April 29, 2010

Take Your Pick


This is a baby Horsetail, which we call 'Tsukushi (土筆)' in Japanese. It's one of the mountain vegetables that everyone enjoys to eat here in the spring. I found a lot of them growing on the riverbank near Lake Sayama.

Some people make Tsukushi tempura or just boil it and eat it with other veggies. It can be cooked in various ways. I really like Tsukushi rice.

Today is Showa Day here in Japan. It's the birthday of our previous emperor, Emperor Showa, who reigned from 1926 to 1989. It's a beautiful sunny day, a great day to go and pick some Tsukushi for dinner!

4 comments:

Tall Gary said...

Those are some gorgeous greens you have there surrounding your tsukush, Kaori. Speaking of greens, I am fond of "mountain greens soba" (山菜そば).

It is great to find edibles growing freely in nature.

I could find some horsetail here, but I had difficulty making it with rice. It kept walking away!

Al said...

Nice photo. I've never heard of that vegetable before, but I bet I'd like it.

Babzy said...

Never tasted horse tail :) Nice plant ...

ρομπερτ said...

Able to hold body, mind and soul together, just like a good king.

Please have a wonderful weekend and nice month as well.

daily athens

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