Sunday, October 26, 2008


Ginnan is ginkgo nut. There are some ginkgo trees around here and some people gather them. but Those ginkgo fruit has strong stinky smelling. It's also said that it's good for cough and throat. Any ginkgo tree can make the nut. ginkgo is sort by female and male. the female ginkgo only can make the nut. There is a precaution not to eat much. I don't know the reason why, but It's said so. if you get some, you can eat them by this way below.

1)make crack like the middle picture.
2)put them into a small sack like envelope and fold.
3)put it into oven for 1 minute or so.

It's easy, isn't it? or you can roast them too.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

pino noir around the world

We've had the wines in Oregon, Australia, and New Zealand tonight. Those wines aren't all in the world thought, We've enjoyed pino noir which has many characters.

Those two bottle were both nice. The left one taste berries, and the other smelt herbal as if I walk in the forest.

I prefer the right one, but Somehow I've got the same feeling of petrol which some Rieslings sometimes has. I don't know why. I thought I could smell this in only Rieslings.

Somehow, I don't like it so much.

Both wine was very nice. I've got a feeling of a pencil(iron?) in the left wine.

This wine wasn't pino noir. This was a Souvenir from someone. It was so nice balanced.

Thursday, October 23, 2008


Kaki is one of popular fruits in Autumn. I don't know people know this fruit in the other countries, though I love this simple fruit. some people prefer much ripened and soften ones, but I prefer harder kaki.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

weekend drinks

I had two bottle of wines and one bottle of grappa this weekend. The rose was nice balanced. I think this is one of my most 5 favorite rose. It's made by Yannick Amirault in Bourgueil, Loire. The red was a Barolo, Manzoni vigna Big 1995. I've got a feeling of berries, cherries, little menthol(might be strange expression though) and something. I like the aged wine like this. The grappa was flavored with juniper berry. Very nice scent too!

Sunday, October 05, 2008

weekend dinner with friends.

I've invited my friend apartment on Saturday. and had dinner with the smoking foods we've made and lots of wines. Having dinner with friends is more fun. We talk, drink , eat. We had a real laugh. I took a photo of wine, Exactly, We opened about 10 bottle of wines at least, which means we drained over one bottle wine each.