My Journey Home, Koshiki Island

I was born in Koshiki island, approximately 45 kilometers west of Kagoshima prefecture in Japan, to an American mother and a Japanese father.  I was only 15 years old when I left the island and had not been able to visit the island for nearly 19 years.

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Shishito Peppers with Toasted Panko

Oh, we love shishito peppers.

The small and slender wrinkled green Japanese peppers where every one in ten is soooo hot but the rest are so heavenly.  On our recent dinner, my husband and I fought over who gets the last shishito pepper on the plate (not really, because my husband always let me have the last!!)

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