Posts Tagged ‘Turnip’

Working through chef’s vegetable balsket. First turnip and tops, the tops were a little wilted, nothing wrong, seems turnip tops naturally wilt fast.

The Mouse soaked them in water for a while (it’s good to work at home 🙂 )


The Mouse peeled and simmered the turnips for The Cat’s bento.

The Cat’s Bento

Base of rice and sweet potato, takan and pork belly, turnips. The Mouse kept the turnips whole for aesthetic purposes. The Cat they looked like mice butts. Hee hee.

For the turnip tops, The Mouse added them to The Cat’s ramen bowl of lamb rib bones and wakame.

The Cat’s Noodle Bowl

The Cat slurped.

If The Mouse could turn back time, maybe open up a small ramen shop. Hee hee.

Stay safe and well.

The Mouse

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Lunch menu for The Mouse was “unplanned”. Containers of “remnants” in the refridge. Time for a clean out. “No-recipe” bowls. 🙂

Rice Bowl

Steamed rice, mushroom gravy, crispy SPAM, teri chicken.


Turnip (with tops) and miso soup.

Although the food were leftovers, The Mouse ate good. Mmm. 🙂

Stay safe and well.

The Mouse

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One of the advantages of The Mouse working from home, convenient access to the kitchen (which could be a disadvantage too, hee hee).

More time to prep/cook vegetables between work (stretching breaks).

Braised Turnip with Wakame in Miso


Celery with Crab Paste


Toasted Tomato in Olive Oil

Mmm! 🙂 \ooo/

Stay safe and well.

The Mouse

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Found/bought a package of beef cheeks at the grocery store. First time seeing for The Mouse. Searched the internet for cooking methods … low and slow.

The Mouse decided to do a slow braise with red wine.


Christmas present a couple of years back. The Cat and The Mouse are always hesitant to open a bottle of wine, The Mouse shouldn’t drink too much (a jigger at most), and The Cat cannot finish the bottle at once. Kinda waste for the leftover. At least with the braise, the bottle didn’t go to waste.

First parboiled in plain water, washed cheek and changed water. Added wine (withheld a portion for The Cat to taste). Braised for approximately 2 hours, added large dice turnip, another hour braise. Salt, pepper, miso paste, dried oregano to taste.

Served over noodles.

The Dish

The Cat liked (similar taste/texture to oxtail), The Mouse thought it was okay. Next time, add aromatics (celery and onion), maybe a little beef or chicken bouillon? Dried mushroom?

The Mouse needs more research on the beef cheek. 🙂

Stay safe and well.

The Mouse

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For The Cat’s meals at work.




Makes her instant noodles a little more “healthy”.

For The Mouse, a little “treat”.

Apple with Li Hing Powder


Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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