Monthly Archives: January 2008

Strawberries

It’s strawberry season in Japan! The markets in Tokyo are currently filled with perfectly ripened and packaged strawberries. They look so good, that you almost do not want to eat them. Haa – not a chance! I made a quick smoothie with a few strawberries, oranges, banana, and plain yogurt. Yum…

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Rustic Pizza

What do you do when you feel like having pizza for dinner, but when you look in the pantry – you do not have all the necessary ingredients to make pizza? “Order in!” is what several people would probably say. I decided to improvise and make do with the ingredients we had available. This turned […]

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Seijin no hi

Seijin no hi (Coming of Age Day) is celebrated as a national holiday on the 2nd Monday in January. The celebration is held for young adults as they transition from adolescence to adulthood. In Japan, the age of adulthood is 20 years old. Shawn and I were told it was common for those turning 20 […]

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Remember Summer…?

I know it’s been extremely cold in the upper-midwest for the past several days, so I wanted to remind everyone what summer looks like! Last summer, we visited the Munsinger Clemens Gardens in St. Cloud. Hopefully these photos will warm you up a little bit! . . . . . . . . .

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Snow Day!

Once again, I am behind on posting photos. Before I share photos we have taken over the past few weeks, I wanted to share a few images I took TODAY! It snowed all morning in Tokyo… As kids were walking to school, they would scoop the snow from the cars to make snowballs. Notice how […]

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