Category Archive: fruit & veggies

February mikan

The fruit at the market is looking very pathetic. Wrinkled, parched, wretched. Even the tangerines (mikan in Japanese, “cuties” in recent parlance in the US) are pale cousins of the wonderful treats that… Continue reading


Rounding out my week of veggies with a daikon.  What’s a daikon, you ask? Only the most wonderful, sorta spicy, large radish in existence! I bought a daikon to make a daikon/carrot pickle… Continue reading


  I was all set to post yet another vegetable etegami this week, only to realize that the tomato is… actually a fruit, not a vegetable at all. Oh well! Sending this out… Continue reading


Starting out a week of veggie etegami, all painted to be sent out as thank yous! Today is a zucchini, one of the robust summer veggies that often overwhelm gardens and and plates… Continue reading

Give a fig

I love figs. I love puns. I love putting together figgy puns.

Not one of us can live twice

On August 6, 1945, at 8.15am, an atom bomb was dropped on the city of Hiroshima, in Japan. Today, in memory of those who were lost and for those who lived with the… Continue reading

Heart beets

Inspired by this delicious recipe for laboo va mast, or Persian beet and yogurt, from Fig and Quince, I bought a bunch of beets over the weekend. Before I started cooking, I used… Continue reading

Red Currants from Bloomingdale Farmer’s Market

Red currants, from the Sunday morning Bloomingdale Farmer’s Market in our neighborhood Just what I’ve been searching for–I have had a recipe for red currant/pomegranate syrup meatballs that I’ve wanted to try for… Continue reading

All fired up!

Happy Fourth of July! I’m sure people have all their grills fired up and their fireworks ready to be fired up.

Love you bunches

A corny little etegami, inspired by a photo of carrots harvested by my cousin at her organic farm in Washington state, Red Dog Farm. “love you bunches” I just couldn’t help myself with… Continue reading