Happy 2017!

Wishing everyone a wonderful 2017 ahead, a year filled with good fortune, good luck and good health. 新年明けましておめでとうございます! 今年もよろしくお願いします。 Following a traditional custom of Kyoto, I made myself obukucha (大福茶) to welcome the first day of the new year today. 今日は大福茶で新年を迎えました。 Obukucha is tea containing umeboshi (pickled plum) and a strip of dried kelp tied … Continue reading Happy 2017!

Original recipe: Pan-fried chicken breast coated with tea and oats

This was something totally random that I thought of, when my mom asked me to come up with something new for our dinner menu. With chicken breast as the meat option, I figured we could try something fairly healthy. Ingredients: Chicken breast 1T tea leaves, crushed (I used the sencha I have been drinking of late) 1T … Continue reading Original recipe: Pan-fried chicken breast coated with tea and oats