Mr. Four of Swords: healing after exhaustion

Mr. Four of Swords: healing after exhaustion

And as I settled into relaxation mode, I realised how tired I was. It’s kind of like running long distance. As long as you keep going, you don’t realise how tired you are. But the moment you slow down to catch your breath – all that running on empty catches up with you. I felt depleted, drained and just devil-may-care. I didn’t feel like being the together and responsible person that I ordinarily am. I didn’t feel like talking to anybody from work or going out to socialise. I needed time to recuperate. Hibernate. Replenish my tired soul. Continue reading Mr. Four of Swords: healing after exhaustion

The Ultimate Japanese Winter Comfort Food: Oden

The Ultimate Japanese Winter Comfort Food: Oden

Tonight, I’m making something typically Japanese. ODEN. A staple during the winter months – my students recommended it to me two winters ago. Since then, I haven’t been able to stop eating it. Mmm…mmm…

Oden is made of: boiled eggs, daikon, konjac and fishcakes all stewed in a soy-based dashi broth. The ingredients vary depending on where in the country you are – and of course, your own personal preferences. Continue reading The Ultimate Japanese Winter Comfort Food: Oden