Misadventures with Miso

Misadventures with Miso

Saturday, November 28, 2009

not enough time

But while I still have internet I wanted to post this link to some very creative Pullips and Dals!

http://groovetoys.blog40.fc2.com/blog-entry-158.html

I think Arisu in the kimono catches my eye. Such a nice variety of dolls, and I think some are the smaller ones? Tempting to go get one once I'm done moving just to see if she gets the creative juices flowing.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

It's that time again

Despite having way too much to do, I still wanted to try the Washoku challenge this month. Definitely was a challenge, but hey, have to eat! The challenge post with everyone's entries will be up Monday or Tuesday at La Fuji Mama

So here is my attempt at Rolled Sushi Two Ways:

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Made with sushi rice with unagi, cucumber and radish sprouts in the center. See, there was a reason for the unagi sauce in this photo!

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I actually added a little unagi sauce to my soy sauce for dipping. Was really good.

I also left a few of the radish sprouts long on purpose. I find it adds a little interest to the way they look.

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Close-up makes me hungry.

So despite needing one of those really expensive sushi knives, they turned out decently and more importantly, tasted really good!

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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Not bad at all

Oh my goodness, so tired from packing and moving. And more days of this sadly. Hoping it's all worth it.

But what I wanted to post was this blog entry I just read. Now I've seen a lot of misinformation about Geiko and Geisha on-line, but this is a really good brief explaination by someone who just recently was introduced to their world being hired to teach a few Maiko English. I think they did a nice job of hitting certain aspects and I like the viewpoint from someone not actually interested in that world.

http://www.frugalistajapan.com/2009/11/teaching-the-maiko/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+FrugalistaJapanFeed+%28Frugalista+Japan%29&utm_content=Google+Feedfetcher

I can say that I thought there was more regular education implimented for Maiko besides learning the arts. Not sure where to verify this. And that the Tea Houses get paid by the customers, a part goes to the restaurants that cater the events and the Geiko is paid her fee by the Tea House. Unless this also was changed.

I'm looking forward to the next part of this!