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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Pepper Salmon

Tonight`s Culinary Offering
Tonight being Thursday, July 29th, 2010

Salmon pieces -  liberally crumbed & peppered then baked

With some fresh tomatoes ....

The tropical theme continues with pineapple pieces, carrot sticks and watermelon
 ( I`ll pass on the suica ) .

Wasn`t 1/2 bad even if I do say so myself.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Heavy Rain - Koriyama, 2008..

Minor flooding after a torrential downpour near Hotel Homatsu
one Sunday afternoon in July, 2008
Koriyama City

Jacobs Creek Magnum - July 5th, 2008.

Happy Birthday to me
July 5th, 2008
Koriyama City

Chikako bought me a surprise magnum of Jacobs Creek champers ....

The front label is in English and the rear label is in Japanese
Lucky I am sort of bilingual, ne ?

My Birthday - 2008

My Birthday Goodies ... July 5th, 2008.
Chikako`s apartment, Koriyama.


 U  S  U  I

My favourite department store in the World !

Vouchers earned from my Point Card.

Nakago in Fukushima City
Ochu-gen Vouchers

Thanks, Dr. Michiko !

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Ginger Prawns & Tofu

This interminable heat & humidity continues in Fukusima-ken
Sunday, July 25th, 2010
so Summer fare it is, it is indeed.
Chef Me prepared a culinary masterpiece of sorts

ginger prawns 

                                                        Difficult rating: 3
                                                        Oishi rating: 8.5
                                                        Preparation time: 10 minutes
                                                        Cooking time: 3 minutes
                                                        Eating time: 30 - 40 seconds
                                                        Today`s phrase:  Scoff it down you lot



17.5% alcohol
made and only available in
Ootama Mura

A belated birthday gift to me from Yoko Onozaki.
Thank you, Yoko_san.

Saturday, July 24, 2010


Just exactly what are the Gods telling me ?

Ochu-gen: Summer Gift

=  S u m m e r    G i f t  =

Today, Sunday, July 25th, 2010 the ubiquitous Yamato Delivery Service
delivered Ochu-gen; an esky filled with ice cream from our good friend in Koriyama, Hideo_san.
We are blessed with thoughtful friends ....


Bushido: The Soul of Japan might explain the true meaning of Japanese gift giving.
(Japanese) logic runs: You are a nice person, and no gift is nice enough for you. You will not accept anything I can lay at your feet except as a token of my good will; so accept this, not for its intrinsic value, but as a token. It will be an insult to your worth to call the best gift good enough for you.
 The American speaks of the material which makes the gift; the Japanese speaks of the spirit which prompts the gift.

Delicious tubs of ice cream to beat this sweltering Summer heat  ....

Vanilla is the best taste of them all.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Paul Gauguin

Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin

b. 7 June 1848 
d.  8 May 1903

The  Moon and Sixpence is a 1919 short novel by William Somerset Maugham based on the life of the painter Paul Gauguin. The story is told in episodic form by the first-person narrator as a series of glimpses into the mind and soul of the central character, Charles Strickland, a middle aged English stock broker who abandons his wife and children abruptly to pursue his desire to become an artist.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Sweltering in Fukushima City - July, 2010

Today is Thursday, July 22nd, 2010.

The temperature in Fukushima City hit 36 C today, as per usual.
Overnight temps are around 25 C ...... sweltering.

So we dine on cold fare !

Example ....