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MOTOism: My Vegetable Garden

As you've seen from my previous posts, my current apartment has a nice-sized balcony, which gets wonderful sunlight. I make the most out of this luxury by hosting barbeque dinners, and make my own dried mushrooms and umeboshi. When you have...

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Japanify: Pork + Myoga Madness

Myoga madness continues as I experiment with the harvest from my sister's myoga plant. Last week, I topped raw myoga on tofu. This week, I make a stir fry with myoga and slices of pork shoulder. I am very inexperienced with...

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Japanify: Hiyayakko with Myoga

My sister has a giant myoga plant that is thriving in a shady spot by her chicken coup coop. Powerful myoga buds started busting through the styrofoam container walls a few weeks ago. The plant was inherited from someone who could...

MYOGA! (With Cold Udon)

While rummaging through my fridge the other day (fine, fine, my parent's fridge) I was delighted to find a hefty package of myoga. SCORE! It's so difficult to describe, this myoga. Vegetable? Herb? Spice?? They grow...