Sunday, July 12, 2009

weekend meal

Those foods that I cooked and ate on this Sunday.
the salad with cucumber, tomato and octopus. The dressing was white vinegar, olive oil, ggrated sesame seeds, salt and pepper.

edamae. It is a popular appetizer in summer here. People drink beer with them.

a spaghetti with pesto genovese. There are a bunch of basil that my mother grew. She don't use them even though she grow basil. So, I made the it. She don't use them on cooking, but she eat this pasta. haha.

This is a Japanese simmered dish, "Iwashi no nitsuke". Some people simmer Iwashi(sardines) with Umeboshi(salted Japanese apricot which taste salty and sour. non-Japaense wouldn't be familiar with it).

Saturday, July 11, 2009

weekend wine

the wines that I've tasted tonight. Chateau Branaire Ducru(2001) was nice balanced. I've got the feeling as if there were many scents inside the circle.

Sunday, July 05, 2009

pipe and wine

This wine and pipe went together. this pipe leaves was similar smelling with the wine. I can't describe what it is though.


I ate yakisoba at lunch. Usually, people add Yakisoba sauce in it, but I didn't use it this time.

Saturday, July 04, 2009

a home party

I was invited a home party tonight.

I brought three white bottles of Japanese wine made by Grace winery. Because people who are wine lovers usually tend not to drink or bring Japanese wine. and I wanted to hear what people said this wine. The variety was kerner. It was the first time to drink this variety and I liked it. It's completely the nuance of a grapefruit. It's a nice wine for drinking outside in a hot summer day. I've also brought a Italian kerner wine to compare. It's far from it. I prefer Japanese one. There were another white wine, but I lost the chance to take the photo. That was Meursault. It wasn't bad at all.

The red wines were full bottle type. It's rich tannin and ripen fruits.

This is a sweet type of wine made by Grace winery. It's not complicated. simple light sweetish dessert wine.