Fruit Carpaccio with Sake Gel Dressing

Happy Friday! Are you ready for the weekend? We’re in the middle of summer so we get more opportunities to be the host of home parties or being invited to one. Or just simply enjoy some special boozy food and drinks at home, finally enjoying a pleasant cool breeze coming from the window.  On these…

Rosy Cardamom Milk Pudding

Happy National Pink Day!  Do you like pink? If so you should wear pink today, or eat something pink to enjoy this unique day!

Loquat Jelly

Sigh…while we’re going on vacation, it seems like the loquat season has gone. All the ripe loquats were wrinkled and dried, so no more fresh loquats for dessert.  But! I made several loquat treats and took several pics, so let me share. This will sooth my heart, hurt by the fact that I can’t get…

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…

Sweet Potato Yokan

My dinner buddy loves sweet potatoes, but I’m not that big fan of them like he is. When I found them on sale, I bought a big bag of it but I wondered how I could transform them to make him smile on the way back to home.    My mind came up with one…

Berry Cheese Bread Pudding

Tomorrow is National Bread Pudding Day to enjoy fluffy sweet yummy bread pudding, and I’m thrilled to share how I made my first homemade bread pudding.    When I hear “pudding,” my mind has the image of custard filled in a cup. They are sometimes set with egg, but sometimes we use gelatin and this…