Hinamatsuri

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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Orange Mochi Pancakes

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Orange Mochi Pancakes Makes approximately 16 (4-inch) pancakes 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 3/4 cup mochiko (sweet rice flour) 3 tablespoons granulated sugar 4 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt 2 large eggs 1 cup milk 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1 tablespoon grated orange zest 1. Whisk the dry ingredients: Whisk […]

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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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FM’s Quick & Easy Chirashi Sushi

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FM’s Quick & Easy Chirashi Sushi Makes 3 – 5 servings 2 cups warm, freshly prepared steamed Japanese rice 3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar 2 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon salt Kinshi tamago (shredded egg crêpes) or sweetened scrambled eggs Assorted toppings: Cooked shrimp, green beans/snow peas, thinly sliced carrots, thinly sliced cucumber, nori (dried seaweed) […]

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Onigiri—Squirrel’s Favorite Oyatsu

Today is Hinamatsuri (雛祭り) in Japan, the Japanese Doll Festival , or Girls’ Day, held every year on March 3, the third day of the third month. I love this holiday because it is a day when families pray for and celebrate the happiness and prosperity of their girls. Being the mom of two little […]

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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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Happy Hinamatsuri!

Do you wish for your daughter’s happiness? Well today is the day to do it here in Japan. Today is Hinamatsuri (雛祭り), the Japanese Doll Festival , or Girls’ Day, held every year on March 3, the third day of the third month. I’ll be telling you a little bit more about my celebration of […]

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