Ube Latte

August is a very important month in our history.    Yesterday, August 7th, was National Purple Heart Day.  August 6th was a memorial day in Japan for an atomic bomb was dropped in Hiroshima. Tomorrow, August 9th, is another memorial day for us for the second atomic bomb was dropped in Nagasaki. Next Monday, 8/15,…

Nutella Latte

Tomorrow is World Nutella Day! So why don’t we prepare and celebrate the day to enjoy dessert drink all day long!? So imagine after having fancy dinner in a restaurant…What do waiters/waitress suggest you?   A cup of coffee/espresso – Yes. A plate of dessert from their selection – YES!   But like me, want…

Macha Latte

The initial intention why my dinner buddy bought a huge 1 lb tin of matcha powder is for matcha latte. My dinner buddy drinks at least ½ gallon of tea/coffee/seltzer water every single day, no matter how hot or cold the day is. And back in the day, he was craving for matcha and here…

Baked Apple & Sweet Potatoes

Happy Moon Festival! Did you know, today 9/21 is the day to look at beautiful moon at night! As long as it’s a festival, we need some yummy treats to fully enjoy the day. Last year was brown sugar milk bun and this year I want to have a treat made with apples and sweet…

Blueberry Limeade

Happy National Blueberry Day! Did you know, today 7/8 is the day to appreciate our sweet little berries, blueberries!   Mmm, it’s berry season and I bet a lot of people enjoy them with yogurt, pancakes or ice cream. And now what do you want on this thirsty Thursday? Something refreshing cold drinks! I talked…

Hoji Tea(Roasted Green Tea)

Happy International Tea Day! Did you know, today 5/21 is the day to enjoy our break time buddy: Tea!    A cup of tea has very close relationship with me. Whenever it’s meal time, there is a glass of water AND tea to wash out my mouth. If I don’t have a cup of tea,…