Sunday, February 28, 2010

Spring has come!

Last weeks, I had a over 70F (20C) in the day time and it looked spring. Where is our winter??? Today, I found rape blossoms and it suggests me that spring has come!

Bejoux (Cake)

One of my co-worker recommended this cake shop to me and I went there today. I did not know it but it is very near my house. Today, I tried "Anju (Cream Cheese cake) 378 yen = $3.5", "Souffle Cheese cake 305 yen = $3", "Strawberry cake 336 yen = $3" and "Chocolate cake 378 yen = $3.5). As for the Cheese cake, the taste of cheese was really strong but I really like it. The texture of sponge was so soft and I think it is very skillful. After buying some cakes, I found the tea room in the shop. It looked very cozy and I will try next time.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Calzone

I made Calzone (a kind of Italian Pizza) but this looking is same as cream bun???

Friday, February 26, 2010

Honey Bread

I put much honey in the dough. Just after baking, its smell is so sweet!!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Orange Peel Bread

I put dice of orange peel in the dough. the smell is sweet and taste is sooo sweet!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Sweet Potatoes

We got a lot of sweet potatoes from my husband's co-worker. At first, we steamed them and ate. They were so sweet and sweeter than I expected. Then, I made sweet potato cake. I mixed little sugar, milk, butter and egg with sweet potato, and baked. They were still so sweet and lovely!

Lantern Festival in China town

My husband and I visited China town in Nagasaki because of Lantern Festival. Many Chinese people in China town celebrate Chinese new Year and they held this event. There were many people in China town and I was so surprised!!


At night time, all lanterns lighted up and they were so beautiful. There are more than 50 big lanterns along the road and arcade. we could see beautiful lantern and took a lot of pictures!!




Mson de Kitagawa (Cake shop)

One of my friends recommended me this cake shop. I heard it is one of the famous shop in this area. They sells cakes and chocolates. Today, I tried to buy chestnuts cake (350 yen = $3.5), strawberry cake (350 yen = $3.5) and donuts (180 yen = $1.8). As my friend mention me, these cakes are great and I am really impressed them. This shop is one of my favorite one now!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Soy Bean Powder Bread

I mixed soy bean powder with dough and put walnuts. The smell of soy bean powder is great!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Sweet!

My co-worker's daughter gave me Valentine's day gift. it is chocolate and chocolate cookie, and she made by herself!! They are so lovely. Off course, they are delicious and I was sooooo happy to get them!!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Pork Bird (Pork & Chicken Restaurant)

This restaurant is famous as good pork and chicken, so my husband and I went to have a lunch there. There are more 10 variety of lunch combinations and we choose "Tempura lunch (1150 yen = $11)" and "Steam lunch (1350 yen = $13)". Each lunch combination has salad, drink dessert, rice and miso-soup. Chicken tempura was so juicy and other vegetable tempura were also great! Steam pork was awesome! The taste of pork was really nice and I wanted to eat more pork!!
(Salad)

(Right: Tempura lunch, Left: Steam lunch)

(Dessert and coffee)

Happy Valentine's day!

I bought Chocolate cake for my husband.

It looks pretty!! Inside the cake is...

Chocolate moose, chocolate cream and chocolate sponge cake. The taste is not sweet and I really like it. Even though I bought it for my husband, I ate almost all of them. Sorry...

Today's work

Today is holiday and I work in my kitchen all day. At first, I bake "Cheese bread". These are bread covered with Cheese paste (Cream Cheese, lemon, sugar and egg). They are like a cake.


Next, I bake "Bacon Epi". I could not make good shape... so sad...


Last, I made doughnuts for Valentine's day! Making doughnuts is so fun for me and I enjoy very much.

Chez Tani (Cake shop)

I found really good cake shop near my apartment. It is awesome. All of their cakes are artistic and beautiful, and price is not expensive. I am fascinated their cakes. Today, I bought 4 cakes and ate them with my husband. I am soooo happy!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Market Festival

There is a "Market festival" in the Tasaki-market place near my apartment. Usually,this market is for only retailers but once a year they sell people near this market. Today I got up at 6:00am and went there with my husband. Even though we arrived at 7:30am, there were many people. The market divides 2 section, vegetable/fruits and fish. We saw fish section. We could see big tuna and may kinds of fish. We bought some slices of tuna, sea-bream ... I was so fun to see many shop. Also, they sell hot soup because today was really cold outside. We bought seafood soup and red-bean paste soup. They made us so hot and happy!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Twin-ster Ice cream (Ice cream shop)

This ice cream shop is in the really country side and it was difficult to find. However, in the shop, there are more than 20 kinds of variety flavors and it made me so happy. My husband enjoyed soft cream and I ate ice cream. As for the soft cream, there is only 1 flavor (vanilla) but there are about 10 kinds of flavors for Ice cream and I choose tea flavor. Also, they sell cup ice cream. They are awesome!! So many flavors, such as chest nuts, Japanese sake, salt and sweet potatoes. I can mail-order these Ice cream and I will try some day.

Cocco Farm (Chicken Farm)

My husband and I went to "Cocco Farm", where is chicken farm. We wanted to buy some eggs but there are many kinds of products, such as chicken meat, egg cake and bread. I tried some of them and finally I bought eggs and chi ken meat. Also, there is a restaurant and we can eat some food made of eggs or/and chicken. I want to try next time.

Suiran-rou (Japanese Hotel)

My husband and I went to "Suiran-rou" to take a public bath. This hotel is very old and very classical building. In the entrance, there are very pretty traditional Japanese dolls.


Fortunately, there were no people in the bath and I was really relax to take a bath.


After taking a bath, I found the foot bath in the courtyard of this hotel. I also tried to take foot bath. It was awesome and it made me hotter.