One year of ochazuke…

Last winter you could see that I discovered having a thing for ochazuke. This thing suddenly arrived when I was stuck at home with a pneumonia and I thought it may be temporary until I fully recovered, but it continued on... so I thought then when winter would be over, but not even... it has... Continue Reading →

Quick! Quick! A little pie!

This is the time of the year when work gets busy with graduation thesis to read, budget to close, new contracts to search for, and plans for the new term to make. Every year it comes inevitably, together with the excitement of new things in preparation and the sadness of seeing students wrapping up their... Continue Reading →

Surimi – すり身

What the heck?! you may think... When you hear the word “surimi” you probably think about this disgusting white or orange industrial thing they sell in supermarket, I would definitely at first. I have never eaten any so I don’t know how it tastes like or feels like but my surimi looks quite different... it... Continue Reading →

More of the little red beans!

I hesitated in doing an adzuki week but thought I would come dry of ideas quickly except from the many sweets... but we don’t eat so many. But discovering more and more recipes, maybe I should have had... another time! So to change a bit from sweets I wanted a savory recipe to test and... Continue Reading →


Sorry for the delay! I was hoping to publish it much earlier but then I got busy with work and I am struggling with wordpress and jetpack... technical issues that are getting more and more annoying. So to continue with adzuki, there are a few more recipes I would like to share, and as promised... Continue Reading →

The magic of the little red beans

One thing I have very rarely talked about here is adzuki - 小豆 literally small bean. They are present in many Japanese recipes and in most of the Japanese sweets. In fact beans are an important staple in Japanese cuisine: to name only a few the soya beans or daizu 大豆 literally big beans, the... Continue Reading →

The holidays…

Or I rather write “THE holidays”... as this year we didn’t take any real holidays until this week, rather a few days here and there to make long weekends and get away from the city. But for the new year, both the university and A.’s company are getting in a real slow mood, so it’s... Continue Reading →

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