Sunday, May 25, 2014

Lily of The Valley

I was going to post plum pictures, but lilies of the valley are in full bloom right now. I couldn't help but share the pictures of these teeny tiny, lovely flowers. They make my morning every day.

This is how they started opening up around the beginning of May.
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Aren't the little buds so cute?? I really really love the shape of these flowers. They look so precious and cute through the lens.
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Now they are the most gorgeous I have to take pictures of them every day.
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It's so difficult for me to photograph the white flowers and do justice to their sweetness and delicacy though.
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Today I have enough time to chat. So nice to share the details of what I made. This is an omrice bento as you see. You think it's a familiar omrice? This one is a bit special. Guess what, it contains lots of shrimp besides meat!! Needless to say, you might already be aware because there is some shrimp on the egg sheet haha! I have a fave restaurant which offers a variety of foods such as hamburger sandwiches, curry, pasta, katsudon, sweets and so on. They also offer a variety of omrice. One of them has some shrimp in it, which is Yuppi's and my favorite. So I sometimes replicate it at home.
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For this bento, I made rice rolls with sausages in them, which I call hotdog musubi, Yuppi's favorite. It tastes just like spam musubi. I think it's easier to make a hotdog musubi than a spam one. I'll post a short instruction sometime soon. The rest of this bento, I made ham-wrapped egg salad and fried chicken tender.
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This contains chicken karaage, boiled egg halves with mayo drizzle, simmered carrot flowers and shiitake, and ketchup pasta as a space filler and stabilizer.
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For this one, I made carrot salad tossed with grain mustard and olive oil, lemon-flavored broiled chicken thigh and mixed rice. I first braised some scallop and shiitake mushroom with a little butter and salt. Then mixed it into steaming rice. I think it's one of the easiest ways to prepare tasty, flavored rice for bento. You can make the *MIX* for your mixed rice the night before, then only have to add it into rice in the morning. That sounds way easier than to make fried rice from scratch, right?
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Sunday, May 18, 2014

Ume Blossom

Today I'm going to be posting some ume pictures. Hey, is this, by any chance, going to be a flower photo blog?! Nope! Both LOL! Now the sakura and ume are almost over, but we had the wonderful blossom season until pretty recently because the blossom movement reaches here way behind Tokyo. I got to see beautiful ume, sakura and plum blossoms, and some other lovely wild flowers when going to my favorite forest like 10 days ago. Do you know the difference between sakura and ume? There seem some differences, but about it, I will write next time heehee. Well, I have to say this! Bentos! These are ones I made a while back.

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Hey there! Let's hang out!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Spring Has Come 2014

A quick post to let everybody know that I am still alive! Haha. Doing great! I have been busy, going through everyday stuff, making bentos, shooting spring flowers and what not. Of course I've been missing blogging so much. Really have tons of stuff to write and share on here. I'm actually much more into photography than before. There are quite a few flower pictures I've taken lately. We are just in the most gorgeous season of the year, appreciating all kinds of spring flowers coming up in order. Unfortunately I've had a hard time sitting on the computer and organizing my pictures. That's why I haven't posted in ages. Anyway I will be coming back soon. Here is what I've been doing lately!





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