Saturday, June 30, 2007

smoking food part4

We've made smoking foods on Saturday. We tried the ingredients we wanted to try. THis time, Ayu(a river fish), almond, chicken wings, shirasu(tine fishes), shiitake mush room, hanpen, corn and cheese.

Ayu was nice. It went together with Sake, not wine. The wines were a Rhone rose, a Loire blanc, red spumante, and an Northern Italian red. Everything was okay. I forgot to take the pictures of them. and It doesn't concern to the party though, I cooked a south Indian curry. My friends asked me to cook it and I did. Everybody pleased to eat it too. I was happy.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

flying fish

I simmered flying fish as a nimono(Japanese simmered). It's based with sake, water, mirin, umeboshi, ginger and little soy-sauce. I added flammulina veluptipes(enoki mushroom in Japanese). flying fish wasn't fragile meat. I will bring it as a lunch. Umeboshi is pickled plums. and it's one of Japanese traditional foods, popular. people eat it with rice or use for cooking. some people add into Ochazuke.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

nuwara eliya

I'm sipping nuwara eliya tea now. Nuwara eliya is grown in Sri Lanka and it's in season now. It has a sharp astringent taste and little flowery. You should drink it with no milk.

spaghetti with tuna and tomato sauce.

I ate spaghetti with boiled tuna(namari-bushi in japanese), green olive, caper, garlic and hot pepper.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Spaghetti al pesto genovese

I cooked genovese paste by myself, basil leaves, garlic, pignolia nut, and olive oil. and I ate spaghetti with genovese paste and salmon. There are the paste left yet. I'm thinking how to use the lest.

darjeeling first flush

I've tasted darjeeling after years! This time, I bought a Puttabong. one of nice darjeeling tea gardens. I'm not familiar with Puttagong, personally. but I knew the name as a great garden. The darjeeling was wonderful smelling. It made me feel breezy.

Macphail's 8

Last night, I had lunch with friends and drunk some at the night. The bar owner recommended some whiskeys and I chose this one. Macphail's 8, distilled in Glenrothes. It was the fist time. it tastes smoothly, smells nice, I think it's a nice balanced scotch whiskey.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

orecchiette with salmon

I ate orecchiette with salmon. The ingredients were orecchiette, salmon, potato, onion, caper, fresh rosemary, grape seed oil, butter, white wine and little parsley. I used less oil because of butter. and I think the point is caper and white wine. I tried to spice the sauce up with those ingredients, some acidity? well, I think it's not bad at all.

Friday, June 22, 2007

round herring

I ate round herring with avocado tonight. I cooked marinated fish Yesterday night. I used round herring(Urume Iwashi in Japanese), it's so weak bones that I can clean them by hands which is named Tebiraki in Japanese. I should've sliced carrot thinner...

Wednesday, June 20, 2007


I cooked teriyaki fish as tomorrow lunch. teriyaki is one of popular fish dishes in Japan. Firstly, marinate fish with the sauce based soy sauce, mirin and sake for 20mins. then wipe off the fish and saute them until the surface become nice brown color and aside them. Secondly, simmer away the marinade liquid till 1/3. put the fish back to the sauce and dress it with the sauce. it's very easy to cook. that kinda soy-sauce based dish goes together with rice of course! It would be nicer if I cooked it at the morning. well, I'm so lazy at morning.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

segna de cor

I opened a roussillon wine tonight. Domaine Le Roc des Anges, the south of France, I don't know the detail of this winery though. It's juicy, fruity and little sweet herbs. I've got a little feeling of coffee, not sure, atmosphere? whatever.. there is sweetness, tannin, and little acidity. I think it's a good wine.

at the morning

My mother told me there are a cat family outside. and I took some photos. The cat was our old friend black cat. I didn't know that she has kids. the kids seems very naughty!

Monday, June 18, 2007


I've bought a eau de cologne last weekend. my favorite perfume, saint maria novella. This time, I bought Sandalo(Sandalwood), Byakudan in Japanese. It was the first time, and I'm gonna like it.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

alla polpa di granchio

I cooked pasta with canned crab meat, estragon and tomato sauce tonight. it was the first time to use estragon and it smelt sweet nicely. I liked this herb.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

gros plant

gros plant, One of Loire varieties. It's said that this grape tends to become much acid wine, but this wine wasn't that acid. Actually, it tastes acid, but not sharp, more like soften and naturally. I love his wines. Marc Pesnot, the vigneron of Domaine de la senechaliere. In Japan, I think many people like his wines.

Thursday, June 07, 2007


I cooked pho, rice noodle tonight. This time, It was a seafood pho. It was simple taste and hot.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

la pangee

The red of Nana vins et cie's, It tastes natural taste and tons of berries. little spicy too. It's the kind of wine that makes you feel relax. the varieties were Pineau d'Aunis and Gamay.

Sunday, June 03, 2007

nana vins et cie

L'Aillery, Christian Chaussard and Nathalie Gaubiche. The variety is Chenin Blanc. This series is the negociant. It's said that it's very hard and difficult to find nice framers. It smells like Poire, Pine, honey, and acidity. Very natural. The meal was simmered chicken breast, burdock and chopped green part of a Japanese leek with masala paste. it was a spicy meal.