Welcome to my blog.

I was born and raised in Tsukuba, Japan, and moved to the states 10 years ago.  I live with my wonderful husband who is also my best friend/soul mate, my awesome son who has a great sense of humor, and our three four-legged friends (actually, one of them is three-legged, but you would never know it as active as he is).

I grew up on my mom’s home cooking and her taste is the foundation of my cooking.  This is where I get my likes and dislikes for food.  Along with her cooking, my food style is strongly influenced by my husband’s meatless diet.  To be honest, I was not a big veggie-eater before meeting him.  However, since then, I was introduced to many healthy and delicious alternatives to my meaty eating life.  I can remember the surprise as though it was yesterday when I first really enjoyed the sweetness of each vegetable.  I love all kinds of meat in various styles of cooking methods, but now they have become more of a treat which I enjoy a lot once in a while.

Another thing I love as much as cooking is sewing.  I used to sell custom clothing on-line and have scaled down to accepting personal orders on occasion now.  Just click on the “custom clothing” links on the top menu where I have showcased my past creations.  Feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding my sewing.

I look forward to getting in touch with many people through this blog and hope we can inspire each other.