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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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Japanese soup stock ‘DASHI’ | 出汁のお助けマン達 ②

Japanese soup stock ‘DASHI’ | 出汁のお助けマン達 ②

Making ‘DASHI (Soup Stock)’ from scratch like any other cooking process is the best but when often we are pressed for time, here are some products which helps us to provide the ‘DASHI (Soup Stock)’ for Japanese cooking. This is a bizarre vending machine seldom seen located in the metropolitan district of Tokyo. It’s a […]

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mastering..Japanese soup stock 'Bonito Kelp DASHI' | かつお昆布出汁

mastering..Japanese soup stock ‘Bonito Kelp DASHI’ | かつお昆布出汁

As with this post, I will try to post some fundamentals, the origin of Japanese (Washoku) cuisine, most common and frequently used ‘Katsuo (Bonito) DASHI (Stock) ‘. As the French have different type of soup stocks for their exquisite sauces, the Japanese culinary soup stock, frequently uses the’Katsuo (Bonito) DASHI (Stock) ‘ for everyday cooking. […]

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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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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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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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Taiwanese Chicken_ 超簡単!台湾風チキン煮込み

Taiwanese Chicken_ 超簡単!台湾風チキン煮込み

Recently…it seems I’ve been posting a lot of Chinese foods and chicken. Yes, it’s coincidental… This is a super easy recipe from one of my favorite reader with super recipes on Taiwanese / Chinese Food. As already said….it’s super easy. It’s like an all in one recipe but extremely tasty. これは台湾料理の読者の方のレシピ。 超簡単、、まさに超簡単なレシピです。材料を揃えて煮るだけ。これからは寒い季節。手軽に美味しく煮るだけ。時々、、助かります。     Taiwanese […]

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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

This is a Japanese ceremony for new borns – “Okuisome” – a weaning ceremony; a Japanese tradition held out on the 100th day after birth. It is the ‘First Meal’ of a child in which the ritual is held in hope that the baby will have abundance of food for his/her entire life. 我家の初孫の『お食い初め』。 誕生して早くも100日がたとうとしています。 […]

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