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…

Loquat Compote

Hello there, happy Tasty Tuesday! Today is supposed to be National Raspberry Tart Day, but as you may know, we have several loquat trees that need someone to take the ripe fruits, so here I am enjoying all loquat instead of raspberries! I love raspberries too, but I have a mission to do…not wasting beautiful…

Blueberry Pie

Happy National Blueberry Pie Day!    When it comes to fruit pies, apple pies come to my mind first. But, as long as it’s national blueberry pie day, I suppose I should bake one and enjoy sweet and delicious pie!    We love blueberries, so as soon as I bring them back home, they last…

Peach Cobbler

Happy National Peach Cobbler Day! Did you know, today is the day to enjoy a warm dessert with flavorful summer fruits: peaches!!   Some fruits in Japan are expensive(except maybe mandarin oranges, apples in winter and strawberries in spring? You may be surprised, a mango could be $50!!) A lot of nutritionists recommend people to…

Pineapple Berry Smoothie

Happy Thirsty Thursday&Free National Park Day!  Well today’s not weekend so I bet a lot of you are stuck in your office, but oh well…thinking about being in the middle of beautiful nature is always good! I love being under beautiful weather. With smelling forest, listening chirping birds, looking at greener trees, feeling comfortable breeze…

Cactus Pear

Hello everyone!    As I’m on a culinary journey, it’s important to get to know ingredients from all around the world. Since I arrived in the US, I have tried so many products or items used in food, but still there are so many of them I haven’t tried them yet!    Is it sad…