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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

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Bedrest and Rice Porridge

Ah, November. Long have I awaited your biting winds and brilliant red leaves. Remember last month, when I told October to go die of pneumonia? Any guesses as to who actually came down with pneumonia after that post? Yep, that would be me. After a few days of high temperatures and a cough, I finally convinced … Continue reading

Halloween in Japan?! Take 2: Jack-O-Lantern Soup

Happy Halloween! In the last few weeks, a number of local friends and acquaintances have mentioned to me that they’d like to try making jack-o-lanterns, but don’t know where to find a western-style orange pumpkin. You can order them at Plant 3 (our local Wal-Mart type superstore), but why not try making them with the Japanese equivalent, … Continue reading

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