Author Archive | Kaeko L.
When I said I made an ice cream with snow, a lot of people misunderstood and thought that we just poured condensed milk or chocolate syrup on snow. Nope! Making Snow Cream takes a little more work than that (but honestly, not much!)
Before I got married, the holidays were simple. I was raised in Japan and my whole family celebrated the Japanese New Year. But after getting married, things changed. Now my family has multiple faiths.
November and December are the season for family gatherings. When you travel to see your family members, you might want to bring unique local Bloomington gifts. Plus with black Friday and Small Business Saturday coming up this week, it’s time to start thinking (or finish thinking) about what you’re going to give this holiday season. […]
I am sure that my three-year-old enjoys his daycare. He has friends there, and he enjoys learning new things. I know he has excellent teachers, too. And yet, every morning he resists going and tells me, “I don’t want to go to school. I want to stay home and play.”
Rather than just leaving the candy loose in the basket for kids to pick up, we made it an activity! Kids had fun “fishing” for chocolate at our house and it was a great success. This year my three-year-old and I started brainstorming and experimenting with other fun ideas we want to try.
Watermelon busting (“watermelon piñata smash”) is a fun activity that is very popular in Japan. In Japan watermelons are luxury fruits, so this game is very special. Even when watermelons are on sale they often cost $10. At a luxury department store I saw a watermelon on sale for $80!