We did a huge cleaning today in anticipation of Pesach. This is one holiday that makes me particularly nostalgic, remembering how I used to celebrate it growing up. One of the huge gaps of celebrating Pesach at home in Japan and in places like New York was food. My association with Pesach is one of… Continue reading Pesach: Memories from Home
So, although I didn’t grow up in the US, and therefore was totally ignorant of the American-Jewish custom of going out to the movies and eating Chinese food on Christmas Day (which we did on Thanksgiving Day anyway), I ended up doing it for the first time this year. It was fun because it was… Continue reading A Classically Jewish Christmas
The answer: We do nothing. I didn’t grow up celebrating Thanksgiving and feel no special connection to it. To make things worse (?) I don’t eat meat, rendering the whole focus of the day–turkey-eating–meaningless. The other decision-maker in this household, Misha, was once a complete (ovo-lacto) vegetarian, and today, is a “modified” non-meat eater like me.… Continue reading Thanksgiving at Chez Kaguya
I am a fishaterian as a way of compromise. Really, I want to be a Breatharian, but I don’t find that feasible. Misha once told me about the Breatharian guru in Santa Cruz. Apparently, there was a scandal in Santa Cruz because the Breatharian guru who was preaching to others to not eat food, was… Continue reading Being a Soupaterian
It’s the hype! Haagen-Dazs has finally debuted green tea icecream in the US. Here’s the proof: http://www.haagendazs.com/products/product.aspx?id=358 I spotted it in the stor about a month ago. Today, I had my first taste. It seems to be slightly lighter in taste than its Korean and Japanese counterparts, but you can definitely taste the 抹茶 in… Continue reading Update on Green Tea Icecream
Keeping Kosher in Manhattan, especially in some thickly Jewish areas, is like breathing. Especially if you are vegetarian, it’s like you have to go out of your way to not keep Kosher. Amazing.
Me? Well, I am actually a hundred percent breast milk kind of a gal. Perhaps a little extreme by some people’s standards. Yes, the La Leche League-type. Well, what can I say? My mom is a hard-core LLList and I was inculcated by their ideologies–via my mom, of course–from birth. I am not such a… Continue reading In Praise of Formula