May 22, 2013
It will take place at Issoan Tea School, 17761 NW Marylhurst Ct. Portland, OR 97229
From 1 -3 pm, cost is $25. All recipes, ingredients and molds provided. Bring apron and container to take home your sweets.
We will be making mizu yokan, kudzu yaki and koi in a pond.
Mizu yokan is a favorite summer time treat. In Kyoto we would buy them chilled in these green bamboo tubes and they would poke a hole in the bottom so you suck them out and eat them. You can also mold them in a pan and slice them into squares or if you have cooking cutters, cut them into shapes.
Kudzu yaki is made with kudzu starch and cooked until clear. The kudzu is poured into a mold and dusted with potato starch and grilled.
Koi in a pond is an white bean paste koi sculpture in a round mold with kanten surrounding it.
Please mail me or call me if you would like to attend.
There will be a limit on the number of people to as many as I can fit in my kitchen. (5-6 people).
May 9, 2013
Unlike me, Philip has spent time in Japan going to University, he has friends in Japan and speaks Japanese, so his experience is quite different than mine. I had never been to Japan, I didn't know anyone, and I could only speak three phrases not in the tea dialog or greetings: hajime mashite, Marjorie desu, biru onegaishi masu, and oishi desu.
And I know you will enjoy his photos of the fabulous sweets they get to eat every day.. Check out his blog: Drinking Liminality: Tea across borders
May 1, 2013
It is hard to believe that I started this blog 5 years ago this month. I was going back through the archives and I think there are some posts that haven't been seen if you have just joined recently. One of these days I will organize everything and publish it in a more coherent manner. In the meantime try looking at these:
1 year ago Appropriate dress
2 years ago It's the water -- and a lot more
3 years ago: Where do things go in the mizuya?
4 years ago: Acquiring tea utensils part 2 for those curious here is part 1
5 years ago: Tea ceremony planning
If you are interested, please browse the rest of the archives. There may be something you might find interesting.