Wednesday, May 31, 2006

umegae mochi

It's a baked rice cake in Fukuoka, located in Kyushu, the south of Japan. Our neighbor has brought it as a souvenir. She is from Fukuoka, and so is my mother. So that, she brings this rice cake when she goes home. umegae mochi is famous to be sold in Dazaifu Tenmangu shrine. it has bean paste in it as an usual rice cake. it said that the mochi, "ume-ga-e mochi" derives from an old women baked the mochi sticked with ume-branch to solace the death of a person in the shrine in the old days. it will be tasty if you can bite the mochi just baked. it's the kinda cake you will say "one more!".

Monday, May 29, 2006

fusilli con salsa fegato

Tonight, I made a fusilli pasta with liver sauce(fusilli con salsa fegato?). It's little hot and rich sauce.

rose d'un jour

I've sipped this wine with the film, tokyo story yestarday. The title is unique. Rose d'un jour, "a rose in a day". very simple title. Usually, it's supposed to be writen "rose d'anjou". but this wine is a vin de table, table. it can't afford to be named as rose d'anjou. amusing word game. The wine maker challenge to make a good wine. as if it doesn't matter the specification. it tastes like apple jam, honey fristly. little sweet. I think it needs to be chilled for a while before drink.

Sunday, May 28, 2006

tokyo story

Tokyo story, filmed in 1953. This is a family drama which an elderly couple visited his son and daughter who live in tokyo.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006


Domaine des marquises, Laramon, vin de table. I don't know the detail, but it's a natural wine, I think. I will enjoy it for a couple of day.

Monday, May 22, 2006

Ochazuke no aji

This is one of the Yasujiro Ozu's movies. It's taken in 1952. Recently, I've rent one by one on weekends. Somehow, I like the atmosphere. He took nice shots in movies. the story is old ofcourse, but I like the atmosphere.


I've opened a spanish wine tonight. It's better than I've expected, even though it's cheap. I've thought the spanish red wines tend to be strong and thick, but this wine wasn't. I wasn't be tired of drinking it. Usually, I've got a feeling that I'm tired of drinking a thick wine, even if the first impression is strong, I will be tired of sipping it after minutes. I don't know, maybe it's the reason why I'm a light drinker, I think.

Sunday, May 21, 2006


On Saturday, it was a sunny day, but it suddenly rained at afternoon. it's clear off when I was walking outside at the early evening. Then A rainbow jump into my eyes. I took it with Mon portable. My niece also saw it in her house, and called me, "hey there is a rainbow here!". I sent the photo to her. She sent back the photo she'd took, Actually her mother'd took it though. it's beautiful.

Saturday, May 20, 2006


I've tasted this wine this week. a red wine in Languedoc, Chateau L'engarran. it smelt like blueberry and mint or somthing.

un cadeau pour quelqu'un

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Frederic Cossard

We've tasted 5 bottles of Domaine Chassorney on Saturday.

Firstly, Chassornade. It's a cute bottle. I've seen a similar bottle of lemonade in a store before. It tastes little sweet and sparkling. It's a nice wine to start, but it's not easy to buy it. I will choose it on a nice occasion or situation. I meant not special occasion. I'd rather to open it in a casual party with old friends.

We've tasted "Combe Bazin", Saint Romain next. Nice smell and a nice acidy wine. Fristly, I didn't know how to describe the smells, but I think it's like pineapple after minutes. The smell kept nicely while through the tasting party. I liked it very much.

"Le ban 2004", Hautes cotes de beaune. I smelt like berrys and cacao like chocolate, yeah that's chocolate.

"Sous Roche 2004", Saint romain. I've got a feeling that it's different from "le ban". I smelt like berrys and herb like mint, or something greenness lightly. Well, I don't know how to describe it.

"Clos des argillieres 2003", Huits saint georbes. nice acidity, some of us lauded this wine, because it was 2003, very terrible heat wave. en general, the grape lacked acidity at that year. but this wine was not. very nice balanced.

Sunday, May 07, 2006


Our teacher feasted us on Paella on Saturday. We've brought a wine, bread, fruits. After the lesson, she's started cooking, and I took some photos. One of her friends joined at dinner later and she's brought a few appetizers. Let's get started! We've enjoyed the dinner and chatting. It's almost midnight when I saw the time. The time flew by!

give off a nice garlic smell! Our stomach start grumbling!

let's get started!

At this time, I've choosed a Rhone rose, L'anglore, tavel. the color was like a light red wine, and tasted natural. I liked it.

Saturday, May 06, 2006

What I've eaten this week.

In Japan, a long holiday season in May. We call it "golden week", which means almost of Japanese can have a week off in the first week of May. I've enjoyed those foods and drinks in this week. A day of this week, I went to a kinda house party. I've brought panna cotta then. Those photos are some of all I've eaten in places. What a nice week! :D

Tuesday, May 02, 2006


It's quite hot today. The temperature was like early summer. So that I've opened this wine, Pascal Simonutti rose, maybe 2004. I've tasted his gamay before. Rose was also nice.