Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Yesterday my husband and I went out to drive almost all the day.
We left home at 8:40, and at first we went to the dentist.
(We go to the dentist once a month to keep our tooth healthy.)
And -- start our driving for--
looking for seasonal food, and searching golf park (recently my husband started playing golf, and this area seems to be one of them that have most numbers of golf parks in Japan.)
We went northward, we found a small local vegetable stall, and I bouhgt FUKINOTOU (butterbur scapes.) At night I made TEMPURA and this FUKI-paste. TEMPURA was of course yummy, and eating hog rice topping with FUKI-paste, was also yummy.
We went southward to dropp by his favorite golf shop. While he was browsing in the shop, I was in a rice-craker shop. They served coffee free, so I was waiting for him drinking coffee & eating a rice crakker. There I bouhgt this WASABI-crackers. At night these crackers got a good snack.
Next we went eastward to my favorite big local vegetable shop. There I bouhgt fresh SHITAKI mashroom. At night we grilled them on the "heater". (Yesterday and also today, it is cold and windy) And I found the strange brown things. Can you guess what it is.
They are kind of grasshopeers. In Japan this thing which is roasted and seasoned with soy sauce and suger is said to be a delicacy. So we bought it, though it is mainly sold from fall to winter.
Looks bad, but the taste was not so bad. "much" is a suitable word when we eat them.
He searched 3 golf parks, and we bouhgt lots of intereseting ingredients.
Monday, April 14, 2008
Friday, April 11, 2008
Do you know GOBOU? It is burdock. Now burdock is in season.
The other day a friend sent a bag of spcie as a suvenior of her trip to Indonesia. So I tried to use them. Today I used whole clove. Usualy I use clove powder for pork dishes, but it is the first time to use whole clove. I quick sauted them with olive oil and simmered chiken and burdock pouring red wine.. Adding balsamico vinegar made them really soft. And I seasoned them with whole clove, salt &pepper and more olive oil. I wanted to add some garic, but the smell seems to cause trouble for others to eat them for breakfast, so I didn't add it. To make the color clear I added some leek.
Today's menus is that;
black:simmered sea weed with vegetables seasoned by say souce.
brown;quick sauted and simmered chicken and burdock seasoned with clove
orange; marinated lettcue and carrots.
I'm looking forward to using other spice.
Wednesday, April 09, 2008
Tuesday, April 08, 2008
Saturday, April 05, 2008
Friday, April 04, 2008
Thursday, April 03, 2008
Yesterday I baked these cherry blossoms cookies. It is easy, just I put cherry blossoms preserved with wine for a while, and ressons as topping.
Today I have a lesson with some adults. It is the first lesson of this term. The theme of this year is "enjoying and eating English", though I just decided it.
So at first we'll listen to SAKURA (it is a really typical Japanese song) and tranlate them into English, and eat them.
If you know some "easy" English picture book or song or just book related with some sweets , please tell me with the recipe.