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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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Butterbur Sprouts | 春の知らせ「フキノトウ」

Butterbur Sprouts | 春の知らせ「フキノトウ」

This winter has been inordinately warm. Warm to a point, where snow resorts struggle to stay in business, winter heavy coats and clothings remain wrapped dry cleaned from previous year. When one lives in a city (such as Tokyo as I do), the consequences of not having snow does not seem as critical, but only […]

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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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Rice Cooker  ‘Barbecue Pork’ | 炊飯器で焼豚

Rice Cooker ‘Barbecue Pork’ | 炊飯器で焼豚

Having a half a day to tender your attention to the ‘meat for dinner’ is a luxury at our everyday pace of life.  We know that living well is truly about prioritizing how we spend our time but….blasting heat for half a day yet during late summer heat is yet a courageous dive. Low temperature […]

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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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Okogi & Aralia Sprouts | 春の食材 おこぎ・たらの芽

Okogi & Aralia Sprouts | 春の食材 おこぎ・たらの芽

“Aralia Sprouts” and “Okogi“. These spring (wild) vegetables are not so much the common Spring vegetables;  ‘Aralia sprouts‘ has a little bit more recognition than the Okogi, the Aralia sprouts being new buds from the Arilia tree. The buds have a rose-like thorn along the stem, so extra care is necessary during preparation.  The most […]

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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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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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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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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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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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Spring Feast | 春をたべる

Spring Feast | 春をたべる

Spring has arrived here in Tokyo. The cherry blossoms, ‘sakura’ were in full bloom last week; all feathered away from from the strong wind and rain just few days ago. The ‘sakura’ never lasts so long, thus we cherish and value the blossoming of the cherry blossoms every year.

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