Tag Archives | Fruit

Cheerful Fruit Tart | めでたいフルーツタルト

Cheerful Fruit Tart | めでたいフルーツタルト

This is my 2021 New Year’s Cake to brighten the start of a fresh new year. Well,  to be precise a ‘fruit tart’, nevertheless my huge hopes packed into this petite tart.  Let us hope that 2021, we can look forward to be  ‘colorful’,  ‘cheerful’ and ‘festive’,  people can communicate the natural way we should […]

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Xmas Stollen | クリスマス・シュトーレン

Xmas Stollen | クリスマス・シュトーレン

Baking “Christmas Stollen” has become my personal calendar event before Xmas after settling down to my homeland, Japan. However when I lived in Ireland during my young days, ‘Christmas Cake’, a fruit cake heavily packed with fruit and nuts, covered entirely in marzipan to mature until Xmas was the iconic cake for Christmas. Watching the […]

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Peach Compote | 小桃のコンポート

Peach Compote | 小桃のコンポート

Due to the unusual prolonged rainy season this year, the crops including the harvest of fruit such as our favorite fruit, the peach has been widely affected. Normally by early August, the peaches are quite ripe and abundant but not this year. Again, they all blame this on “global warming” but I am starting to […]

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March 3rd Hinamatsuri | 'Girl's Day'

March 3rd Hinamatsuri | 'Girl's Day'

March 3rd is a traditional day observed in Japan called ‘Hinamatsuri’ or ‘Dolls Festival’ or ‘Girls Day’. Ceramic dolls are displayed in each household to pray for continued health and happiness for their daughter. The ceramic dolls are dressed in traditional kimonos, displayed on red carpet steps, ornamental dolls representing the Emperor, Empress, attendants, and […]

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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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Kuglof Apple Cake | クグロフ型アップルケーキ

Kuglof Apple Cake | クグロフ型アップルケーキ

I just love ‘apple + cake’ so I keep looking for different recipes to improve my various apple cake recipes.

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British 'Lardy Cake' | イギリスの葡萄パン

British 'Lardy Cake' | イギリスの葡萄パン

えっ?イギリスのパン? イギリスのパンで特徴的なパンはあまり思い浮かばないけれど、、何故か、このパンはとても美味しそうに見えて機会があったら「試すファイル」に入っていました。 まぁ〜もっともイギリスはクリスマスケーキ本場の国。レーズンも多種類。フルーツをたっぷりといれて作るクリスマスケーキ。TESCOで買うフルーツパンも意外に美味しかったわ!グレート・ブリティッシュ・シェフのサイトからのレシピなので失敗なしだと願いながら、、クリスマスケーキ風フルーツパンの記憶を思い出しながら「イギリスの葡萄パン」を作ってみました。

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Crab Apple Jam | めいぽーる・林檎ジャム

Crab Apple Jam | めいぽーる・林檎ジャム

長野の妹から送られてきた「めいぽーる」という品種のリンゴ。リンゴ農園から収穫仕立てを送ってくれました。

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Le gâteau invisible citron myrtille| ガトー・インビジブル レモンとブルーベリー

Le gâteau invisible citron myrtille| ガトー・インビジブル レモンとブルーベリー

A couple of months ago, I’ve posted this ‘Invisible Cake’ which turned out to be a ‘Visible Cake’ .  My over zeal of adding too much fruit made it into a different cake, this time around successfully concluded the ‘Invisible Cake’ with apples, blueberries and lemon flavor – Le gâteau invisible citron myrtille| ガトー・インビジブル レモンとブルーベリー   […]

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Seasonal Spring Food | 春の食材

Seasonal Spring Food | 春の食材

On a cloudless sunny day………we decided to adventure north, about a two hour or so drive up north which will take you to Gunma prefecture – one of the leading producers and suppliers of vegetables in the country and Tokyo district.

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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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Baking Class with my lovely nieces | かわいい姪たちとパン教室

Baking Class with my lovely nieces | かわいい姪たちとパン教室

This is our second ‘Baking Class’ from a month ago. I had both nieces, Miss M – 4 year old and Miss R – 12 year old. They worked together to make the following breads.

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