Friday, 22 April 2016

Simple Scalloped Potatoes

Oozy creamy cheesy sauce crisp potato edges the perfect snack or simple side dish for grilled steak or chicken. These potatoes are so simple to make all you need to do is peel, slice and pour cream on top and sprinkle with cheese, salt and pepper!

Saturday, 26 March 2016

Japan - Furano - Where to Eat Sushi

unagi (eel) & king crab sushi - Fukuzushi
regular chirashi bowl - Fukuzushi

I had been craving sushi on our way to Furano Japan and I was particularly looking forward to visiting a sushi restaurant that I had been when I last visited Furano, when I arrive we were informed that it was now closed which was a little disappointing. We asked around and were able to find a few other places to try,  they are all located in Furano town which is about a 5 minute taxi from the ski hill or a 15 minute walk.

Chocolate, Cranberry, Apricot Hot Cross Buns

Usually about 3 weeks before an upcoming holiday I think I must cook something special for the occasion and post it on the blog but as usual I seem to have gotten so busy with work that I have had little time to cook anything. But with Ollie away sailing and most of my friends away for easter break I have had a bit more time to myself to do some baking and cooking. I quite like hot cross buns but I have never been a big fan of raisins and dried fruit peel.

Friday, 25 March 2016

Baked Sweet Potatoe Wedges with Caper Yogurt Dip

I have been a bit lazy the last few nights, Ollie is racing in the Rolex China Sea Race to the Philippines and I always prefer cooking when there is someone else to cook for. So I seem to be making mostly snacks and eggs for my dinner... Sweet potato wedges are so tasty and so easy to make they are perfect healthy snack or great served beside grilled chicken or a homemade burger if your not being lazy.

Saturday, 27 February 2016

Japan - Furano - Soba Lady Kitanomine Area

soba with tempura prawns
A few people told us to visit the "soba lady"; she is located on the main street that runs up towards the Kitanomine gondola. She is quite the character and has no reservations about telling you to eat your food as soon as it arrives as well as point out if you're doing it wrong. After our meal we took a photo with her, at which point she realised she could easily walk under my out-stretched arm and proceeded to do so repeatedly finding it very amusing - she was very cute (I am almost 6 feet tall and Ollie is a few inches taller).

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Japan - Furano - Rising Sun

eggs & croissants and eggs benedict

We first went to the Rising Sun because of a recommendation from a fellow skier. We almost didn't go in because from the outside, it's rather unassuming - almost like a coffee shop. However, venture inside and you'll find a cozy wood panelled restaurant with a warm chalet atmosphere and very friendly staff. Waiter Yoshi, Japanese by birth but substantially ozzy from the 45 years he's lived there, was absolutely delightful and a pleasure to chat to during our drop-ins.

Sunday, 14 February 2016

Japan - Furano -Teppan Okonomi yaki Masaya

We recently went snowboarding and skiing in Furano Japan for 9 days. It was my second time in Furano, a small town in Hokkaido Japan that is about 3 hours from New Chitose Airport, Sapporo. We had an amazing time, lots of powder snow and delicious Japanese food. I am already trying to figure out when we can get back for our next visit! We tried quite a few restaurants during our stay in Furano and my next few blog posts will be on our favourites.