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My Life in Naruto · 1M ago

New Stairs

Not so for my Dad, who then had to find out what was wrong with the machine and set about fixing it. ...Earlier this year, at the beginning of summer I noticed that our outside stairs/step...
My Life in Naruto · 1M ago

Necessity is the Mother of...Spanakopita

Recently I've been reading an old issue of Saveur Magazine, my mother's copy actually, that I brought back from Canada a few years ago. ...After a recent shopping trip on Amazon.com, I wa...
My Life in Naruto · 1M ago

Good-bye Summer, Hello Fall

My oldest daughter and I baked this up yesterday, and today I finally had a piece (yesterday my wife and younger daughter made 2 delicious loaves of chocolate banana bread, so that's what I ...
My Life in Naruto · 2M ago

Back on the (Woodsplitter) Horse

Sometimes I would lightly hold the wood to make sure the wood wouldn't move from the position I'd put it in. ...Well, a few weeks ago, I had my hand on top of the wood, resting it there an...
My Life in Naruto · 2M ago

Some Ethiopian Food

But let's be clear: this book was published in the 1990's, and at that time in Canada and even I'm guessing the United States, there was not the widespread availability of foods that exists ...
My Life in Naruto · 3M ago

FlexSolar Portable Solar Charger

With all the devices that have crept into our lives, I'm always a little concerned about the amount of energy needed to keep everything going. So, when I saw this solar charger being sold ...
My Life in Naruto · 4M ago

Woodshed: Finished

Home-centres, as they are referred to here in Japan are supposed to be places for the weekend warrior of home-improvement to get their goods. ...The home-centres I visited (2 out of 3) off...
My Life in Naruto · 5M ago

うめ/Japanese Apricot Jam

I've said this before (see my post about making this jam some years ago) but people should really try making this jam. ...Remove the apricot pits at some point (psssst - they taste delicio...
My Life in Naruto · 5M ago

How do you cook your 竹の子/bamboo shoots?

We have a neighbour, bless his heart, that gives us fresh 竹の子 / bamboo shoots that he's just dug up in the mountain. Today's batch of bamboo shoots are slimmer than the ones we see earlier...
My Life in Naruto · 5M ago

2017 Tacos Party

Yes, today we welcomed our younger students to our home to make tacos, at our annual Tacos Party. There isn't a large selection of international food here in Naruto, so I always enjoy int...