Category Archives: English

Goodbye octopuses

Last of the octopus meat was despatched in a highly traditional Japanese curry.

For some reason this year my winter has been somewhat cephalopodic, something that will be rectified next week with some more orthodox fishing.


Playing Californians

Did a Tri-tip on the Weber, with lots of sakura smoke; it came out okay.  This is the thin end.

Somewhat ejaculatory

Thank you Captain Yutaka!

Three more octopus dishes…

Vinegared octopus salad (with prawns, wakame and cucumber):

Pressure cooker-cooked octopus pieces, super-tender in 10 minutes:

Octopus, tomato & black olive spaghetti:

Happy St. Leonard’s Day

There were no Morris dancers, eunuchs or bearded Ladies unfortunately but plenty to eat…

Among the cornucopia of octopus, the standouts tonight were homemade takoyaki:

…and takomeshi (octopus rice):

As Paul Harrell might say, they were not bad at all.

Guess where I’ve been!

My favourite fishing vessel on the Pacific Ocean!  Thank you to Captain Yutaka for the great day on the water!

Fire in the hole!

My local hanabi festival.  Usually fireworks are a summer thing, but here they are done in autumn, after what happened last year.