Happy New Year!

Posted: January 10th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: chitchat | 2 Comments »

Happy New Year!! (a little bit late though…^^)

My husband and I visited my family in Japan for 1 month. We spent time with our family and friends, very special time of the year. Of course, I enjoyed food!! Now I need to cook diet food for a while…

Wishing you a wonderful year 2011!

遅ればせながらあけましておめでとうございます。
一ヶ月ほど里帰りをし、家族や友達に囲まれた年末は特別なものとなりました。しっかり食べたしなぁ。というわけで、しばらくはダイエット食にしないと。

今年もよろしくお願いします!

Happy New Year


Harumi Kurihara Cooking & Talk Show

Posted: September 21st, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: chitchat, cooking | 2 Comments »

Harumi Kurihara Cooking & Talk Show

昨日はトーランスのMarriott South Bayで開催された『栗原はるみ 料理&トークショー』へ行ってきました。料理は近くで見たくて、12時半の開場よりちょっと早めに行ったらすでに列が出来始めているところでした。並んでいると、あれよあれよという間に列は長くなっていって、ついに列は外にはみ出るほどに。500人のファンが集まったのだそうです。

料理ショーではしょうがの炊き込みごはん、にんじんとツナのサラダ、セロリと玉ねぎのつくね、たたききゅうりの実演があって、つくねを焼いている時、私のところまでいい匂いが〜!(ちょっと早く行ったおかげで割といい席が取れましてね〜。)時間が時間なだけに昼を食べていなかった私には(ホントは朝も食べてなかった・・・)「もうたまらん〜!」なにほひ。つくねの匂いだけでご飯がモリモリいけそうな感じ。4品を作る間も、はるみさんとMCの女性の間でのんびりとした感じのおしゃべりがあって、時には会場の観客に、また現場のスタッフにも気軽に声をかけたりの和やかな料理ショーでした。

トークショーでは家族、ご主人とのこと、日々どのように在りたいかなどのお話があって、淡々と話をされているのだけどその中に優しさや心の強さが見えたような気がします。英語ができずに尻込みをしてしまった海外進出のエピソードなどでは、新しいことに一歩踏み出す勇気であったり、新しい世界が開けていく感覚だったり、自分が忘れてしまっていたことなどを改めて考える事ができたりして。

料理だけでなくて、どう自分と向き合うか。そんなことを考えるきっかけをくれたイベントだったな。(上の写真は唯一写真撮影オッケーだった栗原はるみさんの料理。)


One Beautiful Day

Posted: June 4th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: chitchat | No Comments »

It was a great day to spend time in the park.  People were lying down and reading books on the grass, chatting, having BBQ, laughing…  

My friends’ daughter enjoyed flying her kite.  She loves her kite, it has Sesame Street characters on it.  Wait a minute.  She’s not looking at hers!  Yeah, little ones are always looking for something interesting and fun!!  Poor Sesame Street kite.

One Beautiful Day

それはそれはきれいに晴れた日で、最高の公園日和、ぐうたら日和。

友達一家と散歩に出かけて凧揚げをしました。凧揚げなんて何十年ぶり??その昔ゲーラカイトって名前でお店で売ってましたね。三角で、あんまり可愛くない柄の凧。今もゲーラカイトって名前で売ってるんやろうか?

見てるだけ〜に徹してやろうと思っていたら友達の娘に呼ばれましたんで、がんばって凧揚げてきました。凧揚げは流行りなのかなんなのか、他の人々も揚げていて、彼女はそっちの方に気を取られちまったみたいです。3歳やし、いろいろ目移りするよね、やっぱり。


Kuromame(Black Bean) Diet

Posted: April 15th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: chitchat | 2 Comments »

My mother sometimes gets diet information and calls me from Japan.  It was “olive oil diet” one time.  And it was “banana diet” some other time.

This time, as you see in the title, it is “kuromame (black bean) diet”.  Just eat kuromames(70 grams) everyday.  That’s all.  No need to skip any meals.

It is usually said food which has black color (for example, black sesame, seaweed and etc) has health benefits.  Black beans help smooth blood circulation, control body fat and high blood pressure.  And girls!  Black beans are good for our skin too.  So I’ve just started eating them.  I hope they help my fat go away and also my skin get better.

Kuromame(Black Bean)

私の母は時々ダイエットネタを仕入れては電話をしてきます。元々大食漢な私に食事を抜くとか、一食分をダイエット用の飲み物にしたりといったダイエットなど無理な話で、今回のは

「食べればいいのよ。」

らしいです。一日に70グラムを食べて、後は普通に食事をするだけだとか。簡単だし豆好きなので、乗せられて日々70グラム食べています。美容にもいいのよ〜とのことなので、どっちかっていうとそれ狙いで。効果のほどは数ヶ月後に・・・。


The Cupcake Boom??

Posted: October 8th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: chitchat, shopping | No Comments »

My friend came over from Japan last month.
We spend great time, talking, driving around the city, shopping and eating.

I realized she was enjoying buying cupcake recipe book, cupcake pan, cupcake tools and CUPCAKES!!  I asked her if cupcakes are recent popularity. The answer was “Oh, yes.”

Cupcakes are not just cupcakes anymore. Making cupcakes is art!! Look at this blog post.
Amazing cupcakes!!

We found one small cupcake shop, Yummy Cupcakes in Santa Monica.

Cupcakes

Their cupcakes are not like character decoration type, but very nice and cute. And taste?  Top part with a lot of cream was a little bit too sweet for me, but bottom part(cake) was very tasty. They are doing great job on that.

Yummy Cupcakes
313 Wilshire Blvd 90401
310.393.8283

I might want to try cupcakes someday, but for now I want to see more creative cupcakes by friends or other people.



Favorite Dinnerware

Posted: August 6th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: chitchat | No Comments »

When I was a kid, my mom took me to the shops which had a lot of pottery pieces.  And she often told me what she wanted to put in those pieces. That was fun and I really enjoyed pottery pieces she bought and food she cooked for us.

Now my mom and I live in different countries, far away each other, but I am enjoying the pottery pieces I bought just like she did, no, she’s still doing!

potterycollection

When I lived in San Francisco, my friend invited me to the pottery fair at Golden Gate Park.
I bought a lot of pieces. I would have bought more If I could…

They had beautiful plates, bowls, cups made by local potters and students.

I think I need to explore about pottery fairs in LA. I’m missing them.



What to Eat Tonight

Posted: August 3rd, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: chitchat | No Comments »

My husband and I LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE cheese, fries, pastas & etc. We love chubby makers. And super bad thing is that we eat dinner very late at night sometimes.

We still enjoying pinching our bellies as joking, but we realized that it’s time to change how to eat!

Let’s see what we can eat, what we can eat tonight. Damn, it’s already 7pm!!


Just Started

Posted: August 3rd, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: chitchat | No Comments »

I love eating.
I love cooking.

This blog is just like little notes to see what my husband & I enjoy eating…