Birds of Paradise

I got to go to Bird Kingdom in Niagara Falls yesterday, and I started searching for images of birds online after my visit. I found these images, they feature birds of paradise and were made by Richard Bowdler Sharpe at the end of the 18th century. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous drawings and gorgeous birds.

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Making pasta!

I have never tried making pasta in a machine before, only by hand (Thank you Madeleine), but it was ridiculously easy. You just measured up everything, tossed it in the machine, and out came tasty, light and fluffy pasta. If there would have been a bit more space in the Tokyo apartment I would buy a pasta-making-machine, but for now I guess I have to settle for homemade pasta for special occasions visiting Canada.

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The best of Canada: Caesar!

Ok, I have to be honest, when I was first offered a Caesar, I thought it sounded pretty disgusting. Who on earth would put clam broth in a drink? Seafood and alcohol wasn’t my idea of a good time. (Why Canada, why?!) However – upon tasting this drink, consisting of vodka, Clamato (tomato juice and clam broth), hot sauce and Worcestershire sauce and a celery stick, I actually really liked it. It is like a Bloody Mary, but better. Try to not think about clam broth part and just try it with an open mind. Yummy!

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Garden stories

How incredibly nice to see actual greenery again. Lovely people teaching me the names of flowers, slow afternoons and evenings doing nothing much. Less is more.

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Spaces and places

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Nakano-Sakaue

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The lake

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Mobile recap – July & August

I finally went to sekaido to buy some foamboard and could mount some old pictures. They are currently on display in our bathroom.

Pasta dish I made with chicken and eggplant. I wanted zuccini, but tot all Japanese grocery stores carry that. Man tager hva man haver ;) // Small totoro change purse bought at the Ghibli museum in Mitaka.

Random sushi eaten. Salmon with cheese(!) was actually good, and of course I can never leave a sushi shop without the mandatory uni, sea urchin. From the regular sushi shop we frequent in Nishi-Shinjuku. Here is the tabelog link. Very inexpensive, fresh and clean. Go there if you want decent sushi on a budget. I usually fill up for less than 2000 yen, and that is including alcoholic drinks.

Time off from studies means I start to fiddle with paper crafts. For no reason. I wanted to learn how to do quilling, on the right there was my first small attempt.

Lebanese food from a restaurant in Shinjuku.

Quite average burger, nothing to phone home about. On the right – we were sorting out boxes of comics in Canada, and I came across this gem. Daredevil battles HITLER! Oh yeah.

Yotsuya Sanchome station looks pretty steampunky at times.

Oh Cananda! I got to try Kraft Dinner! I remember seeing commercials for Kraft dinner when I was a kid, but these things were never for sale in Norway, so I added “Eat Kraft dinner” to my bucket list at age 7. Now it is done. Processed and nasty, but I almost felt nostalgic nonetheless.

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The best of Canada: Poutine!

Look at this glorious food! Just… look at it. If you have never had poutine, you are missing out. One of the things I was looking forward to the most going back to Canada this time was mouthwatering poutine. (Expect more pictures of this later!) You simply add fries, gravy and tons of cheese, and tada! Orgasm in your mouth. I will probably go back to Japan several pounds heavier than when I left, and I will blame it all on poutine. Totally worth it.

*Edit: I KNOW that the original poutine is made with cheese curds, but outside Quebec I think it is sometimes served with this type of cheese. The gravy is also heavier outside Quebec. Most places I have been to here in Ontario will ask me which style I want, and I can choose between the cheese curds and this other melty cheese. Since I am a total sucker for melted cheese and they tend to use heavier gravy here than in Quebec, I have gone with the melty cheese variant a couple of times. It is yummy either way though. I apologize in advance for offending poutine-purists out there ;) 

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Mori art Center (Final home)

This was the other room where it was allowed to take pictures at the Love exhibition at the Mori Art Center. It was one of the last rooms, so I didn’t have much time, and I couldn’t even catch the artists name. I tried looking it up on the website, but I couldn’t find it. If anyone knows the artists name, please let me know. I love the creativeness of this – it is different half-transparent jackets that can be filled with different items. I really liked “Wearing the fun”.

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