Very fresh eggs from American Masala Farm

Posted on Jan 9, 2010 in Hiroko's Blog

Suvir and Charlie keep over one hundred chickens at their place, American Masala Farm up in Hebron, NY.  Brown ones, spotted ones, snow white ones, sleek black ones and one with an impressive hairdo.  They are beautiful creature.  Each variety lays eggs in different size, shape and color.  It is said that the average chicken can lay 300 eggs a year.  On my recent visit to the farm Suvir made me a breakfast with a sunny side up from an egg that had just been collected.  Look...

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Kagami-mochi, what to do with it?

Posted on Jan 6, 2010 in Hiroko's Blog

Akemashite Omedeto Gozaimasu (Happy New Year)!  As Christmas trees decorate American homes during holiday, Kagami-mochi decorate a room in Japanese house from the end of yeaer (December 28th).  It is an offering to the god who protected us during the old year (he departs and new god arrives in the New Year).   Kagami-mochi is actually a rice cake decoration that comes in two parts – small round rice cake (mochi ) sits on a larger round rice cake.  On top of the rice...

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