i want to learn how to make this. not certain where to buy the ingredients in japan. i’m imagining this to be a year-long process, only remembering i’m looking for specific ingredients if i surprisingly happen upon tea leaves or anise in a foreign goods shop.
spent some time perusing this blog today and thinking about schooling options for little J. sometimes i wish language were not such a serious consideration for our lives here. i often feel i would end up on a different side of the fence if i didn’t have to think of Jones learning Japanese. perhaps its true, perhaps its not. thankful that we have freedom to change and make decisions as necessary. (have i mentioned on this blog how i love my husband and his advice? so helpful.)
craving one of these, to no avail. seasonal drinks hit the menus in japan, but “pumpkin” just does not register with words like “sweet” or “coffee” in the japanese brain. pumpkin is kabocha, and you boil it and serve it with shoyu (soy sauce) as a side dish for meals. desserts and most definitely coffee drinks are a no-go.
waiting for this to arrive in shizuoka. i want sunny days with cool breezes. and the refreshment it brings to my soul. i’m so excited that i get to experience the entrance of my new little one into the world during autumn. what a gift.