Month: June 2020

Shirahama Onsen

After Autumn Leaves, Bliss by the Sea Choosing an onsen after 5 full days of red-leaves frenzy in Kyoto was hard. Compared to Kanto, options in Kansai were considerably limited and pricier. Went to Kinosaki in 2015, out. Kurama /Arashiyama /Takao – too near, good for day jaunts […]

The Fickleness of Chiffon

I thought I mastered the chiffon cake. So, armed with ample confidence I went about making one, intending to gift it to a friend. Oh it wasn’t terribly uncouth; no antics such as dropping out from the pan or painting exuberant cracks over the top. BUT. It shrank […]