This was a day of tofu, walking, temples and kaiseki.Continue reading “15th May 2019: a vegan Buddhist breakfast, Kyoto temples, a yudofu lunch, and a monumental kaiseki dinner”
Today was a day of sight-seeing (with the opportunistic sake tasting thrown in), then finished with a grandiose kaiseki dinner 😋Continue reading “13th May 2019: curry for breakfast, a sugar tree, a pretty new café, sake tasting and excellent kaiseki dinner in Kanazawa”
On this day, we took a train from Matsumoto to Nagano, then to Kanazawa.Continue reading “12th May 2019: from Matsumoto to Kanazawa”
Although local shops are starting to stock things again, they are still quite unpredictable, plus going to them is really unnerving, what with people not respecting any distance or being considerate of others, etc. So we have been trying a bunch of different grocers that do home deliveries; the quality is also higher than what we get in the nearest shops, and we seem to be finding who our favourites are in terms of speed, quality and reliability.
It’s good to be able to establish some sort of predictability after all these weeks of uncertainty.Continue reading “Self isolation, week 6: masterful repetition”
Whenever we feel under the weather or just in search of some comfort, I channel my inner grandmother and cook a traditional Spanish stew: puchero.
This is a traditional “value for money” dish, as it’s easy to cook, relatively cheap, and the leftovers are also used for other dishes. It’s like the gift that keeps on giving ?
A classic on Sundays pretty much all year long (except when it gets hot!).Continue reading “Puchero”