- - - 8/20/2020 - - -

Andy Birthday

Filed under: — Andy @ 8:09 pm

For my birthday, my girls baked me the best green melon cake ever!

- - - 4/12/2020 - - -

Easter 2020

Filed under: — Andy @ 8:22 pm

No big party for Easter this year, obviously due to fears of COVID-19, but we still celebrated as a family. We made Easter eggs, did our egg hunt outside, and made all the traditional Easter foods, just not as much of them.

- - - 3/3/2020 - - -

Girls Day 2020

Filed under: — Andy @ 8:35 pm

Nothing too exiting for Girls Day. We made the usual sushi balls, clam soup, and three layer jelly. Melina made the male and female dolls display.

- - - 2/3/2020 - - -

Setsubun 2020

Filed under: — Andy @ 7:31 pm

There was a lot of people again for the bean throwing festival at the house. Melina liked making and eating the sushi rolls, and this year she made her own Oni mask at school.

- - - 1/1/2020 - - -

Osechi New Years Foods 2020

Filed under: — Andy @ 6:48 pm


- - - 12/25/2019 - - -

Xmas Party 2019

Filed under: — Andy @ 6:37 pm

I tired my hand at making a prime rib for the Christmas dinner this year. It turned out surprisingly well.

- - - 11/30/2019 - - -

Thanksgiving 2019

Filed under: — Andy @ 5:42 am

I was too busy cooking and entertaining that I didnt get many good pictures of the Thanksgiving party again this year, but I will say that it was another great success. The foods and dessert were delicious, and as usual there were a lot of kids running around having fun.

- - - 4/21/2019 - - -

Easter Dinner 2019

Filed under: — Andy @ 7:47 pm

Another Easter dinner party this year with all the usual foods, and as usual housemates made lots of other dishes and desserts.





- - - 3/3/2019 - - -

Girls Day 2019

Filed under: — Andy @ 8:25 pm

For this years Girls Day, we made sushi balls again along with the three color roll cake.

- - - 3/2/2019 - - -

Making Homemade Miso

Filed under: — Andy @ 8:22 pm

Every year my house makes homemade miso…


Mix the boiled soy beans, salt, and fermented rice


Make them into balls


Chuck them into the wooden barrel for a whole year of fermenting