Tomato Basil Bruschetta

Hi there, are you still having a food coma from the Thanksgiving feast?    I think some of my Thanksgiving feast items are still in my stomach, but skipping meals is a big NO NO, so let’s cook something light!   When I went to an Italian restaurant with my college friends, we usually had…

Mickey Mouse Shaped Ube Pancake

Happy Birthday Mickey Mouse!    As well as animation from Studio Ghibli, I and my dinner buddy love Disney animation. He was born and grew up in LA so it’s not surprising for him to be obsessed with them, and to me growing up in Japan and the US, Disney animation plays not only entertainment…

Takikomi Rice Balls

Happy Veteran’s Day! I am an immigrant with keeping citizenship from my original country, so some people would think it’s weird to thank military for their service, but let me say this. I’m so lucky that I live in Bay Area. About a month ago, I had an opportunity to go to Fleet Week 2021…

Breakfast Sandwich

Happy National Sandwich Day and Eating Healthy Day!  When two perfect holidays meet in a single day, cooking a yummy stacked sandwich and enjoy eating them is a perfect way to celebrate. I usually have sandwich for my lunch, but who says they are only eaten as lunch? There are a lot of yummy sandwiches…

Laputa Pan

Happy International Animation Day! Did you know, today is the day to appreciate the thing we all grew up watching: Animation!    I’m from the country where is being well-known for anime, manga, or anything related to that pop culture field, so when people knew I’m from Japan, they start to ask about the specific…

Apple Gateau Invisible

Happy National Apple Day! Did you know, today 10/21 is the day to enjoy apple with cooking, or of course, eating!  When it’s a special occasion, there is always a cake. So when a cake is brought to the table, someone must think “hey, is it someone’s birthday?” and usually they are right. It’s a…