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Ill be using words from my bento books that I own so when you see () that's giving credit back to the books I got the definition from :meow: I will also use bento blogs and any suggestions from DA members also linked back to by ()

♥♥♥♥ Bento Glossary ♥♥♥♥
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Aburaage: Thin slices of tofu that are deep-fried.  Often used to wrap inari sushi and added to miso soup.  Also known as abur-age. (CC)
Aemono:  Cold dishes mixed with dressing.(CC)
Anko:  Sweet, jam-like paste made from azuki beans.(CC)
Anpan:  Sweet bun filled with anko.(CC)
Atsuage:  Thick-cut deep-fried tofu.(CC)

Baran: name for the plastic green decorative grass (FF)
Bento: A single-portion take out or home-packed meal, made to fit into a box, which can vary in shape and form. Traditionally this consists of rice, fish or meat and one or more pickled or cooked vegetables as a side dish. (FF)
Bull-dog sauce:  This thick savory sauce is like a semi-gelatinous Worcestershire with a soy zing (FF)

Charaben:  An elaboratly arranged bento box, with food made into shapes resembling pop culture icons, people, animals or characters and items from nature(FF)
Chikuwa:  Pureed and steamed fish cake shaped into a tube form.(CC)
Croquette:  A small fried food roll usually containing mashed potatoes and/or minced meat fried in bread crumbs (YY)

Dango:  Rice dough dumplings, eat with sweet or savory sauce (Panda)
Dashi Stock:  A Japanese soup stock made from seaweed or fish (YY)
Dashimaki Tamago:  A Japanese rolled egg flavored with dashi (YY)
Donburi: A dish served over rice in a bowl (YY)

Ebi fry: Shrimp fried in a panko batter (YY)
Edamame: Soy beans (YY)

Furikake:  Rice seasoning comes packaged in a variety of flavors (YY)


Hana ebi:   Red Hawaiian shrimp powder (YY)
Hana osushi no moto:   Plum vinegar powder, used as seasoning and natural pink food coloring (YY)
Hashi yasume:  Literally "chopstick rest" this refers to a specific category of ozaku. These side dishes are meant to contrast with the flavor, texture and temperature of the main components of the meal. Pickled vegetables are a common example(FF)
Haupia:   coconut pudding (YY)
Hijiki:  High-fiber versatile seaweed often stwed with dashi and root vegetables(FF)

Inarizushi:   Simmered aburaage, used for sushi (YY)

Johbisai/Joubisai: "always available food" aka your bento stash of ready made foods (pickled vegetables, frozen foods, furikake ect.)

Kanikama: Imitation crab stick (YY)
Kamaboko:  Fish cake
Katsu: Breaded fried meat rolls; similar to croquettes (YY)
Karaage: Japanese style fried chicken (YY)
Katsuoboshi: Dried flaked fish seasoning also called Bonito flakes (YY)
Korokke: Japanese take on croquettes, these are often made of mashed potatoes and other ingredients (meat or vegetables) then battered and deep fried (FF)
kyaraben: An alternative spelling for Charaben (FF)

Loco moco: Hawaiian dish consisting of a hamburger patty on hot rice topped with a fried egg and gravy (YY)
Lomilomi salmon: A salted salmon, tomato, onion, and green onion salad, served cold (YY)

Makizushi: Sushi roll wrapped in nori (YY)
Memmi sauce: Noodle soup base and dipping sauce (YY)
Mirin: Sweet rice wine (YY)
Mochiko flour: Sweet rice flour (YY)
Musibi: Onigiri wrapped in nori (YY)

Nikumaki: Vegetables wrapped in chicken and fried (YY)
Nimame: Simmered sweet beans
Nori: Seaweed paper (YY)

Okazu:  This is a word that refers to the protein or vegetables that come with the rice during a meal (FF)
Onigiri: Rice ball (YY)

Panko:  Japanese-style bread crumbs (YY)
Ponzu sauce: Japanese sauce made with mirin, rice vinegar, katsuobushi flakes, seaweed, and citrus (YY)


Rice vinegar: Vinegar made from fermented rice (YY)

Sake: Rice wine (YY)
Sashimi:  Fresh raw fish (sliced thin) served with a dipping sauce (FF)
Sato shoyu: Sauce made from soy sauce and sugar (YY)
Shichimi Togarashi: common Japanese spice mixture containing seven ingredients (wikki)
Shitake mushroom: Japanese variety of mushroom (YY)
Shimeji mushroom: East Asian mushroom (YY)
Shoyu: Soy Sauce
Soboro: A minced or crumbled meat or egg dish (YY)
Somen: Thin, white wheat noodles (YY)
Soy paper: Alternative to nori, available in a variety of bright colors (YY)
Sushi su: Used to flavor sushi rice (YY)

Takoyaki:  A spherical, fried dumpling of batter with a piece of octopus inside, typically found as street food.(FF)
Tamagoyaki: Japanese rolled egg (YY)
Tamari soy sauce: Gluten-free dark soy sauce (YY)
Tarako: Salted cod roe (YY)
Tempura: Shrimp or vegetables fried in a light batter dipped in sauce (YY)  
Tonkatsu: Fried pork cutlets, a type of katsu (YY)

Umami:  A savory taste, is one of the five basic tastes, together with sweet, sour, bitter and salty. Umami can be translated "pleasant savory taste". (Wiki)
Ume-su:  Ume vinegar or also sometimes called ume seasoning, is a byproduct of making umeboshi (pickled plums) Its sourness comes from the ume plums, the bright red color from the red shiso leaves that are pickled along with the ume, and the saltiness comes from the salt used in the pickling process. (JB)
Umiboshi : Pickled plums (YY)
Unagi: Grilled and flavored eel (FF)

Usuyaki tamago: Bright yellow Japanese crepe-style omelet (YY)


Wasabi: Spicy Japanese radish ground into a paste (not the same as american wasabi which is horseradish with green coloring added still spicy) *It is less spicy if you do not breath threw your nose when you eat it*


Yakitori: Barbecued chicken scewers, usualy served with beer (FF)


Thanks to
(YY) Yum-Yum Bento Box by Crystal Watanabe & Maki Ogawa
(FF) Face Food Recipes by Christopher D Salyers
(JBCB) Just Bento Book Book Makiko Itoh
Web sites:
(CC) Cooking Cute
(JB) Just Bento
(Wiki) Wikipedia…
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Still Life Stills Features: Breakfast

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 9:31 PM
Breakfast is served.

Breakfast by DREAM-PHOTOGRAFY Breakfast by digitalminds
Breakfast by ElyneNoir

Breakfast 18 by Condanna
breakfast by mattia85
favourite breakfast by artahh
English-Scottish breakfast by florpurpura
Breakfast time by one-shot-below
You can probably guess what next weeks feature will be.

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Monthly Bake Off!

Sat Nov 1, 2014, 3:00 AM

Bake Off! Has just a few more days to go - get baking your bread and enter!

The monthly Bake Off! is designed to make you bake or cook something! You have a whole month to plan what you'd like to do and there are various ways in which you can win some prizes.

Bread by Kaz-DBread1 by Kaz-D

This month the theme is 'Bread.' You can interpret this how you wish! I certainly didn't bake these rolls from scratch but used a packet mix (cheating but oh so tasty!) and got a little creative with how I arranged them. It would be good to include the recipe in your commets, or a link to the recipe if you took inspiration from elsewhere. It will help with regards to the prizing criteria listed below too...

:bulletblack: - Entries must follow the rules of Still Life Photography - no body parts!
:bulletblack: - One entry per person please!
:bulletblack: - Entries must be your own work.
:bulletblack: - Entries must have minimal photo-manipulation
:bulletblack: - Stick to the theme but interpret it how you wish!
:bulletblack: - Include the recipe and that it's for the Still-Life-Stills contest in your artist comments.
:bulletblack: To enter contribute your entry to this folder.

Photographic Talent

1 x 6 month subscription
300 Points

Recipe Talent

1 x 3 month subscription

Dates and Deadlines

The contest ends on Friday 28th November at midnight PST.
Winners will be announced on Monday 1st December along with the next months contest.

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We've launched a brand new monthly contest! Get your aprons on and start baking for prizes...
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Okay, I promiced two awesome artists on dA, :icontoontwins: I would give them the recipe for dango.  You all can use the recipe to your liking as well=D

Here it is...

You require the following ingredients:

1 1/3 cup joshinko (rice flour.  Or you can get rice flour and grind it, but it must be ground just enough so it's as a flour.  Any wheat grinder would work well.  Just use the electronic one.  I did it by hand and it hurts><U)
3/4 cup warm water

For Sauce:

2/3 cup water (I start out with cold water--it doesn't matter.  It's going to be boiled anyway.)
1/2 cup sugar
2 1/2 tbsps soy sauce (Any soy sause will do.  Just don't make the same mistake I did when accedently using stake sauseXDD)
1 1/2 tbsp katakuriko (dogtooth violet starch)/cornstarch
1 1/2tbsp water (i'd use this amount to help grind up the cornstarch.  Cornstarch is a solid, so you might as well use a liquid to help grind it up into a fluid before puting it in.)
*Bamboo skewers (Or, as we use, metal clothes hangers that have been cut into skewersXDD  Metal works relly well, just watch out it they get too hot>>)

Making the rice dumplings:

Put rice flour in a bowl and add warm water. Knead the dough well (or just use a metal spoon if you want to). Make small round dumplings (the size of rubber balls). Place the dumplings in a (vegetable) steamer and steam them on high heat for 10 min. Cool the dumplings and skewer them in bamboo sticks. (3-4 dumplings each stick.)

Making the sweet sause:

Mix water, sugar, and soysauce in a pan and put it on medium heat. Mix the water and katakuriko starch in a cup and set aside. When the sauce boils, add the starch mixture and mix quickly.

And then...

Slightly grill the skewered dumplings and brush the sauce over them (using a small steak brush (whatever it's called) will do).

*Makes 4 servings.

And because I feel as generous as I usually do, I'll throw in a pocky recipe as well8D


Pocky Sticks are long, skinny wheat crackers dipped in various flavored toppings, including chocolate (a stick is pictured below), strawberry, milk/tea swirl, cinnamon, almond crunch, and others, including such exotic varieties as melon.

Recipe for sesame tart pastry:

1 cup whole wheat flour
1/8 cup sesame
1/8 tsp salt
1/4 cup butter
1/8 cup brown sugar
1/8 cup soy bean jam (Or you can find a substitute.  I think we used pumkin butter for ours.)
1 egg yolk
1/4 cup water

Steps for making it:

1. Mix flour, sesame, and salt
2. Cut in butter
3. Mix jam, yolk, and water, slowly add to flour mixture
4. Roll out and freeze for one hour
5. Fit dough into mold (I am still hunting down the perfect mold, but haven't found much luck.  You may have to do it by hand.)
6. Bake, 400F 10 min

(Or, if you are lazy or are in a rush, just buy some sesame sticks or think pretzel stick and dip them in chocolate (leave about a range of an inch to a half inch so your hands don't get sticky).)

Flavors to dip it in:


1. Slice mangos and layer on top of baked shells, brush on honey
2. Layer on top of baked shell
3. Bake 400F 10 min


1. Squeeze 1/2 cup worth of orange juice
2. Add 1/2 tbs of gelatin and let stand 10 min
3. Boil, cool to egg white consistency, and pour over mangos
4. Cool pie -oh, I mean, tart - in the frige overnight.
Serve tart with fresh mint.

Chocolate...Well, just melt that oneXD

I hope I helped any, :icontoontwins:!  And good luck on making it if you do!:dance:
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  • Watching: Hatsune Miku Project Diva 2nd FULL OPENING
  • Playing: Persona 4~HELL YEAH!
  • Eating: Milkybars
  • Drinking: Water







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KoE Commission Info (Temporarily Closed)

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:bulletgreen: Full resolution illustrations purchased is not allowed to be distributed in any manner. Except for the low resolution illustration (shrinked by 30% in size), and only for non-commercialized purpose displays with my name credited.
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:bulletgreen: I have the right to decline request if I feel I am incapable to illustrate it
:bulletgreen: I will display the illustrations in my gallery but with watermark and in a small resolution, the full/high resolution and without watermark would be sent to your e-mail personally

I will do
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OH >< I'm excited!!! :happybounce:

Owo List of VOCALOID, UTAU Birthdays!

:star: Leon (VOCALOID) - Male

March 3, 2004 (Japan)
January 15, 2004 (outside Japan)

:star: Lola (VOCALOID) - Female

Same as Leon

:star: Miriam - Female

July 26, 2004 (Japan)
July 1, 2004 (outside Japan)

:star: MEIKO (VOCALOID) - Female

November 5, 2004

:star: KAITO (VOCALOID) - Male

February 17, 2006

:star: Sweet Ann/ Amane Ann (VOCALOID 2) - Female

June 29, 2007

:star: Hatsune Miku (VOCALOID 2) - Female

August, 31 2007
April 30, 2010 (Append)

:star: Kagamine Rin/Len (VOCALOID 2) - Rin (Female) Len (Male)

December 27, 2007
July 18, 2008 (Act2)
December 27, 2010 (Append)

:star: Megurine Luka (VOCALOID 2) - Female

30 January 2009

:star: Kamui Gakupo (VOCALOID 2) - Male

31 July 2008

:star: Prima (VOCALOID 2) - Female

February 22, 2008 (Japan)
January 14, 2008 (outside Japan)

:star: GUMI/ Megpoid (VOCALOID 2) - Female

June 26, 2009

:star: SF-A2 Miki (VOCALOID 2) - Female

December 4, 2009

:star: SONIKA (VOCALOID updated to VOCALOID 2) - Female

August 7, 2009 (Japan)
July 14, 2009 (outside Japan)

:star: Utatane Piko (VOCALOID 2) - Male

December 8, 2010

:star: Lily (VOCALOID 2) - Female

August 25, 2010

:star: Defoko/ Uta Utane (UTAU) - Female/Robot

May 10, 2008

:star: Momo Momone (UTAU) - Female

May 22, 2008

:star: Mako Nagone (UTAU) - Female

August 20, 2008

:star: Luna Amane (UTAU) - Female

October 19, 2008

:star: Sekka Yufu (UTAU) - Female

October 25, 2008

:star: Taya Soune (UTAU) - Male

November 20, 2008

:star: Sora Suiga (UTAU) - Male

September 16, 2008

:star: Sara Suiga (UTAU) - Female

November 8, 2008

:star: Fuuga Koto (UTAU) - Female

November 3, 2008

:star: Aoki Lapis (VOCALOID 3) - Female


:star: CUL (VOCALOID 3) - Female


:star: Kaai Yuki (VOCALOID 2) - Female

December 4, 2009

:star: Hiyama Kiyoteru (VOCALOID 2) - Male

same as Kaai Yuki

:star: Tsubame Utanomiyatsuko (UTAU) - Male

October 12, 2008

:star: Shion Yowa (UTAU) - Female

May 5, 2009

Especially UTAUloids, there's like TONNES of them! :O

So, I just put up a few list~

I :heart: UTAU!
I :heart: VOCALOID!
I :heart: MMD!

Please comment~ :happybounce:
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:iconredsparklesplz: The Season 5 episode 5! :iconredsparklesplz:

Subbed for your enjoyment...

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