Thursday, August 28, 2008

Kushi Dango recipe

Hi everyone,

For a long time already I have been wanting to make Kushi Dango. Dango is a common snack in Japan and used a lot in manga and anime. Dango is made out of rice flour and water and covered with a nice sauce of soy and sugar.
It takes about an hour to fully make the whole thing but it is worth it ^__^

Here is the recipe for about 4 servings:
1 1/2 cup of glutineous rice flour (maybe a bit more, but see for yourself)
3/4 cup of warm water (not boiling)

For the sauce:
1/2 cup of water (maybe a nit more, but see for yourself)
1/4 cup of sugar
1 tablespoons of soy (dark or any other)
3/4 tablespoon of patato/corn starch/flour
3/4 tablespoon water

This recipe was slightly adjusted from what this webpage said, but the rest is ok. The first time it is a bit of guessing, but it almost can not go wrong, or at least that is my opinion ^O ^

Well enjoy,


Friday, August 15, 2008

Ben Lomond, Freya and my new bike

Hi everyone,

Again I will be posting some pictures I took. First of all we climbed Ben Lomond last week and because it is not a very steep one we took Nanook out as well. Being a sleddog and all Nanook was so kind as to pull me up part of the way *G*
Secondly, a new pup joined the club, her name is Freya and she lives with friends of us. Freya is a cross terrier, lurcher and lots more and is so kawaii (Cute in japanese (^__^). So I decided to make a nice soft bed for her.
And finally I bought a new bike, not one with a motor but one with peddles *G* It is a 19" Giant Boulder with 24 gears. It is nice and sturdy which also means it is fairly heavy but all the weight is nice and low, so it rides like heaven (^__^)

Well that was it for today again,



Saturday, August 02, 2008

Hello Kitty and sorts

Hi everyone,

Wow it has already been a week since I arrived in Scotland. I already unpacked lots of stuff but am still not finished. Ah well, bit by bit it will come.
Chris had a bit of a welcoming present for me, it was like christmas eve :) and it was all Japanese stuff as well, Sugoi!!! Curisu Arigatou Gozaimasu ^__^

So I made a picture of some of the Japanese stuff, the Hello Kitty sushi set, a Hello Kitty bento box and a pig toy from san-x. Also we had to try out our new sushi stuff and made sushi the next evening, Kimochi ^o^. The result was a dish named Hello Kitty's rowing boat.
Also We went for a Forrest walk (Arachar) and since it was raining I wore my Hello Kitty rain coat. So you see Hello Kitty has the overhand these days ^__^
Also Chris took some lovely pictures of trees etc. But I liked this hover fly the most of all.