Monthly Archives: November 2013

Green tomato chutney…

With the cold weather encroaching, decided to harvest all the tomato fruits, green as they were…And what else, but to make chutney out of them… First, had them washed, and cut up into pieces…Then, put them into the Dutch oven, … Continue reading

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Japanese knotweed aka ‘Itadori’…

The Japanese knotweed is called ‘itadori’ (イタドリ, 虎杖) in Japan. The kanji word means “tiger staff” (I wonder why)… ‘Itadori’ literally means “remove pain”…         The plant is native to Japan, China and Korea.        Due to its widespread network of … Continue reading


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