Monday, July 27, 2009

Relatives gather!

Now it's half past 2 am in Japan, but Sweetie cried very much tonight, so I woke up and since then I can't sleep at all, so I'm still up!

Yesterday we held a memorial service on the sixth anniversary of our grandma's death.
So a relatives gathered at mum's home, and we had nice time!

After memorial service, kids were running around in the home, and seemed they were having great fun!!
My dear cousin came, too with her son, but they had to go home earlier, so after they left, my brother's family and Sweetie and I went to shrine to catch cicadas, as kids' request.

But it was just after raining, so not so many cicadas were there.
My brother is tall so he could catch cicadas for each kids! :D
I couldn't catch any... nobody else couldn't either...

We were prepared, but we've got so many mosquito bites.... yuk!
I've got about 7 bites... Everyone was saying "itchy, itchy, itchy!!!" (lol) as looking for cicadas!
This photo above is lovely, isn't it?!
Now as seeing this photo, I want to stitch CCN's "Boys and Bugs"! :D

Here is Hydrangea which is my favourite flower, I took in my garden.
Next issue is Tomato Diary!

Now we have got more than 15 tomatoes and they all were so delicious.
It's not big, not petit, but medium size, and about 2 days ago Sweetie has tried to harvest them.
We told him to pick red one, but he's got mistake, he picked green tomatoes, too (lol)

Here they are! They were so delicious, how can I say, it tastes RICH, yes richer than tomatoes that was sold at supermarket!
I couldn't believe that house tomatoes are such delicious, I'm sure I will grow it at my house, too!

Today, we let my nephew and cousin's son to pick fresh tomatoes!
They seemed very happy and fun!
We gave some for my brother's family and we ate some!

My mum already divided some roots for replanting, and gave the plants to my aunt and my SIL.
Their tomatoes is growing little by little, I heard today! :D
I have never thought that veges garden is such fun!
I hope this memory is kept in Sweeties mind for a long long time!

Take care and thanks for your visit!
Happy Stitching!


Berit said...

For the green tomatoes, do you know about the "recipe" for "Fried Green Tomatoes"? They are so delicious! You slice them thick; maybe 3/4 of a centimeter, batter them (cornmeal is traditional, but I like tempura as well), and then deep fry them. They are SO good!

The fresh and slightly sour taste is so delicious!

It's a popular and regional dish in "The South" (US), but we ate it sometimes in Oklahoma State (where I am from originally), too. My friend has moved to Savannah, GA, and they make it there constantly!

I always look for green tomatoes in the bin when I go to the farmers' market here in New Jersey!

Oh, one more note, for the sauce you can use a ranch (like for veggie) dip or perhaps blue cheese. I think that those are heavy, however, and just have it plain to taste the tomato more!

If you still have some green ones that sweetie cut, please try it! I hope you will really like it!

Nancy said...

I am glad you and Sweetie had such a nice day with your relatives Yuko. Your hydrangea is beautiful! That is also one of my favorite flowers. Your tomatoes look so delicious. I agree that homegrown tomatoes taste so much better than from the store.

Nina said...

Glad to see Sweetie and you had a super day :) This hydrangea is wonderful!! I also love this flower so much :)
Your tomatoes are beautiful and look delicious!! Hm... :)


ugne said...

Very very nice flower :), and colors are just amazing

Edilene Rocha said...

Olá! Conheci o seu cantinho e é tudo de bom! Lindo e criativo!... Amei mesmo!!! Se puder, dê uma espiadinha no meu:
Beijinhos carinhosos.
Itabira - Brasil

Cindy said...

Your tomatoes look wonderful! We're hoping to have some here soon...I can't wait to have BLT's (bacon, lettuce, tomato sandwiches). You are so right...fresh tomatoes grown in the garden are so much better than the ones in the grocery store!

angelasweby said...

What I was in Cyprus last month, I was able to go to the church for my mother's memorial service on 25th June. It was lovely being there for this so I can understand how nice it was for all the family to get together in memory of your grandma.
I hope the mosquito bites are clearing up because they can be ery uncomfortable.
The piciture of the hydrangea is beautiful - such a rich colour.
Also, your tomatoes look amazing, better than those from the shop. They smell so wonderful when they are picked fresh and they are so good for you. I'm glad Tass is enjoying them.
Warm wishes Angela