Spring Menu – Salad and Dessert

In the two previous blogs we’ve covered the appetizers and main courses.  This blog will have the remainder recipes for the salad, rice, pickles and …

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Fish Misozuke Recipe

My girlfriend who lives in Kamakura is a fabulous cook.  Her kitchen was tiny but the food she produced from that space was unbelievable and …

Spring Menu Main Course – Gyoza

This is a continuation of the Spring Menu blog.  The Main Course includes gyoza, miso talapia, Asian salad, rice and pickles.  Today’s recipe is gyoza. …

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How to Plan a Spring Asian Party – Appetizers

Spring is just around the corner and the cherry blossoms are in full bloom.  Why not plan a Asian inspired spring party?  Start by bringing …

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Finding Time to Communicate With Your Children

Feng Shui stresses that a good environment is one that has creates good relationships;  not only with our physical environment but with our family. With …

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Japanese Spaghetti Neapolitan

In addition to coffee, tea and an assortment of drinks, the Japanese coffee shops usually serve common western style foods adapted to the Japanese palette.  …

frog, farewell, travel

Why do Japanese keep a little frog figurine in their wallet when they go to Vegas?

Amongst the American Japanese who visit Vegas, a large percentage carries a little frog in their wallet or purse.  This frog can be made out …

Preserving Japanese Culture in Seattle – 100 Year Old Club

Yesterday we celebrated the Japanese Hyakudokai New Year’s  Celebration.  The name Hyakudokai is taken from the motto “‘keep active until 100 years old’.  According to …

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A Japanese take on Ham and Eggs

Growing up in a Japanese American home we ate a variety of foods but I think the simple ones are still the best.  In our …

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Happy New Year! 2010 – The Year of the Tiger

Happy 2010! Wishing everyone good health, much success, prosperity and happiness. 2010 in the Japanese zodiac is the year of the tiger. The tiger represents …

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Japanese Autumn Ikebana

Ikebana is the Japanese art of flower arrangement.  Ike means ‘live’ as in ‘fresh’ flowers and bana comes from hana which is flower.  When two …

Yin/Yang from an Interior Design perspective

From an interior design perspective, yin is the quiet or non-active areas of the house while yang is the active and places of gathering.  Yang …

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