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From The Cat’s Suitcase

The Cat went on a business trip, stuff that ended up coming back in her suitcase.

Vinegar and Anchovies

Dried Mushroom

Instructions in Italian, what The Mouse could deduce and experience with other dried mushrooms, the Mouse steeped in hot water for about 20 minutes.

The Cat still has jet lag, time difference was eleven hours ahead.

The Mouse made rice porridge.

Jet Lag Bowl

Rice, Napa cabbage, mushrooms, wakame, leftover mushroom omelet, purple sweet potato. salt to taste.

Be safe, eat good.

The Mouse

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The Mouse just using up some mushrooms in the refridg.


Cleaned out two cans from the pantry too.

Canned Mushrooms

Sauteed/quick braised in water and whiskey, olive oil, salt, and shoyu to finish.

Bowl o’ Mushrooms

Going into The Cat’s bento. 🙂

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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For The Cat’s bento this week.

Boneless Pork Chops

Cooks faster and easier than pork belly. Cheaper too.


The Cat helped to cut the chops up. Even easier to handle.

Browned, simmered in mushroom gravy, mushrooms, apple cider vinegar, sake, salt and pepper to taste.

Pork Chops and Mushroom Gravy

Not as tender, nor “fatty” as pork belly, but works. 🙂

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Mushroom Soup

The base/broth.

Pork Foot

Par boil, wash, fresh water, ginger, vinegar, Chinese dates, simmer for hours.

Remove foot (for The Cat’s bento), add canned mushrooms to desired quantity, simmer for addtional 45 minutes.

Mushroom Soup

The Mouse was wondering if the soup would gel, the mushroom might dilute the soup too much. While not fully gell, soup did slight thicken and solidify.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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You’ve seen it before, The Cat likes.

Pork Hock


Canned Mushroom

Regular button stems and pieces, and broken straw.

Package of mushroom gravy, throw everything in and hope for the best.

Pork Hock Stew with Mushroom

Add steamed rice and vegetables. Bento ready! Hee hee.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse


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