But I've decided it's time to rejoin the real, albeit online, world, give my blog a bit of TLC and tell you about my latest Japanese cookery adventures.
My sister and I are back at Hashi Cooking to do Reiko's gourmet course (check out the lovely new website). As ever the food was fantastic and we met some great people. Reiko is, of course, the star of the show though - she is a fantastic teacher and a very talented chef.
Some pictures below. I'm planning on recreating some of the dishes at the weekend, so I'll post my efforts and recipes then.
|Reiko's signature dish being prepared|
|Ready for the oven|
|Et voila: scallops with spicy sauce and|
sushi rice (the best scallop dish I've ever had)
|Tofu steak with wild mushrooms|
|Mackerel with apple and ginger sauce|