Friday, March 30, 2007

pasta with salted salmon

In Japan, usually people eat salted sake grilled. it's called "shio jake" which measn salted salmon. I've cooked pasta with that salmon and sliced Chinese cabbage.

Monday, March 26, 2007

lemon chicken couscous

I've eaten couscous as lunch. garbanzo beans, chicken, celery, exotic tomato sauce(based masala sauce), saffron, and lemon juice. I think it could be a nice meal in summer.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

pasta with the leftovers

There were some leftover vegetables, so that I've cooked pasta with them, the leaves of celery, bean sprout, and dried shrimps. the dried shrimps were soaked in warm water. I've cooked minced garlic with sesame oil and cooking oil on low heat. and added red pepper and minced shrimps and the water they had been soaked. added nam pla and grind sesame. shake the pan to mix the oil and the liquid till sauce. 5 minutes before the pasta is boiled, added the leaves of celery and bean sprout. dressed the sauce and pasta and it's done. I added some Japanese sake to add little sweetness.

pasta was clam and tomato

I've cooked clam pasta as a lunch. no parsley at this time, because I didn't have... but not bad.

Saturday, March 24, 2007


I've happened to eat mortadella Yesterday night at a bar. it was soft and nice nut flavor. mortadella is a traditional sausage in Bologna, Emilia-Romagna in Italy. I liked this ham very much.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

le herdeleau

le herdeleau, a wine in Loire, Michel Auge has made. very natural taste. It's charming. I love this. It's said that "le herdeleau" is neoterized as the place where deer comes to drink. sounds ncie, huh.

I've cooked stir-fry with white asparagus, lotus root, yellowtail. the seasoning was garlic, salt, pepper, and balsamic vinegar.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

vegetable curry

Tonight curry was cooked with all vegetables, mushroom, potato, broccoli,broccoli stem and some coriander leaves. it's not bad at all.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

pasta with squash

I've cooked pasta with pork ragu and diced squash. Japanese squash is sweet and I put much black pepper as an accent.

Monday, March 19, 2007


I've cooked pho with the head of shrimps(the leftover Yestarday), chicken stock, lemongrass, ginger, lime, Chinese hot sauce, and coriander leaves. Some people use beef, but I rather simple rice noodle tonight. I added sliced boiled chicken breast. In addition, salad and stir-fry with tomato and egg.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

rose and curry

I enjoyed curry with a rose wine. I liked L'engarra's rose. this one is the downgrade rose and doesn't smell like the other upgrade rose smells like strawberry though, I like this too. you can enjoy casually with this wine. In passing, tonight curry was shrimps and bamboo shoots.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

le chiare viognier

I've sipped a white and red glass of wine tonight. I liked this viognier, maurigi le chiare viognier 2005. It smelt like green tea. I don't know that people feels that way though. It went together with marinated Pacific saury and nanohana(field mustard).
Quercus? It smelt like plum. nice tannin. not thicker than the color.

Friday, March 16, 2007


Rochefort No6, One of Trappistes beers. This beer tastes fruity, light taste. and I ate a pasta with it. The pasta was pork ragu with takenoko(bamboo shoots) and fennel seeds.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

salad dish

I've eaten garbanzo salad and sauted tuna with fennel seeds and marinated with balsamic vinegar. kinda salad dish tonight.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

pork ragu

I've cooked a pasta with ground pork sauce. and I added shishito pepper. shishito isn't hot at all usually. but rarely, it occurs that you get a very hot one. There aren't any hot pepper tonight.

Sunday, March 11, 2007


hojo means aujoud hui, today. It's a nice sound in Spring. It's getting warmer here. I can smell the scent of Spring by Gal Costa's sounds.

le siste

a vin rouge in Roussillon, Domaine Laguerre. It's very smooth to drink and smell is fruity, little herb, not thicken. That's what I like to drink. the color is very dark red, but not thickness. nice tannin. I liked this wine. the Vigneron is Eric Laguerre, it's written on the label. There is supposed to be some white wines too. I wanna try them.


I've gotten some sweets in a cake shop near by, Puissance, the chef used to work in France. It's little far from the station. But it's the worth of going, if you live around here. I've gotten praline, Bouchon(shpaed like cork), a small pie with cherry paste inside, two cake with cherry paste and apricot paste inside. We will have a nice afternoon with tea later

Saturday, March 10, 2007

zino platinum

Tonight mini cigar was zino platinum. I've puffed zino mini before. I felt the same smelling. but platinum is quite better than the mini. It went together with a grappa too. What a wonderful time!

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Yannick Amirault

It was the first time to tasted the rose of Yannick Amirault's. Very nice rose. It will go together with a pork or chicken dish. I wanna drink it with a yakitori restaurant.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

chicken breast

I've cooked two dish with chicken breast tonight. a harusame noodle(bean threads) and a marinade with some veggies.

Monday, March 05, 2007

hoyo de monterrey

Petit Robustos. It's the smallest of hoyo's. It's a nice mini cigar to enjoy for a short time. it smells mild. it's simply good.

potato and turnip

There are some vegetables my mother grow in my apartment. and This time, there are some turnips left yet. So that I cook my meal with turnips sometimes. Recently, My favorite is to using turnip and potato.

A chicken soup with potato and turnips. I added the thickness with starch. I dropped sesami oil at the end.

I've tried to cook a orecchiette with mashed sausage, potato and turnips. I made it as a cream sauce with butter, mashed potato, hard flour and little milk. it's not the same as the superb pasta I've eaten last Friday dinner though, but it's not bad as a home cooking, I think. but I should get the pasta better next time.

Mansenoble 2003, rouge. a Langudoc wine. the brewer used to be a wine critic in Belgium. I feel an affinity with this winery. The madam treats us a lunch in our wine tour in 2002. This time, It smelt berry, herb, fig, and flower. taste nice light tannin and juicy. easy to swallow but strong alcohol, Because the liquid was thicker. I've told that the alcohol can be stronger if the liquid was thicker. you can see that by twirling(correct?) the glass. a nice wine!

Sunday, March 04, 2007

after dinner.

I've eaten out yesterday. I ate salad and orecchiette with pancetta and sedano rape(celery root). the taste was mild and makes me relief. I think it was the first time to eat celery root though, texture is like turnip or potato. and smell little celery. and little celery seed spread on it. a savory dish!
After dinner, I drunk a cocoa. this cocoa is very thicken, more like a potage. it's served with spoon. Actually, I ate it. nice feeling on the tongue. and sipped little grappa. it reminded me the grappa I've bought. funnyly this grappa was made by the same brewer, Berta. I ate a Gianduiotto,my favorite caffarel chocolate, on my way home. It was a happy dinner.

Friday, March 02, 2007


It came to be little watery though, not bad taste.