Tuesday, January 24, 2006
eat your beans!
When mothers tell their children to "eat their beans", I don't think they had this in mind...dessert today was an "ichigo daifuku". "Ichigo" means strawberry, "Daifuku" is a thin mochi (rice cake) filled with sweet bean paste. This daifuku version uses cannellini bean paste that is sweetened, called "shiro-an"--"shiro" means white and "an" means sweet bean paste. In Hawaii, a lot of "shiro-an" is made from lima beans. Anyway, the strawberry goes into the middle, then is wrapped in the sweet cannellini bean paste, then the whole thing is wrapped with a very thin mochi (rice cake)...still, I'm eating them, aren't I?
For dinner tonight, I was inspired by Michele's blog, Oswego Tea, to re-create her dish, Pasta Carbonara because One, it looked so good and Two, I just had to find crispy bacon (plus three, I think I have PMS...). Her recipe is here. For some reason or other, most of the bacon here is like thin sliced ham and no matter how long you cook it, it doesn't get crispy.
So, this is the results(kind of dark photo, sorry!)...it tasted ooh-la-la!! Thanks for the idea, Michele!
p.s. Satoshi will be having this for breakfast tomorrow morning :)