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Travel Blogs from Iida
... smoking and general salaryman ennui, and the old broads need something to do because they live forever. And, while they generally move very slowly, we saw a group of four tromping off into the mountains wearing bear bells.
Beyond eating, contemplating, and hiking (we walked up to the site of the old Tsumago castle) there wasn't much to do in Tsumago except one museum, which was in the preserved house of a wealthy ...
... even more challenging. As we headed to the small market near the village I had a chicken noodle soup idea brewing that i thought would be decently easy to pull off. Of course the market was out of chicken...so I moved on to a pork and cabbage soup with noodles...not a typical recipe but I was making do. My homemade parsley noodles turned out fat but tasty and the soup itself was made with a vegetable stock since bones are not to be found in the grocery aisle but it ...
... off our lists of new foods to try. All in all a delicious and filling meal and one that I recommend everyone try either in Japan itself or in some of the more sushi friendly cities of the US. And good luck with the uni!
P.S. We neglected to bring our camera with us so I have pirated a picture off the internet to give everyone an idea of what the restaurant looked like. It was one of the bigger chains I think and not all of these type of restaurants look the same.
I recorded a brief clip on our way to work on the first day at Uno Team Farm just to give everyone a feel for the scenery! I finally got it uploaded on youtube...enjoy! :)
Their tea is grown organically according to the regulations of the tea union that Daisuke is a member of. This means that only approved fertilizers are used...we originally hazarded a guess as to what fertilizers they used given the fact that the family has a composting toilet (digging in dirt made from human poo is such a thrilling thought isn't it?) but the fertilizers they use are from chickens and fish emulsion. Tea itself requires quite ...
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