Saturday, March 01, 2008

Frankenfood! - Dainan

Today I noticed that one of my daikon was going weird. It had started to shoot, but instead of daikon flowers, it was a nanohana (rape) flower. Frankenfood! The nanohana are flowering all over the place here, and I suppose the pollen landed on the daikon.

So I pulled it up, and it was a respectably sized daikon, for all its weirdness. The missus cooked it with pork in the pressure cooker (heating time - 1 min. Super-efficient.) It was very sweet and tender. Some of the leaves went into miso soup. It all went very well with some local sake.

In these days of rising wheat prices, we must learn to put bread and beer aside, and eat and drink rice again.

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