日本語のレシピは ビーガン、ベジタリアン情報満載の Hachidory から ご覧下さい。 What do you do on Valentine’s Day ? Give the presents to your loved ones ?Or have a lovely dinner with your family ? When my kids were small, it was the happiest day of the year for me. I used to run a restaurant when I lived in Singapore, and we offered a special Valentine set on this day. The restaurant was always a full house and the regular ..
日本語のレシピは ビーガン、ベジタリアン情報満載の Hachidory から ご覧下さい Happy Lunar New Year ! Do you know what year 2020 is in zodiac ? It is the year of the rats /mice. Last year was the year of the pig and I wrote about a happy pig and sad pigs. Unfortunately, I have not heard about a happy mouse in my surroundings. I always wonder why the animals are so exploited by humans though they are often portr..
日本語のレシピは ビーガン情報満載のHachidoryで ご覧ください。 I am light and I like to fly in the air. The scene of me flying in the air seems to move people’s hearts. Some say “ Beautiful! ”, Kids say “ Fun! ” Others become emotional without uttering any words. I am usually brown color. Who do you think I am ? I have not given you the quiz for some time, so I started from the quiz today. The answ..
日本語のレシピは ビーガン、ベジタリアン情報満載の Hachidory から ご覧下さい。 It has been for a while since the big typhoon had gone. There were landslides along my regular routes to the mountains and they still have scars. But fortunately, I myself and my home were not affected. The nature is so fascinating, bringing us the peace of mind and happiness, but at the same time it has the opposite side like us. ..
日本語のレシピは ビーガン、ベジタリアン情報満載の Hachidory から ご覧下さい。 The daytime is getting shorter and shorter day by day since “Shubun-no-hi”, autumn equinox day. The beautiful orchestra by the insects at night is fading away..... The mantis, the cricket and the locust are visiting me at my home escaping from the chilly air. Last year I had five mantises visited me and stayed at my home until their..
日本語のレシピは ビーガン、ベジタリアン情報満載の Hachidory から ご覧下さい。 Have you heard the word, “Edamame” ？ Flower of edamame It is the young green soybeans. It seems it is getting popular in other countries too, though they are usually sold in the frozen form. “Edamame” is my most favorite summer vegetable. It is not only because its taste and texture fit my taste bud, but it always brings me the fond memory..
日本語のレシピは ビーガン、ベジタリアン情報満載の Hachidory から ご覧下さい。 The scorching hot summer is here ! I came back from Malaysia and Singapore two weeks ago. Both are the tropical countries and it is hot all the year round. Though I could enjoy the morning dew and cooling air in early morning, the temperature goes up rapidly soon and the daytime was very hot. However, when I came back to Japan, I reaffirm..
日本語のレシピは ビーガン情報サイト "Hachidory" で ご覧ください。 June to July is the rainy season in Japan. “rainy season” is called “Tsuyu” in Japanese, and it literally means “plum rain” and is written “梅雨”. I like the way it is named and written in this way. Because the Japanese plums are so charming and aromatic that it can erase the negative feeling towards the rainy season. This year very little..
日本語のレシピは ビーガン情報サイト"Hachidory"を ご覧ください。 The spring season is like a magic. When I see the newborn leaves are swaying in the breeze, and hear the birds are singing in the field, I feel like as if I’m in the heaven. How fortunate I am to be able to have such a moment with them without any other people around me ! I do not need any other things !! Today’s recipe is not related..
日本語のレシピは ビーガン情報サイト”Hachidory” から ご覧ください。 Do you like strawberries? I'm sure most of you do. They look so pretty and are pleasing to palate of most of the people. The season of the strawberries looks fading away in Japan, but on the contrary, it is going to start soon. Visit this page that I posted a few years ago if you want to know why. The strawberries are not only pr..
日本語のレシピはビーガン情報サイト、”Hachidory " で ご覧ください。 It is the best season of the year ! Everything is sprouting ! The greens and the colorful tiny wild flowers captivate my heart once I go out. Ohinunofuguri Hotokenoza / Buddah sitting on the cushion, named from its looks. Hakobe, very tiny and sweet, yet very poweful flowers Kakidoshi, I like to d..
日本語のレシピは ビーガン情報誌と”Hachidory" をご覧ください。 Happy Lunar New Year ! In many Asian countries, the new year is celebrated according to the lunar calendar. Japan also used to celebrate it during this season until early Meiji Era which is not so long ago. It is the season that early spring is starting, and the plum blossoms are blooming. But I had never thought why we celebrate the n..
日本語のレシピはビーガン情報サイト "Hachidory" を ご覧ください。 The year of 2019 has started. However for many Japanese people living in Japan, it will be the year 1 rather than 2019. Because it is common to count the year by Era in Japan. When the new emperor takes over the position it becomes the year 1. At this moment, it is year 31 of Heisei Era, but from April 30, it will be year 1 as the son ..
日本語のレシピは ビーガン情報サイト Hachidory を ご覧ください。 The festive season is here ! Which song comes to your mind first when the Christmas season has arrived ? for me, it is "♫♬ Dashing through the snow ♩♫, in a one horse open sleigh...♬♪" or ♫♬ We wish you a Merry Christmas, we wish you a Merry Christmas...♫♬ ” or " ♫♬ Silent night, Holy night, all is calm, all is bright...♫♬ "..
日本語のレシピは ビーガン情報サイト”Hachidory"で ご覧ください。 I am experiencing the warmest November since I came back to Japan 13 years ago. When it is sunny, the temperature sometimes goes up as if it is still late summer, but the air is already like the one of winter, that means dry and sharp, not humid, and the sky looks higher up with clearer blue color. However, morning and night..
日本語のレシピは ビーガン情報サイト”Hachidory" で ご覧ください。 Not too hot, not too cold, I relish the moment whenever I get out of futon in the morning these days. I know it will not last long, and the cold winter is waiting not too far away from me. Don't be too pessimistic ! A very short but beautiful red and yellow leaves season is around the corner !! There is a small lake sorroun..
日本語のレシピは ビーガン情報サイト "Hachidory" で ご覧ください。 The summer has faded away and hello to the autumn. The rice can be harvested soon. ] The persimmon is still a bit too green. The chestnut is ready to be taken. The first thing that comes up to my mind when I feel the autumn air, is my fond memory of “Otsukimi”/ a moon viewing day. When..
日本語のレシピは ビーガン情報サイト"Hachidory"を ご覧ください。 It was an awfully hot summer this year in Japan. It has not ended yet, but I hear the songs of insects at night, and they are telling me that the summer will be gone soon. It's a kind of relief, but at the same time it brings me the melancholy state of mind. May be I should say it is the mixture of feeling of lonliness and nostalgia...
日本語のレシピは ビーガン情報サイト "Hachidory" から ご覧ください。 Rice field The humid summer has come. The cucumbers, tomatoes, eggplants, corns are showing off their green, red, purple and yellow bodies, saying "Look ! here I am !!" . My petite daughters, Tomato Chans My son, Cucumber My younger son, Eggplanto Those summer vegetables are considered yin as they ..
日本語のレシピは ビーガン情報サイト Hachidory から ご覧いただけます。 Here's a quiz. My body is light brown. I am tiny and round. But I can expand my size three times bigger in the water. My shape changes to oblone when I am expanded. Japanese people like me to transform into many dishes. I think thier lives could not have been sustained without me in thier long history. My origin is Chi..
日本語のレシピは ビーガン情報サイト"Hachidory" で ご覧いただけます。 I wake up with the sound of pheasant every morning in this season. I want to mimic its sound to tell you how he makes sound, but it is not easy. We have an onomatopoeia to describe it in Japanese traditional picture books for kids. That is "Kha～ng, Kha～ng" But in reality, the pheasants are not making sound like that at all. The..
日本語のレシピは ビーガン情報サイト"Hachidory"から ご覧ください。 ♫♪♬ Merrily Merrily Merrily Merrily life is but a dream ♫♪♬ This song poured out from my mouth when I am taking a walk these days. Yes, the spring is here at last !! The air smells fresh and green, The wild flowers show their tiny faces shyly above the ground . The plum blossoms are fully blooming. Oh, my ! how I am bles..
日本語のレシピは こちらからどうぞ。 Red beans are indespensable ingredient for Japanese sweets making. I would say most of the traditional sweets are made from red beans. "Sakuramochi/Cherry blossom cake " 's filling is red bean paste. "Anmitsu"/Japanese fruit punch " always goes with red beans. Ichigo Daifuku Yomogidango / Mugwort rice dum..
日本語のレシピは ビーガン情報サイト "Hachidory" を ご覧ください。 The colder the weather becomes, the clearer the sky becomes. That is the characteristic of winter in Kanto area of Japan. Though the cold air sometimes makes me sigh, the bright blue sky also does so when I look it up. That is the best part of winter here. The other day, I spent a few hours for driving to see Mt. Fuji. Mt..
日本語のレシピは ビーガン情報サイト ”Hachidory" を ご覧ください。 Which do you prefer winter or summer ? This is a question we often ask each other among friends and family since I was small. When the summer came, I used to think I prefer winter, and the winter came, I used to think I prefer summer. Now my answer is always the same. I definately prefer hot season. When it is cold, I do no..
日本語のレシピは ビーガン情報サイト” Hachidory " から ご覧下さい。 Tomorrow is " Tohji " . My heart is lighten up when I think of it as it has been sooo cold in the morning and evening here in Moroyama, Saitama, Japan. I just can't wait for the spring to come already. Though I know the coldness will be harsher in January, I feel a sense of relief as I know that from the day after tomorrow, t..
日本語のレシピは ビーガンサイト ”Hachidory" で ご覧ください。 The leaves turned yellow and red has started falling. Yes, the autumn is short, shorter than any other seasons. May be because of that, I always feel like clinging to this season. Seeing the falling leaves is something that does not make you feel warm. It brings a sense of loneliness, but with a kind of solomness. It is not so bad to..
日本語のレシピは ベジタリアン・ビーガン情報サイト ”Hachidory" から ご覧ください。 At last the blue sky is back here after having long wet wet days in October. Actually the October is the second most comfortable month here in Saitama, Japan. Not hot, not cold and not rainy. But it seems that somebody high up in the sky wanted to change it this year, probably thinking it is good for us to have cold rainy days ...
日本語のレシピは ビーガン情報サイト ”Hachidory" で ご覧ください。 "Do not let the daughter in law eat the autumn eggplants ". This is a Japanese proverb. How do you interpret ? There are two ways of interpretations. One is, "The eggplansts are too cooling for the ladies especially when the summer is ending." It is very considerate and thoughtful interpretation. Parents in law are worried i..
日本語のレシピは、ビーガンベジタリアン情報サイトHachidoryをご覧ください。 The summer has come !! What is your most favorite summer vegetable ? Tomatoes ? Cucumbers ? or Eggplants ? I love all the vegetables above. But for me the summer cannot be the summer without corns and green soy beans !! (The picture on top is the flower of green soy beans in my garden last ye..