Sunday, January 03, 2021

kyo kurenai & sun celeb

During this time of year you can find Kintoki Ninjin, a variety of carrot used for Osechi and other New Year foods.

Most of the veggies that are used for New Years foods are pricey at this time of year.

Luckily, I came across this Kyo Kurenai, which is similar to the Kintoki, at the market.

One of the markets I go to has a corner for "homegrown" veggies, so they are cheaper and their shapes are "not perfect".

I like the deep orange color of these carrots.

I didn't think they tasted any different from the other variety of carrots, but it was nice to try.

Another item we tried is Sun Celeb oranges from Oita prefecture.

These boast the texture to be similar to gelatin.

These oranges were sweet, some had seeds, they were easy to peel and super juicy.

I'm glad we got to try these too.

Satoshi is back to work today (Sunday)...hope everyone is enjoying the start of the New Year.

Our governor is talking to the main branch of government to put us (Tokyo) into a state of emergency...since the main branch hasn't done this sooner....

Have a good week.


Anonymous said...

The carrot color is beautiful. So deep!

K and S said...

I hope I am able to find this type again, V. Love the color.

Take care.

KirkK said...

It's sometimes the imperfections that make a fruit or vegetable beautiful Kat! Looks lovely.

K and S said...

so true Kirk!

Take care.