from the (okinawan) kitchen: father’s day old fashioned donuts

Well, this past month has been very busy! We’ve been visiting family in the states and showing off our little munchkin for the very first time to everyone. It’s been such a whirlwind of travel, playdates, and crazy nap schedules that now … Continue reading

from the (okinawan) kitchen: one skillet shrimp and couscous paella

One pot meals are staples in my house. It’s quick and easy to throw everything into the same pot and cook it all together. When we’re running behind schedule for the day or just feeling like we don’t want to … Continue reading

from the (okinawan) kitchen: pick me up amaretto cake with almond cream and orange infused mascarpone ice cream

Recently, my husband decided to bring home a bottle of amaretto liquor. We usually don’t keep much other than a bottle of Riesling around our kitchen, so the amaretto got me thinking of how I could plan a rainy night dessert out … Continue reading

from the (okinawan) kitchen: chicken tikka masala in the slow cooker

My husband and I are on an Indian food kick. It’s kind of strange because we lived in the UK for three years and rarely, if ever, ate Indian food. I mean, outside of India, if you’re going to have … Continue reading

from the (okinawan) kitchen: strawberry almond muffins

If you haven’t already guessed, then you should know I’m addicted to breakfast food. I’m talking anything of the carbohydrate variety. Muffins, scones, pancakes, crepes, and croissants are all things I love to bake and eat unapologetically. I mean, who … Continue reading

from the (okinawan) kitchen: matcha chocolate drizzle cookies for st pat’s day

Here in Japan you can get all sorts of foods with matcha tea in them. It’s the traditional green tea used in the tea ceremonies here, but it’s also something used quite frequently in cooking and baking. Matcha desserts can … Continue reading