Kinako French Toast (Vegan + GF)

Kinako French Toast (Vegan + GF)

This Kinako French Toast is soft and pillowy on the inside, crispy on the inside and has a lovely nutty kinako flavour. I must admit I wasn’t expecting it to be so delicious, but the flavours work perfectly together. The kinako powder really adds to this recipe by making the bread extra crispy on the outside,Read more

Yuzu Agar Jelly with Ginger Syrup (Vegan + GF)

Yuzu Agar Jelly with Ginger Syrup (Vegan + GF)

This Yuzu Agar Jelly makes a great light dessert, or if you’re feeling sophisticated, also doubles up as a refreshing palate cleanser. It’s super healthy because it uses yuzu which is known for its medicinal properties, is refined sugar free because it’s naturally sweetened, and it’s also vegan because it uses agar instead of gelatine. Yuzu is an Asian citrus fruit. It tastes slightlyRead more

Hot Black Sesame Drink (Vegan + GF)

Hot Black Sesame Drink (Vegan + GF)

I first tried a hot black sesame drink at a Chinese restaurant in the form of bubble tea. It was so delicious I started experimenting at home to recreate the flavour. As the colder months approach, it’s a great alternative to tea, coffee or hot chocolate, as it’s warm and comforting without being too sweet orRead more

7 Great Black And White Films

Here’s a list of 7 great black and white films!  I’ve decided to blog about my favourite black and white films because they generally seem to be a lot less popular than coloured ones, which is a real shame as there are some amazing ones out there! 1. Tokyo Story (1953) This film tells the story of anRead more

10 Great Films Set In The French Riviera

I thought I’d put together a list of 10 Great Films Set In The French Riviera (in no particular order). 1. And God Created Woman (1956) The film that supposedly made Brigitte Bardot famous overnight. The iconic opening scene, which features Bardot sunbathing naked, provoked controversy at the time. The film was therefore censored heavily before being released inRead more

Facts About Miyajima, Japan

Facts About Miyajima, Japan

I’ve decided to compile some facts about Miyajima.  I visited Miyajima (which means Shrine Island in Japanese) a couple of years ago and was instantly captivated by the breathtaking scenery and fascinating history of the island. Surrounded by the turquoise calm of the Seto Inland Sea, a red torii (a traditional Japanese gate) rises out of the water so thatRead more

The Naked Island (1960) – Film

I recently watched a film called The Naked Island (1960), which is set in the Seto Inland Sea and directed by Kaneto Shindo.  It is a highly realistic account of the life of a family who live on an island in the Inland Sea. The film is made up of very long scenes with little editing, and the dialogue is sparse, withRead more