Seasonal Almanac

Limit of heat: heaven and earth turn strict (5 of 5)

March 1st, 2009

Limit of heat 10 of 15We have been doing a lot of cooking with our Japanese friend, Erina-san, involving her in the preparation of evening meals: seafood risotto, Malaysian fish curry, home-made pasta, spaghetti bolognaise…. She then started to take photographs of dishes served at dinner.

We had the idea for a picnic and today’s weather was perfect for it. In the morning, Redmond showed Erina-san how to make a lemon butter cake and I enlisted her help in making some inari-zushi and maki-sushi. We packed the food up with our pocket-rocket and headed for the beach under the Headlands. We put out the food and put on the kettle. Before digging it, it was, of course, customary to take a photo.

2 Responses to “Limit of heat: heaven and earth turn strict (5 of 5)”

  1. 1 Lucas in Petersham
    March 7th, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    aw, you guys are so damn cute. does Erina-san have her own blog? I would like to see her “Late Summer (Austinmer Visit)” notations…

  2. 2 jolaw
    March 7th, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    I don’t think she has a blog but probably should. I came across quite a few blogs by Japanese speakers who are learning English. They write their blogs in English for practice – I should suggest it to her.

    We saw her off this afternoon. It was sooooooo cute – you won’t believe it. Some students were already crying when they got to the pick-up point. Then when they had to get on the bus and it was time to say ‘good-bye’. There were hugs and kisses all round and tears came pouring out (even the boys became teary which surprised me). Erina-san’s eyes got all watery when she said ‘good-bye’ and I felt like crying too. When everyone was on board, the bus pulled out and we all waved to departing vehicle. I didn’t think the Japanese cuteness can be so infectious.