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BLACK MOON - Japanese Pickle Recipes. Pickles made from rice bran... nuka-zuke, are delicious and easy to make.

BLACK MOON - Japanese Pickle Recipes

They have a pungent aroma, a tangy flavor, and are very nutritious since they harbor vitamins and minerals from the rice bran. Unlike salt pickles, nuka-zuke last for only a few days once removed from the pickling medium. It is best to pluck them fresh from the pickling medium, wash them, pat them dry and then immediately eat them. Like all Japanese pickles, these are particularly tasty with sake or beer!

In order to make nuka-zuke you will need a large wide mouthed glass jar or ceramic pot with a tight fitting lid, I use a large glass jar with a lid that clamps shut (plastic, wood, or metal containers won't work for this pickling method). Place 6 cups of rice bran and 1 tablespoon of salt in a bowl and add 1 3/4 to 2 cups of water. Finish filling the jar with bran, making sure that the konbu, peppers, and garlic are completely buried. . (1) carrots, cut into spears about an inch long.

Orange Dream Machine Smoothie Recipe. My latest addiction is the Orange Dream Machine smoothie.

Orange Dream Machine Smoothie Recipe

Until recently, I was at the mercy of Jamba Juice to get my daily fix. Since I’ve become the happy recipient of a new Blendtec, I can now make my own. (okay, I confess, my son can now make me them, haha) There has been a lot of trial and error to get this smoothie perfected to the point that I like it just as much as the original Orange Dream Machine at Jamba Juice. My recipe is for using a Blendtec. Kalua Pork Recipe : Slow Cooker Kalua Pig Recipe. Update 12/8/09: I’m excited to be a featured blogger on for’s Holiday 2009 blow-out ~ come see our favorite holiday recipes!

Slow Cooker Kalua Pig Recipe

One of the best things I ate during the Foodbuzz Festival last month was a Porchetta Sandwich from Roli Roti at the Taste of SF Street Food Fare the first night of the festival. The sandwich was absolutely incredible. The pork was mouth-wateringly juicy and flavorful, and the crispy bits of skin gave the sandwich great crunch. Seriously, one bite of that sandwich was enough to induce food nirvana. After coming home from the festival I had a massive craving for pork, so I turned to a family favorite–a recipe for kalua pig. Now all you’re going to do is stab it all over with the tip of a sharp knife. Now you’re going to rub some Hawaiian Sea Salt into it. Then you’ll drizzle a bit of liquid smoke flavoring over the meat, cover the slow cooker, put it on low heat, and forget about it for 16 to 20 hours, turning it once during the cooking time. 1. 2.