Posts Tagged ‘Pie’

Hokkaido is famous for our delicious asparagus, and freshly-harvested asparagus is one of my favorite vegetables (it’s nothing like canned, frozen, or old asparagus!!). But I have a friend who sends me a big box of just-harvested asparagus every spring, and eating it all up before the flavor drops is always a challenge. This year […]


I am nuts about cheesecake, and each season of the year inspires me to make up a new recipe. Welcome cherry blossom-viewing season with this fragrant Sakura Cheesecake. The gentle cherry blossom scent comes from using salt-preserved cherry leaves. The leaves have the greater share of this fragrance, and though I used salt-preserved cherry blossoms […]


Yuzu Cheesecake

28Sep09

Ingredients: cream cheese, 200 grams (about 7 oz ) plain yogurt, 160 cc (about 5.5 oz) fresh eggs, 2 granulated white sugar, 2/3 cup flour, 3 Tablespoons sugared yuzu peel, 100 grams (about 3.5 oz) orange liqueur, 1 teaspoon pie crust whipped cream for garnish (optional) freeze-dried yuzu zest for garnish (optional) The photo below […]


I am absolutely nuts about cheesecake. I invent a new cheesecake recipe at the rate of about once each season of the year. One of my family’s favorites is the Persimmon Cheesecake that I make every fall. Earlier this spring I invented a cherry blossom-scented Sakura Cheesecake. Recently my eye wandered to my stock of […]


Ingredients: 10-12 fresh or defrosted shucked oysters, patted dry and dusted with potato starch (or corn starch, or flour) 8 large, or 12 small, fresh shiitake mushrooms, hard stem tips removed, caps sliced or diced. a bit of flour and milk for a white sauce made from the oyster drippings 1/2 cup Shiso-Walnut Pesto (recipe […]