Tag Archives | Western Cooking

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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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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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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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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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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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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a Summer Lunch suggestion, Veggies Sandwich | 夏休みのランチ  野菜たっぷりサンドイッチ

a Summer Lunch suggestion, Veggies Sandwich | 夏休みのランチ 野菜たっぷりサンドイッチ

At the midst of summer vacation for children’s lunch. Perhaps this may be a colorful and appealing lunch for small gatherings at home. I’ve done this colorful lunch sandwich a few times with a few of my incidental gatherings.

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Foccacia-Calzone-Pizza | フォカッチャ・カルゾーネ・ピザ

Foccacia-Calzone-Pizza | フォカッチャ・カルゾーネ・ピザ

Calzones or Pizzas… by using a  ‘foccacia dough’ instead of regular ‘pizza dough’ what’s the difference? ?? not really much but I think the foccacia dough is softer and less chewy than the pizza dough.

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Xmas Osouzai | クリスマスお惣菜

Xmas Osouzai | クリスマスお惣菜

Western Homemade Cooking – Yoshoku foods to GO Second series of ‘food to go’ for my daughter; western food – we call it ‘Yo (western) Shoku (food)’. Since it is getting closer to Xmas, I thought I would do a simple chicken roast and something festive-like food so she can feel a little bit of […]

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making..Marron Glacé | 2015 自家製マロングラッセ

making..Marron Glacé | 2015 自家製マロングラッセ

Making ‘Marron Glacé’ used to be an yearly seasonal  personal  event of mine but over the years I was not able to do this every autumn with family events concentrating during the same timing.

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Ciabatta Pizza Bread | チャパタ・ピザパン

Ciabatta Pizza Bread | チャパタ・ピザパン

A nice and simple snack to keep in the freezer if you ever run out of lunch ideas or not in the mood to cook dinner. The ‘Ciabatta’ dough is slightly softer and bread-like than the pizza dough but not so thick like the ‘Focaccia’.

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