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Cooking with Amy: A Food Blog

Cooking with Amy: A Food Blog

Brownies for Dinner — dancing the line between healthy and delic The Amateur Gourmet The Impulsive Buy smitten kitchen Foodgoat ... something tasty every day Seattle Bon Vivant (photo courtesy of Shirley Karasawa) My dear friend and Japanese cooking instructor Shirley Karasawa, of the Japanese home cooking blog Lovely Lanvin (@LovelyLanvin on Twitter) returns to the Wing Luke Museum to teach an Okinomiyaki (Japanese savory pancake) class, and will be leading a tour of Uwajimaya to teach students how to shop for ingredients to create Japanese meals in your very own kitchen. I've previously hosted Shirley at home to teach Onigiri, Bento Box and Okonomiyaki private classes, have attended various workshops taught by Shirley in and around Seattle, and have taken a similar (albeit small private group) shopping tour. From the Wing Luke website: * JAPANESE PANCAKE LUNCH + TOUR | Saturday, February 8, 10:30AM to 1PMTeaching chef Shirley Karasawa offers the ins and outs of making and enjoying okinomiyaki, a Japanese savory pancake, with teaching chef Shirley Karasawa. About Shirley: Shirley Karasawa is an American born in Paris, France and raised in Tokyo, Japan.

The Secret to Living Well on $40,000 a Year - Alpha Consumer As Washington politicians debate whether earning $250,000 a year makes a family rich, special education teacher Danny Kofke has come up with a much lower threshold for wealth: The father of two says that his family of four can live well on his $40,000 a year salary—and you can, too. He explains how in his new book, A Simple Book of Financial Wisdom, a follow-up to his first book, How to Survive (and Perhaps Thrive) on a Teacher’s Salary. US News spoke with Kofke about how he manages to stretch his income and his tips for others trying to do the same. Excerpts: [In Pictures: 10 Ways to Start Earning Extra Money Now] It's pretty impressive that you have supported your family of four on less than $40,000 a year. This took long-term planning. We ended up being married four years before Ava was born. Can anyone really succeed at this? I do feel that almost anyone can. Tell us some of your more unusual advice, that we might not have heard before. How are you teaching your children about money?

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