Thoughts on Japan and An Update
17 November 2011

It feels rather strange to come back to this space after being away for so long – I didn’t mean to neglect it, and I’ve been keeping in touch on Twitter, but since the big earthquake and tsunami hit Japan...

 

Pâtes à Tartiner
10 September 2010

Apologies for neglecting my blog once again – it’s been a really busy summer and I’ve been travelling a lot for work. Although I shouldn’t be complaining about being busy, my poor kitchen has also been sadly neglected (I’m the...

 

Rediscovering Some of London Markets
22 April 2009

These photos are from a London markets story that I shot for a US travel magazine a few months ago – I love visiting any sort of markets, and London is certainly not short of interesting ones. I had fun...

 

A Little Update...
26 October 2008

The clocks have gone back this weekend and the gloomy British winter is definitely on its way – I’m seriously considering getting one of these lights this year hoping that it will reduce my ultra grumpiness when I can’t see...

 

Some of My Old and New Favourites in Paris
30 May 2008

I seem to keep apologising for the lack of postings lately – things have been hectic (in a good way) but I’m glad I managed to squeeze in a few days for a short trip to Paris this month. It...

 

Ginger Yellow for Live Strong Day
14 April 2008

Apologies for the lack of postings lately – time really does fly, and I’ve been busy working on some exciting projects. Hopefully I can write about them soon, but in the meantime, I’m so glad that I made it to...

 

Sarah Raven's Garden
4 March 2008

I can’t believe the first two months of the year have already gone, but it’s always nice to feel the signs of spring in the air. We’ve had quite a mild winter this year – seeing lots of sunshine in...

 

Late Autumn Snaps from Japan
11 January 2008

Sincere apologies for leaving this space for so long, thank you very much for all your kind notes while I was away. I was back in the UK more than a month ago, but after being away for nearly two...

 

Istanbul Snaps
1 November 2007

My suitcase hasn’t even been put back in the loft, and here I am packing it again… Despite the fact that I absolutely hate flying, my love for travelling seems to outweigh this. I’d like to thank my fellow bloggers in...

 

On the Road...
2 October 2007

I was hoping to squeeze one more post in before I go away – but time is running out (again)... I’m off to the US for a photo assignment, and then for another exciting project in Istanbul – can’t wait...

 

In Full Bloom
15 August 2007

I know I have written about this nursery before – but I just couldn’t help sharing again as I find something beautiful and inspiring every time I visit there. It’s such a special place that makes me happy (and lowers...

 

Roma Snaps
25 April 2007

I started writing about my wonderful trip to Italy – I was doing a shoot at a pizza factory in a pretty little town in Marche region, then spent a lovely few days in Rome. But realised that I...

 

A Fine Spring Day
19 March 2007

While I’ve been struggling to update my blog, the days are getting much longer, flowers are starting to bloom and my cat has been moulting heavily (!) Although we had quite a mild winter this year, I’m still happy that...

 

Two Years Old...
8 February 2007

I can’t quite believe that it’s been two years since I put my first post up – I’ve met so many wonderful people through this blog, and I couldn’t have kept going without everyone’s support. Thank you so much. As an extra...

 

Cheese Maker Nights in LA
23 January 2007

I know this post is somewhat overdue, but I wanted to share the experience I had a couple of months ago in Los Angeles – working for a hip Italian cafe/deli called Cube.   Let me explain their background a bit first....

 

Happy Holidays!
23 December 2006

I’d like to thank all of you who have taken part in Menu for Hope III – we’ve raised nearly $60,000 – WOW! Pim and all other regional hosts worked very hard and I think we in the food blogging...

 

Menu for Hope III - Amai Story
11 December 2006

Yes, it’s that time of year again – Pim and other regional hosts have been busy organising the Menu for Hope III fundraising campaign. Last year we raised over $17,000 for UNICEF; this year, the money raised will support another...

 

Cooking with Ella
22 September 2006

I received a few books from HarperCollins a while ago and this children’s cookbook was one of them. It’s written by Nora Sands, who has been arguably the most well-known dinner lady in the UK since her appearance on the...

 

Nordljus turned One!
13 February 2006

... more than a week ago. It seems to have gone so quickly and I’d like to thank all the readers of this site for your support – I’ve been inspired by all your feedback and I’m sure I’ll continue...

 

New Year, New Blog
5 January 2006

I hope all of you had a lovely Christmas and new year with plenty of good food and lots of fun. I want to thank you again for all the feedback and kind messages, I’ve been inspired by so many...

 

Happy Holidays!
24 December 2005

I just wanted to wish all of you a wonderful holiday, wherever you are, whatever you are doing… I hope you get a chance to eat and drink well with friends and family, looking forward to seeing you all in...

 

A Menu for Hope II
12 December 2005

Some of you will probably already know that Pim has arranged a charity fund raising auction in aid of the victims of the earthquake in the Kashmir region of India and Pakistan. This page has been set up at...

 

Eat - and Read - Locally
28 November 2005

Since we moved out from London, we’ve been more and more conscious about buying local produce. It’s not because somebody told us we should, but we naturally started feeling that way – seeing farming as we travel locally seems to...

 

Utensibility - Matfer Piano Whisk
4 July 2005

I might be too late for this meme, but after reading the sweet story written by this gorgeous British girl in CA, I just had to contribute too! I never really thought about it before, but I didn’t realise that...

 

Music in my kitchen
14 February 2005

I wasn’t expecting to get tagged by anyone as I’ve just started blogging this month, but Dagmar at A Cat In The Kitchen and Celia at English Patis tagged me – and I’ve just noticed Jeanne at World On...

 

The day it came to our kitchen
2 February 2005

Although this happened last Christmas, I’d like to share the happy story with you. I had always wanted a KitchenAid stand mixer like so many others who love cooking. Matthew knew I’d love to have one, but I had told...

 

About me...
1 February 2005

name: Keiko (born and brought up in Japan) live in: Suffolk, UK live with: Matthew (Playstation addict) and Maya (8 year old Cats Protection rescued tom cat) would love to visit: anywhere in the world, but at the moment South and Central America