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Memories and Celebrations of Sakura, Japanese Cherry Blossoms

April 05, 2017 • Posted in Cook, Eat, Japan, Mindful, San-J Family,

In Japan, cherry blossoms are praised for more than just the arrival of spring. Also known as sakura, cherry blossoms are symbolic of the beauty and mortality of life, paired with optimism of a fresh...

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A Springtime Guide to Growing Asian Vegetables

March 21, 2017 • Posted in Cook, Eat, Japan, Mindful, San-J Family,

It's time for Spring gardening! For the past two years, we've been living in suburban Las Vegas, Nevada. Our Spring gardening this year is a modest patio garden, with our essential Asian herbs and...

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Spring Vegetables with Asian Flavor

March 03, 2017 • Posted in Cook, Eat,

I look forward to spring each year. The world just seems to come alive all over again. The trees are budding, flowers are starting to bloom, and oh those spring vegetables! Asparagus, baby peas,...

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A Simple Stir-fry in 3 Steps

February 13, 2017 • Posted in Cook, Mindful, San-J Family,

My favorite way to cook, hands down, is stir-frying. It's my go-to when I'm cooking to share and to impress. It's also practical for the times I'm just cooking for one, because it's as simple as...

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Chinese New Year Celebrations

January 17, 2017 • Posted in Cook, Eat, Mindful,

Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar New Year, falls on January 28 this year. This year marks the arrival of the Red Fire Rooster, a year that is going to be blessed with great progress, harmony,...

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New Year Holiday Traditions in Japan

December 27, 2016 • Posted in Cook, Eat, Japan, San-J Family,

New Year is the most celebrated holiday in Japan. It's full of tradition, customs, and events. Schools are out for about two weeks total before and after New Year and most companies also close their...

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Essentials of Mastering Chinese Stir-Fry

November 15, 2016 • Posted in Cook, Eat,

Hi everyone! My name is Bee and I am a best-selling cookbook author (Easy Chinese Recipes, Tuttle, 2011) and a food blogger. I specialize in Asian cuisines, especially Chinese food. I am a huge fan...

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