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.

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Bought and won in August:

I was lucky to win a give-away at Elle designs; a nice necklace made out of a Scrabble-piece!
I wore it to work and got a lot of compliments for it...

"Good housekeeping" is a joke in my home, as cleaning the house is my least favorite activity....

And the piece is a "L" offcourse - hey! Only 1 point for an "L"? Outrageous....

You can get one here (they´re very reasonably priced):
Elle designs jewelry

I also bought a pair of earrings from Laterna Smykker for a wedding in September.
I´ve made a bracelet with fresh water pearls, and these will fit perfectly! Picture of bracelet coming soon, it´s in the making.

More lovely, hand made items, can be found here:
Laterna Smykker

Saturday, 13 August 2011

Weekend fav´es!

My first favorite list, week 32:

(All pictures are borrowed from the shops on Epla, see list under:)

Check out the nice shops featured here:
"kimono" på Epla
"renna deluxe" på Epla
"HONK MER" på Epla
"babyramen shop" på Epla

...but don´t buy my favorite things before I have a chance to!

Thursday, 11 August 2011

A small pause since 22.07.....

Since 22.07. I haven´t found too much to say, I´ve been a bit paralyzed I guess.
Anyway, I´ll get back to blogging again soon.

Roses grow in my garden, tomatoes too.
I enjoy a quiet moment, a cup of matcha, freshly made,
a hinoki-wood cup with sake.
Visitors from abroad.
A day off in my yukata, no need to dress up.
I let my hands run through soaked soya beans that soon will be made into tofu....

I look out of my window, dawn is pink and yellow,
lights from Oslo shining.
We are safe here.
Life is good,
I am blessed.