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Smoker tune up

Finally, took the cover off the smoker and put some fire on. It’s been awhile everything is working fine. Did some oven shoulder a month ago with Lapsang Souchong which is a smoky tea that has a long history in China. Cooks here have been experimenting with this tea as a way of playing with … Continue reading

Onion flower bud

Talking Dharma

G Sakamoto When someone asks you about your religion, don’t panic. The answer always comes back to the Four Noble Truths. But the Four Noble Truths are like ingredients for soup. Familiarity with the ingredients can open up the possibilities for variations on theme. Soup is delicious when prepared by someone who cares. Whether a … Continue reading

Backyard apple blossoms

Marsh Road, San Jose, California