Myoga (Japanese Ginger)

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My wife found this myoga growing wild in our garden. She gathered them the other day. 

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These are myoga. We use them for spice  

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Esepecially, Udon( cold Japanese noodle) and myoga is great combination.

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We add it in the soup. The taste is little spicy. 

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Cold Noodle

It becomes hot day by day here. We like to eat cold cuisine during the summer. 
One of famous food in summer is cold Chinese noodle. ( 冷やし中華 hiyashichuuka ).
I often cook it at home. 

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This cold noodle set includes noodle and soup. You need to prepare only ingredient on the noodle. You boil noodle only three minute  

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I cooked this noodle today. I added cucumber, sesame, ham and tomatoes. The vegetables are from my  garden  The other basic ingredient is fried thin eggs on the noodle.
The soup tastes a bit sour. When summer arrives, Japanese people want to eat this noodel.  

Cooking Vegetables

I usually cook lunch and dinner in weekend. As I wrote, there are some kinds of vegetables from our garden. So I use them for cooking. 

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This is inside of the pumpkin.The color is less yellow than I expected. 

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This is summer curry which includs egg plants,  pumpkins, green peppers and green bean. The taste sounds more healthy than usual. 

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This is bussile tomato salada. I added olive oil, salt and vinegor. The taste is Italian.

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This is cucumber pickles tasted ume (yukari) and ginger  
The taste is Japanese.

Have a wonderful weekend  

My Daughter’s Cooking

There is a cooking class in an elementary school. My oldest daughter, 10 years old, learns how to cook basic dish. 
She wants to try the skill at home.

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This is her favorite recipe, thin fried eggs. It tastes sweet because of sugar. 

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This is a bento for me. It’s first time that my daughter cooked my bento by herself. 
The taste of this bento is priceless.

Eel Restaurant

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My family and I visited this Eel( in Japanese, Unagi ) restaurant last weekend. 

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This is a menu. Recently, the price of an eel is expensive because we can’t get many eels. We import many eels from China. (I’m not sure where this eel grew.)

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This is a lunch menu. The price is more reasonable.

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We ate this lunch eels set. It includes pickled vegetables, Japanese soup and orange jello. 

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The taste was really good. My youngest daughters also love to eat eel. 
We seldom eat eels but it’s one of out favorite events  🙂