Friday, April 29, 2011

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Dramatic named flower"Bleeding heart" is called "Taitsuri sou" in Japan. It means "red snapper fishing". Hmm...we are always interested in food.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Artistes Solidaires avec le Japon-paris @4/24 in Paris

People in Paris, please check this out!

Afin de ressembler des fonds pour les victimes du séisme et du tsunami au Japon,nous organisons un événement qui aura lieu le 17 et 24 avril prochain au Pivot.La Croix-Rouge, à qui nous reverserons les dons réunis, le transmettra pour en faire bon usage auprés de ces étres humains en détresse.

Artistes Solidaires avec le Japon-paris

Le pivot: 20, rue Oberkampf 75011 Paris24
Avril 2011 13:00-21:00

13:00- Plus de 50 œuvres d'artistes de petit format vendues à un prix unique.
13:00- Brocante vente de livres d'enfant, de livres d'art,DVD et T shirts
14:00- 18:00 Workshop Atelier pour les enfants
18:00- Concert de JazzVenez nombreux! Parlez-en autour de vous !

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Creators for japan in San Francisco @4/30-5/1

People in San Francisco! Please tell your friends and come to the event!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

acqua pazza

I cooked acqua pazza with fillet of red perch and cod from the fishermen at the farmer's market. Ocean perch looks like red snapper and stays firm even after you stew it. But you need cod or some other seafood to add more flavor to the soup.

Monday, April 4, 2011

bean salad

When I was a high school student, I always looked forward to having lunch at an Italian restaurant at the basement of Daimaru department store after shopping. It was not exactly a restaurant, it was a Italian deli counter, where you can buy antipasta and something like that.
Their dishes were very delicate and sophisticated, especially I loved their white bean salad appetizer.

It was very new to me to eat beans as a salad. My mom cooked beans as "nimame" -japanese sweet stewed beans or tomato stewed beans. And I did not like either of them so much.

Since then, I always remember the nice feeling of having lunch with my mom and excitement of finding new dish whenever I make bean salad.