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January 8, 2014

Postcard from Kauai: Shaved Ice Master

by Kayoko

It took us five days to finally get to our first shaved ice experience. Not because we didn’t try! Everyday would begin with wishful exclamations like, “Let’s get shaved ice today!” But the stars never aligned — the lady in town closed after two hours of service because she was “out of ice.” She cursed us!

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November 11, 2013

The Forest Feast: Orange Galette

by Erin Gleeson

Hola from España! To celebrate finishing the cookbook (yay!), we headed to Andalusia. We rented a little apartment in Sevilla which is such an idyllic town.

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September 18, 2013

Kuishinbo: Otsukimi Dango

by Yuki HD

Japan has a wonderful fall tradition known as otsukimi (お月見) or Moon Festival, which celebrates both the moon and promise of a good harvest for the year.

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May 15, 2013

Skankynavia: A Portuguese Quickie

by Anders

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I seriously did not know anything about Portugal and its inhabitants until I set my boot on its shores in May 2013.

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May 7, 2013

MOTOism: Artful Deco Roll

by Moto

The craze for sweets in Japan is so peculiar. There’s always, “This Year’s #1 Dessert!” which will inevitably be forgotten about next year.

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March 26, 2013

MOTOism: Baking with Charcoal Powder

by Moto

You know what’s inside your Brita filter, right? Charcoal. You know the best way to keep the fridge from smelling bad?

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March 14, 2013

Tokyo JUNKtion: Dessert Le Comptoir (Fukasawa)

by yoko

The art of perfection is everywhere in Japan. In its laquerware, electronics and especially in its food. Dessert Le Comptoir in Fukasawa, Tokyo is an example of food perfection.

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March 12, 2013

Kuishinbo: Oba-chan’s Shochu Kumquats

by Umamimart Guest

By Yuki HD

When we were little we used to watch my oba-chan (grandmother) make this seasonal treat from Kagoshima prefecture in southern Japan.

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February 28, 2013

Japanify: Amazake (Sweet Sake)

by yoko

Amazake literally translates to “sweet sake” which is deceiving considering it’s non-alcoholic. It’s sweet, milky and easy to digest, making it perfect for kids or adults with an upset stomach.

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February 25, 2013

The Forest Feast: Hamentashen for Purim

by Erin Gleeson


Jonathan’s brother and his wife Arielle came to visit last weekend from New York. The weather was gorgeous so we did a little late afternoon baking on the deck with a glass of wine!

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