I had 5 days holidays between May 2nd and 6th.
In this week,many japanese people go traveling around or visit hometown.
I spent the time to go to BBQ,invited my friends, visited firend's house
and went shopping to IKEA in Kobe.
These are the pictures when I went BBQ in Shiga prefecture.
At Ootsuchi Dam in Koga area(south-east side of the Biwa Lake)
This area is a famous for Ninja.
And it is also famous for green tea field.
May is the season of new tea leaves.
Tea fields in Uji(south of Kyoto city) in May
become a patchwork of beautiful fresh green
as well as this area.
It was a beautiful day !!
Salmon with onion&mashrooms
In another day ～
Here are the pictures of dinner, when I invited my friends.
Carpaccio of a flat fish
Coleslaw with breast chicken and japanese shiso herb
Steamed pork with japanese style sauce
Rolled cabbage-minced chicken and tofu meat
simmerd with kombu soup flavored sansho pepper
I also made others like a clear soup,flavored rice,
japanese style spring roll etc...
Pickles of chinese cabbage
I like to cook the western-japanese foods such as these dishes sometimes.
It is fun to arrange the western dishes flavoring with Japanese