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Adventures in Pie Making

It’s common in the JET Program for the person before you to leave things behind. When my fiancé transferred down here, he acquired a sofa, a large kotatsu, and a cupboard full of dishes. He was also left with quite a lot of food. We went through everything, threw some things away, but kept a … Continue reading

Halloween in Japan?! Take 1

Back to the land of the living, just in time for Halloween. It’s been a long month. This last week has brought a nip to the air, and the trees in the park on my way to work have begun shedding their leaves in earnest. Stores across Japan have leveled up their orange and purple … Continue reading

Plum Kakigori (Shaved Ice for Classy Adults)

Anticipating that average August temperatures would continue through the weekend, we prepared to break in the newest addition to the Hokuriku Kitchen – a kakigori (shaved ice) machine. Armed with this and a brand new book of syrup recipes, I was extremely excited to try my hand at making the most awesome shaved ice this … Continue reading

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