2010-03-22

Holidays and Some Signs of Spring

In Japan, (March) Vernal Equinox Day  is an official national holiday So we have 3-days holidays from Sat.to Mon.

Apparently we can catch some signs which Winter has  passed a baton to Spring.
The stormy wind was blowing over night on Saturday.

 It was foggy and hazy around Yellow Sand  with wind afar from China to Japan. The photo bellow isnt clearly colours but as if we were in the yellow world



After hours through the strong wind,
we had clealy beatiful blue sky and much sunshine.

Look!! SAKURA is blooming!!



During days called ' higan 'the spirits of ancestors are recalled, Buddhist rites carried out and family graves visited too.

So our family gathered together in memory of my mother.

I made  chirashi Sushi.  chirashi sushi is for cooking at home.
Maybe some of you want to know the recipe? :)

Directions:
Cook rice rather hard
3 cups rice and 3cups water

[ sushi vinegar]
60cc of vinegar
 2tsp of  sake
3tsp of  sugar
a bit of salt

toss the vinegar sauce
mingle together,  but remember! do not knead-this is the important tip-just need to train :)
you mingle as cutting with rice paddle

add to something what you want -vegetables or seafood
we like to put into carrots ,mushroom, tofu. Chirashi sushi is the mother taste of each family or each region.  anything OK I guess. Perhaps grapefruit some sour ingredients

and then 3eggs
be carefully and thinly
here it is
Isnt it even gourgeous?
you might image like as a rice salad


Today we get sunshine too!! Spring has come at last!!

Have a wonderful spring week!!

Mami :-)


7 件のコメント:

Dragonfly さんのコメント...

Amazing sushi - looks so delicious!
Happy Spring. Nice to see the sakura blossom!

joo さんのコメント...

What a lovely post Mami! The photos of Sakura are so beautiful and the sushi looks delicious - will have to try to make it!
As for Natsume Soseki, I know only her haikus - have never come across her prose. Probably impossible to get it here, but I'll try.
Have a lovely week!
Hugs

Michela さんのコメント...

Your last dish looks stunning!

harmony and rosie さんのコメント...

Hi Mami

Your sushi looks amazing - I could just eat that now actually!

So pleased the sun finally came out - I have some Japanese sakura fabric, so pretty. The blossoms are just starting to arrive here too.

Have a lovely week.
Kate x

Beth さんのコメント...

Your dish looks pretty and delicious too, Mami!

Olga さんのコメント...

Wow, really colourful and spring-like! Pink colour makes it look really fresh and unique :)

skippinginthemeadow さんのコメント...

the sakura are lovely and your cooking is beautiful.
thank you very much for sharing the recipe for us.
you blog is so full of sweetness :o)xxx

sumea