Do you volunteer? I thought about it and realized that I have been doing so ever since grade school, from sign waving for politicians to cleaning the highways with organizations.
Well, it is that time of year again when I go to help my mom's church make tsukemono.
We again did 300 pounds of daikon (long white radish) and marinated them for takuan and kogen (two types of daikon pickles).
One thing I love about helping is the food afterwards...Each time, the food is almost never the same.... (If you click on the photo, it will take you to my Flickr account where I have notes on the photo, roll your mouse over to read what each food item is).
You may notice that the hot dog is red, people in Hawaii love their "red" foods. These hot dogs don't have the "snap" that I've come to love but it was delicious all the same, a little nostalgic even.
I also love the chatter during and after, so many personalities, some hard work and lots of fun.