going on that is until Gabriel left and Balthazar died in the wars. You
Eskimo kisses [Christmas kisses]Eskimo kissesEskimo kisses [Christmas kisses]3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
[name]'s face brightened up as she saw eridan entered the kitchen, a smile came to her lips. "oh, there you are [name]" eridan muttered as he looked at the girl. Her eyes twinkled as she walked up to him "yes! I thought you where to busy with talking to Feferi, Eridan~" [name] purred at him. [name] had always liked Eridan, even though everyone disliked him. Just because he wanted someone to love, didn't mean that he didn't have a good kind heart. Eridan rubbed the back of his head and smiled weakly "well yeah, about that ehmm I wanted to talk to you about somethin, if you don't mind ya know" eridan mumbled nervously. [name] smiled brightly at him, and nodded, until her mood became more serious and calm. Her bright smile turned into a small frown as she eyed him "well?" she asked. Eridan blushed, a small purple hue coming to his cheeks "w-well ehmmm I guess ehh let me gog this is annoyin" the seadweller cursed. [name] had to laugh lightly
IceLiech- I didn't plan thisShe should have listened to Iceland. She should have listened to him say: You shouldn't do that; it could go wrong. Unfortunately, that's not how Liechtenstein rolls. Well... If his warning hadn't gone through one ear and out the other, she'd be her own normal self... But it had. And now... She was a mochi. That's right. England was teaching her magic and she turned herself into a mochi. Not like she planned on it! She honestly was trying to turn Japan into a mochi... Or her brother; she only wanted revenge for what she walked in on.IceLiech- I didn't plan this5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Now she was a little mochi. And her phone was ringing. It's hard to get up there without... well... limbs or a body. "I hope it's Iceland. He'll rush over if I don't answer," and she knew why. Half the time if she wasn't answering the phone, something bad happened (or she was in jail, but that's a different story...). And exactly twenty minutes later...
"LIECHTENSTEIN!! Are you in here!? Are you okay? What did you do?!" Iceland.
"I'm down here, Ice,"
Perfect"It's just I can't believe Mr Schue has given Rachel the solo again," Kurt scowled, crossing his arms as tightly as his jacket would allow and glaring out of the car window. The boy had been in a terrible mood since he had woken that morning, but it was only when they were in the car, en route to McKinley High, that Blaine had asked what was wrong.Perfect4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"I guess," Blaine sighed, looking away from the road momentarily as he glanced across to his boyfriend sympathetically, "but you'll get your chance soon enough, Kurt."
"Yeah right," the older boy huffed, but he did not break into a rant like he had often done in the past. Rachel getting the solo which he wanted was nothing new, and after three years of it, he was quite used to the disappointment by now. Glowering out of the car window with enough ferocity to burn holes in the glass, Kurt ignored the presence of Blaine to his left, wanting nothing more than to be left alone with his thoughts.
Just as another heavy sigh was about t
Becoming A Family"His name is Peter Parker." The adoption agent stated. "He's quite a handful, very energetic." The baby giggled loudly and began to place his hand all over Steve's face, which earned a laugh from him as well.Becoming A Family4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Tony knew Steve was in love with the child right then and there, and the memory of that day often echoed in Tony's brain, especially as of the past couple of weeks, and Tony shook his head in order to it of the memory.
It had been over a week since they had last heard from the adoption agency, had last made a visit to come and see Peter, and Tony hadn't seen Steve all day. It hadn't been because of Tony being locked up all day, but the exact opposite, he had been out, getting things Steve demanded, like diapers, while the Captain was locked up in the 'nursery'. Tony came into the kitchen and dropped the shopping on the table, wondering if Steve was still cooped up in the bedroom. When the subtle tones of The Andrews Sisters reached his ears, he knew that Steve was still up there.