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[Thanks to Myself for Yesterday]

Recently, Noda Horo's Square Stocker with a Lid has joined my cooking tools. It can be used for a wide range of purposes, including as a seasoning container, miso container, and rice-bran paste container, but I would like to introduce my favorite way to use it.

What suited my lifestyle and personality was to store soup dishes that were uneaten the day before. I transfer to the stocker the umami-rich broth from meat, fish, and vegetables after a hot pot, vegetable soups that took a long time to simmer in a large pot, and miso soup and Chinese soups that I quickly made the day before. The 1.2L capacity with a lid is also perfect for storing soups, and the pure white, clean shape fits beautifully in the refrigerator without taking up too much space.

Taking advantage of the characteristics of enamel that can be used over an open flame, I use it as a small pot the next day. This is my favorite point. When I want to finish a meal easily or want one more dish, I just take it out of the refrigerator, take off the lid, and put it on the fire as it is. Some days I just reheat it, but other days I add noodles, vermicelli, frozen vegetables or mushrooms, or other items that go with the soup such as herbs, spices, cheese, or eggs to change the flavor a bit, and a hot dish is ready in no time. The ease of this dish will fill my body and soul and make me want to say "thank you" to myself for yesterday.

It is also suitable for boiling vegetables or boiling eggs, and can hold about four small potatoes or eggs without overlapping. Unlike a saucepan, the bottom of the pot is compact, but it is tall enough to quickly boil water that can be thoroughly soaked. Boiling, seasoning, and storing boiled eggs can be done in a single stocker.

The problem of storing eggs in the pot and not having a small pot when you want to use them, or having to transfer them to Tupperware and worry about the color and smell transfer, has been solved, and I find myself using it every day.

When camping, I can put things in it on the way to and from the campsite, and it is extremely stable as a pot and as a stand for cooking utensils and cutlery. The lightweight and compact design is very convenient, and I am sure it will be very useful in the future.

Noda Horo's Square Stocker with a Lid
https://www.shokunin.com/en/noda/