Thursday, December 25, 2014

merry christmas

stash from kiuchi brewery : real ginger ale, daidai ipa, shuwashuwa umeshu, classic japanese ale & red rice ale #beer #hitachino #craftbeer #umeshu #100thphoto #Japan #imbibe Merry Christmas! I hope Santa brought all that you hoped for.

I bought us this assortment from Kiuchi Brewery, makers of Hitachino beers...Real ginger ale, Daidai IPA, Shuwashuwa umeshu (fizzy apricot wine), classic Japanese ale & Red Rice ale...we'll probably start tasting a couple of these tonight.

nibbles & bubbles (veggies with bagna cauda sauce, kamaboko dip & ritz crackers, karaage, prosecco) #dinner #christmaseve #japan Christmas eve was an assortment of nibbles...veggies with bagna cauda sauce, kamaboko dip with ritz crackers and karaage (fried chicken).

I also had a glass of prosecco.

This morning, we traded gifts and Satoshi went off to work. Low-key Christmas as usual. I can't believe that 2014 is almost over.

We appreciate all the cards and messages from family and friends! (Thank you!)

Happy Holidays everyone!

12 comments:

KirkK said...

Merry Christmas Kat!

Deb in Hawaii said...

OK, I am wanting some of that fizzy apricot wine. ;-)

Merry Christmas Kat!

Rowena said...

oh no! Satoshi had to work??!!...well then Santa did not grant all of my wishes this year, and I hope you and Satoshi get to spend the weekend together. Mele Kalikimaka!

Joanna said...

Merry Christmas from Victoria ,Canada !

I agree with Deb, the Umeshu sounds great ! Your Christmas cakes look good too ...


jalna said...

Meeeeerry Christmas!!!

K and S said...

Hope it was a good Christmas for you & the Missus, Kirk!

It was good Deb, hope your Christmas was a nice one!

He never has Christmas off Rowena, not a holiday here:)

Hope your Christmas was a delicious one Joanna:)

Thaaaanks Jalna :) hope your Christmas was nice!

Take care everyone!
Kat

Anonymous said...

Kamaboko dip? Is the a recipe? Sounds yummy!

K said...

Happy holidays Kat!

K and S said...

super easy Anon...here's the link... http://katnsatoshiinjapan.blogspot.jp/2005/12/day-after.html
I usually put the kamaboko, water chestnuts, and green onions in a food processor and whizz then in a bowl mix it with mayo and some pepper. Hope you like this :)

Take care.
Kat

K and S said...

Happy Holidays K!

Take care.
Kat

Rinshinomori said...

You went all out for Christmas Eve. All looks great.

K and S said...

Thanks Rinshinomori :)

Take care!
Kat