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Lucky Cat

Neighborhood grocery store had three pork feet on Saturday. The Mouse bought one. Store used to carry feet more often, but because of lack of demand, cut back the stock. Sigh. But, at least they carry sometimes.

Pork Foot

Also bought squash at the farmers market.


Not sure of the name, we call it “long squash”.

Normal soup treatment. Wash, par boil, wash, fresh water, ginger, liquor, simmer for hours.

The Cat’s Soup Noodle Bowl

Hot soba noodles in pork broth with squash, soy beans, seaweed, and lotus root. The Cat slurped.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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No Feet Soup (Frown)

The neighborhood grocery store we normally frequent had no pig feet for sale. Sigh.

The other neighborhood grocery store we sometimes go to (prices are higher) no longer carry chicken feet nor pig feet. Ugh!

Probably have to drive over the mountain to the Kalihi area for chicken feet or pig feet. 😦

Only soup ingredient conveniently available was beef and pork bones, and The Mouse is not too fond of beef.

Pork Bones

Add can of beer.


Jus’ because. And a couple drops of apple cider vinegar (supposed to help to extract the nutrients from the bones).

Let simmer for hours (I dunno, maybe five plus?).

Add vegetables (yesterday it was turnip, Chinese okra, and Shanghai cabbage).

Pork Bone Beer Soup with Vegetables

Not sure if this soup will jell up. Let you know tomorrow.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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No slow cooking this week, no pig foot, no chicken feet. Boneless, skinless chicken thighs. I know, I know, boring, but quick ‘n’ easy.

Bought a tray of five pieces chicken thighs, boneless and skinless. Each night, half a thigh for The Cat, half a thigh for The Mouse.

Celery and Chicken Stir-Fry

With wasabi flavored sesame seeds. 🙂

Stir-Fried Okra and Chicken

Frozen okra, I think I didn’t cook it long enough, a little underdone.

Boiled Okra with Chicken

Definitely cooked through this time. Sprinkled with olive oil and Himalayan salt. Nom.

Miso Soup with Vegetables and Chicken

Quick and easy.

And of course through this all, The Cat has her bowl of noodles with whatevers in the refrig.

Example of Noodle Bowl for The Cat

Seaweed, pak choi, corn, chicken, etc.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Museum Eats

The Cat’s lunch. She wanted to see somekinda exhibit and thought today was a free day. Nope, missed it. But since she was already there …

Soup and Sandwich

Half turkey sandwich, corn chowder.

Tried to post another topic, but The Mouse couldn’t prep the pictures in time, schedule was kinda kapakahi today. Tomorrow.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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A Quickie

Both in soup and post.

No time for a “cook all day” foot soup (chicken nor pork). Picked up a package of pork ribs.

Pork Ribs

Same process, par-boil, wash, fresh water, low and slow. But instead of four or five plus hours simmering, two hours. The result does not yield collagen-rich soup, more like a light broth, no gelling. Last 45 minutes to an hour, threw in a diced turnip.

For The Cat’s bowl, noodles, dried seaweed, canned corn, pork broth, rib, and turnip.

The Cat’s Bowl

A quickie.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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