Tagged with cooking

Cooking with Kirin: Chicken katsu curry


I was lucky enough to receive two crates of Kirin Ichiban beer from Wells Brewery recently – and rather than just drink myself silly (because how can I blog about that?) I wondered what we could eat with it. So, here’s my first Japanese cooking video in a long time – chicken katsu curry!  (Sorry about … Continue reading

The Restaurant of Love Regained


I’m back, everyone! Did you miss me? Maybe? No? It’s been nearly a month since I last blogged as I was on a temporary hiatus due to a mixture of packing to move flat (six times in two years!) and book writing. The good news is I’m more or less three quarters through draft number … Continue reading

Red Nose Day: Matcha and blueberry muffins!


What better excuse to play about with matcha powder in the kitchen than a ‘Great British Bake-Off’ in aid of Comic Relief at your office? I’m not the competitive type but I am the cake-eating type, so of course I had to join in. I’ve actually been ill with mild food poisoning/stomach bug (I’m not … Continue reading

Matcha cookies! …. Kind of


So, last week you voted for me to bake matcha cookies and, last night, I did. Let’s just say that I’m not going to win the Great British Bake-Off any time soon. If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you might have gathered that I really like adding matcha to my baking. Last … Continue reading

Week 16: Merry Christmas!


I think I’ve avoided mentioning Christmas on this blog so far but, seeing as it really is just two days away, let’s jump in! Just three points to make: There are a couple of Christmas crackers in this week’s blog and some treats for the New Year too! The FAQ competition video is now up … Continue reading

Week 9: And the winner is…


The results are in and a winner has been drawn! Thank you to everyone who entered the art competition and do keep your eyes peeled as I plan to do more competitions in the later weeks. Anyway, here is the new mascot drawn by the lovely Natalie aka the-dazhrak-lady on deviantart.com! I especially liked the … Continue reading

Week 4: Diary dates!


First off, there are two exciting Japan events coming up that you might want to know about. The first is the Japan Matsuri, a celebration of Japanese culture in London, close to Westminster Bridge, on Sunday 18 September. The next is an upcoming competition deadline on Tuesday 1 November – the Manga Jiman Competition – … Continue reading