New KitKat! Kumamoto Ikinari Dango Flavor

My trips to the grocery store tend to include very comprehensive wanders through the snack and candy areas. While these explorations aren't super great for my wallet or my thighs, I do get to see new treats that come in. I avoided the Easter banana Kit-Kats last month (because I thought I would die from... Continue Reading →


Fall in the Inaka

Fall has come to the mountains, and we've been swept up in beautiful color and an astonishing amount of agriculture. Daikon, sweet potatoes, kaki (Japanese persimmon), and chestnuts are the foods of the season. Of course when you live in a town that's main export is vegetables, you don't really buy your veg at the... Continue Reading →

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