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Winter Food

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Bifun Soup

As the weather is turning considerably colder I find myself craving soups, stews and nabe ( hot pots ). This one is especially good for keeping those colds at bay with warming ginger and spices. First I made a stock…

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Nanakusa-Gayu ( seven herb soup)

Nanakusa-Gayu ( seven herb soup)
Nanakusa-Gayu ( seven herb soup)

On the 7th of January (Jinjitsu) this is the day that in Japan it is tradition to eat (Nanakusa-gayu) 七草粥 Seven herb rice porridge soup. To help the stomach after Osechi Ryori / Christmas and new year and bring health…

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Kenchinjiru

This is a traditional Zen Buddhist shojin Ryori cuisine which originates from the Kencho-ji Temple in Kamakura .  Jiru means soup and Kenchin is derived from the temple name. This soup is full of umami flavour using kombu,shiitake mushroom,toasted sesame…

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