The internet is full of innocuous, time-sucking crap. In the time it takes me to write something of actual substance, I’ve been buzzfed 29 of the most amazing pictures that look like photos but really aren’t, I’ve liked at least a dozen photos of creme caramel, and I’ve pinned at least 17 different photos of someone growing beans or a pumpkins over an arbor. [click to continue…]
Greetings from Japan!
We’re on a fast train to Kyoto right now and we’ve just eaten our first bento – or ekiben, as they are known here. Delicious!
We had a great time in Tokyo, it is a truly magnificent city. The food is outstanding, the people are wonderful, and everything just kinda works here. There is a real rhythm to city life and despite the language barrier we’ve found it really easy to communicate.
We’re in Japan at the moment, having a wonderful time.
On one of our first nights here we found a great little street known for its great Yakitori, which is basically food threaded onto skewers and cooked over coals. The restaurants are tiny and the food is unreal.
Last night I met an old man who said ‘Tokyo is a dangerous city, a wonderful city… Tokyo is a miracle city’. I’m going to embrace it (and eat all the things).
Have you been to Japan before? If so, have you got any recommendations?
It’s time for the Garden Share Collective again, I’ve missed the last couple because time has gotten the better of me, but wanted to make the effort for this one as we’ve had so much going on.
This month has been a busy one for us, with lots of changes taking place in our little garden, the biggest being the removal of the huge gum tree in the back corner of the garden. [click to continue…]
I’m not sure if I’ve told you all this before but I have a bit of a problem, well actually I have two problems. The first I wrote about in my previous post – my unhealthy addiction to cheese – the second is my obsession with collecting cookbooks. I can’t help myself, if I see a pretty cookbook then I must have the pretty cookbook. I am particularly drawn to wholefood cookbooks with interesting takes on everyday food. Sadly many of the books I buy end up sitting on the shelf without so much as a second glance. Yeah, it’s pretty bad. In most cases it’s because I’ve struggled to get past the first few pages.
I’m pretty into cheese. Like a lot. While it’s hard for me to nail down an absolute favourite food, I have to say that cheese is right up there. As is chocolate, but you guys knew that already.
We’re a bit lucky here in South Australia, in that we have an excellent cheese and dairy industry. One only needs to take a stroll through the local supermarket to see what I mean. At my local store, there are four, yes four, separate ‘cheese areas’ – each offering something different to the next. In one fridge you’ll find the imported cheeses like gruyere and Roquefort, in another you’ll find the feta, goats curd and haloumi, in the third you’ll find lots of hard, bitey cheeses like parmesan and Grana Padano and finally, in the dairy aisle, you’ll find your everyday cheddar and plastic cheese slices.
I know, right? Insane.