November 1, 2013

Japanify: Steamed Kabocha with a Protein Boost

by Yoko Kumano

The markets are exploding with pumpkins and other squash — which means, autumn is here! I always look forward to this time of year because I like bundling up, wearing my hair down and cozying up on the couch with all kinds of tea. My favorite squash to work with is kabocha. Its sweet flesh […]

December 9, 2010

Japanify: Foraging for Ginnan (Ginkgo Nuts)

by Yoko Kumano

You’ve smelled them in or around your neighborhood. They turn bright yellow in November and December and are usually clustered in groups along streets or in parks. They are ginkgo trees. Ginkgo trees put on quite a show, but they can be an assault on the olfactory receptors. It wasn’t until Thanksgiving weekend that I […]

July 24, 2008

Garden Party with Canned Tuna and Other Summertime Delights

by Kayoko Akabori

I’m noticing way too much asian-ness on this blog right now, so I’m gonna mix it up a little bit. Gotta keep it culturally diverse. (Insert sarcastic face here). Fumiko just got back from a jaunt in Barcelona- she has a nice Mediterranean glow and is speaking in funky JaSpanGlish with a weird Catalan accent. […]