• Vegetables

    Barley & Cherry Tomatoes With Basil Pesto

    I love Barley. I add it to soup. I make salad with cooked Barley. I even use it for sweets. This is another super easy dish. Just mix cooked Barley with fresh Tomatoes and Basil Pesto! Makes 1 to 2 Servings Ingredients 1 cup Cooked Barley2 to 3 tablespoons Basil Pesto8 Cherry Tomatoes *cut in …

  • Chicken

    Sweet Chilli & Shiso (Basil) Chicken Balls

    My Shiso plants did not grow well this summer in 2020, but I still can harvest lovely aromatic leaves. I know Shiso is hard to find for many of us, that’s why I am growing them in the garden. Basil can be used instead. Common Basil, Thai Basil, or similar fragrant herbs are all good. …

  • Vegetables

    Bocconcini & Cherry Tomatoes With Basil Miso Sauce

    In Japan, there is a small tree called ‘Sansho’, which fruit is often called Japanese Pepper and used as a spice. Its leaves are beautifully aromatic and they are the best addition to the sweet miso sauce. But… ‘Sansho’ leaves are impossible to find where I live. I thought about the substitute for ‘Sansho’ leaves. …