Tag Archives | Vegan Food

Summer fish 'Bonito' | 夏の初鰹

Summer fish ‘Bonito’ | 夏の初鰹

Raw Bonito As you all must know, Japan is big eater of raw fish ’sashimi’.  ’Bonito’, is a summer fish – a migratory fish that like  warm sea and constantly moving in groups. From spring to early summer when the the North Equatorial current intensifies, the young adults ride the Kuroshio Current (Japan Current) from […]

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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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Sansai (Wild Vegetables) Tempura | 春の山菜天ぷら

Sansai (Wild Vegetables) Tempura | 春の山菜天ぷら

A galore of “Spring wild vegetables” – bamboo shoots, butterbur (fukinotou), tara-no-me (Japanese angelica-tree new buds) and kakiage (spring onions, broad beans and sakura shrimp) made into tempura. One of our spring food dinner event. Spring vegetables come avail on narrow window duration which make it worth as a spring delicacy. These vegetables have the […]

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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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Lots of vegetables for breakfast | 我が家のサラダ朝食

Lots of vegetables for breakfast | 我が家のサラダ朝食

Summer seemed to have finally declared it’s season. Just after the rainy season, we will be experiencing high temperatures above and around 35 degrees celsius for about two weeks, although the African heat wave striking Europe this year seem more frightening than Tokyo. いよいよ夏本番のようです。本日の日の出前の犬散歩はすでに28度を上回り、これから数ヶ月の夏の日々を思うとやや憂鬱になります。何年たってもこの日本の湿度の多い夏は苦手。特に肌が弱く、アトピーに悩む私にはこたえる季節です。がんばります。 A large salad is our staple food in the morning. I […]

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Homestyle Chinese Cuisine 'jeeten'| 吉田風中国家庭料理店

Homestyle Chinese Cuisine ‘jeeten’| 吉田風中国家庭料理店

Located in a tranquil posh residential area at the outskirts of Shibuya, Yoyogi-Uehara, you will find this humble atmosphered Homestyle Chinese Cuisine ‘jeeten’, owned and operated by a the chef Yoshida himself. With a counter bar seating and just few tables, at first glance may appear to be a cafe style restaurant but the Chinese […]

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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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Pumpkin Twist Loaf & Apple Roll Bread

Pumpkin Twist Loaf & Apple Roll Bread

Making simple bread loafs are not quite easy when pursued perfection but ‘pre-made sheets‘ integrated into a basic bread loaf can be a quite fun and rather impressive. These ‘pre-made sheets’ can be made with many other ingredients, although my all time favorite tends to be the ‘pumpkin sheet’. Looking back at my baking archive, […]

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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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Bread series  | White Bread |食パン生地でお楽しみパン

Bread series | White Bread |食パン生地でお楽しみパン

The regular sandwich loaf, it’s dough can be reshaped into many different type of tasty breads. This white bread dough, the British Loaf dough can is an egg free ingredient which suits well with ‘egg allergy’ toddlers. Indeed… these breads were made for my little munchkins (grandchildren), two among three still struggling to overcome  ‘egg’ allergy. […]

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