Dec

06

Holiday Cheer Chocolate Bark

I made this up on the fly and I am pretty sure it will take you longer to read this post than to make it. In fact, it was so on the fly that I didn’t take note of the amount of unsweetened chocolate I used and just spent the past 5 minutes picking through […]

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Nov

25

Katricialicious-Style Turkey

Imagine you were asked to help teach 20 or so eager Japanese people how to make Thanksgiving dinner. Imagine all was going well, despite the fact that you had to make pumpkin puree out of kabocha, the only available pie pans were 5 inches in diameter, and a bunch of zealous women wanted to shape […]

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Oct

22

Ghost Pops (or Sunbutter Drops)

Naming these bad boys was a greater challenge than making them. My sister gave me a hand, with her customary hilarity: “Sunbutter balls does not sound good. Any other ideas?” “…All I am thinking of are not helpful names….Spooky balls. Holding in my laughter” (Which for her is a considerable feat). “Balls in general is […]

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Mar

26

Easter NOMS!

My mom and younger brother are visiting for the next few weeks, so I’m sure I’ll have some adventures to share quite soon.  In lieu of a traditional Easter Dinner, we’ll be traveling around Tokyo & Kyoto checking out cherry blossoms. In case you need a few meal ideas, here are some recipes I’d serve […]

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Dec

08

December Sanity Retreat

I’m sitting here listening to the Nutcracker Suite, since it is the start of December. And I can’t help think of “Trepak” as a metaphor for the holiday season – lots of fun but a total whirlwind, leaving you dizzy and exhausted at the end. I’m so thankful to be part of the December Sanity […]

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Nov

13

Tuesday Green Tip: Holstee “Block” Friday

Let me get this out of the way first – I have a bias against Black Friday. I don’t like crowds; I don’t like stress; I don’t like competive jostling for junk just because it is on sale; and I really don’t enjoy shopping all that much unless it is of the grocery variety. But […]

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Oct

21

I Love Links! Halloween Edition

I’m really into the holidays this year, and I’m not sure why. Maybe last year, my first year in Japan, I didn’t let myself get so excited for fear of becoming homesick. Also, I didn’t have a blog during Halloween of last year, and I wasn’t on Pinterest! So maybe the internet world is influencing […]

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