Saturday, March 31, 2007

Sweet Seasons / March 2007 - Cherry Blossom -


Cherry Blossom

Terribly, TERRIBLY sorry that I didn't post anything for such a long time. Has any of you wondered if I was taken to the hospital? No, no. I'm doing fine. It's just that my mind has been occupied with a big project for the past couple of weeks, and it's going to stay that way for another couple of weeks. Please forgive me.

I know. I cheated about the date, but as you know, I need to have a wagashi entry on the last day of every month, so I insist that today is Mar. 31st. Hahaha...


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9 comments:

Cass said...

Just in time! There are still a few blossoms on the trees today, but by Thursday I think they'll be all gone. Looks delicious.

lorelei said...

It is SO BEAUTIFUL. Yet...does it taste as fantastic as it looks?

Checking out your wagashi pictures, it makes me wish that we had a large Japanese community in my area - just so we'd have more Japanese treats to choose from :)

Anonymous said...

Thank God, my bubbly lady is back:)
I thought u done it (the op.)earlier
instead of May 11th.
Lots of Love from Malaysiaelayne

Chubbypanda said...

I like the texture of the top layer. Very feathery and light.

cocogirl said...

Obachan,
Sure looks beautiful! I could almost taste it from here! It does bring back some good memories when I had those sakura wagashi in Japan. Just so delicate and sweet! PS. mom bought mom some sakura manjus today. Perfect timing...

Mako said...

Looks just like sakura petals on top... Beautiful!

kicklecubicle said...

Oh wow, how pretty! I just love wagashi... Unfortunately, we had a bout of freezing weather and our cherry blossoms got a little brown and wilted.

This wagashi reminds me of when the flowers were still light pink!

tingting said...

It's beautiful ^^. It just looks like the personification of Serenity or something. You're really creative!

obachan said...

cass
This is a kinda weird year. I heard that cherry blossoms in Kanto area started blooming earlier than those in our area. But ours will be gone by this weekend… I always feel very sentimental when I see cherry blossom petals showering all around…

Lorelei
Well, to be honest, I was expecting to taste a little cherry blossom flavor from the pink stuff in the top layer, but the whole thing tasted just sweet, which was a little disappointment.

Elayne
Yeah, I’m back! ;) No, no, the date hasn’t been changed. I’m still waiting.

chubbypanda
Right. I wonder how they make it look like that.

Cocogirl
Ah, sakura lovers everywhere! :D I love many kinds of flowers, but I have to admit that I can’t help having a special feeling for sakura.

mako
Yep! I admired the beauty of this wagashi for about half a day… but eating it took only less than a minute. Hahaha…

kicklecubicle
Mmmm… brown cherry blossoms must be something sad to see. Looks like the weather was a bit strange in many areas this spring.

Tingting
Yeah, serenity. That’s what it is. Oh, BTW, I didn’t make this wagashi. This is what I bought at one of my favorite wagashi shop. That reminds me… I forgot to mention the name of the shop…