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What is this???

 
Jul. 22, 2012 11:05 pm 
I cannot believe it has been nearly a year since I last updated this blog. It doesn't feel that long, at all. I guess that's a testament to how much of a whirlwind last year was! I have had many adventures, both in and out of the kitchen. I have traveled, made new friends, said goodbye to a… MORE
 
 
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Aug. 24, 2011 9:34 pm 
Updated: Dec. 28, 2011 6:31 pm
So tomorrow is my birthday! Not only that, but its my golden birthday (26 on the 26th!). And not only that, as of early this month I had my "one year in Japan"-versary.  It seems like only yesterday I was a bright eyed 25 year old stepping off the plane into the Tokyo heat and looking for my… MORE
 
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May 24, 2011 5:44 pm 
Started this blog then completely forgot about it. Oops! No real excuse, since I do log into allrecipes at least once a week! Anyway, quick update. Life has gotten a bit busier here on this side of the pacific. A new school year started in April. And with the new school year came new… MORE
 
 
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Feb. 8, 2011 4:59 am 
Updated: Feb. 13, 2011 4:36 am
So I decided to name my blog "What is this???" because..we'll it's a phrase I often utter. You see, I am among a growing number of American expats. I have been living on the most northern island of Japan for the last sixth months. "What is this???" is still something I… MORE
 
 
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Rae005

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Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

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Sep. 2007

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Intermediate

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Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Southern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Quick & Easy

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I'm 20 something American expat currently living in North Japan. I cooked often when I was at home in the states, but have faced many challenges becoming familiar with Japanese ingredients.
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My favorite things to make are Asian, Mexican, and Indian dishes. I am also quite fond of slow cook meats!
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My family comes from the south, so we have a lot of southern and soul food influences.
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I love curries and I tend to make pretty good ones. No measuring involved, just throw some stuff in a pot and taste!
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Pretty much anything I bake turns out kind of questionable. I much more of a cook then a baker! Although I do make a mean carrot cake!
 
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