This is a Kobako Crab ‘donburi (on rice)’ dish, a typical and simple Japanese dish. The Kobako Crab is a female snow crab in the caught around the Hokuriku area of Japan. As we are getting near to November,
Back again to autumn food – ‘figs’. Figs come on regularly on our breakfast and dinner table. I adore the look of the figs – its pristine detail so meticulous and my desire to photograph each detail of the fine art creation of nature which I feel far beyond human craftsmanship and imagination. Anyway….I encountered this recipe which comes from FREDERIC CASSEL’s book,
Sewing has started to become my second hobby next to cooking. Since are family has grown rapidly welcoming a grandson earlier this year and a granddaughter waiting for the moment to arrive in our plant – mother earth; these little clothes are so adorable that I cannot seem to stop looking into patterns for future projects.
Someone once told me that mass production HAM are ‘bleached’ to appear whiter than what it should normally be…..sounded really scary to me and since then it had been on my mind to see if that was a true fact.
I think that I am entering a different phase of life… Making ‘baby swaddle blanket’ from my newborn daughter’s baby (due any moment) which officially make both of us – granny and grandpa. Well, to confess we already are this January when our son welcomed baby boy.
The arrival of ‘Pacific Saury’, a thin sword-like fish called ‘Sanma’ signifies the arrival of autumn and is probably one of the most popular fish in Japan during this short season. The Japanese kanji (characters) is written 秋（autumn) 刀 (sword) 魚（fish) so literally figuratively the fish is what it spells to be.
Halloween coming up….. and we start seeing sights of pumpkins. This is one of my signatory bread recipes
This is a typical Japanese confectionery called ‘yokan’, a gelled aduki (red bean) paste. People who may not be familiar with ‘yokan’ – here is a link to a one of the most famous traditional maker of Japanese confectionery ‘Toyora’ which also represent the artistry of Japanese confectionery.