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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!


NB: Some of my earliest blogs no longer have their accompanying images but enjoy the copy! 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 … Continue reading

Matcha cookies! …. Kind of


NB: Some of my earliest blogs no longer have their accompanying images but enjoy the copy! 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 … Continue reading

Week 16: Merry Christmas!


NB: Some of my earliest blogs no longer have their accompanying images but enjoy the copy! 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 … Continue reading

Week 9: And the winner is…


NB: Some of my earliest blogs no longer have their accompanying images but enjoy the copy! 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 … Continue reading

Week 4: Diary dates!


NB: Some of my earliest blogs no longer have their accompanying images but enjoy the copy! 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 … Continue reading