Saturday morning at Borgó.
2/3 of the family have a bad cough so I decided to make us all a good breakfast to cheer everybody up.
Now I sit with my daughter watching cartoons and wait for an opportunity to get in some sewing to finish my Forest Jelly quilt, well maybe not finish, at least continue a little.
Just finished making my lunch for tomorrow.
Tomorrow I will start my work at the local super market for full shifts. I have worked for a few hours after I have finished working in the kindergarten.
I am finally getting my barrings after the big move and staying a wake longer than dinner time. This month has been a bit though and I have not been taking good enough care of myself. Now it's time to change that again. I have to start building myself up again after the move and the little illness I had in the beginning of the year.
Starting point: meals.
Homemade salad with homemade salad dressing and water :)
Every I go to Japanese class here in Kouda. Today was a special class because we went to a tiny restaurant here in town that serves Hiroshima Okonomiyaki. Yaki means to grill, like yesterdays Yakitori, means grilled chicken. Okonomiyaki literally means grilled "to your liking". I is a kind of a pancake, topped with vegetable and meat, but a bit more complicated I think some pictures are in order, to explain better;)
This was so much fun and now I know how to make Okonomiyaki, something I have wanted to learn how to for some time now :)
Okonomiyaki is special to Hiroshima Prefecture, but also to Osaka, but that one is different.
If you ever go to Hiroshima or Osaka you must try Okonomiyaki :)
Now I am off to get Margret from Kindergarten.
One of our fave japanese foods is Yakitori, or grilled chicken. Today we went on our weekly shopping trip and I saw this and I could not resist :)
I just grilled it for about 10 min and this was the result ...
Yummi, love it :)
Today has been a great day. This morning Siffi had practice and since the weather was great AND I had some energy (rare change these days) Margret and I went for a little walk.
When we got hone I started a spinach pie, lots of iron ;) and it turned out yummy :)
Our latest accomplishment is a batch of cookies. Our friend just got hurt and is at the hospital so will take him some next week and until then we will try not to finish them ;)
Happy New Year and thank you all for a wonderful 2015.
I have not been very active on the blog latly but there are two very good reasons for that.
First like I have already told you our computer broke down and it hasn't been fixed yet.
Secondly I haven't been feeling very well latly, always tiered and with no energy. I finally came to the conclution that it couldn't be just the cold I had for two week since it wasn't getting any better. I went to the dictor's office and had some bloodtests. Apparently I have anemia and iron deficiency but I got some iron pills and it will all be better soon.
Last night we celebrated New Years with our friends and had a great night.
We started of at home with a semi icelandic New Years dinner and prepaired some snacks for the party.
One of my fave New Years family traditions is making cheese sticks. This year I had some help from Margret :)
Siffi's request for snack was a special cheese/salsa dip and tortillas. So last week we went to Costco in Hiroshima and bought what we needed for it :)
Here you see the huge bag of chips we got and the dip before it went to the oven. On the bottom we have cream cheese, next salsa sauce and finally lots of cheese on top :) yummy
But the best part about New Years Eve is to spend some time with family and friends and enjoy the evening :)
To all my readers I say once again Happy New Year and thank you for reading my blog.
I look forward to a good year and can't wait to start sharing my adventures and of course my sewing ;)
I know this does not look very yummy at that point but it is so yummy once you give that bottle a good shake.
I found the recipe online once and absolutely love it. Now I just add everything by memory. I dont use different kind of mustard, just some mustard I bought at Costco, but it really doesn't matter, it still is great.
So here is the recipe, I dare you to try, it is amazing.
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons yellow mustard
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard (I skip this one)
2 tablespoons honey
1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
Mix the mayonnaise, yellow mustard, Dijon mustard, honey, and lemon juice together in a bowl. Cover and chill in refrigerator overnight.
I usually just put everything in this bottle and shake it for a while :)
Let me know what you think in comments below :)
Today was another fun day for us. Siffi is in Wakayama all week playing handball so today was a mother/daughter day :)
Every month there is an international BBQ for all foreigners in the city and everyone who wants to get to know them (I think). Today we went to the BBQ, had some wonderful food, met good friends and generally had good time :)
We went to the store today to buy something for dinner. As so often I ended up buying some chicken. Even though it is easy to get fresh fish here in Japan we don't eat it often. The fish I know from home is quite expensive snd I don't know what to do with the rest. So apart from sushi we don't eat a lot of fish. Here is an example of the selection of fish in our supermarket.
When we got to the store Margret proved she is her father's daughter. On a bench outside the supermarket was a washing cloth, call towell in japanese. Japanese people usually have one on ghem to dry their hands if hhere is no towell at punlic toilets and so on. The towell on the bench was very famillier. It was Margret's. She had taken it with her yesterday to the store and forgotten it !!!
When we got home and I started on dinner Margret found my phone, managed to open it and find the camera app. She took 165 pictures before I managed to stop her .,,
I think we have to work on her selfies just a little :)
We are always experiencing something new here in Japan. Tomorrow we will have been here for a year (Siffi a little longer) but there is always something surprising and new to see, eat, hear ...
Today when I was walking to pick up Margret at the kindergarten our lovely neighbor, an old lady with a big vegetable garden who is always giving us something, stopped me for a little chat. I can not really hold up a conversation in Japanese but I can chat a little by now. I was complimenting her on her beautiful garden and how hard working she is keeping it beautiful and everything growing to fast. She started to talk about some flowers I don't know the name of and asked if I like to eat them. I always say YES because I don't want to be rude. She cut some flowers for me and then I went my way to pick up Margret. On your way home she biked to catch up with us and gave us some tomatoes.
So here is one more vegetable picture, just to let you see :)
The flowers have little part of them that is very sweet but the rest is not eatable. It was nice to try something new :)