こんばんは！ Today was the first completely free Saturday I’ve had in a while, so I decided to try to make mochi again. Here are my takes one and two, and this time I used the recipe at Japanese Cooking 101. My first attempt was an utter disaster – we didn’t realise until after I steamed the dough that … Continue reading Ginger-Yuzu Mochi – Take III
こんにちは！ Two weekends ago we went to Costco, where I found cranberries in the cold produce section! Growing up, I never actually ate actual cranberries, and I distinctly remember hating cranberry juice as a child. Because my mom is Thai, we never ate traditional Thanksgiving or Christmas foods (I remember one Thanksgiving we ate takeout … Continue reading Cranberry Orange Bread
こんにちは！ In Kansas City, autumn is heralded by a crunchy carpet of brown leaves, brilliant yellow ash trees…and pumpkins! It’s been my favourite season since I was a kid, filled with anticipation for Halloween, my birthday, and Christmas. My mom sent me these pictures of our neighbourhood (thanks for making me homesick, Mom!) : Japan … Continue reading Autumn in Japan (and Persimmon Pie!)
こんばんは！ Just a small post today. This weekend I tried to make mochi again, using this recipe by Japanese Cooking 101. Embarrassingly, I completely missed the video when looking at the recipe on my phone and just skipped down to the written instructions (go me!), so I’ll have to try this again next weekend. It’s incredibly simple – … Continue reading Yuzu Mochi – Take II
おはようございます！ As promised, here’s the recipe to Paul’s peanut butter kiss cookies! We went to the Costco near Shinmisato Station in Saitama a few weeks ago and indulged ourselves in buying all the American food we could haul home on the train (it took Paul and I both our backpacks and two huge bags each to … Continue reading Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies
Figs are awesome. Until college, I’d never tasted a fresh fig, and these strange-looking fruit appeared both fascinating and bizarre to me. Now I love figs, and I’ve been eagerly watching the figs on the trees in the neighbourhood ripen and fill the air with their sweet fragrance – and, at last, they’ve appeared in the … Continue reading Fig & Berry Crostata
Hello everyone, just a small post today! We had a brief taste of cool autumn last week before the heat spiked again, but that was enough of an excuse for me! Crisp apple cider is not something easily found in our little town in Japan, so I’ve had to make my own. This recipe is … Continue reading Cider!