masa cooking done!
Originally uploaded by renfield.
she made chirashi sushi, grilled salmon, tempura and clam soup.
As I have blogged before, when I was a wee thing, if the timing was right my dad would go to the UK around the holiday season and and was therefore able to swing by Harrods and pick up some Chocolate Oliver Biscuits. These delightful childhood treats of mine have been out of production for a couple of decades, but now! Huntley & Palmers has revived this cookie.
Getting them shipped to Japan turned out to be non-trivial however. H&P, being a right and proper British operation had no way to process yen payments, let alone take orders from over teh internets.
Thus I was saved by the Angel Phillippa. I sent her a USD check, she wave'd her magic wand, and FedEx delivered two cases of tins to my Tokyo apartment. Thank you Phillippa!
The tins are now brown not red, and the cookies are a bit smaller, however the chocolate to biscuit ratio has increased significantly so net net it's a win.
Tonchan of course loved them.
I brought the first open tin to zazen practice and shared with everyone. One tin down, and now sadly only nineteen left...