Sunday, March 20, 2011


First off, the news is sort of "weaning" itself and has gradually brought back some regular programming, though I think most of the shows they are showing are re-runs.

There are still a lot of people missing and supplies are starting to trickle to the needed areas.

It seems that the roadways and railways aren't back to normal yet, which is causing most of the hold-ups. And gasoline in that area is very, very limited. Making things even more difficult.

I'm glad they are getting the nuclear power plant issue in order and it seems that there is radiation in some foods from that area, but we were reassured that the levels are low.

Regardless of what the government says, people all over are still stock piling food and toiletries (namely toilet paper).

In Osaka, though, it is pretty normal. Yesterday many schools and universities had their graduation ceremonies. There were many girls dressed in kimono. It was kind of nice to see many people out and about.

I wanted to share with you a new way to make tuna sandwich filling...add grated carrots.

It may not be something new to you, but I learned about it when it was in a sandwich I had at Starbucks, though their version had grated onions too.

I thought it would be a good way to get more veggies in.

I figured if it was good with tuna, then why not try egg?

So I tried it and also added some smoked salmon that had been in my freezer for awhile.

Both versions are good. I think even adding grated cucumber would be nice too.

Do you have a different way of making tuna and or egg filling?


Rissa said...

Haaa, Japanese people are so strong.
Sounds yummy! Do you make it with tamagoyaki or just scrambled eggs?

K and S said...

so true Rissa. Actually you would make this with hard boiled eggs :)

Take care.

Japan Australia said...

It looks nice with egg and is a good way to get some much needed veggies in. I prefer my egg filling to have a touch of spice and really like it with some good curry powder.

Japan Australia

K and S said...

ooh, curry and carrots do sound like a good combo J-A, thanks :)

Take care.

Michelle said...

Radish in tuna salad is good, too. Growing up, my Mom put all kinds of veggies in tuna salad. She doesn't really care for meat, so it was more "veggie salad with tuna" than "tuna salad with veggies."

Lindsay-Jean said...

I always add wasabi to my egg salad mix!

jalna said...

Both look yummy!

Rowena said...

I don't doubt that I would stockpile if I were in a similiar situation, but I can understand the toilet paper thing. Two hurricanes in Hawaii taught me that!

Lara said...

Poppyseeds are great in tuna salad, along with the carrot.
I'm glad things are calming down for you.

Deb in Hawaii said...

I am a celery girl in tuna salad but i should try carrots sometime. I do always add capers though--doesn't add any nutritional value but it sure tastes good. ;-)

K and S said...

veggie salad w/tuna does sound nice Michelle, will have to give it a try :)

ooh spicy, Linny :)

thanks Jalna :)

I only went through 1 hurricane Rowena, I remember we cooked rice and taped our windows with an "X", no stockpiling then, just made do with what we had.

Poppyseed sounds like a great addition Lara :)

Take care everyone.

K and S said...

Deb in Hawaii, I need to go back to using capers, have a bottle sitting in my fridge :)

Take care.

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Anonymous said...

My aunty adds diced pink kamaboko - the kind for saimin, in her egg salad.


manju said...

It is nice to hear that the nuclear issue is more stable now! We love capers and rakkyo in our tuna salad, and often wasabi too. I also love tuna and egg salad mixed together -- weird, right?...

K and S said...

Thanks Ron :)

Thanks Myra, kamaboko sounds interesting but delicious, will give it a try.

Take care you two.

K and S said...

ooh the two combined, that is interesting Manju, but sounds good :) rakkyo and capers sounds good too!

Take care.

Parisbreakfasts said...

Thank you for the updates.
One wonders...
Carrots in tuna = YUM!
I like the Mediterranean Tuna sandwiches you see in London with chopped black olives, chopped red/green peppers, celery..
Or is that Mexican tuna?

K and S said...

ooh olives, green/red peppers, celery...Mediterranean or Mexican sounds good Carol :)

Take care.