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Hinamatsuri (Girl’s Day) 2020

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March 3rd is Hinamatsuri in Japan.  Hinamatsuri (Girl’s Festival or Doll Festival), is a celebration dedicated to girls, in which their parents pray for the good health and happiness of their daughters.  This is one of my favorite Japanese celebrations, naturally, being the mother of three girls!

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Shiro Miso Ozouni (White Miso Ozouni)

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Shiro Miso Ozouni (White Miso Ozouni) Recipe as shared by my friend Noriko Makes 4 servings 4-inch piece dried kombu 4 cups water 4 satoimo (taro root), peeled and cut in half 2.5 inch piece daikon, cut into thin planks 2.5 inch piece carrot, cut into thin planks 4 circle mochi cakes (or rectangle cakes) […]

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Clear Broth Ozouni

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Clear Broth Ozouni Recipe as shared by my friend Noriko Makes 4 servings 4-inch piece dried kombu 4 cups water 2.5 inch piece daikon, cut into thin planks 2.5 inch piece carrot, cut into thin planks 4 circle mochi cakes (or rectangle cakes) 3 ounces boneless skinless chicken thigh, cut into small bite-sized pieces 1 […]

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Lemon Mochi Cupcakes with Lemon Basil Buttercream Frosting

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Lemon Mochi Cupcakes with Lemon Basil Buttercream Frosting Makes 12 Cupcakes 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 3/4 cup mochiko (glutinous rice flour) 1 cup granulated sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature 2 large eggs, at room temperature 2 large egg yolks, at room temperature 2/3 cup whole […]

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Let’s Eat! at the Orange County Fair

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The Orange County Fair is currently underway (July 15 — August 14, 2011), and if you’ve never been, shame on you! But don’t worry, there’s still time to make restitution for your sin.  Every year the fair has a theme, and this year’s theme is “Let’s Eat!” which I happen to think makes this year’s […]

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Baked Red Velvet Mochi Mochi Donuts

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Baked Red Velvet Mochi Mochi Donuts Makes 12 donuts 2 large eggs, beaten 1/4 cup honey 2/3 cup milk 2 teaspoons rice wine vinegar 1 1/3 cup mochiko (sweet rice flour)* 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1/4 cup cocoa powder 2 teaspoons baking powder 3 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled slightly 2 teaspoons red food coloring […]

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