~Perfect for Fall JP Style Spicy Curry with Beef, Potatoes and, Carrots~

I like to eat curry best in the Fall and Winter time when temperatures start to drop.  Nothing is as good as curry beef and vegetables on a bed of rice in a bowl.

Out of all the curries in the world,  I find that I love Japanese Curry the best.  It's just something about the spices they use: Turmeric, Coriander, Fenugreek, Cumin, Red Pepper, Black Pepper, Cinnamon, Ginger, Star Anise, Cloves, Cardamo, Fennel, Nutmeg, Laurel Leaves, Allspice and Garlic.

You must be thinking, "Oh my God, all those spices just to make Curry!  I just don't have time for that. I don't want to buy all of those spices."  Let's face it, good quality spices are not cheap.

Well I cheat!  And you can, too!  I use S & B Golden Curry blocks or Vermont Curry blocks.  I get them from my local grocer.

I also go to my local Japanese Grocery store and get my curry, too!  I love the flavor of these and I know I could not even come close to recreating the flavor and aroma.

So, I will show you the shortcut to great Japanese curry that you can get on almost every street corner restaurant in Northern Japan.

The Ingredients

4 oz (1 four piece block) of S & B Hot Curry (8.4 oz box)
  *This recipe uses half the box of curry.
1 1/2 lb ground beef (80/20 fat percentage)
1/2 medium onion, chopped
3 celery sticks, chopped


Vintage Souvenir Travel Place Mats from Penrod/Hiawatha and Bright of America

If you are a vintage souvenir collector kitchen decor, then these are for you.  

I got a bunch of vintage souvenir place mats at an Estate sale a couple weeks ago.  

I've posted a few here. 

These Christmas season place mats are from a set called America at Christmastime.  I have a set of 5 place mats.  Each features a beautiful Snow Covered Scenic picture from a location in the United States.  On back is a poinsettia design. They are from the 1970's and produced by Bright of America.

You can find my complete collection at my Etsy Shop 
where I have them all listed.



Quick Cherry ChiaSeed & Coconut Yogurt

Hey guys!    A real quick and easy recipe here.  This has become my new breakfast favorite this week.

I love plain whole fat yogurt

I love cherries

I love unsweet coconut

I love chia seeds

This takes about 10 minutes to make.  You can put it together while your coffee is brewing.

I hope you enjoy this and comment below!

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