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!


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!

Anonymous said...

Kamaboko dip? Is the a recipe? Sounds yummy!

K said...

Happy holidays Kat!

K and S said...

super easy's the link...
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.

K and S said...

Happy Holidays K!

Take care.

Rinshinomori said...

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

K and S said...

Thanks Rinshinomori :)

Take care!