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New Year’s Day breakfast 2020

We started 2020 with a quiet New Year’s Day meal. As with other years, we had ozoni soup with rice cakes, kuromame black soybeans, datemaki

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Dinner, November 28, 2018

When I happened to come across information on an exhibition of lacquerware made in Joboji, Iwate Prefecture, it was clear that dinner that day would

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Recipes for Tom: Lunch, May 13, 2018

Multiple experiments in one meal. Gobo to satsumaage no donburi / burdock root, deep-fried fishcake and enoki mushrooms over steamed rice Kabu to usuage no

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Dinner, April 17, 2018

The furled fronds of seiyo meshida [Western lady fern] are already up. Harvesting is as easy as snapping their stems, but they do take some

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Osechi New Year’s Day meal, 2018

Our New Year’s Day meal was smaller than in other years, yet consisted of all of our favorites. People say that holiday seasons are uplifting.

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