Saturday, January 09, 2016
Making of daikon radish pickles. Step one completed this afternoon. :)
The details of the procedure is posted here, if you're interested.
OK. I have to admit that doing this task outdoor was a little... you know...
But after I placed the weight on top of all the daikon halves in the pickling bucket, I felt a great sense of achievement. :)
Can't wait to go on to STEP 2 in a few days. ;)
Thursday, January 07, 2016
New Year's Greeting from obachan in Muroto, Japan!
Dear readers of my blog,
Hope you made a good start for 2016. And forgive me for being terribly lazy last year.
That won't happen again... hopefully.
Well, to make a fresh start for the new year, I'll post some photos I took on New Year's Day.
Hope you enjoyed them. :)
Thursday, December 31, 2015
Oh, it was so good! :D
At the end of October, when the weather was good, I made candied ginger.
And this was the harvest from my veggie garden.
And I bought this tiny pumpkin at the fair to make this:
At another event held in the same month, they treated visitors with tea ceremony.
It was still warm at the end of Nov. -- warm enough to go on a beach and pick some short-necked clams.
And this is something I can't forget. I joined a crowdfunding to support a young guy who is struggling to keep a home-visit nursing care service in a depopulated village. As a reward, I got a packed ingredient of a hot-pot dish. The meat? Japanese pheasant. :)
Decemberhere. It's an article I wrote in 2014.) But it didn't turn out right. :(
So I gave it a try again this month.
And this shot ｆｒom my veggie garden:
At the end of the month, I joined a hilarious BBQ party.
And finally, it was time for a Christmas fruitcake.
canapé and sparkling wine.
Here's my Christmas wish to you:
Thank you for being my friends and checking on my blog once in a while, even though I completely neglected this blog in 2015.
P.S. Sorry, I'm going to fake the date for this one. I couldn't finish this post in 2015...
Friday, December 25, 2015
They came up with many tasty dishes. Amazing! @@
At the end of July, I hosted a Buddhist memorial ceremony for my deceased aunt. See this unique altar?
Here's the description of the ceremony quoted from my Facebook post:
The Buddhist ceremony today was mainly for the deceased -- in my case, my aunt --, but also for consoling "gaki" ghosts. Gakis are always hungry because of the sin they committed while alive in this world. In Bon period, they are thought to come back with the deceased (usually via water like rivers or the sea), and the family members feed the poor ghosts as well when they celebrate the first return of their loved ones from the world of the dead.
BTW, It's my summer ritual to make peach cobbler every year, and I didn't forget to do so this summer.;)
And I was lucky to enjoy fishing at least once.
I was lucky enough to join this international BBQ? event. Indonesian food was really good.
BTW, in Sep, 2015, I gave this a try for the first time in my life: