I spoke to someone yesterday who actually reads my blog. I was surprised since I thought that this was pretty much a dead blog and was thinking to delete it.
I was inspired to write again. Life in this country is always full of new things. After all these years someone can still surprise me with a new fact, or story. So I guess I’ll keep trying to post.
This year as always on New Year’s Eve I will try some Japanese traditional cooking. What has always amazed me, is that every time someone mentions actually “cooking osechi” cuisine the others seem amazed. It’s as if someone back home said, “Well of course I make my own bread”. It’s an honour bestowed on the elite few. I started my challenge for the fun of it and after a few searches, I stumbled on this great site Savory Japan.
The first year I cooked 2 or 3 dishes with relative ease. This year I will add one or two more. I am surprised that it is actually not that hard. Now when I say “not hard” it really must be “not hard”. I am NOT a good cook nor do I like cooking so I think that is a fair judgement
On Jan 1st I will climb Mt. Odo again to watch the sun rise. I’m hooked! It’s a great way to ring in the new year.
Well must stop there. It’s time to check the candied kumquats. After a few of those I’ll be too woozy to write.