October 23, 2007

Field Trip Day

Today was M's first field trip. The kids went to a farm in Chofu, about 1 hour away and picked sweet potatoes and daikon. She had a great time and looked so cute with her vegetables, I just had to show everyone. Don't you wish you had a kid in kindergarten in Japan?

Pa-Ma Miriam. Yeah, that's my horrible katakana. I had to make the bag at school and had a brain freeze on how to make the Ma so it's a little off.

Two of her approximately 6 kilograms of sweet potatoes. Yum. Guess what's baking in the oven as we speak. Any ideas what else we can do with them?

And lest we forget the tasty daikon that graces our floor right now. It's a beauty. It's huge. Wish we knew who to give it to because I don't really like daikon all that much. Nor do I know how to cook it.


  1. Sweet potato stew. It's in the joy of cooking. I love it.
    I'm sure you won't have trouble getting a neighbor to take your daikon, but it's also good grated and put into a dipping sauce (for tofu, or tempura). I've had it in a stew, but I over ate and have never been able to get myself to eat that stew again.
    The hike looked beyootafull. I be Jake will be jealous.

  2. My favorite part is that Miriam is wearing a tie-dyed shirt. Didn't you say something about doing away with the tie-dyes? I love sweet potatoes, beats, peppers, onions, and anise all tossed in olive oil, salt and pepper and baked in the oven. Other than that, I don't know what to do with them. Maybe you could carve them for halloween! ha ha!

  3. M,I loved the pictures of your vegetables and especially your hat. Is it one of your school hats?
    There's a recipe for overnight daikon pickles on all recipes.com. Of course it only calls for 1 1/2 cups of daikon so you'll have enough to feed everyone inthe apts.
    Love to all,
    Tutu Kay

  4. Yummy! I love Miriam's hat too...natsukashii naa. We make baked sweet potato french fries...cut them like fries, salt and garlic powder, olive oil, egg whites if you wish. My only Japanese companion bought a daikon once and boiled it in soy sauce...we ate it for days. I was pretty gross. I don't think she knew what to do with it either. I think I've had it cut up small in miso soup. Anything works in miso!

  5. I also love the hat very much.

  6. We ended up giving the daikon to one of the ladies in charge downstairs. I liked Lady's idea, but just deep fried them. Delish!! When in Japan...(deep fry it!)


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