Vegetables


October 13, 2014

Japanify: Grilled Shio-Koji Nagaimo

by yoko

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Last February, I went to Jicca in Tokyo and had this seemingly unassuming dish. I’ve mainly had raw nagaimo (Chinese yam) julienned or grated in all its gooey glory.

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April 14, 2014

Japanify: Crunchy Daikon Salad

by yoko

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Warning: DO eat this at home before taking it out into the world! Weigh the social risks!

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February 24, 2014

Tokyo JUNKtion: Jicca

by yoko

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Whenever I visit Tokyo, I look forward to meeting newborns… especially when I’ve followed the progression of their parents.

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November 1, 2013

Japanify: Steamed Kabocha with a Protein Boost

by yoko

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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.

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July 16, 2013

Carrot Shochu Pickles

by Umamimart Guest

By Steven Sharafian

I spend a fair amount of time making tsukemono (pickles). I focus mostly on quick-pickles that only take a couple of minutes to prep and have a short curing period.

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June 4, 2013

MOTOism: My Vegetable Garden

by Moto

As you’ve seen from my previous posts, my current apartment has a nice-sized balcony, which gets wonderful sunlight. 

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May 2, 2013

Japanify: Lotus Root Kinpira

by yoko

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I am a huge fan of spice, and finding a dish that I can make that delivers the spice is always a welcome affair.

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April 4, 2013

Japanify: Mizuna Crunch Salad

by yoko

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Spring is here and my local market is starting show signs of different colors of the rainbow after a winter abundance of orange and brown fruits and vegetables.

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March 25, 2013

The Forest Feast: Matzo Brei Scallion Pancakes

by Erin Gleeson

Happy Passover, everyone! Matzo Brei is a traditional Jewish dish that is made during Passover, which runs through next Tuesday, April 2nd.

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March 18, 2013

The Forest Feast: Beet Haroset

by Erin Gleeson


For those of you planning your menu for Passover, or for anyone looking for a quick appetizer idea, here’s a fun and colorful twist on haroset, a traditional Jewish dish.

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