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2 uncooked medium-sized potatoes 5 slices smoked salmon 1 Tablespoon Pesto 2 Tablespoons mayonnaise 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice Salt, pepper to taste 1. Peel the potatoes and use a slicer to make very thin slices. Then cut the slices lengthwise with a knife to make thin matchsticks. Place the potato sticks in a bowl […]


This is a tasty way to use up any mochi you have leftover from New Years. I stock up on brown rice mochi blocks on the rare occasions it is offered through my food co-op, and I usually have some kind of cheese and sandwich ham in the fridge. Ingredients (1 serving) 1 block of […]


Japan has a very season-conscious culture, and this is certainly reflected in the foods that are listed on my weekly food co-op order sheet. Nothing beats eating the produce of the sea and the hills when they are in season. There are products that become available to me only at this time of the year […]


It’s hard for me to believe that Japan is the only country where burdock root is eaten as a vegetable, but I’ve read it and I’ve heard it time and time again, so I guess it’s true. I have a great respect for root vegetables, especially the ones commonly used in Japanese cooking, including daikon […]