- - - 11/25/2017 - - -

Thanksgiving 2017

Filed under: — Andy @ 3:48 am

Every year my Thanksgiving parties get better and better, or so I like to think so. Im getting better at cooking the Thanksgiving essentials and adding more variety every time. Yet again, I was too busy cooking, cutting, and talking to take many good pictures of the party.

- - - 3/19/2017 - - -

Making Miso

Filed under: — Andy @ 12:08 am

Melina and Suzuna running a homemade Miso workshop.


rice


rice, salt, and miso yeast


soy beans


smashing


mixing


making miso balls


putting them into the drum for a year to ferment into miso

- - - 1/20/2017 - - -

Suzuna’s Bday French Dinner 3

Filed under: — Andy @ 10:15 pm

Same French restaurant for Suzuna’s birthday again this year.
Last Year
Last Last Year

- - - 1/18/2017 - - -

Suzuna’s Bday Cake

Filed under: — Andy @ 10:13 pm

Suzuna requested a millefiori cake for her birthday, which I then did my best to try to make..

- - - 1/1/2017 - - -

Osechi New Year 2017

Filed under: — Andy @ 6:33 am

Suzuna’s New Years foods get better each year:

- - - 11/26/2016 - - -

Thanksgiving 2016

Filed under: — Andy @ 6:00 am

This year’s Thanksgiving was another success. There were lots of guests and great food. This year was even extra good as there is another American living in our house [Lisa] that is a very good chef who also made a bunch of dishes and desserts. My friend from work and his family also came this year to enjoy the party.

- - - 10/31/2016 - - -

Halloween Party 2016

Filed under: — Andy @ 4:19 am

This years Halloween party was another success.
Everyone made an array of different Halloween themed foods. This year I made some ribs and sausage and arranged them to look like a person. It didn’t turn out as nicely as I would have liked it but they were very delicious.

- - - 1/18/2016 - - -

Suzuna’s Bday French Dinner 2

Filed under: — Andy @ 9:13 pm

This year for Suzuna’s birthday, we went to the same fancy French restaurant as last year.

- - - 1/5/2016 - - -

Los Angeles - Other

Filed under: — Andy @ 11:09 pm

While in LA, we made it a point to go eat all the good ethnic foods and do many of the things that are not available or just very expensive in Japan.
Here is the list:
Mexican!
Philippine
Vegan-Organic
Thai
Greek
Moroccan
Italian
German
Southern Cajun
California sushi
Jewish

Melina’s favorite pastime was playing with the cat food and chasing the cats around the house.


Painting ceramics was fun

- - - 11/28/2015 - - -

Thanksgiving 2015

Filed under: — Andy @ 8:10 pm

This years Thanksgiving party was another success. I made two 30 pound turkeys, stuffing, smashed potatoes, and all the other sides. My housemates and friends also made a bunch of dishes for the party. Enough food was made where at the end, there was still plenty of leftovers for the following days.