Monthly Archives: May 2011

How to Make Matcha Latte at Home

Ready In: 10 Minutes
Recipe Makes: 1 cup

Making a healthy, uplifting cup of organic matcha latte at home is easy, and you do not need any special tools.

Making a healthy, uplifting cup of matcha latte at home is easy, and you don't need special tools.Matcha is powdered green tea. The health benefits of matcha … Read the rest

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Fresh Strawberries

South Kyushu has had a good harvest this year, and stores are chock-full of organic strawberries from local farms - red, juicy and bursting with flavor.
Fresh strawberries are in season. Yummm!

South Kyushu has had a good harvest this year, and stores are chock-full of organic strawberries from local farms — red, juicy and bursting with flavor.

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It doesn’t snow in Miyazaki city in May

Ski-Miyazaki-in-May.Actually, it almost never snows here.  Miyazaki is in Kyushu, the southernmost of Japanese main islands, and the climate here is subtropical.   But what is a little lack of snow to die-hard ski enthusiasts?

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When it Rains it Pours

Typoon 1 passing MiyazakiSouthern Kyushu island has had a shortage of rain this year, and our farmers have been scrambling.  The first typhoon of this season is passing us by today.  We have got some much needed rain over the last couple of … Read the rest

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Beautiful Song Birds of Japan

MejiroSong birds are chirping in Miyazaki. And today, is the start of Bird Appreciation week in Japan. Tweet, tweet..

The picture to the left is “Mejiro,” literally “white eye.”

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Happy Birthday, Miyazaki!

MiyazakiToday is the Founding Day of Miyazaki prefecture in 1883.  She is 118, and prettier than ever. Happy birthday, Miyazaki!

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