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

A Taste of Buds & Blossoms

It’s that time of year here in Japan! Blossoms are still blooming and the sun’s flirting more boldly everyday. Sakura festivals is where everybody’s headed. I missed the perfect picture yesterday: the sun trying to hide behind a screen of clouds yet still detectable from over the branches of the tree before the mound. But…

Shogatsu: My New New Year

    I missed it!¬†Well sort of. I left you a message on Christmas Eve. If you haven’t seen it I should remind you that 2016 was a busy year in which some terrific and some terrible things occurred. This year proves to be just as busy so far. Between some activities at work and…

The First Day of Christmas… in Japan

    The rush in and out of crowded stores to grab last minute gifts and missing ingredients for tonight’s party at Auntie’s house. More congested than the stores are the kitchen counter; used dishes eagerly await their turn to be washed, open containers are scattered about- hinting at the menu- and that last dish…