don't like Winter, at least not when I'm waiting at
an unsheltered bus stop on a busy street at 6:00 AM.
So, today's lunch is all about Spring, and it is, by
implication, an insult to Winter. Maybe Winter will
take the hint, pack its bags, and go back home. To Canada.
Anyway, here we have a shrimp on rice with shiitake mushroom.
The shrimp was boiled on a skewer; see the chirashi-zushi
recipe for details. There's minced shiitake mixed in
with the rice, and it's pure coincidence that the bits
on and around the shrimp make it look kind of like a
hummingbird. Which is another Springlike image, except
I would never do something that cutesy, so I must emphasize
that the shrimp and mushroom bits fell into that configuration
by purest accident. Really.
Then there's some
onion stir-fry, baked
purple sweet potato, a sakura
mochi (onigiri type), and some See's chocolate &
nut candies. Sakura mochi are eaten during cherry
blossom watching festivals, another Spring event.