TERIYAKI CHICKEN & TIME TO MOVE ON
Recipe linked at bottom of post.
As I am in process of transferring recipes from the old blog to the new in order to shut the old one down (I'm not deleting it altogether, but I am taking it out of the public space), I have to admit there's a tinge of sadness in closing the chapter on a thing into which I poured so much of my soul to share with so many others.
And yet I don't believe in lingering too long in the past - not in its pain, and not even in its joys or achievements. Because keeping too much of the past alive, bad or good, steals resources and vitality from the present and future.
I realize that part of why I kept it open as long as I have is that it contained moments of personal clarity, communication, and sharing in the process of working through some difficult issues that I didn't want to leave behind me for fear that those kinds of moments would be hard to come by again.
But really, that's just silly thinking. Because this is life. There will always be relationships - with others and self - that require and deserve that kind of consideration, concern and introspection. There will always be events in my life that should be examined through a soul searching lens. And there will always be others with whom to share the experience because no matter how we feel at a given moment of loneliness, we are never truly alone in the place in which we find ourselves.
If we are willing to bare our souls, there is always at least one other who will empathize and perhaps even benefit.
Tinge of sadness notwithstanding, there is an overwhelming sense of progress in this process. On the surface, it's just a change of url. More deeply, it feels like the shedding of yet another layer that stands between me and my truth. I've learned a lot about who and what I am, and, more importantly, who and what I am not, in these past four years. I feel ready to wrap up those lessons and carry them forward as part of me rather than as some writing exercise outside of myself.
So WTF does that have to do with Chicken Teriyaki?
But a few people asked me to bring this recipe forward, and it makes me so very happy that they like it well enough to. :)
Browned and crisped chicken skin over tender, juicy meat complemented by a delicate glaze of soy, ginger, onion, rice wine, and a touch of sweet - that is the magic of teriyaki chicken. Simply delicious and widely appealing, when it's done well, it takes a pretty picky omnivore to turn it down.
My preference is to grill it over a low flame, but on the day these pics were taken, some serious brewing was going down in the yard, and I didn't want to add to the mayhem. On days like that, or when I just don't feel like dealing with coals, I find the broiler an excellent workaround.FOR THE RECIPE:http://chezshinae.blogspot.com/2014/06/teriyaki-chicken-time-to-move-on.html #chezshinae #JapaneseFood #chickenrecipes #kidfriendlyfood