Welcome to my blog.

After a few random posts I've decided to dedicate this blog to my life long project of Japanese food
and culture (and my life in general, especially my travels).

Since my first taste of sushi back in 1997 I've been interested in, and frequently been making
Japanese food.
My interest in the country and culture started long before and continues to evolve.
I was lucky to finally visit Japan in October 2008 and hope to be back soon.
In July 2012 I visited Japantown in San Fransisco, the next best thing!
I was lucky to be back in 2015, 2016 and 2017 thanks to the fact that we now have family living in California.
Both small and big adventures will from now on, as time permits, be shared with you.

I will post other recipes and pictures too, mainly cooking projects, plants and art projects
(including my new love - making kumihimo braided objects).

I hope you'll find it interesting, and feel free to leave a comment or ask questions!

I write mainly in English, but there will be some Norwegian too, especially posts about things
that mainly have Norwegian interest. Tutorials are bi-lingual.

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Project: Food bases. First base: orange

So, while making dinner tonight I got the idea of making "food bases" and freeze them for easier and faster cooking without using ready-made food from the store.
So far I've come up with 3 color bases, and from these an endless variety of recipes.

Here comes the recipe for the first base:

Orange base

5 cm chunk of ginger, peeled and chopped
1-2 cloves of garlic, chopped
1 tbsp coconut oil

Fry this for 5 min and add:

1 kg of carrots, peeled and diced
1,5 liters of water with 1 cube bullion or stock

Boil until tender and run through a blender or mash it any way you like.
Add salt and pepper to taste.

Use this for carrot soup:
To the base, add 2-3 deciliters of cooking cream or Oatly cream, bring to boil.
Serve with orange wedges and parma ham roasted in oven until crisp.

Use it as mash:
Boil some extra carrots or potatoes and mash them with butter or oil. Add the carrot base.

Pictures coming!

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