Category Archives: Cooking

Food Carving

I recently had the privilege to host a food carving event for the Jewish Community of Japan in my home with Chef Hiroshi Nagashima.  Chef Nagashima is the head chef of the Honganji Temple restaurant Shisui in Tsukiji and has received … Continue reading

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Become a Brussel Sprout Believer

I’ll confess something to you. I used to be one of those people. You know us.  The ones who said they didn’t like Brussel Sprouts.  But hadn’t ever really tried Brussel Sprouts.  Yup.  One of those.  I mean they look a … Continue reading

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My Favorite Room

I’ve mentioned there were a few things that made moving to a new apartment especially enticing for us, but the kitchen is far and away tops on the list. In our old apartment I really didn’t have room to bake, … Continue reading

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Sanshoku-don Bowls

We have a new family favorite for dinner since moving to Japan. And I’m going to share a secret with just you readers, but not my family. It’s delicious, healthy, easy and involves no actual cooking on my part. Seriously.  You … Continue reading

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Light & Healthy Lunch

The Cuties and I are back in hot and sticky Tokyo and recovering from our jet lag.  We are  waking up at all sorts of crazy hours and eating at random times as well.  As a result, our food situation … Continue reading

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Holla Challah!

Big Cutie’s last unit in Social Studies this year was the Middle East.  So for my last Mommy baking assignment for school, she asked me to make a super-sized challah to share with her class.  There’s nothing better than the smell of … Continue reading

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Molecular Tapas Bar

I know I talk about food a LOT here, but since Tokyo just surpassed Paris in having more Michelin-starred restaurants, you can kind of understand why! Last night, Cute Husband and I were finally able to go out and celebrate … Continue reading

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We’ve Got Spirit, Yes We Do!

We might live in Tokyo, but today was a good old-fashioned American Homecoming. There was a football game, cheerleaders, hamburgers and hot dogs, a cakewalk and all sorts of fun games. At halftime the Mustang mascot came out to visit~ … Continue reading

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L’Shana Tova, Asian-Style

L’shana Tova to our Jewish friends and family this Rosh Hashanah. This is the first {of what we know will be many} holiday we have spent on our own in our new home and country.  Services at our new synagogue were … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ in Japan!

We finished unpacking the kitchen and I’m ready to start learning to cook Japanese food!  In the meantime, here’s a tour of the new place~ This is looking in from the living room and dining room area {I’m a huge … Continue reading

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