January 27

おやつ精神 The Oyatsu Credo
・まずやってみる – Just try.
・たのしくつくる – Have fun.
・それは失敗ではありません – Not perfect? Good!

-Shiho Nakashima, “Snacks For Everyone” / なかしましほさんが『みんなのおやつ』の中で

(Translator’s Note: The original quote includes the English translation. Oyatsu is a little snack, and rather than have her readers ask questions about her recipes, Mrs. Nakashima prefers they learn by trial and error)