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How to make a cookie cutter / food shaper

May 2, 2011 bento
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If you’re a long time reader of my blog, you might have seen my Rabbids cookies and Rabbids bento, which I made using a handmade rabbid cookie cutter. When I made it, I used very crappy pliers, a chopstick and a soldering iron. Even though I was very excited to have my own custom cookie cutter and wanted to encourage people to make their own, […]

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Non-bento #34: Swarm

April 24, 2011 bento
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Swarm is an XBLA game Derek and I played at PAX East. To quickly sum up Swarm it’s like a platformer combined with Pikmin and Lemmings. You control a group of (up to 50) tiny blue creatures called Swarmites, and you have to get them from point A to point B. What makes it hard is that you have to reach a target score in order […]

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How to make Rilakkuma inari-zushi

April 18, 2011 bento
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After I made Totoro inari-zushi, I had more inari-zushi skins left, so I decided to make some very very easy character inari-zushi the day after. Character inari-zushi #2: Rilakkuma inari-zushi I must admit, I’m not that big fan of Rilakkuma. I know of it and I find it cute, but I neither own any Rilakkuma products nor am I obsessed with it. I’ve been making […]

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How to make Totoro inari-zushi

April 11, 2011 bento
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A couple of weeks after it officially became Spring, it’s finally starting to get warm! Cherry blossoms will start blooming soon at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden. So I’ll do a how-to on great picnic food for Hanami (Cherry blossom viewing). Character inari-zushi #1: Totoro inari-zushi Inari is fried bean curd cooked in soy sauce, sugar, mirin and water. The skin is juicy and sweet and the […]

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Bento #84: Okamiden bento

March 14, 2011 bento
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Yes. I just couldn’t resist. After I made non-bento #33: Okamiden gomoku-sushi, it really made me want to make a regular Okamiden themed bento. In the previous game Okami, there was an item which Amaterasu could sleep on to regain health. I used to looove watching Ameterasu sleep with flowers sprouting around him, so I decided to make sleeping Chibi-terasu bento

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