Monthly Archives: December 2014

Baby Arrived

December 30, 2014

  A good friend of mine just had a baby. Welcome to the parental world!   The news reminded me when I had my own. I had a very smooth delivery both times. Still the first month or two was really hard. It was totally different from what I used to consider busy.   I…Read more >

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Moral, Compassion and Imagination

December 21, 2014

  When Tsunami happened in 2011, the manner of the Japanese victims was brought up in the news. They lined up patiently to get the emergency supply without fighting each other, which was praised by many people over the world.   One day I was in a crowded cafeteria with my family. There was a group…Read more >

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Storing!

December 19, 2014

  If you want a lot of food from your garden to supply your family through the year, you need to grow a lot. It’s quite simple. So you create a large, productive garden by whatever you think the best. Say, you successfully grew a lot of crops. You have pails of tomatoes and cukes…Read more >

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Nursing Little Creatures

December 6, 2014

  After I started making fermented foods, I discovered it is more like farming rather than cooking.   Natto (fermented soy beans) and Koji (fermented grain) are made with particular types of fungi. Just like other living creatures, the fungi need air, water and food. They like a certain range of temperature, humidity and light…Read more >

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