Tamagoyaki-Japanese Style Omelette

Tamagoyaki, a pan-fried, rolled omelette-type way of cooking eggs in Japan, can come in different shapes, sizes, ingredients and flavors, and can be eaten hot or cold. Some Tamagoyaki, also dependent on the region, can be sweet, salty or almost tasteless. They can be served hot out of the pan, cooked with dashi broth or […]

Read More Tamagoyaki-Japanese Style Omelette

It's been a while…

A few months have passed since my last post in November. Since then, a new decade has begun. And now it’s already February of 2020…! Time flies As preparations for my recital in the beginning of January took up a lot of time and focus, I skipped the usual end-of-year things and ignored the holidays […]

Read More It's been a while…

Looking ahead to 2020

It’s still mid-2019, summer is about to retire, even though it’s still warm. After performances that occupied me during the first half of the year, the summer months were devoted to my students, teaching, preparing them for their performances, judging competitions, a master class and related business travel. In short, it was a very busy […]

Read More Looking ahead to 2020

Spicy grilled salmon salad

Leftover grilled salmon? Combine with Mayonnaise Red chili oil (spicy red pepper sesame oil) Vinegar Salt Lemon juice Green onions Great with rice or for making sushi rolls. I had it with a bowl of edamame rice and Korean seaweed. The same ingredients also work well with raw salmon tataki. With smoked salmon I also […]

Read More Spicy grilled salmon salad

Quick and easy Summer Pasta

Not much time and don’t feel like cooking for a long time during hot summer days? Here is what I tried for lunch today: a very quick and easy Summer Pasta dish. While boiling the spaghetti, in this case the thin kind, prepare the “sauce” or “marinade” or “dressing.” It’s a bit of all three, […]

Read More Quick and easy Summer Pasta

Fish & Chips at Bubba Gump Shrimp

There is almost nothing so satisfying than a well-cooked, delicious platter of something greasy after some hard work. In this case, it was a long period of work on a “project” that required not only time but tested my professional and personal skills as well as my patience. Anyhow, after the work’s successful completion, the […]

Read More Fish & Chips at Bubba Gump Shrimp

Sautéed vegetables with pasta

This is a variation of pasta I like to call vegetable stir fry with pasta, the main ingredients being veggies and not the carbs. It’s perfect for eating a variety of vegetables at once and had just the right left over veggies in the fridge. Preparation took about 30 minutes. I used a little bit […]

Read More Sautéed vegetables with pasta