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, 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....