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.

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Og vinneren er.......

..... etter god, gammeldags lappetrekning ut av en blomsterpotte her på jobben (har bilde på mobilen, men dere får tro meg på mitt ord så lenge)......

Ble vinner av et armbånd i fritt valgt farge/r og fletteteknikk:
The winner of a bracelet is:

* Turid Bylund *

Gratulerer! Takk til dere som deltok. Det gjenstår fremdeles trekning på Facebooksiden til krysantemum design + at butikken på Epla alltid er åpen (hint, hint...) :)

Turid: Vil du sende meg navn, adresse + ønsker når det gjelder armbåndet (mål i cm, farge/r, rund/ flat fletting, sølv/ gull-detaljer, låstype) så starter jeg på det med en eneste gang! :) Send melding via krysantemums side på Facebook eller via Epla.

Beste hilsen Line

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Rice! 米

Rice and new sakura rice bowl

Oh, simple happiness... yesterday I went to the japanese grocery store with my little girl and got supplies. I decided to get rice grown in Japan, much more pricy than the Italian or US-grown types, but worth it I think. We also got nori, kids crackers and furikake.

So we had dinner; new cooked rice, salmon and asparagus with nori on top.

ご飯 Still with training chopsticks....

Sunday, 17 April 2011

New creations

While you´re waiting for me to draw a lucky winner; why not check out my bracelets for inspiration?

Ta en kikk i butikken på Epla; hvis du er den heldige vinner kan du velge fritt mellom rund eller flat fletting, og med fritt valgte farger (desverre ikke armbåndene med perler/ stener innflettet).

Hva med dette armbåndet?



Tuesday, 12 April 2011


Why not? We´re fast approaching 5 000 page hits here on Life of Linuz.... so, after we hit the magic number I will give away a bracelet to one lucky winner!

What do you have to do? Leave a comment on my blog + click "like" on krysantemum design´s Facebook page. If you´re not using Facebook, leave a comment anyway and mention me in your own blog (if you have one), and that´ll be okay too.


Jeg gir bort et armbånd for å feire 5 000 sidebesøk (snart). Hva må du gjøre? Legg igjen en kommentar i bloggen og klikk "liker" på Facebook-siden til krysantemum design. Har du ikke Facebook, kan du legge en kommentar i bloggen + evt. linke til min blogg i din egen/ nevne min blogg eller Epla-butikk og du er med allikevel!

:) Linuz

You choose the color/s!
Fritt valg av farge/r!

Monday, 11 April 2011

New design

Sorry for changing my mind so often the last days. But finally I´ve made up my mind and picked a custom design for my blog. I hope you find it nice, and still easy enough to read.
I´ll continue to make small adjustments regarding text, sizes and so on. But I hope it won´t be too confusing!

x Linuz

New background pic.

Sunday, 10 April 2011

New matcha 抹茶 bowl.... 茶碗

茶碗 Black beauty

While buying a print at The Yooniverse studio http://www.theyooniversestudio.no/ last week, my eye caught some nice, japanese bowls. So, off course I had to get one, perfect for making matcha. And my litle girl got one with an owl.

Back home I realized I´ve lost my matcha whisk... so I´ll be getting a new one next week!

Hoot, hoot!

Monday, 4 April 2011

Please support Japan:

For my Norwegian friends:
If you want to give a contribution to Japan + have a nice print on your wall, please buy one of Kazuhiko Yamadas wonderful prints or original paintings. He sends 100% of the money to aid children in Japan. What a wonderful thing to do!

The prints can be bought here:

The originals are for sale in Studio Kampen / The Yooniverse studio, Sons gate 7, Oslo.