Loquat Jam

Good morning everyone!  I hope you all had a lovely Mother’s Day weekend and now your energy is fully charged, instead of feeling Monday blue haha!    So again, I’ll talk about loquats…as I sometimes talk about it, my apartment got 5 loquat trees and my landlord approved me taking “as many as I can,”…

Chocolate Dipped Orange Peel

Happy National Candied Orange Peel Day! Let’s enjoy some refreshing, tangy yummy treats together today!    When oranges are on sale, I buy a lot of them. After feasting on a fresh orange dessert, there is a big mountain of orange peels…and it makes me feel a little guilty to throw it away. As a…

Matcha Warabi Mochi

Happy National Matcha Day! I’m calling to all matcha lovers here. Today is the day to enjoy all matcha-anything!   When I was a kid, I used to prefer cakes or cookies over Japanese traditional treats called wagashi including daifuku, manju etc. Back then, I thought wagashi were not interesting like fruit loaded, colorful western…

Tofu Yuzu Dip

Happy National Soy Food Month! April is the month to enjoy soy food, and we’re in the middle of April…what are we waiting for? Let’s enjoy some soy food!    When I think about “soy food”, the first thing I come up with is tofu. Tofu is my savior since my dinner buddy declared we’re…

Korean Leek Pancake

Happy National Virtual Vacation Day!    As spring break season hits (our local public schools will have it next week) some people are busy planning on vacation. After graduating from college, I really don’t have spring break but I’m willing to go somewhere I can relax and have fun. It still isn’t a good time…

Peanut Butter and Caramelized Banana Pancake

Happy National Pancake Day AND Peanut Butter Lover’s Day! Attention all breakfast lovers/pancake lovers/Peanut butter lovers, today is a big day!   As long as multiple food holidays fall on the same day, I should combine these ingredients for today’s food and celebrate the fun food holidays!    But I usually don’t use peanut butter…