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, 24 March 2013

New bracelets.

After a long period without braiding (early December until end of January), I decided to experiment with some new designs to get my mojo back.

This is the result; larger stones set in yatsu shippou braid in two or one color. I hope you like them!

Two colors with large unbleached mother-of-pearl nuggets.

One color with lapis lazuli.

I also braided some simple ones in fresh spring colors. I´ll make earrings too, and more pastels and greens I think. What do you think?
Spring is coming!

Baby blue with larger pearl.

Purple with bling.

Note to myself: Time to plant shiso....

Friday, 8 March 2013


Happy International Women Day - March 8th.

I´d like to celebrate the day with a text about/to my daughter.


May you always be fearless.
I hope the world will be different when you grow up; more open, more equal.
I hope the fact that you are a woman will be only a positive thing,
a gift, a value.

May you always be strong and confident,
but full of love and empathy for the other.

I hope, when you see a roaring ocean,
that you run to it with joy,
not from it in fear.

I hope I can be there to teach you all that
and be the mother you deserve.

Picture taken summer 2012, Pacifica, CA.