Sometimes you just have to wait for the best things in life: Sesame Miso Kogomi (Fiddlehead Ferns)

I have literally been waiting an entire year to make this recipe… Ever since I watched Flying Witch in spring 2016, I have wanted to try a taste of the seasoned fiddlehead dish that was featured in episode 7… (actually, I want to eat every single food featured in this anime, but I digress…) unfortunately, fiddleheads are very seasonal and when the episode aired, they weren’t available! Imagine my disappointment… And so, I waited and waited and waited… and an entire year later, here we are: it’s finally time to make sesame miso kogomi! Continue reading

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12 Days of Anime: 2016 Food Edition – Day 11 – Flying Witch and the Simple Magic of the Everyday

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Seasoned fiddlehead ferns from Flying Witch, Episode 7!

Satisfyingly sweet and wonderfully relaxing to watch, Flying Witch was a charming slice of life anime that brought out the magic of everyday life. I loved how simple and gentle the series was, and appreciated the way the supernatural was incorpoarated into the story without it being a major focal point or it feeling out of place from the rest of the world.

But, even more than that, I loved the food. Maybe it’s because I think food is a bit like magic itself, in the way you combine various ingredients (sometimes into a pot over fire!) to create a whole new product, but there was always something so special about the meals in Flying Witch. I really liked the rural farming/foraging aspects of a lot of the meals and how it showed the way raw ingredients make it from the farm and forest to the dinner table. The beautiful settings they ate in were also a lovely treat… Continue reading

Spring 2016 Anime Season: Final Impressions

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Haven’t done one of these in a while, so here we go… I’ll be looking at 9 shows this time around (it would have been 10 with Joker Game, but it was so tedious to watch that I gave up on it…), all from the recently completed 2016 spring anime season. Overall, I enjoyed this season a lot while it was happening, but I have doubts that many will have any real staying power.

So, what did you think of spring anime season? What shows did you most enjoy or hate? And, is there anything I missed that I definitely have to check out? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below! Continue reading