Posts Tagged ‘walnuts’

I packed lunches for my husband and kids five days a week for over twenty years. Then the kids grew up and left home, and my husband began to eat lunch at the company cafeteria to save me trouble. The part of me that had felt both burden and joy in preparing bento (Japanese-style packed […]


This is my own twist on a traditional Japanese sweet potato snack called Daigaku Imo, which involves deep-frying chunks of sweet potato and coating them with a sweet syrup. Ingredients: Satsuma Sweet Potato, 1 large oil for deep-frying for the sauce: water, 1/3 cup sugar, 1/4 cup butter, 1 or 2 Tablespoons fresh ginger root, […]