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).

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!
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.

Thursday, 17 September 2015

I'm still here - and got a new bento box!

Yes, time flies. Only one post this year so far, but I'm still here. Just overworked.
But, I've decided to start making bento lunches again. I'm not so happy with food at work, and want to eat better.
To motivate myself I ordered a new bento box from Bento & co. Get yours here, they ship worldwide: Bento&co
It's a round box, red "laque", rabbits "usagi" from Hakoya.

Let me overflow you with pictures of this beauty:


 From the side, with black elastic band.

 Top lid.
 
Can't wait to fill it!

Old and new bento boxes, both with rabbits.

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Happy easter!

Yes, it´s been quiet. I work too much... But it´s easter and finally some time off!
This year we took it real slow. Only a small trip to pick up J from the grandparents, and the rest of easter at home. So quiet, so nice.

On our way home we visited Helgøya, an island in the middle of Norways biggerst lake, Mjøsa. Almost 40 years I´ve been in the neighbourhood without going there. It was very nice. Check out this cafe and shop: "Skafferiet" på Helgøya
We had homemade burger, cake and lemonade. Good times!



I baked a easter chocolate cake that got amazing decorations made by two 9-year-olds.
Check it out:


And today I´m making tofu. My own recipe, check this very blog for step by step instructions.
Can´t wait to eat the final result...



Hope you had a nice easter too, wherever you are or whatever you are doing. Tomorrow I´ll braid for the first time in months, got an custom order long overdue....