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The Office- Every Sunday was Halloween. And then…..

Every family has unique rituals. Our`s is no different- except our rituals might be unusual¬† compared to others. A long-established ritual for the Clampitts is the weekend trip to Spouse`s office. Spouse catches up on work while the Offspring catch … Continue reading

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Please- Don`t Make Me Eat That- Monjayaki

As I slowly and deliberately eat my way through Japan, I`ve discovered two certainties regarding the food- first, Japanese food does not include chicken teriyaki, and second, sample even the most repulsive in appearance- it could rank as one of … Continue reading

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Let’s Get Grandmama to Eat it- She’ll Eat Anything.

When in Japan, the host orders food for the group who are then required by the rules of social etiquette to eat whatever fare this person selects. During Grandmama’s visit, I was sure to order japanese¬†specialties which never fail to … Continue reading

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When Comfort Food is a Must

Who knew Offspring #1 and I would be snowboarding on April 10th?A particularly bothersome trip for several reasons. First, the terrain park closing meant he must improvise by creating his own, thereby turning the rest of the mountain in to … Continue reading

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An American Experience in Tokyo- Costco

I love to see American products packaged for the Japanese. Costco is becoming one of the most recognizable American discount warehouse stores. Whenever the toilet paper runs low, it’s time for a Costco run. The last time, as I took … Continue reading

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A Food Peep Show

On Sunday I was wandering around Shibuya replacing all of the various computer chords and headphones Demolition Derby boy had destroyed during his ill-fated school ski trip when I happened upon a snaking line of Japanese. It appeared to lead … Continue reading

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Shabu Shabu- A Food Post

I love shabu shabu although I’m not sure if I like eating it as well as the motions of making it. A Japanese equivalent of the Chinese Hot Pot, this dish gets its name from the sound of the stirring … Continue reading

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