Musings of a wife and mother, born and raised in Hawaii. Far away from home now, but creating and discovering bits of sunshine and paradise in everyday life.
Posts tagged "mochi"
Pan-fried Bacon Wrapped Mochi

Pan-fried Bacon Wrapped Mochi

Sorry for the long break here. I’ve been spending lots of time with my kids, dallying around, and enjoying the summer days. This Bacon wrapped mochi seems to have become a favorite recently. We’ve ordered it in restaurants before, but I’ve never made it at home. Turns out, it’s really easy. Frozen Osaka-Ya Plain Mochi...
Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

The first day of 2014 was a gorgeous sunny day here. Too bad a long, lingering cold bug has been making its way through our household. A good bone broth with vegetables, and toasted mochi to the rescue! Not quite ozoni soup, but very, very good! Can’t forget a little drizzle of shoyu-sugar sauce over...
Boys' Day Treats from Osaka-Ya

Boys’ Day Treats from Osaka-Ya

Boys’ Day (Tango no Sekku) is coming up on May 5th. It’s an originally Japanese holiday, now celebrated over much of Asia. In more recent years, Girls’ Day and Boy’s Day have been combined into one Children’s Day celebrated on May 5th. Our local Japanese confectionary shop, Osaka-ya, has been busy preparing the traditional treats...
A Quick Visit to the Honolulu Farmer's Market at KCC

A Quick Visit to the Honolulu Farmer’s Market at KCC

Pink and Red Ginger Last month I visited the Saturday morning┬áHonolulu Farmer’s Market at Kapiolani Community College. Unfortunately I only had about 30 minutes, so I didn’t have time to stop at every booth. I love spending hours at farmer’s markets just browsing leisurely, but I didn’t have the luxury this time. Parrot’s Beak Bright,...
Girls' Day Treats and Mochi Making

Girls’ Day Treats and Mochi Making

It’s raining rice crackers on Sakura mochi! Last Saturday, March 3rd, we celebrated Japanese Girls’ Day, also known as Hinamatsuri (Japanese Doll Festival). A couple of days before Girls’ Day, I was lucky to be able to watch some special Girls’ Day mochi being made at Osaka-Ya, the only Japanese confectionery shop in the area....
Mochi Love

Mochi Love

Earlier this month, I was in charge of putting together a fundraiser for Laurel and Quill’s Japanese school. I threw everything together in a week, and we really just had two weeks to sell. The school already does a really successful mandarin orange fundraiser in the fall, and a tamale fundraiser in the late spring....
Kahlua Leopard Mochi-- What is Your Temperament?

Kahlua Leopard Mochi– What is Your Temperament?

I felt my heart skip a beat, and my stomach drop a few roller coaster feet when my father-in-law asked me this question several months ago. Had I gotten upset and yelled at the kids too many times? Did he witness me in a less than stellar moment? Oh no, what did I do?