Wednesday, April 27, 2011

bunny foo foo

Ordinarily, I'm not too impressed by cuteness but good heavens - will you take a look a Edo's latte. 
It made my espresso look geriatric.

Monday, April 18, 2011

styrofoam terrace garden

Yesterday, I spotted some clever styrofoam repurposing on our walk through town.  There parked on the cement wall of the canal: a vegetable garden.  Old coolers reinforced with packaging tape and neat wooden frames filled with soil and plants.

Well mulched taters.
Bonsai with mossy feet. 
A small tree.
So give that trash a second thought; you never know what could grow into a garden.

Friday, April 8, 2011

mochi's cousin dango

These are dango, skewered rice cakes similar to mochi with a slightly different, less sticky texture.  Eaten year-round, dango are a common sight but during spring you see them in the cheery pink (sakura), green (yomogi), and white (good ol' plain.)  Happy Spring Everyone!

Monday, April 4, 2011

digging for treasure

Awhile back I interrupted this rosy-cheeked fellow to ask what he was doing.  Rocking Wellies and smelling vaporous, he very graciously demonstrated his digging-for-odd-crustaceans technique. At the time, I thought he called them tejiro, but both Kenkyusha and Google have concluded I'm deluded.

Regardless, of my confoundings here's visual evidence of the transparent shrimp-like critters.
Anyone out there in the black pit of the web-o-sphere know what these critters are called and how I can eat them?