Have you ever looked or eaten Udo and Urui? They are Japanese seasonal mountain vegetables in spring.
And we have to save electricity recently in Japan, so I made the salad by using these vegetables, but not using electricity.
Then, I'd like to show you these photos and tell about these vegetables.
【About Udo】 The place of origin: Japan The source: Akita Prefecture Character: They have a unique smell and white and crisp stalk. We write "独活" by Kanji from swinging even if it is windless. It mean acting alone.
Ingredients: Udo, grapefruit, Boiled broad bean, red paprika. Dressing: Wine vinegar, EV olive oil, rosemary, salt and pepper. Notes: After cutting Udo,please dip it into the vinegar water quickly to take out the Udo's bitterness.
【About Urui】 The place of origin: East Asia The source: Yamagata Prefecture Character: They have a little slimy. It is called "Giboushi","Takina" or "Yamakanpyou" as another name.
Ingredients: Urui, cucumber, radish, orange. Dressing1: yogurt, mayonnaise, yuzu pepper. Dressing2: mayonnaise, tomato powder, salt and pepper. Dressing3: ponzu(soy sauce, lemmon, salt and pepper) ,shiso oil.
I was in my home when the earthquake hit on March 11. I felt the bigger shaking because our residence was the eighth floor, and a few things dropped down and broke. So I was scared, besides I couldn't contact my family after that.
And just after the earthquake I received a package from my parents. There were madeleine cakes that my mother made in the package. She is good at cooking and she used to make madeleine for us in our childhood. So I ate it and calmed down though I was lonely at that night. I think the madeleine is exactly a taste of mother's cooking for me.
Actually there were 10 pieces madeleine in the box before I ate.(^_^;)
One week has passed since the Tohoku Kanto Strong Earthquake.
I offer a silent prayer for the souls of the dead sincerely, and I wish all the missing people can come back to their family , and I hope everyone in devastated area can get back their smile.
Now, it is only thing that I can do is to donate a little money and to save electricity. However, I noticed that it is another important thing to cheer me up because I want to help them if the necessary opportunity comes.
I'd like to show you the message that people all over the world pray for Japan. And I want to leave it on my blog so that the gratitude, feelings to help each other and this current feelings will not forget.
March 11,the biggest earthquake hit the Tohoku area in Japan. And the terrible tsunami attacked Japan one after another. A lot of people died, and a lot of people are still missing, and the earthquake caused extensive damage to Japan. We should get over this difficulty together with all Japanese. And I think we can do it.
I went to the exhibition of the seasonal fruit and vegetables the other day. The fruit and vegetables divided into the booth of the antioxidation type, the immunological type and the detoxification type were exhibited there. And I knew the seasonal fruit and vegetables has the power to help our health and beauty.
And we were able to taste them. The space of strawberries in the antioxidation type got excited especially though I tasted a lot of fruit and vegetables.
↑９種類ものイチゴも試食♪初めて食べた熊本産の『ひのしずく』は甘くてとーっても美味しかった！ I ate nine kinds of strawberries at that time, and I tasted "Hinoshizuku" for the first time. It was very fresh, sweet and really delicious.
Well…,I have been learning fruit and vegetables, but there are a lot of things that I don't know yet. If you have any information about fruit and vegetables I want you to share with me!
You might already have seen this video because it is very popular.
You feel happy when you see this video, don't you? I think it is great to link up around the world by this interesting dance. The dance can clear the difference of language, right? I wish people all over the world could have a smile as they do in this video. And..., if he comes to this area of Japan again, I might join in the dancing,because even I can do the dancing like his dance!
In Japan, families with daughters celebrate March 3 by displaying hina dolls to express the wish for their daughters' good health and growth. We call "Hinamatsuri " in Japanese.
I don't have daughters, but I usually enjoy eating the food for Hinamatsuri.
I made Garnished sushi(Chirashi sushi)
Ingredients:rice, egg, salmon roe, lotus root, carrot, mushroom, deep-fried bean curd, green soybeans, honewort, white radish sprouts, vinegar, sugar, soy sauce, sake, mirin. I forgot to buy the salted of cherry blossoms today. If pink joins, it becomes a lovely color food that seems Hinamatsuri.
I took a few lecture about food recently. One of them was the lecture by Remi Hirano. She is a famous lover of cooking and chanson singer. I like her talk and cooking because she has a positive idea and very cheerful.
And she said happiness begin from the kitchen in the lecture. Yes, I agree! I think so too.
It means that we have the healthy mind and body on eating homemade dish that is nice and safe.
And consumer should have knowledge to choose good quality food.
I think Noni is a nice drink for good health and beauty, and the Noni of Royal Tahiti has high quality. But people don't like the Noni drinks very well because Noni has a particular taste and smell, so I became to propose the recipe for them.
So,I will introduce about the recipe on this blog sometimes, and I'll do my best and having fun!