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Halloween Temari Sushi

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I try to make at least one Halloween themed blog during the Fall season. The past several years it’s all about bento and it’s not any different this year either. Temari in Japanese literally means hand ball. Temari sushi are ball shaped sushi made by forming rice using a plastic wrap. This is by far the easiest way to make sushi specially if you are a beginner. Take a piece of plastic wrap and lay it down on a plate or counter top. Then place 1/4 cup cooked white rice…read more

Asian Hot Dog

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I’ve seen and heard of Japadog from a food blog sometime ago. They used to have a storefront in NYC but it apparently closed already. They still have store locations in Canada and California though. I have always wanted to re-create this and the perfect opportunity came yesterday, Memorial Day the time we open our grill for the Summer. This is not your typical hot dog since it has some ingredients that are seriously Asian such as Nori which are seaweed strips and katsuobushi which are dried bonito flakes. I…read more

Easter Bread Cones

Posted by in Brunch, Holidays and Entertaining

Bread cones are easy to make and would be a fun activity to do with kids. This may also be just the treat to serve for your Easter breakfast or brunch. You will need a horn mold to create the shape of your bread. I got mine relatively cheap at amazon.com. If you don’t have a mold you can make your own by using a cardboard shaped into a cone and then wrapped with aluminum foil. For my bread cone I just bought a can of Pillsbury crescent seamless dough…read more

Thanksgiving Dinner

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Thanksgiving is one American holiday that our family embraced when we moved here to the Northeast. Giving thanks is something universal and we as a family take this time to pause and reflect on the many things we are grateful for. We should count our blessings each day not only during Thanksgiving and be thankful in whatever circumstances we are in. We always have a turkey dinner during Thanksgiving. This is a tradition I started in our second year here in the US. I always get a 9-12 lb. Butterball…read more