A Booster Shot of Wild Greens

A neighbor and proprietor of a surprisingly high-class Chinese restaurant (“surprisingly” because it is in the middle of the next farm hamlet with no other businesses anywhere around it – not exactly what you expect in the countryside) stopped by this morning to invite us to tea time. It was actually “just” a free lunch …

What (Half) Gaijin Girls Get to Drink

This is another installation in the “What Gaijin Eat” series (though, I believe it is the technical term for Mona is “half-gaijin”). There is a winter festival coming up in two weeks and Tomoe will be opening a food stall selling some of her rice-flour waffles and hot-cocoa. Mona and I are the lucky ones …