Hinamatsuri (Girl’s Day)

A Hinamatsuri Story

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I know that Hinamatsuri (Girl’s Day) has come and gone, but I have to share this wonderful story about someone else’s celebration of the holiday.  Tiffany Silverberg is a talented and inspiring writer who I started following on Twitter about a year ago.  She is a freelance writer and consultant who helps clients better tell […]

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Hinamatsuri (Japanese Girls’ Day) 2012

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Hinamatsuri, Japanese Girls’ Day, is coming up this Saturday, March 3rd!  This holiday is near and dear to my heart.  With two little girls of my own, I love having a holiday that can be all about them.  I’ve written quite a bit about Hinamatsuri in the past, including a post about the first Hinamatsuri […]

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Momofuku Milk Bar’s Compost Cookies & Hinamatsuri Notecards

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Momofuku Milk Bar’s Compost Cookies Recipe by Christina Tosi (Courtesy of The Amateur Gourmet and Regis & Kelly) Makes 15 6-ounce cookies 8 ounces (1 cup) butter 1 cup granulated sugar 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed 1 tablespoon light corn syrup 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 large eggs 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 2 […]

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Hinamatsuri Flower Candy & Printable Gift Tags

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** This week we’re getting ready for Hinamatsuri (Japanese Girl’s Day, March 3rd) next week! Earlier this month I read a post on Serious Eats about making homemade conversation hearts for Valentine’s Day.  I immediately thought of adapting the recipe for Hinamatsuri, and used it to make flower shaped candies that are perfect for tying […]

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Hamaguri Ushio-jiru (Clear Clam Soup) for Hinamatsuri

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Hamaguri Ushio-jiru (Clear Clam Soup) Makes 4 servings 8 small (or 4 large) clams 4-inch square of kombu 3 1/4 cups cold water 3/4 teapoons salt mitsuba, parsley, or cilantro to garnish lemon zest, finely grated to garnish 1. To prepare the clams: Put the clams in a large bowl and cover them with heavily […]

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Hinamatsuri—Part Deux

It has been one of those weeks where it seems that hours disappear each time I blink. So here I am finally telling you what we did to celebrate Hinamatsuri! As I explained before, Hinamatsuri is celebrated on March 3rd. Families with young daughters celebrate this event at home to ensure their daughter’s future happiness. […]

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