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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 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

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s… a steamed pork bun?

I want to tell you a story, so that you will understand why today’s topic holds such a special place in my heart. There was a big, long period of my life during which I rarely wore skirts of my own free will. What ruined this tomboy streak for me was coming to Japan as … Continue reading

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