I know it should be Soba Noodle, but I could not locate it in the house. A light meal as the last for the year.
Wish you all a very happy new year.
Monday, December 31, 2012
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Saturday, December 29, 2012
After cleaning up all the left overs we had accumulated, we were in the mission to cook something good.
This is what we ended up with. Tomato sauce came out really good. It is a meat dish yet a lot of vegetables we had in the dishes too. Perfect for the day like today.
Friday, December 28, 2012
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Monday, December 24, 2012
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Just before the Christmas, and everyone seems happy. As my semiannual event, I am in the city for the dentist. I just learned that they were one of the Sandy storm victims. I felt so bad but keeping visiting them is the only thing I could do for them.
On the way back I bought dozen of bagels at where else, Ess-a. It is really heavy and warm.... Heavenly.
Disappointment, not on the flight itself but on my personal condition. I was sick throughout the flight, and I could not drink expensive, I man very expensive wines, taste full course Japanese dishes or yummy breakfast. The only thing I was able to eat was this fruit plate.
They made the bed next to my seat, so at least the sleeping condition was good. Plus two flight attendants were serving exclusively ME, which was nice.
Oh well, there will be another time, I hope.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Monday, December 17, 2012
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Saturday, December 8, 2012
This is my second weekend on this trip... Hate to stay in the city bit I did not have a choice this time.
After the snow storm yesterday you can still see some snow on the ground, yet people are bicycling...
As usual my favorite sweet store selling some local and season stuff too.
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Weekend in the Netherlands alone - no weekend trip either. Went to my favorite store to buy this cake. It is for some reason called Orient. Always a line at this store and I know why. It is not as sophisticated as the ones in Brussels, but I like it.
Saturday, November 24, 2012
We had a wonderful meal with my friend yesterday, where we had tons of home cooking.
So today we tried to be light on the meals. It does not look too light but a lot of vegetables at least. Majority of pasta sauce will go to the freezer...
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Not a sunny day but no umbrella required.
Started with a bowl of ramen at Kokuban. I like this place as no need to wait before getting a seat.
After a long walk, finally I went to the museum. Mainly old collections and not much new arts. Building was beautiful though.
Brought back some sweets from this fancy chocolate store. It was really dense chocolate with some berries taste.
Similar to the last time, I needed to be 60 miles south of Amsterdam Friday on business, and I naturally came to Brussels for the weekend. Staying at my favorite hotel, and this was my breakfast. Some meat, fish, and vegetables. All balanced. Not great weather outside, but I think I can enjoy the stay here.
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Day time saving ended today so we had an extra hour. A typical Sunday to have favorite sweets. I did not feel too guilty as I did a quick work out and I walked there and back to the hotel.
On the way back to Amsterdam, new and old windmills.
BTW, this is one of the best rooms I got yet. At least the view.
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Friday, October 26, 2012
Saturday, October 20, 2012
It was a spectacular day. We went to the mountain to enjoy the fall color. Just about one hour drive brought us this beautiful mountain top, I mean another 90 minutes hiking required though.
On the way a group of beetles, which was nicely blended to the fall colors.
BTW I made a bento box just like my mom would make. Nothing better than a home cooked lunch on top of the mountain.
Sunday, October 14, 2012
I needed to have a hair cut. Yes I could do this in NYC, but squeezing a hair cut for only three days every two weeks is not that easy. So the solution is to have it here. I don't think it is as sophisticated as it could be, only 30 minutes vs. 60 minutes but still acceptable. In that area there is a Japanese restaurant, so my lunch was a Noodle soup. I have to say not too bad at all...