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Make Your Own Vegetable Stock

April 27, 2017 • Posted in Cook, Eat, Mindful, San-J Family,

Food has a way of bringing people together. In my mom's family, our gatherings always include a pot of soup. And why not? With just a few simple ingredients and minimal effort, you can throw together...

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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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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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Why Virginia?

January 30, 2017 • Posted in San-J Family,

The history of our business goes back to 1804 in Japan. We opened our sales office in the USA in 1978. After nine years, we built our brewing facility in Virginia and since then, we’ve been selling...

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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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Secrets of Washoku Event

December 15, 2016 • Posted in Japan, San-J Family,

Fermentation is a critical process to brew our Tamari soy sauce. I had the opportunity to talk about fermentation at a recent event, Secrets of Washoku. It was held by The Japan Information & Culture...

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