Category Archives: food / dining

Xmas Gastronomy

What do you think of “Xmas?” The “X” stands for the Greek letter “Chi,” which is the first letter of the Greek word Χριστός, which in English is “Christ”. The “-mas” part is from the Latin-derived Old English word for … Continue reading

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Warabi mochi

I am fond of Japanese food; the main dishes at least. It was not until I had enough time to be curious that I got acquainted with a dessert called warabi mochi. The names are strange to me. Here are … Continue reading

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My week hasn’t been very busy until today. Thank goodness the day is over and so is the major errand.  It’s great to sit in bed, stretch and recount the highlights of the week: i. Mariinsky Ballet and Symphony Orchestra.  … Continue reading

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Jigsaw puzzle and tea

“A time to look over our week, recall blessings great and small and pick our five favorites to share” Visit Susanne at Living to Tell the Story for more. Cassia Cafe and Tea Room. I’ve been fancying this lovely place … Continue reading

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Chikuyoh Yakiniku

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More sense, more sensibility

When I asked CJ a few hours ago on the phone what was he doing, he said, “I want to eat lollipop.”  The rest of his replies gave me ideas for our summer plans. Helicopter tour I was ready to … Continue reading

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The culinary excuse of the hedgehog

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