So today, I'm going to talk about my new favorite cooking website. Some of you may or may not have heard about Cookpad. I discovered it recently while I was browsing the web for Japanese recipe sites. I have been trying to cook more, especially on the weekends to save some money. There are many things I know how to cook from the States, but due to the lack of a proper oven or microwave, most of my cooking knowledge is useless. T_T LUCKILY I found Cookpad. They recently launched the English version of the website (maybe two or three months ago), and I have been loving it. The original version of the site (Japanese) allows people to post up their personal recipes. Then people rate them etc. The English version is still in beta I believe, but they already have translated so many recipes! And from what I've read online, it's being translated by real people, not something like Google Translate. What I love about this site is that there is so much variety. And it gives you recipes for stuff that people cook at home. I have very limited knowledge of home cooking here, so I am so happy. The picture above is some yakisoba I made. I actually modified a recipe from the site and threw what I wanted in it. I've tried several recipes so far, and they have all turned out great! So, if you're stumped on what to cook, give this site a look-through. ^_^.v
I'm also excited because this weekend I'm going to go check out this temple I spotted near Ofuna. It's basically a giant white Buddha statue up in the hills I can see from the train on my way to Fujisawa. So I told Aki about it and we decided to check it out. I don't know what this place is and I haven't searched Google because I want to discover it when I get there. Anyway, I promise to take pictures and write about it then.