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Grown-up Root Vegetable Latkes

November 30, 2015 Melinda Boyd

When Hanukkah comes around, I make latkes — potato pancakes fried in oil. They're a major symbol for this Jewish winter holiday. Usually when I make latkes, I reach for a boxed mix ­— not

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Get Ready for National Kiwifruit Day

December 18, 2014 Melinda Boyd

The kiwi is a delicious fruit that has grown in popularity in the U.S. in recent years. Can you believe this wonderful fruit gets its own national day of recognition? I was surprised, too, but

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Japanese Apple Curry

October 23, 2014 Melinda Boyd

Apples are serious business in the Japenese prefecture where I live. Most of the apples here are grown in Aomori prefecture, at the very top of the large island of Honshu. This means apples have become

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Eggs for Lunch, Japanese-style

September 2, 2014 Melinda Boyd

One of the first things I learned when I moved to Japan is that parents take packing their kids' lunches seriously. Very seriously! In fact, so seriously that there are aisles and aisles of stores