Tag Archives: Expat living

Close your eyes and think

of England.

VSO Umeshu

12 year-old steeped plum wine – comes with a bit of a kick (40% abv shochu)!  I think I must have forgotten about this jar since I am amazed it lasted this long without being drunk…

Weekend entomology

Summer is upon us!

Do you like tongue, sir? Fnar fnar…

Few things can beat a good English-style cured ox tongue.  This time I cooked it in a pressure cooker, so it was done in 50 minutes instead of 3 hours.  If anything this was tastier; no loss of fat or delicious juices.  This tongue lasted approximately 1 day after it was done before it was all eaten up: nothing leftover for a curry.

Will there ever be enough sausage?

Odd question; there is never enough sausage.  Not a euphemism, of course.

Happy (belated) Eel Day!

This year Eel Day coincided with the Sumidagawa Fireworks festival.  We still ate eel.

Best New Year’s card yet

Thank you very much Captain Yutaka.  PS: new species added to the list!