The Fickleness of Chiffon

I thought I mastered the chiffon cake. So, armed with ample confidence I went about making one, intending to gift it to a friend. Oh it wasn’t terribly uncouth; no antics such as dropping out from the pan or painting exuberant cracks over the top. BUT. It shrank […]

Bread-making Basics For Newbies

First, there was Circuit Breaker. Then Circuit Bakers began to emerge from the abyss. I didn’t expect to join their ranks – all I did was bake an orange chiffon cake. One day I find myself diving into bread, all because of this zen and beautiful Soft & […]

Beastars – Best Anime of Fall 2019

Beastars was a silent dark horse. A big one. I dropped it quickly at the start of the season, no hesitation, no previews – because the title didn’t sound sexy. Only came back to it when someone recommended. Hurray! for the Otakus in our midst. Such connections ought […]

Kyoto’s Best Autumn Foliage In 5 Days

Kyoto is one of the best places to enjoy autumn foliage in Japan. The leaves usually start to turn red from middle of November, peak around the last week of November finally tapering off by middle of December. The best time to go? Last days of November to […]