You may have heard of Shio-Koji or Koji, which is a Japanese traditional ingredient that has been used in many ways from old times. I'd like to share about this fantastic ingredient this month. There're so many benefits to use it and it's pretty easy to bring in your daily diet.
It got the life back!
What a shocking incident when your favourite ceramic break, get crack or chipped. It happens a lot to the careless person like me. It's like "not again!".
The painful appearance made me feel down and I put them away somewhere I didn't see or even threw away some of them that broke into pieces. I did know that there's a way to repair broken ceramics, but now that I'm living in Singapore, it's not easy to find the right place to have them fixed.
I've spent our summer break in Tokyo for almost 2 months. After I have lived in Singapore for 4 years, I became to appreciate the culture, food, season, people that our country has, and also came to see my own country in a different way wether it's good or bad. First once I arrived my home town, various flowers of the season welcome me and various veggies, fruits and fish of the season entertain us in many ways.
I've come to see a lot of stainless or bamboo straws recently a little while after worldwide marine pollution by waste plastic straws got into the media. In a way this news attract interest of waste plastics from us and helps us directly address the reality happening on our earth. Also various food services have followed this trend.
Father's day is approaching soon. When it comes to Mother's day, you can find a wider variety of gifts out there such as flowers, sweets, jewellery, cosmetics, shawls and endless lists... What about Father's day?
We usually pick white or lighter colour as a plate for dishes. What about black? Do you think that it might darken the table? or that the food or thing might not stand out against it? I know what you mean!
It's been almost a year since I started learning Japanese tea ceremony here in Singapore. Every time after the lesson, I've realised how much I had led things by without caring about what was happening close to me in my everyday life. In today's world that is changing with dizzying speed, if I at odd times pause for a moment with my five senses, renew my awareness of connecting to nature and being alive. That is what Japanese tea ceremony reminded me first.
Today many kinds of Japanese design not only on Kimono but also T-shirt or some small items like box or purse you can find. Those patterns are Japanese traditional design called "Wagara" that has been used for Kimono and furnishing goods for centuries. Did you know each pattern and design have the meaning?
This month I'm so excited to post something different from the past. It's about natural hand-made seasoning as well as some recipes using it! It's really simple steps to make and also versatile. People are getting more conscious of picking natural/organic foods and products, but at the same time worrying about those too much wears us out and also most of the time it may be costly. Here I'd like to share my favourite handy seasoning for everyday for everybody!