Now wisteria has full of thier flowers and how many people know how the flagrant of the flower is so gorgeous not only the flower. My hometown is surrounded by the sea. So now I can enjoy both beautiful colours at the same time. It’s great to have 3 days continuous “off day” with sunny… Read More Wisteria and Sea
Lazy Sunday morning , which I need ..to recharge energy. My cooking and everyday’ meal is very “cosmopolitan “. Of course I cook traditional Japanese meal 😉 but also Chinese, Indian , Mediterranean, Spanish , Mexican and Korean meal too. Mainly, where I have been or recipes from my friends from those countries. Sunday morning,… Read More Bread making on Sunday
Because this is my diary. Not for the blog competition .. And when I die, still this notes and photos will tell you how a person felt the day, what a person saw.. I know when I die, no one will remember me to talk after my funeral ( actually I think , no my… Read More Why I blog ?
Not have to be in a hurry to go to work.. I bake them for breakfast— blueberry muffin — it’s classic but I like these classic recipes. It takes only 30 mins ( including preparation). In May, one of my friends in England come and stay here for 1 week. So I have to clean… Read More Off-day morning breakfast
Bamboo shoots ( Takenoko ), butterbur ( Fuki ), seasonal onion ( new onion), … Lots of Spring ( only Spring !) vegetables are on the market. There are many butterbur from my garden, so I pick up thier young stems to cook. Takenoko gohan ( bamboo shoots rice) is everyone ‘s favourite. In front… Read More Lunch box – the 3rd week April
Espresso machine has been popular in Japan. But I like to use “machinette “. I am not keen on espresso .. But I wanted to make ” cafe con leche” like I enjoyed taking it in Madrid. “Cafe con leche” is one of the Spanish words I studied at the course ” Spanish for beginners… Read More Cafe con leche
I boiled the bamboo shoots last night and left them until this morning. Bamboo shoots should be boiled with rice bran and chilli . Boiling with rice bran removes bamboo shoots’ astringency. This morning, I washed them and removed the hard part of the peel. Then , remove the top , it’s too fiberly… But… Read More Bamboo shoot!!!!!
Just under £1 !! for 1 kilo of fresh radish at a local farmers’ market. I couldn’t resist those lovely colours 🙂 But what can I do for 1 kilo of the radish !!? I made pickled radish and the leaves are ..boiled–minced cut — stairfried with sesame oil, soya sauce and Mirin , they… Read More Rafaneto / radish
When I was born ( I was the first baby for my mum , still 21 years old at that time), my grandmother ( my mum’s side) came here to help her. And she planted a calla lily as my birth anniversary. .. ( that’s I was told from my mum) Still the calla lily… Read More My birth anniversary plant
Now the weather is warmer and warmer 🙂 So , the local farmers’ market has many Spring vegetables! My lunch is not always with rice. Sometimes it’s pasta 🙂 Well, I “recycle ” left over last night meal . Tomato sauce pasta with egg . I boiled the fresh broad beans , it’s simple but… Read More Lunch box the 2nd week April