Tag Archives | Appetizer

Summer Vegetables | 夏野菜のメニュー

Summer Vegetables | 夏野菜のメニュー

We have been experiencing an unprecedented long rainy season (monsoon) this year.  July 23rd, a national holiday known as the “Marine Day” was specifically designated to promote people to visit the beach –  implicating that theoretically it should be summer ! however not this year. Unfortunately but maybe fortunately with the covid-19, the rain may […]

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"Nanohana" - Rapeseed|菜の花

“Nanohana” – Rapeseed|菜の花

Almost all media outlets – the internet, television, newspapers; it feels like the entire world has fallen into one dark pit, media hammering the outbreak and it’s spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Undoubtably it is a crucial period when every one should protect oneself and our loved ones, staying vigilant and careful, consequentially will protect […]

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our Christmas Party | 我が家のクリパの風景

our Christmas Party | 我が家のクリパの風景

Although Christmas is ‘really not’ an official holiday here in Japan, no matter where you are, Christmas seem to be the most enjoyable time for any child; a time for family gathering, a time for giving, a time for gratitude and for all – our wishes for our children to remember the ‘gift of giving’. […]

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Welcome 2019

Welcome 2019

  I often wonder why we love to organize our time into segments; minutes, hours, weeks, months and then years. Every moment of our lives must be just as precious as any but the accomplishment of completion, achievement bringing satisfaction quite often is measured by time, I the same. Year 2018 had been quite a […]

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New Year's multi-culture washoku | 2018年に願う「彩り」元旦

New Year's multi-culture washoku | 2018年に願う「彩り」元旦

New Years Day, dinner. For us Japanese, New Year’s celebration is a traditional event, most likely THE important day of the year in which we celebrate the day with ‘traditional Japanese osechi’. If anyone of the readers are curious of what ‘osechi is?’, many sites will explain the meaning of some of the osechi dishes. […]

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Kyoto....Fish Somen Noodles | 京都の魚そうめん

Kyoto….Fish Somen Noodles | 京都の魚そうめん

Have you ever come across Somen? Somen is a very thin (about 1mm in diameter) white noodle which is often eaten during the hot summer months. See more infos on Somen if you are not familiar with this traditional Japanese noodle. But this is a ‘Fish Somen Noodle‘,

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How 'Frozen' Doughs do | 冷凍生地ってどうなるの?

How 'Frozen' Doughs do | 冷凍生地ってどうなるの?

Not a common interest only but for bread makers and baking lovers, who may be kept wondering, does a ‘frozen dough’ work?

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1st Birthday | 初めてのバースデー

1st Birthday | 初めてのバースデー

Do you remember when you were 1 year old? This event goes back about a few weeks from now but some scenes from my 2nd grandchild, turned just ONE..UNO..! 数週間前のイベントでしたが第2の孫の1歳の誕生日。アッと言う間に1歳になった気がしますがお母さんは数年に思えると、、と言ってしました(笑)   1 year old Birthday Cake (Egg free) | 卵アレルギー用のバースディーケーキ 卵を抜くと食感はちょっとパンケーキの様なケーキになります。   Mom (my daughter) blowing out the candle as if it was her birthday […]

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a Japanese ritual for new borns – “Okuisome” | お食い初め

a Japanese ritual for new borns – “Okuisome” | お食い初め

This ceremony was first posted last year for our very first grandchild and time has come for our second grandchild, now turned over 100 days in which to celebrate her first taste of food – a traditional Japanese ritual called ‘okuisome’.

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Xmas Osouzai | クリスマスお惣菜

Xmas Osouzai | クリスマスお惣菜

Western Homemade Cooking – Yoshoku foods to GO Second series of ‘food to go’ for my daughter; western food – we call it ‘Yo (western) Shoku (food)’. Since it is getting closer to Xmas, I thought I would do a simple chicken roast and something festive-like food so she can feel a little bit of […]

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