Monthly Archives: November 2012

Kuzuyu Traditional Japanese Cold Remedy

Kuzu (or kudzu) is the Japanese Arrowroot plant, native to southern Japan, where it grows wild throughout the countryside.

Prized in Japan for use as food as well as herbal medicine. Makes a delicious beverage, and is used as an alternative to starch, flour and cornmeal.

Japanese grind the roots of the kuzu plant into a fine powder, which is used as an herbal medicine as well … Read the rest

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feel I am coming down with a cold

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Thursday, November 22, 2012

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I feel I am coming down with a cold. I will take a hot bath tonight and make myself a cup of syrupy, sweet “kuzuyu” cold remedy (kuzu powder, brown sugar and grated ginger mixed with … Read the rest

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going to get my winter clothes out today

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

I am going to get my winter clothes out today. I had packed them fairly nicely last year, so they should be alright.I am going to get my winter clothes out today. I had packed them fairly nicely last year, so they should be alright. I look forward to changing my wardrobe as the season turns.

 

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Tofu with sesame seeds

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

wonderful hand made natural tofu mixed with sesame seeds (Goma-dofu) I have received some wonderful hand made natural tofu mixed with sesame seeds paste (Goma-dofu) from one of our suppliers in Takarazuka city. This is a rare delight. Yum!

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Shorter hair

Monday, November 19, 2012

hair.jpgJust had my hair cut a bit shorter, and I’m feeling good! I hadn’t been to my hair stylist for way too long. Want to keep my hair tidy, stylish and looking natural…

 

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