Sunday, December 31, 2006

thanks for a great year!

(picture of the sunrise atop Mt Fuji, July 2006)

What a great year 2006 was--lots of travels, trying new recipes, re-discovering old ones, reading a LOT of books, getting to know more about myself and more about my readers too.

I want to thank my family and friends for all of their Christmas cards and letters. Every year, we really look forward to receiving them and enjoy seeing how big all of your kids are getting and also reading about what you've been up to during the year...Thank you!

I also want to thank the readers of my blog. When I first came to Japan in 2001, I used to email all of my family and friends. Worried that I was overloading their email boxes, (and maybe boring them too?) I started this blog, so that those who wanted to "check-in" on us could, whenever they wanted. I am surprised at how this blog has extended to readers in places that I have never been to, but would definitely like to visit one day. And although I do not know most of you personally, the new friendships I have made through blogging, reading your delicious blog posts, drooling over your photos--have inspired and brightened many of my days and for that I am grateful! Thank you!

As my last food post of 2006, I wanted to share with you one of Satoshi's favorites for breakfast...eggs benedict, which I made for breakfast this morning. I followed Ellie's process for poaching eggs. I was surprised to be able to find English muffins in the stores but haven't seen Canadian bacon here, so I just use the boneless ham that they sell. Also, since I usually buy packets of spices and sauces when I go to Hawaii, (I had accidently bought Bernaise instead of Hollandaise), so that was what I used. Since the amount of sauce is usually more than what we use, I usually freeze the leftovers to be used at another time. Satoshi was very happy with breakfast today.

I hope that 2007 will be filled with new recipes to try, lots of foodie experiences, good health and happiness for all.

Cheers and Happy New Year!


Anonymous said...

It has been good to share your life and experience. I hope you have a wonderful happy New Year.

K and S said...

I am glad to have met you through this blog, Sue! Looking forward to your Aussie adventures!


Anonymous said...

It has been lovely to follow your through your journey in Japan.
Happy New Year 2007 Kat!

bourgogne said...

thanks for sharing happy recipes and thoughts and adventures in your blog. you are soooo sweet!

akemashite omedetoogozaimasu. (or something like that. i forget how to say that correctly. sorry!) happy happy new year!

Anonymous said...


It was an incredible year! All the best in 2007!

K and S said...

Thank you Bea, Bourgogne & Ivonne. I've enjoyed your adventures too, and look forward to more of them in 2007. Happy New Year!


Anonymous said...

Happy New Year to you Kat!! We'll be a poppin' firecrackers tonight!!

Jann said...

Happy New Year to you-looking forward to next year!

K and S said...

Thanks Jann! Looking forward to your adventure in 2007 too!


2kamuela47 said...

Happy New Year Kat! The firecrackers are pretty loud this year. Especially since there are a lot of paperless ones. Here's to 2007! Malama Pono :o)