Make your own yaki manju: a step-by-step guide

When I first met Evan, we were both living in Yellowknife NT, some 5,000 km away from home in Canada’s subarctic. Periodically, he would receive care packages from his Japanese- Canadian family which contained a variety of delectables I’d never seen or heard of. One of these was homemade yaki manju. If you’ve been fortunate… Continue reading Make your own yaki manju: a step-by-step guide

Cupcakes are a (pregnant) girl’s best friend

Once upon a time, a long time ago, some old wives made a few assumptions about pregnancy. They claimed to know what gender you were carrying based on a number of random, and mostly unattractive, symptoms. The medical community has since proven none have any basis in science. Who is right? The pregnant ladies seem… Continue reading Cupcakes are a (pregnant) girl’s best friend