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Welcoming Spring 2014 with Jerusalem artichoke, spinach, daikon, broccoli, potatoes…

Last year, my suweeto haato bought a bunch of Jerusalem artichokes from the local farmer’s market… They tasted really good: sweet and crunchy… So, I kept three little ones as seed for our potager… Just harvested one plant yesterday, and … Continue reading


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Flowers… of Soap wort, Oregano, Jerusalem artichoke, and Lotus…

Japan is in the midst of the O-bon season, as in All Souls Day… The university is closed for a full week…  Put in the two weekends, and yours truly is only too happy to be having a 9-day break… … Continue reading

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The Evening Primrose, among other things…

The evening primrose flower is actually quite charming…. The petal texture reminds me a little bit of the washi aka Japanese paper… As previously mentioned, I shall be looking for ways to make use of this ‘miraculous’ medicine plant… A … Continue reading

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Sakuras, roots, and greens…

Yes, the sakuras in our property are blooming…This one is what is called Oshima sakura…their petals are known to be white… My favorite is the willowy ‘shidare’ sakura… The flowers are pretty, but it is the buds that really fascinate … Continue reading

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