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Happy Children’s Day 2020!

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Happy Children’s Day !
Children’s Day is a Japanese national holiday which takes place annually on May 5th, and it is part of Golden Week Holidays.
The purpose of the Children’s Day is to celebrate children’s happiness and to respect their personalities.

The day was originally called “Tango no Sekku”, or Boy’s Festival, was celebrated in order to wish the healthy growth of the boys in the family.

On that day, families with boys raise ‘koi-nobori’, or the carp-shaped streamers outside the house, wishing their success in their lives. They also display ornamental helmets called Kabuto or samurai dolls at home, because they are believed to be symbols of strength and vitality.

Traditional foods such as ‘kashiwa-mochi’, mochi rice cakes wrapped in oak leavesand, and ‘chimaki’, rice dumplings wrapped in bamboo leaves are eaten on that day. People put iris leaves and roots in the bath. It is believed that it will purge noxious vapor.

This year, my husband prepared kashiwamochi and I bought iris leaves and roots to put in a bath. Since it’s rare to put iris leaves and roots in a bathtub, my son enjoyed his long bath time tonight!
Of course, kashiwamochi was delicious with green tea.

Dorayaki

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How many Japanese sweets can you list up? There are so many sweets here in Japan. Anmitsu (Japanese style parfait), Yohkan (Agar agar jelly made of red bean paste), Mochi (I assume mochi ice cream is popular overseas), Daifuku (Several flavored mochi with normally red bean paste inside), Nerikiri (special sweets usually at tea ceremony which is made of mochi and white bean paste), Taiyaki (fish shape waffle with filling inside), Kudzu mochi, Warabi mochi, Manjyu, Dango, Senbei (Rice crackers) etc. This Dorayaki is one of the famous and traditional sweets that people love! Some of you might know the Japanese cartoon Doraemon. His favorite food is Dorayaki, of course.
The secret of Dorayaki is to use honey. Thanks to honey, the texture of this mini pancake is moist and delicious! Enjoy Dorayaki!!

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Cocoa & Chocolate chip cookies

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I baked cocoa & choco chip cookies with my son. This cookie is so far my family’s favorite cookie and we baked this several times already. I hope you love our family’s sweets recipe!

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Salad with Mizuna, daikon radish and fried tofu

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In my YouTube channel, I’ll introduce how to make a salad with Mizuna, daikon radish and fried tofu. I put dried daikon radish for this recipe. There are so many dried ingredients here in Japan. The merits of dried ingredients are…1.Nutritious (more vitamin!), 2. Preserve for long time, 3.Tasty! I like fresh and raw ingredients a lot but I also eat dried ingredients often. This dried daikon radish is one of my favorites! After rehydrating, it has chunky and crunchy texture and you can even hear your biting sound! For dressings, I chose white balsamic vinegar this time. But please also try other vinegars (i.e. raspberry vinegar, apple cider vinegar etc) to compare the flavors. Enjoy my creative salad and please try it out!!!
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Sukiyaki

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Sukiyaki is a Japanese style hot pot and has thinly sliced beef, cooked with various vegetables in a table-pot cast-iron pan. Sukiyaki is one of the famous Japanese cuisine same as Sushi, Tempura and Ramen. We usually eat Sukiyaki with family and friends at home. For this dish, I recommend to prepare good quality and thinly sliced Japanese beef loin. The quality of beef controls the flavor of Sukiyaki. I like Sukiyaki because I can also eat lots of vegetables including grilled tofu. Don’t forget about the flavor of Sukiyaki sauce. This sauce is well mixed with dipping sauce which is beaten raw egg!

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Birthday cake for Mario

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Made a special cake for dogs with using potato, special milk, yogurt and blueberries.
The reason is…Mario (our therapy dog!?) became 9 years old !!!
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