Travel

Touring the Tillamook Cheese Factory — Tillamook, Oregon

Even if you’re not a cheese lover like I am, a visit to the Tillamook Cheese Factory in Tillamook, Oregon is worth the trip.  The factory is located 2 miles north of the city of Tillamook, an hour and half drive west from Portland.  Initially I wondered if we wanted to spend 3 hours out [...]

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The Croft Farm on Sauvie Island — Portland, Oregon

The Croft farm, located on Sauvie Island, approximately ten miles northwest of downtown Portland, Oregon, is a small farm (approximately 5 acres), committed to harvesting organically grown fruits and vegetables, free-roaming chicken eggs, and crisp cider apples, and is registered as a Non-Profit Animal Rescue.  It’s also the location of a perfect Airbnb rental.  My [...]

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Summer Fun, Fuji Bites — June 30, 2014

So far this summer has been a whirlwind.  This past week I was in Southern California to see my brother’s exhibit at the Santa Monica Museum of Art. (How cool is that?!?)  During the week I had a bit of extra time and was able to drive down to see my friend Mimi and her [...]

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10 Road Trip Food Ideas For Kids

The Fuji family loves to travel—whether that means hopping on a plane and flying to Tokyo, like we did last month, or piling into the car and driving south to visit my parents in Southern California.  Mini Babybel recently sent me a “Mini Babybel Snack a Little Bigger Travel Kit” filled with things like The [...]

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Strawberry Basil Meyer Lemonade + A Giveaway!

Who knew that I would taste the best lemonade I’d ever tasted in the middle of a strawberry field in Oxnard, California?  Random, I know, but those tend to be the best discoveries!  The Fuji family was invited by the California Strawberry Commission (CSC) on an “I Heart CA Strawberries” Blogger Field Trip with a [...]

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“Local Eats” Japan Tour with PacSet Tours

I’ve recently been in contact with a Japan tour company based in Los Angeles, called PacSet Tours.  This year they have a food themed tour scheduled for August (August 19 — 28, 2013) that is going to be amazing.  If you have ever wanted to experience Japan, this would be a great tour to try! [...]

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Annin Dofu Blended Crème

We are currently in northern Washington state visiting Mr. Fuji’s sister-in-law and her cute little family.  As I contemplate sitting down to our Thanksgiving meal tomorrow with family, I am especially grateful for friendship.  During our visit to Japan this summer, my friend Noriko and I made several trips to Starbucks for ice-cold creamy blended [...]

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Roasted Potato Wedges with Gomashio (Japanese Sesame Salt)

A match made in comfort food heaven: roasted potato wedges sprinkled with fragrant nutty gomashio—Japanese sesame salt, one of my all-time favorite condiments.  

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Potato Harvest Gratitude

I love learning about where our food comes from and with Thanksgiving coming in a few weeks, I think it’s especially appropriate to learn about the lives that our farmers live and the work that goes into growing our food so that when we sit down with our families to give thanks later this month, [...]

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Dairy Free Sweet Potato Soft Cream

I have two favorite flavors of soft cream (i.e. soft serve) in Japan: black sesame and sweet potato.  If you had told me a little over 10 years ago that I would be saying that, I would have laughed at you.  But 10 years ago this month Mr. Fuji and I moved to Japan for [...]

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