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Creamy Miso + Umeboshi Dip

  Today I am going to write the first instalment from three  dips and sauce recipes that have been ‘cooking’ in my head this past few weeks. The weather has been horrendously hot here out in the East Coast (and the rest of USA), and this really takes out any desire of cooking or eating […]

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Asparagus + Shrimp + Mushroom + Green Peas Soup

A few days ago, during yet another glorious weekend in Nagareyama (home of Kaz+Kelly+Baby Quinn), Kelly asked what we should be doing on the Sunday, since we didn’t exactly have any grand plans in place. Without thinking very much about it I blurted, “Well, how about going to Costco?” The Mouse, who was also there, looked at […]

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Lentil Pâté

I’m back! It’s been about 3 weeks since I posted last. Busy work, busy sending people off to row an ocean or to go back to Indonesia. What with splitting my time between Tokyo, Choshi and Nagareyama, until yesterday I’ve not been in my house for more than 7 hours in a stretch (and 5 is […]

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Chicken + Beans + Peas Yoghurt Salad on Toast

The thing I look forward to the most from Spring is fresh green vegetables. Green beans, peas, curly lettuces and whatnot. Bon Appetit and other food blogs I’m following are ‘sprouting’ with very fresh looking recipes, tickling my cooking bone and so here we are… new easy lunch recipes for a nice picnic in the […]

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Nagaimo+Tofu+ Cheese Bake

Wow. It’s been a while and I’ve not posted anything here for a while. It’s just been a little bit crazy. What with cycling around the Miura peninsula, bobbing on the waters on a kayak and a row boat that will travel solo to Canada come April or snowshoeing and braving indoors camping in snowy […]

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Cheese, Garlic + Herb Pâté

Don’t you just love December? So many things you can celebrate and so many foods you can cook in doing so. Inspired by a a very special dip that I had at I+J’s Christmas party the day prior, I decided to come up with a jazzed up vegetarian pâté and some Melba toast to offer at […]

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Salmon Ceviche

There is a lot of things I love about Costco. One of them is their beautiful fresh fish lineup. Scored a very beautiful fish of trout salmon. There had been a lot of plans made around this particular salmon, but looking at its freshness, I think the winning recipe should be my adaptation of Gordon […]

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