Friday, February 26, 2021

this and that

Found this assorted peanut snack, some peanuts are covered with a rice cracker shell, there are also some peas in there too, love it. 
Supermarket wood oven style pizza...loved the crust! and that this quattro formaggi (4 cheese) came with a little container of honey to drizzle on the pizza after heating up.

I do think they need to note that there is that container of honey included AND they need to put instructions on how to warm up the pizza...
The fence at nearby Kumano shrine is metal! it looks like a woven cloth, yeah?!
Bummed that I had to throw out 1 blood orange...
saw this interesting objet...the title of the piece is "toraboruta"

if you look carefully at is a tora (tiger) that is bolted (chained up).

"toraboruta" is also the pronunciation of travolta, as in John Travolta...ha! 

The sunrises have been pretty spectacular...
I found taiyaki filled with sakura filling...stashed a couple in the freezer.

There are 2 more weeks for the State of emergency, but it seems that Tokyo has plateaued at 300 cases a day...hopefully we can get our number down even lower.

Japan has finally started to vaccinate but at the pace they are going the experts say it will take a couple of years?! 

Hopefully they will be able to get things moving...

Hope you are doing well, have a safe weekend.


Anonymous said...

That peanut mix looks so good. Also made me think of my Toyoko Inn snacks-miss those!
Interesting to drizzle honey on pizza. Never heard of that before.
One day I looked up how to warm up pizza and most sites agreed that to heat a pan and toast the crust, but then you also have to pop in under a broiler quickly to warm the top too. It really does come out wonderfully, but humbug.
I almost want to buy a taiyaki maker. Super curious what a sakura one would taste like, especially if regular an and not shiro an. Is the sakura flavor in the crust or the an? I think I should make more sakura manju since it's almost season (in Japan), but it's a toss up if I save my salted sakura for manju or daikon, although I did find some in the market here.

K and S said...

this taiyaki had white bean paste mixed with the sakura, V. I ended up putting the pizza in the toaster, so that the top would get brown. The 4 cheese pizza is good with honey (sweet salty)

Take care.

jalna said...

Uuuuuu to the peanut snack, pizza and taiyaki!!!

K and S said...

Jalna, I need to walk more...will do so when the weather gets a little warmer.

Take care.

Rowena said...

that is so cool about the honey included with the pizza, and good news to hear that numbers are plateauing. I just hope you guys don't get the English variant...we've got that now and numbers are ticking up.

K and S said...

Actually the bulk of the variants are from the UK, Rowena...we’ll see what happens since 6 prefectures will stop their state of emergency. Tokyo might extend if our hospitalizations are not lower.

Take care!

KirkK said...

Lovely sunrise Kat! I really enjoy the various Japanese peanut snacks. My current favorite is the peanuts coated with smoked cheese.

K and S said...

That sounds tasty Kirk!

Take care.