Sunday, October 29, 2017

Food Photos - October

My Buckwheat in Full Bloom
It was my very first time growing buckwheat and I didn't know what to expect at all. So I was so surprised when they started blooming so quickly right after a few true leaves came out. Maybe something was wrong? Maybe they were suffering from malnutrition or something? But no, it was just the way it should be.
I truly loved the white flowers. At the same time, I had to work hard to prevent them being blown down by typhoon wind. Yes. It was the month when the Supertyphoon LAN came to us. This is what I did to protect my buckwheat plants:
Simple and primitive as it looked, yet it worked perfectly! Any fence or net would have been blown down by the terrible wind. But since these strings let the wind go through them freely, they survived the storm and supported the buckwheat plants alright. :D

BTW, for some reason, I didn't take very many food photos this month. Actually these three photos below were the only food photos I found in the "photos 2017Oct" folder. I guess my mind was preoccupied with other things.

Anyway, these food photos were from our visit to a community cafe in a remote town. There community people started a cafe at a closed school as a local revitalization project. We visited to learn from them so that we can do something similar in our hometown. The food was pretty good.

Batter-fried Sweet Potatoes
Homemade Okura and Cucumber Pickles
We were so impressed with the pickles that we asked for the recipes. :D

 October was local religious festival season. In our hometown, we have this very unique custom of taking a portable shrine into the ocean as a ritual.
And sword dance was performed as well.
Of course there was a banquet for those performers afterwards, but I wasn't in that group this year and didn't have a chance to take photos there.


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