sunny days, crazy kids and tofu musubi

Just a quick wee post, sorry no recipe this time. The kids and I had such a great time catching up with old friends the other day that I just had to share a few pics. It’s hard to believe that in a town as small as Raglan, 6 months can pass between catch ups. But with everyone’s lives so busy, children to take care of, work to get on with the months seem to fly by at an alarming rate. My two girlfriends have been in my life for as long as I can remember, but it wasn’t until we all had kids at the same time that we really became close. Those “coffee group” catch ups when our eldest were babies is what kept us all sane, I’m sure of it. The importance of having other mums to share the sometimes overwhelming experience of motherhood is something that can not be stressed enough!

We met down at the Kopua park that backs onto the beach. It’s still the middle of winter, highs of a mere 15 degrees! But the kids all decided they wanted to go swimming! I tried in vain to stop them but one by one, layer by layer the clothes came off and before we knew it they were all running along the waters edge squealing in absolute joy and excitement! Oh to be a kid again. Thank god the sun was out and it was actually quite warm in the sheltered spot where they swam.

Once the kids were done swimming, with sandy toes we bid our farewells and headed home via the local sushi shop for a quick bit of lunch. This is a shot of the beautiful blue sky last Saturday and Ada’s favourite “kekull” tree, don’t ask me why she named it that but she loves the funny seed pods it produces and has to grab at least one every time we go past it, Kye’s starting to follow her lead.

Aloha sushi takeaways is the only place I buy food in Raglan, Daiki makes some seriously good sushi. The kids and I can’t go past the Tofu musubi. Warm rice topped with fried and seasoned tofu and avocado all wrapped up in Nori. The kids eat a whole one each, actually Ada’s been doing that since she was about 18 months old!

So here’s to good friends, long overdue catch ups, swimming in winter and tofu musubi’s. 


  1. Love it , the musubis look amazing … yumm , your writing is so great , It made me happy ; )

  2. Emma
    Great webpage – keep the good work up!!

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    October 10, 2010 at 9:37 am

    how did you season your tofu? i made a tofu musubi the other day and didn't quite nail it, in my opinion.

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    October 11, 2010 at 8:53 am

    Hi there, I wish I could say I made that Tofu Musubi you see up there, but no. It's from our local Sushi shop. I too have tried to make them at home…I'm not 100% sure what the secret seasoning is that Daiki uses. I'd say he'd have to kill me if he ever told me 😉

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