Silent Post for Japan ~ Mushipan (Japanese Steamed Cake)

In light of the tragedy in Japan, I'm finding it very difficult to write up my usual wordy posts. Therefore, over the next week or so, my posts will feature Japanese recipes and will be "silent" or "wordless" in tribute to those who lost their lives in Friday's devastating earthquake.  My heart and prayers are with you, 日本.

Here are just a few of the many ways to help Japan: 

American Red Cross:  Text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10 from your phone or visit

Salvation Army: Text JAPAN or QUAKE to 80888 to make a $10 donation or visit 

World Vision: Donate via - funds will go towards providing relief supplies as well as "focus efforts on responding to the emotional needs of children, who are the most impacted after such a traumatic event."

Recipe from La Fujimama