Not Just ‘Longevity of Life’: Updates from Kiwanosato

It is a commonly shared philosophy within Kiwanosato that there is no retirement in being productive. Staying active during the lockdown, some of the villagers share the recipes that they feel support their long and active lives, while others provide updates on how they are remaining active during this time.

Mrs. Yoshimura’s (75) Ginger Punch

Ingredients:  thinly sliced organic fresh ginger, rice vinegar, sugar and a pinch of salt

Pour boiling water over the sliced ginger and drain. Mix well with the vinegar, sugar and salt mix and set in the fridge. Consume a couple of slices a day. If the ginger is too hard, chop it finely.

Mr. Okamomto’s (83) Mountain Chocolate Factory

Ingredients and Equipment:  organic garlic, newspaper, rice cooker

Line the rice cooker with the newspaper and then lay in the separated garlic cloves. Leave in the cooker on a warm heat setting for 10 to 15 days. Check occasionally until the garlic gets soft and becomes a dark chocolate brown colour. Consume one clove a day.