Happy New Year 2020

Portugal – that was where we spent last New Year. We stayed at a B&B in Lamego in the Douro Valley. The place used to be a servants’ quarter and had a big open fire pit. We were watching the fire while drinking beautiful homemade (real) port. That was our beginning of 2019. Perth –…

Traditional Japanese Cooking : Simmered Sardines with Ginger

Raw = Fresh It is my food formula. When you think about Tsukiji Fish Market, you can see where my idea comes from. For this reason, I feel really strange to see a lot of fish shops in this city selling frozen fish. We buy our favourite New Zealand King Salmon from this fish monger….

Happy New Year – 2018

Happy New Year! May your 2018 be peaceful and fun with a touch of excitement. I cannot believe that it’s already 2018…. It still sounds like the future to me…. This is this year’s Osechi –  a set of several dishes prepared for New Year’s Celebration. (Please see my previous post about the Japanese tradition of…