^ Let’s go to the store!
(literally: the supermarket–pronouced suupaa)
Here are some cute items at the grocery store.
shopping for one: raisins, seaweed, milk, a bag with 12 different varieties of miso soup, allbran cereal, and kabocha (japanese pumpkin).
From the kabocha I made a soup which tasted pretty good (yeah, I’m bragging). Here is my invented recipe – try it! You can find kabocha in the US easily too.
I sauteed half an onion in oil with a pinch of brown sugar, then added half of a kabocha (chopped into 1-inch pieces). I let these heat up a little then added about 1.5 cups of water. Next I put in about two teaspoons each of Mirin (Japanese sweet rice wine), and soysauce, and then about 1/4 c. of brown sugar (or just add it to taste, I like pumpkin soup to be sweet). Then I just let those simmer and when the kabocha was soft enough I sort of mashed it up (I don’t have any kind of blender). Simple, huh? Try it! Oh yeah, and this makes about two servings – unless you’re hungry!