Category Archives: Japanese

お粥: Japanese Soupy Rice Porridge For Colds & Unhappy Tummies

Christmas is around the corner and the neighborhood is redolent with the sounds of sneezing and sniffling. Yup. It’s the season of giving and nothing keeps on giving like the common cold 😉 I’ll often go with chicken matzo ball

お粥: Japanese Soupy Rice Porridge For Colds & Unhappy Tummies

Christmas is around the corner and the neighborhood is redolent with the sounds of sneezing and sniffling. Yup. It’s the season of giving and nothing keeps on giving like the common cold 😉 I’ll often go with chicken matzo ball

Me, Myself, And I: 根菜の煮物共に油揚げ Stewed Root Vegetables With Fried Tofu

Food for me is more than taste and sustenance. It’s a social axis where I can (re)connect with people who are important to me. My motto is life’s too short and my metabolism is too slow to eat mediocre food.

Me, Myself, And I: 根菜の煮物共に油揚げ Stewed Root Vegetables With Fried Tofu

Food for me is more than taste and sustenance. It’s a social axis where I can (re)connect with people who are important to me. My motto is life’s too short and my metabolism is too slow to eat mediocre food.

塩鮭お茶漬け: Japanese Comfort Food Or Miso-Salted Salmon With Green Tea

We always enjoy having guests. Not just for the company although that’s always welcome (the pooch thinks an extra set of hands to pet him is the best thing ever and likes to celebrate by showing off his dog soccer

塩鮭お茶漬け: Japanese Comfort Food Or Miso-Salted Salmon With Green Tea

We always enjoy having guests. Not just for the company although that’s always welcome (the pooch thinks an extra set of hands to pet him is the best thing ever and likes to celebrate by showing off his dog soccer

鮭の味噌漬け: Supersonic Miso-Glazed Salmon With Roasted Asparagus & Sweet Potato

Now that the super sister has winged her way back home with a baby cooler of fresh fish, the torrential rains have started up again with flood warnings, 40+ mph wind gusts and a sprinkling of frogs. Now where did

鮭の味噌漬け: Supersonic Miso-Glazed Salmon With Roasted Asparagus & Sweet Potato

Now that the super sister has winged her way back home with a baby cooler of fresh fish, the torrential rains have started up again with flood warnings, 40+ mph wind gusts and a sprinkling of frogs. Now where did

かぼちゃの煮物と蕎麦: Kabocha Squash Simmered in Dashi with Soba Noodles

I love carbs, especially starch. I’m fairly certain that if I ever went on the Atkins diet I’d probably die. While I crave protein every once in a while, I always crave carbs. I love them in all forms: breads,

かぼちゃの煮物と蕎麦: Kabocha Squash Simmered in Dashi with Soba Noodles

I love carbs, especially starch. I’m fairly certain that if I ever went on the Atkins diet I’d probably die. While I crave protein every once in a while, I always crave carbs. I love them in all forms: breads,

焼きそば: Any Day Is A Good Day For Yakisoba

The hubby loves yakisoba day in our house. While he’s too dignified to do the happy dance, he does get a spring in his step and it’s not unusual to see him licking the bowl clean. Hmm, maybe that’s the

焼きそば: Any Day Is A Good Day For Yakisoba

The hubby loves yakisoba day in our house. While he’s too dignified to do the happy dance, he does get a spring in his step and it’s not unusual to see him licking the bowl clean. Hmm, maybe that’s the

味噌漬け銀鱈: Buttery Miso-Marinated Black Cod

Sometimes I dream of luscious, unctuous, tender fish that literally melts on my tongue. At least that’s my reason for the drool on my pillow. While for the most part we eat a fairly simple and mostly healthy diet, there

味噌漬け銀鱈: Buttery Miso-Marinated Black Cod

Sometimes I dream of luscious, unctuous, tender fish that literally melts on my tongue. At least that’s my reason for the drool on my pillow. While for the most part we eat a fairly simple and mostly healthy diet, there

鮭の照り焼き Savory-Sweet Salmon Teriyaki

While I love salmon teriyaki, I don’t eat it that often. Why? I feel guilty for covering it in sauce, a delicious savory sauce, mind you. See, we’re lucky enough to be able to get wild-caught salmon here in the

鮭の照り焼き Savory-Sweet Salmon Teriyaki

While I love salmon teriyaki, I don’t eat it that often. Why? I feel guilty for covering it in sauce, a delicious savory sauce, mind you. See, we’re lucky enough to be able to get wild-caught salmon here in the

豚団子鍋: Toasty Japanese Pork-y Meatball Hotpot

After the hot, droughty extended summer apparently monsoon season has hit the Pacific NW. (We’ll just gloss over the fact that the Indian Ocean is over 7000 miles away, shall we?) In a spectacular bipolar display, old man weather has

豚団子鍋: Toasty Japanese Pork-y Meatball Hotpot

After the hot, droughty extended summer apparently monsoon season has hit the Pacific NW. (We’ll just gloss over the fact that the Indian Ocean is over 7000 miles away, shall we?) In a spectacular bipolar display, old man weather has

天麩羅: Attack of Squash Blossom, Salmon & Vegetable Tempura!

My poor mother used to dread leaving us at home when she would go on the rare trip alone with my father. Now, while images of Tom Cruise in Ray-Bans, socks, and a white shirt may go skittering through your

天麩羅: Attack of Squash Blossom, Salmon & Vegetable Tempura!

My poor mother used to dread leaving us at home when she would go on the rare trip alone with my father. Now, while images of Tom Cruise in Ray-Bans, socks, and a white shirt may go skittering through your