Didn’t Forget

Didn’t forget about you. The Tip of the Tongue hasn’t dried up and the TasteBuds haven’t gone numb. I’m one device down but next post coming very soon!

The Way of the Kitchen

The time spent completing writing assignments for school has stolen the time I’d spend writing for you. So I figured I’d share with you at least the fruits of my labor. The assignment was to pick a form of media and to define the culture that created it and the culture that it’s created: Making of a Chef by Michael Ruhlman

Slurping Noodles, Sipping Sake, and Seeing the Sights

I hope your Friday was good and your Sunday miraculous. I had the privilege of hosting my sister here in Japan last week. Having her here allowed me to appreciate my growth in knowledge of the Japanese language and culture compared to her blank slate. This is no mockery of her entertaining attempts to live…

Tight Spaces: More Observations of Japan

Fish grill This one drives me crazy but it’s pretty cool and convenient. It drives me crazy because all but one (the one I ended up in) of the houses and apartments I looked at didn’t have an oven. The only option available to the home cooks in Japan is the fish grill! I mean,…

Hold My Noodles: Never Give Up

I am sitting here trying to finish posting my second post about what’s so different about Japan, but I didn’t want to give it to you without the pictures and I’m having trouble uploading them. I did manage to get this one up. It’s a picture of my sister and I alongside some inspirational figures…

BK Café: Home Away From Home

Maybe it’s my father’s fault, but I kinda like coffee. I like the mellow buzz of the bean, and, believe it or not, I like the taste and the smell of a good roast too. I sometimes walk down the coffee aisle and just take a whiff. In every city I find myself in, I’m…

What’s Cookin? Beet It!

Just stopping in to celebrate one of my favorite vegetables. Beets!  I don’t see too many in Japan- or in the Navy now that I think about it, not to say they aren’t there. But I’m in Georgia and one of the things I actually do like about Georgia is the Dekalb Farmers Market– where…

Shout Out to The Messlords

Noticing their pictures still trickling through social media, I remembered and wanted to offer a thank you to the Messlords. There are a lot more of them than I knew there were. They are a group of chefs and food service professionals that love serving the men and women of the military almost as much…

The Meal That Never Was

Reverend, civil rights leader, activist for peace,  husband, father, legend- the man Martin Luther King Jr. Today is one that celebrates him. As I thought of the ways that I could celebrate him on the Tip of the Tongue, I remembered that last facet of his identity- man. Like the rest of humankind, he had to…

Happy New Year 2017

Wishing you a happy new year in this video. for a recap of 2016 and a preview of 2017  

KFC: Kentucky Fruh-…?

This year, I’ll be spending Christmas in Japan. It’s my first Christmas outside of the United States and, more significantly, my first Christmas without my family. But I’ll be fine. Christmas isn’t as big a deal here to the general population but it appears KFC is. And seeing how there’s no province, prefecture or state…

Christmas Kisses

Sweet. Creamy. Ooh, with the pleasant surprise of crunchy peppermint crystals- all compressed into a kiss- a Hershey Kiss- and bundled in the shiny silver, red-marked foil with a ribbon labeled, “CANDY CANE” peaking out its top. My friend, Ashley, introduced me to these bright bursts of Christmas flavor last year. As Christmas is only…