July 20, 2005
summer is here. so am I.
It's been a while since I got back from my trip to Europe, so has it since I did my last post. I wish I could say I had been on another long vacation or two, but sigh, life is not that sweet.
For this past several weeks while this blog was dormant, I was stuck in front of computer for work, or otherwise in bed for being sick, and in the meantime the rainy season came and went, which basically means summer is officially with us. And my seven-days-a-week working schedule is still with me, thank goodness.
All the same, I haven't forgotten my own words that I would tell you about my recent trip. I am not sure if any one of you is still interested in it, but I still will anyways; I have managed to do most of photo editing because I have done posts about my trips in my Japanese blog. So expect that, hopefully soon (I do hope so).
For today, I just wanted to let people know that I am (basically) alive and (generally) well, just in case you were wondering. I also thought I could show that I manage to cook and shoot food sometimes - like this one that I whipped up on one of these hot and humid, typical Tokyo summer days.
Have ricotta cheese, yogurt, and maple syrup in a bowl, stir together to blend, put it in the freezer, and you have this maple-ricotta-yogurt gelato. I got the original recipe from a Japanese cookbook written by Emi Inoue, who says she got the recipe while she was at a California professional chefs' school (can't remember which one). It was dead easy to make, but not so much so to take pictures of; it was melting so fast even in a decently air-conditioned room. Ah well, summer is definitely here.
posted by chika at: 7/20/2005 08:44:00 PM