April 8, 2017

Also known as Angel Food cake.   It is super light and airy.  This is a recipe which I inherited from Mrs. Hirakawa (my old neighbor in Japan - she made this cake with such a grace) and replaced green tea powder with lemons.  It requires a special baking form which is...

April 8, 2017

One of the beautiful British traditional cooking is lemon curd (or fruits curd, for that matter.)  It might be best known to be served with scones, but possibility is limitless!  My personal favorite is to serve with chiffon cake (its recipe is also available!)  It can...

March 27, 2017

Soup might not be fancy, but it is one of the most comforting dish.  This is a very simple but beautiful cauliflower soup.  

Before adding cream at the end, you can freeze!  


1 head of cauliflower

1 onion - finely chopped

1 tbs butter

1 vegetable bouillon c...

January 29, 2017

I must confess one thing about chocolate cake: I have always disliked recipes with so much butter contents.  My question was, "Is it necessary to contain so much butter?" and the answer I found out was, "No."

This is a recipe for more fluffy and moist chocolate cak...

January 29, 2017

Fish gratin might not be the most sophisticated dish you can have on your dining table, but it's so comforting, and easy to make.  Yes, it's easier than you think!  The best part: you can adjust what you want in your gratin!  This is a recipe with tips and tricks for a...

January 5, 2017

Ahhhhwwwww, turkey dinner was awesome, but what do I do with leftover turkey?

Turkey meat is surprisingly versatile.  Here is one of the suggestions of what you can do with leftover turkey meat.

First thing you have to do is to make them into bite size.  If the turkey ar...

January 5, 2017

Broccoli is a relative of cabbage, Brussels sprouts, and cauliflower.  It's an excellent sauce for vitamin A and C, as well as riboflavin, calcium, and iron.  It is mostly known to eat their buds, but the stem is wonderful for Wok, stir fry, or soup!  So please eat its...

December 16, 2016

This is like a cousin of almond Biscotti.  Maybe a little more festive version.  :-)

Since cranberry makes it little heavy for the dough, we should whip egg to help out!


150g sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla extract

250g flour

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 cu...

December 16, 2016

I used to wonder why on earth does Biscotti has to be so hard.  Well, as it turned out that Biscotti used to be baked in Roman times as "long shelf life food" (very dry and containing no fat) and hard (so that it won't break easily) so that solders can eat them at batt...

November 29, 2016

My beautiful niece had her 7th birthday.  She likes banana cake, but I wanted to decorate it with fruits - to make it a little more healthy and refreshing.

Here are very simple way of decorating small cake (you can use muffins, cupcakes, brownies, and whatever small cak...

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About Me

Humans are the only species on earth who  actually enjoys both cooking and eating.

I came from poor family in Japan, and ended up living with 4 different families in 3 differnt countries who were kind enough to take me in.  I have learned to be open to new things, appreciate what we have, not to waste, and be creative.  The experiences helped me in every way when I studied to be a cook.  Thus, this website is more about tips and tricks, instead of recipes - things I have learned.  

This website is dedicated to my friends who inspired me with their questions,

convinced me that these information are useful,  and encouraged me to share.