Thursday, June 29, 2006

'tis the season...

It is summer, there are lots of fruits in season here.

One in particular is the cherry--very popular now, you can tell because the price is very HIGH!

The prefecture known for producing them is Yamagata. Yamagata is located in the Tohoku area of Honshu, which is in the North-Eastern area, near Niigata.

In Japanese, cherries are called sakuranbo. They are similar to the Rainier cherry in Washington. I got these on sale at a local supermarket, they were having a discounted price for point-card holders.

If you live in Japan--and shop, you'll know that almost EVERY store has a point-card, some give money back after collecting so many points, some give discounted prices to card holders. I think most places have them just to test your memory. My wallet would definitely be a little thinner if I didn't have to carry so many point-cards. And if I could only remember to present them at the check-out, I would probably be able to save a little more $$! But, if you had this many, would you be able to? (and this is only half of what I have!! yipes!)


Anonymous said...

Yum, cherries! Cherry trees are all over the neighborhood here, but I don't see anyone picking them. So I thought, well maybe they were junk or something and had my husband pinch one off of a tree along a path we usually walk. God it was SOUR! Now I dunno if it was for the type of cherry or because it was still unripe (it was red!), but for sure I won't be raiding the cherry trees over here.

K and S said...

yipes Rowena, sour cherries, you could probably sweeten them up with some sugar and put them into a pie or something :)

Thanks for stopping by!


Anonymous said...

Ok ... I thought I had a lot of point cards! I don't blame you for not being able to keep track of them!

The cherries are gorgeous ... my favourite stone fruit!

K and S said...

Thanks Ivonne, these weren't as sweet as they look, but still delicious!