Tag Archives | Party Cooking

Apple Chiboust Cake | りんごのシブースト

Apple Chiboust Cake | りんごのシブースト

Dawn of a fresh New Year – 2021; in honesty quite hesitant to say ‘happy’ from the bottom of my heart, the world aching, struggling and fighting with covid-19, yet in the midst of a long dark tunnel but hope to see a ray of light casting into the darkness with the vaccine in distribution […]

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Launching 2020 | 新年・2020

Launching 2020 | 新年・2020

Year 2020 is here and welcome! The holiday season from Christmas to New Years seemed to have dashed it’s way, turning the page to a fresh new year. As with everyone, each new year seems like resetting your computer starting anew. This year is an exceptionally special year for Japan, the host of the 2020 […]

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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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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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Frying Pan baked Focaccia|フライパンで焼くフォカッチャ

Frying Pan baked Focaccia|フライパンで焼くフォカッチャ

Following my “Frying Pan baked English Muffin recipe“, this is a simple bread recipe using a similar method, frying pan to bake Foccacia. The focaccia can be adjusted (slightly) to the size of the frying pan and it can be a fun recipe for parties and outdoor events. Frying Pan Baked Foccacia Recipe 【Ingredients】Makes 1 […]

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Osechi

Osechi

our traditional Japanese New Year Food On New Years Day, the ‘Osechi’ is our traditional food accompanied with mochi (rice cake) in a soup broth called ‘Ozoni’. The Osechi comes in a infinite variety of styles, differ in region and household but the most common ‘Osechi’ (dishes or items) have a certain meaning to it’s […]

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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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some of my Xmas Cakes |クリスマスケーキ

some of my Xmas Cakes |クリスマスケーキ

今年のクリスマスは頑張ってケーキを作る「やる気年」になりました。 クリスマスと言えば、、定番の「ストロベリーショートケーキ」。スポンジケーキはまさに私の中学校の家庭科で作る初級課題。中学校と言ってもアイルランドという国で育つとベーシックなケーキやいろいろなスタンダードお菓子は家庭科(ホームエコノミックスっといいますが)でほぼ網羅します。ここが私のお菓子作りの基本、土台となっているのは間違いなしです。

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2017 Xmas Stollen | クリスマス・シュトーレン

2017 Xmas Stollen | クリスマス・シュトーレン

Merry Christmas! to my blog readers, still some areas enjoying Christmas day or whatever is left of it. We, here in Tokyo are finishing up Christmas Day

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

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

先週の日曜に行われた、、3度目の孫。3度目のお食い初め。 一番小さく生まれた孫(男)でしたが、順調に成長しお食い初めをすませる事ができました。

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Homemade...Freezer Friendly Pizza | 自家製....冷凍ピザ

Homemade…Freezer Friendly Pizza | 自家製….冷凍ピザ

Making pizzas are not difficult, yet delivery pizzas come super convenient and super fast.  Domino Pizza, Pizza Hut, Pizza-La…many many more, yes!, the Japanese also love pizza occasionally but not everyday. The downside is (I think) it’s rather expensive compared to the other western countries.

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