こんばんは！ Another small post. Our local hundred-yen shop (called Daiso – it’s the equivalent of the dollar store) has an aisle dedicated to knitting and crocheting. Most of the yarn is very cheap, which was wonderful for me when I started knitting three years ago. Now, however, I’ve moved a bit beyond using coarse, garish-coloured acrylic yarn. I find … Continue reading Giant Yarn and Happiness
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
こんばんは！ Just a small post today. Long time no see! A week ago I had a second sports festival, this time at 8th Elementary School, to attend; I started the day with a sore throat that grew into a cold by the time I returned home, so I’ve been laying low for the past week … Continue reading Fall Knits
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!
Hello everyone! Last Saturday one of my schools had its sports festival (post to come soon), so I got today, Monday, off. I decided to celebrate by taking a shot at one of my favourite Japanese treats: mochi! Mochi is a traditional New Year’s treat in Japan, though of course it can be eaten all … Continue reading Mochi – Take 1