Where we’ve been, what we ate, what we did, and what we thought about it…


We did more in Japan than stay in our apartment and cook. Here you can browse some of the other things we did and encountered during our time there. Planning a trip to Japan? Hopefully our words and pictures can inspire you!

Eating Poisonous Blowfish

Cucumber-Flavored Pepsi

Pineapple Lemon-Flavored Pepsi

Beer & Edamame

Azuki Beans

Azuki Snowcones

“Omuraisu” and why egg salad should not go into sushi

A Japanese Birthday

Our Favorite Japanese Bakery

A Japanese Picnic

Kobe Bird & Flower Garden

A Bike Tour Through Kyoto’s Arashiyama District

Kaiten-Zushi (Conveyor Belt Sushi)


Lunching in Ohmi

4th of July in Japan!?

Kushi-Katsu (skewered fried things) in Shinsekai, Osaka

Cold Somen Noodles with Dipping Sauce

Yakiniku – Cook your Own Meat

The Yakitori Man

“Sayonara” Parties

Goodbye, Osaka!


A trip back to my roots! (My mom’s dad was Swedish).








Aww, Hawaii. Sit back and Relax.



Restaurant Reviews, and food-related things in our neck of the woods.

Big Sur Bakery & Restaurant, Big Sur

Soif Restaurant & Wine Bar, Santa Cruz

El Sitio, Santa Barbara

Eating Our Way Through the Holidays, 2009

Dare to Pair, Food-Wine Pairing Event, 2010

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