Hawaiian Style Popcorn – Hurricane Popcorn Recipe

Recently, I’ve been really liking popcorn. To be honest,  I was never a popcorn fan. Why did this change?  Well, my husband, the farmer, has been selling his greens at a local food market called Farm Fresh Picks at the Creamery.  You order online through their Facebook group and it’s a drive through pick-up on …

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Japanese Style Tuna Pasta: Easy & Economical

Hi Everyone! It’s been ages since I last posted on my blog. I’ve been posting on Facebook a lot but not here. I figured that having the same post in two places was just information overload and repetitive. However, the other day I talked to my childhood friend. She said, “why haven’t you been posting?” …

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Vegetarian Sushi Secrets by Marisa Baggett

In Japan, the traditional vegetarian sushi fillings are cucumber, kampyo, which is a dried gourd cooked in a sweet soy based sauce, shiitake mushrooms, takuan, eggs, spinach, plum, shiso and sesame seeds.  I really do enjoy them all.  But, sushi is now not just a Japanese food.  It’s everyone’s food. It’s just like pizza.  The …

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Tuna Spring Roll Recipe

The typical Asian spring roll has a combination of ground pork, beansprouts, shiitake mushrooms, cabbage and some bean thread.  However, this tuna spring roll recipe is definitely original, different, fun, and yummy! The are only four filling ingredients and you probably have them on hand:  tuna, onions, parsley, and mayonnaise!  Yup, you’re right, it’s not very Asian.  But, …

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Everyday Chinese Cookbook – by Katie Chin

In most Asian families, food and cooking are very much central to our lives.  We celebrate many special occasions using food as symbolism. But it’s the everyday cooking that grounds us, giving much comfort.  This post is a book review of Katie Chin’s Everyday Chinese Cookbook, 101 Delicious Recipes from My Mother’s Kitchen.  Just in …

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Daikon and Green Onion Sesame Buns Recipe

Making your own sesame buns sounds really intimidating.  But, my girlfriend Winnie has simplified it to an art!  This filling has only two ingredients, well, three if you count the salt.  Daikon or Japanese radish and green onions.  That’s all!  She used frozen pastry sheets and it was a breeze to make.  Don’t believe me? …

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9 Reasons to Drink Matcha Green Tea to Kick Start Your Healthy Lifestyle

Green tea is regarded by many nutrition experts as one of the items on any top 10 list of super foods in terms of antioxidant quantity, health benefits or weight loss. In particular is the green tea powder called Matcha – which is made from stone ground natural green tea leaves grown in Japan. But …

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Quick and Healthy Chinese Broccoli – Gai-Lan

It’s become more and more evident that we need to increase our green veggie intake to our diet for better health.  I love Winnie’s quick recipe for gai-lan, Chinese broccoli, also known as kai-lan, depending on where you shop. Gai-lan has large dark green leaves, a thick stem, and often has tiny yellow flowers.   Once cooked, the stems …

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