4th Anniversary!

I started Humble Bean 4 years ago with a personal mission to cook more Japanese food at home. This blog was a place to hold myself accountable and explore a wide variety of recipes while improving my skills as a home cook. I’ve had many failures and disappointments, but I’ve always been encouraged by your interest in what goes on here. Blogging can feel isolating at times, but your comments and emails have been such a happy surprise. Thank you!

To commemorate this anniversary, I’m posting a recipe every weekday for the month of March. I hope you enjoy the recipes and that cooking Japanese food has been made more approachable in your own home as it has in mine.

Happy cooking!

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  1. Posted March 4, 2013 at 3:01 pm | Permalink

    Happy Anniversary and congratulations, Azusa! I wish you many more years of happy blogging and I hope to celebrate with you many more anniversaries to come! What an extraordinary challenge, but most of all, a wonderful present for us! I am looking forward to discovering a new, exciting recipe every day of the week.

  2. Posted March 4, 2013 at 4:00 pm | Permalink

    Sissi, thank you so much! I’m going to do my best to keep up with the daily posts. Thank you for reading and for sharing your insights an interests!

  3. Posted March 4, 2013 at 5:26 pm | Permalink

    Hi Azusa. I have been silently following your blog for a while now. Japanese food blogs are rare and I always get excited when I see one. I love your work- the photos, the recipes and your description and stories. Really look forward to your weekday posts and try out some of your recipes.

  4. Posted March 4, 2013 at 5:43 pm | Permalink

    Hi B! Thanks for your comment—I really appreciate all my readers (not just the readers who comment!) so thank you for following along. I took a peek at your blog, too, and your food and desserts look delicious! Thanks for stopping by and saying hello!

  5. Posted March 4, 2013 at 8:53 pm | Permalink

    happy anniversary! I love your blog! Your recipes always makes me hungry and miss Japan!

  6. narf7
    Posted March 5, 2013 at 2:26 am | Permalink

    Congratulations and thank you for posting these wonderful recipes :)

  7. Posted March 5, 2013 at 1:35 pm | Permalink

    Thank you so much for all of your gorgeous photos and wonderful (and wonderfully simple) recipes. You are one humble little bean.

  8. Posted March 5, 2013 at 6:15 pm | Permalink

    Thank you, everyone! I hope an interesting recipe pops out for you this month. It’s been fun planning it out and finding a range of dishes to share. Here’s to delicious Japanese food!

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