Cold night, vast numbers of bugs, hungry family...
There is nothing better way to make big pot dish.
Appreciated our local harvests from my heart.
Have a lovely day, everyone!
*Recipe* Tonkatsu (Breaded deep-fried pork steak) Ponzu dressing and Stir-fried vegetables with Hummus dressing (Goma Ae)
It's gonna be Christmas.
I have been asked so many times "Do you celebrate Christmas in Japan?", my answer is alway "yes", however I personally think that we Japanese put completely different value on Christmas according to religious and historical reasons.
Originally our main religion was Buddhism, but nowadays our life-styles are getting more Western, which is good.
And most Japanese people absolutely admire British culture which has long history and lots of traditions, so those are keen to enjoy copying Western's way to celebrating Christmas: decorate Christmas tree, eat cake...but I can say that Christmas is not the family gathering celebration but just for romance.
So most fine restaurants and posh hotels are fully booked by lovers on Christmas eve.
If I say "I'm going to stay with my family on Christmas eve" to someone, most people would assume that I am single who has no romantic plan (how silly!!!).
I don't dare to say any judgemental things because this might be caused by cultural background.
Despite everything, I just wanted to tell you that the way to celebrate Christmas is quite different from Britain.
Today's story would sound random for you, but I would like to share one of super traditional Japanese dish recipe with you.
Tonkatsu (Breaded deep-fried pork steak) Ponzu dressing and Stir-fried vegetables with Hummus dressing (Goma Ae)
It is said that apparently the tourists from all over the world to Japan are amazingly increasing in these couple years, and Tonkatsu is the top five popular meal for tourists.
You don't need to make long travel to Japan if you would try this recipe at your kitchen.
Don't worry, my recipe is super simple but all are authentic.
Here is the recipe of this hearty gutsy meal.
I hope you are getting ready for celebrating Christmas.
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Celeriac, someone said it's ugly nubbly vegetable, but I never think that, because they are enough attractive to enchant me with their aromatic flavour!
The other day, I made the dinner using this seasonal vegetable and smoked haddock which my boys' favourite as that's boneless.
First, simmered smoked haddock with milk, then once remove the haddock from the sauce pan.
Add butter, onion, garlic, caper and loads of dill to the sauce pan, then swear until the onion is be translucent.
I'll tell you about farther more steps in my recipe in the near future, but all are quite simple and quick cooking.
Lots of Christmas events of my boys' school are coming up until the middle of this month, which are fun to keep myself busy as mum.
On the other hand, naughty germs are swarming around as well.
Keep yourself warm, well and stay healthy, everyone.
Would you need some inspirations for Christmassy dish?
Here we go! ->
Only what we have to care for cooking is slow cooking for red pepper, onion, garlic and celery on really heigh heat.
Simmer with love like caring your darling baby.
These deep-fried prawns are covered with desiccated coconut, which are so lovely crunchy texture.
I know, everybody is busy in this season, but it might be good changer for you to dare to challenge some new dishes for your family and most of all for yourself!
I'll deliver these simple easy cooking recipes to you in next year.
Have a lovely day, everyone!
It's already December...(sigh)
My little sheeps can't wait for Christmas mood any more, then we has built up a Christmas tree and started decorations.
These festive mood stimulated my imagination, then I made this all in one plate dish: Cornish Lobster and Scottish Salmon Terrine, Winter vegetables Soup
The char-grilled Spring Onion are flavoured with Yuzu and Kombu (Kelp) just before grilled.
Ummm...I'm getting to feel festive, despite still some important works remaining in this month yet.
Are you ready to celebrate the end of this year already?
I wondered how was this year, 2018, for you?
I hope you have a jolly this month as the last of the year.
Dark morning, Strong gutsy winds and Frozen car windows...
Increasingly it's almost proper winter in Cornwall.
In such a miserable day, somehow I would like to make a hearty hot meal.
This time was Chilli Con Carne.
I have young children, who have more sensitive tastebuds than us adult, so I always add the smoked paprika powder instead of chilli powder for their sake.
Grownups can make up their plate with some spices and chilli paste to their favourite taste.
Everyone can share same dish with a little customised tuning, is that the advantage for home-style dish, isn't it?
I hope it will be sunny weekend this week, fingers crossed!
Wishing you a happy week.
Sometime these classic Japanese foods are on my menu...Sushi and Yakitori
I hope you had a lovely weekend.
Increasingly Christmas season is nearly there and this week the last week of November.
Take care and stay warm, everyone.
Tempura Soba, this is hugely popular and also very traditional food in Japan.
Soba contains lots of great nutritions like minerals (Vitamin B1, B2) and high quality of botanical protein.
Normally we dip the soba noodle and Tempura into hot broth that is served separately, but another popular and posh way is shrinking Matcha (Green tea) powder and sea salt over the tempura.
Whole sprat and sweet corn Tempura with Matcha salt.
All of sweetness of corn, slightly bitterness of Matcha and saltiness of sea salt are perfectly making harmony.
Another Kakiage (vegetable tempura) is fine beans and sliced onion.
As early as middle of November, annual Christmas light up started in Truro.
A weekend is nearly there!
Have a lovely evening today too, everyone.
This dish was inspired by Sabrina Ghayour's recipe which I attended a couple of weeks ago in London.
In her class, she used lamb neck fillet, but I arranged to lamb mince for my little children's sake who prefer tender meat.
And I made the dip sauce for grilled vegetables adding Rose Harrisa.
Great start for this week.
Thank you Sabrina, you are so inspirational.
Have a lovely week, everyone.
Throwback to a couple of days ago.
Luckily, I got the freshest Hake which was caught just the day before at the farmers market.
Why not get this special chance?
Then I make this Cornish Hake up to French-style dish.
Galette with Cornish Hake, Béchamel Sauce (white sauce), Caramelised Onion and Mushroom
It's Friday everyone! (Woohoo!)
I hope you all have a wonderful and restful weekend.