Friday, April 22, 2011

happy earth day

I was reminded by the little news area on the Yahoo page that today is Earth Day.

When I think of Earth Day, somehow I think of the color "green".

Coincidentally, last night for dinner we had this...

Tara (codfish) marinated in basil oil served with zucchini & asparagus sauteed in pesto and served over some pasta.

The tara was sold already marinated...98 yen a piece (about US$.98), more than basil oil, this tasted like Italian dressing.

Zucchini is in season here from Miyazaki prefecture...98 yen (about US$.98)

And the asparagus from Kumamoto prefecture was 198 yen (about U$1.98) for 5 stalks...I think there was some from Mexico for 98 yen (about US$.98) for 5 stalks, but I am trying to buy more "Japan" items...I just wish they sold asparagus in larger bunches...

Our weather has turned back to cold...the past couple of days we had rain and the temps went down to like 9C (48F)?!

I'm all for cooler weather because I don't like the humidity of Japan's rainy season and summers, though, I'd really like to start wearing sandals instead of covered shoes and this weather isn't going to help the farmers...

It is Friday here, hope your weekend is a nice one!


jalna said...


Nami @ Just One Cookbook said...

Oishisoooooo! And I was really surprised by the inexpensive price! I miss fish in many kinds. My mom is also buying domestic food and told me all about it. Ganbare Nihon!

K and S said...

Thanks Jalna, hope your back is getting better!

Thanks Nami! I'm always looking for good deals on foods :)

Take care you two.

Japan Australia said...

Hope you have a great weekend and happy Earth Day. The colour green is usually very healthy with food and it is good to eat a lot of greens.

Japan Australia

Pete said...

Happy earth day!

Deb in Hawaii said...

Such a bright and pretty green dish--perfect earth day fare! ;-)

Rowena said...

Happy Earth Day to you too! That looks like a great dish which is kinda funny 'cause last night I made a chunky veggie and barley soup based on a little bit of diced pancetta. It had fava beans, asparagus, celery, cabbage, fennel, onions and carrots...but it looked mainly green due to the first 4 ingredients, plus I stirred in some basil pesto at the last minute for extra flavor. Gotta love the vegs!

K and S said...

Thanks J-A!

You too Pete!

Thanks Deb in Hawaii!

Ooh your soup sounds delicious Rowena, gotta love the pancetta too :)

Take care everyone!

manju said...

Happy Earth Day! Your meal was totally Springtime -- very lovely. Wish I could send you some asparagus... ours are just coming up now. ; )

K and S said...

so cool Manju that you have asparagus in your garden!

Take care.