Friday food treat: Sochu

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sh%C5%8Dch%C5%AB

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sh%C5%8Dch%C5%AB

Sochu is a distilled beverage with less than 45% alcohol by volume. It is made from rice and a group of vegetables.

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Friday food treat: Chicken teriyaki

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Photo credit: www.justonecookbook.com

Chicken Teriyaki is a popular dish in our house. The term ‘terikyaki’ refers to a cooking technique used in Japanese cuisine, not the name of a sauce as many believe. This method involves broiling or grilling foods with a glaze of soy sauce, mirin and sugar. It is not a difficult dish to make, and an easy one to tempt most palates. 

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Thoughts about smiling …

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Photo by Lesly Juarez on Unsplash.com

We can bring positive energy into our daily lives by smiling more, talking to strangers in line, replacing handshakes with hugs, and calling our friends just to tell them we love them.
~ Brandon Jenner

The power of a smile

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Photo credit – various photographers via unsplash.com

The gesture of smiling is a powerful one. It engages others and can be the first step in communicating. If someone smiles at you – you generally smile back. There can be much more at stake with a smile though.

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Thoughts about emotions …

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Photo by Glenn Carstens-Peters on Unsplash.com

If your emotional abilities aren’t in hand, if you don’t have self-awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions, 

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Friday food treat: Kabocha salad

Photo credit - author's own

Photo credit – author’s own

One of the delicious dishes made by the Japanese is Kabocha salad. This is similar to the Japanese potato salad, made with kabocha or pumpkin instead.

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