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Japanese Foods to go...

Japanese Foods to go…

Foods prepared to go…are not easy. Perhaps I am over-sensitive and particular as to making and serving food; but not in this case as my daughter has been suffering from severe ‘migraine headache’, since late fall-early winter. The progressive winter cold certainly does not help alleviate her headache, daily housework and mothering a 3 year […]

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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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Spring Vegetables | 春の野菜

Spring Vegetables | 春の野菜

Spring, a fresh new start, new buds sprout to live the next four seasons. Spring vegetables, vivid and lively, bursting with energy awaken from hibernation and power from mother earth.

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Red Rice, Black Rice | 赤米・黒米

Red Rice, Black Rice | 赤米・黒米

White rice is an obvious to most everyone…but perhaps the ‘red’ nor ‘black’ rice may be of such. Both the ‘red and black’ rice look similar to the ‘brown rice’ but with the red rice is red (obviously!)  and common to both, produced only in small quantities,

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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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Kobako (Barrel) Crab | 香箱ガニ丼

Kobako (Barrel) Crab | 香箱ガニ丼

北陸のキャンピングカー旅を終えて、福井で頂いた香箱ガニのリゾットが美味しかったこと。旅行は11月半ばでまだまだ寒さの始まり。蟹もまっさかりとはいえない時期でした。東京でも香箱ガニに出会えないかなぁ?と旅の思い残しの一つでしたが、つい数日前スーパーの鮮魚売り場で活きた香箱(セイコウ)ガニを手にすることができました。

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Hokuriku Camping Car Travelog | 北陸キャンピングカー旅 ②

Hokuriku Camping Car Travelog | 北陸キャンピングカー旅 ②

The Noto Peninsula (Noto-hanto) is a peninsula which extends out to the ocean (Sea of Japan), Ishikawa prefecture. To us, Noto instantly resonates ‘fresh fish’,’good sake’ ,’salt’ and ‘rice’, basically the main food ingredients our form of Japanese food. It was my first visit to Noto-hanto, although the weather did not welcome us; sunshine-cloudy-mist-rain-gusty wind […]

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'Curry'craving....heat recovery food?| 暑さ対策....カレー

'Curry'craving….heat recovery food?| 暑さ対策….カレー

During the ‘hot’ summer months, more or less….during the continuous hot days, the side effect to me is a loss of appetite. To help the appetite, ‘curry’ is one of the common menu which appears on our dinner table.

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Food 4 Spring | 春の食卓

Food 4 Spring | 春の食卓

Spring seems just around the corner. Early morning walk with the our little doggie becomes warmer as days pass, turning to a daily check up on the ‘cherry blossoms’ which grow along the riverbed. Day by day, one by one, each buds start to revive from hibernation, some at the verge to blossom, some yet […]

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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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Simplified Taiwanese Chimaki | 簡単にしました、台湾ちまき

Simplified Taiwanese Chimaki | 簡単にしました、台湾ちまき

I found this great site which showed how to wrap the ‘Taiwan Chimaki’ which is not exactly easy. I’ve posted a recipe earlier in August but I also tried to simplify the recipe so it is not so intricate and time consuming. This recipe is sort of a all-in-one combined recipe so the ingredients inside […]

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Kobako Crab on Rice | 香箱ガニ丼

Kobako Crab on Rice | 香箱ガニ丼

This is a Kobako Crab ‘donburi (on rice)’ dish, a typical  and simple Japanese dish. The Kobako Crab is a female snow crab in the caught around the Hokuriku area of Japan. As we are getting near to November,

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