I just realized our seemingly endless summer holidays are in fact more than half over, only 72 days left! Japanese kindergarten ending in March and German school starting late August brought us the impressing amount of 162 free days. Finding a balance between play and what needs to get done to supply everybody here with nutritions and clean underwear is my daily struggle. Guess you know how that is...
Anyway, we are having fun everyday and the laundry is under control, too. Only blogging about all of that and writing mails still doesn't work well.
But I have come to think that it is not a lack of time that is keeping me from it (or the constant doubt if anybody would still be interested to read about what I am doing because after more than three years of blogging I can only repeat myself). The greatest obstacle rather might have been sitting on the floor with crossed legs, bending over to reach the keyboard that's placed on the ground, too. Until yesterday. When I decided to give in and vacate my beloved but unfortunate position, moving the whole thing upwards... No more numb legs, typing so much easier and it's better for my back, too.
Yes, I have reached that age...! But this stool I am now sitting on really does wonders :)
A picture of my desk is here.
The rest of my room tomorrow, off to bed now.
PS: You asked for a recipe for the mochi?
Add water would be my answer.
I am making the no fuss shiratama dango (mochi dumplings), using a little package of shiratamako (a lumpy glutinous rice flour) and water. And as topping either ready made kuro mitsu ("black honey", not really honey but syrup made from unrefined sugar), like in this photo, or a mix of brown and white sugar together with kinako (ground roasted soy beans). Not much to it. As to many things here in Japan.