Friday, January 8, 2016

Winter Dish and Nature;

*Hot-Pot Dish called "Nabe-mono 鍋物"*  (posted; Japanese meal page)
This hot dish is popular diner in Japan during cold winter season. As my aunt kindly sent us Crab as 'Year end Gift' last year, I cooked with them more tasty gorgeous Nabe than my usual one :-)  Here is the links of Wikipedia and picture pages.

I use dried sardine and sea weed then add powered one later for soup.  After eating food in Nabe (earthen pot), we enjoy rice porridge made with the yummy soup left inside the pot. My husband prefers to add some vegetables as well 

Found these sparrows last year along side the river by the hospital 
when I've been to the checkup for my eye late Dec.

*Sunset in the Hazy Sky*
On 4th when we were driving home from errand by the next city's seaside, I've noticed the sunset in the hazy sky due to 'PM 2.5'.  Well, I was in and out from our car for while trying to take pictures in different times :-)  Hope it's appropriate to post...

Thank you SO much for stopping by; 
Hope you all had a good start of New Year, ours are a bit busy one. 

Linking this post to, "SkywatchFriday" , "Saturday's critters", "id-rather-b birdin" , 


  1. Dearest Miyako,
    Oh how dare you wet my appetite with such delicious dishes!
    Love the enokitaki in combination with the crab meat.
    You caught a lot of sparrows on camera and the sunset is lovely as well.
    Sending you love and blessings from Georgia/USA,

  2. Dearest Miyako san!
    Nabemono with some vegetables Yummy soup I was so happy in new years times.
    Kawaii sparrows keeping with your eye's time for beautiful sky watch from New Years.
    I thinking of HOT weather's from Melbourne / Australia.

  3. I like the soup ! Hope now everthing is oke with your eyes and your skin...

  4. What lovely shots! Hope all is well. Busy here too!

  5. Lovely sparrow-photos:) The soup looks delicious!

  6. Hello Miyako!:)My best wishes to you for 2016, and a very Happy New Year. Lovely post with what looks like a deliceous meal with crab, (love crab)and I also love your captures of the cute sparrows.
    Warm Regards.

  7. Beautiful photos, Miyako, and I'll be your soup is quite tasty. I love that framed shot in the last photo. Happy weekend, my friend.

  8. A beautiful post! I really like your sunset shots. Have a nice weekend.

  9. Loved all theTree Sparrows and the wonderful sunset. Have a great weekend.

  10. Hello Miyako, your soup looks delicious. I love seeing the sparrows, they are different than our House Sparrows. Beautiful sunset capture. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

  11. Happy New Year to both of you Miyako. I wish I had some of that hot pot right now! Crab is my favorite seafood, although I like pretty much anything from the ocean! That is a lot of sparrows and they are such pretty ones. And I love the misty sky and sun.

  12. Nabe with Kani, that is gorgeous! Looks soooo yummy! We usually do nabe in winter, but haven't done this winter yet. Maybe because temperature has been so mild... Though, Nabe is good in any season :-)
    Sparrows are very cute. They look fluffy! Maybe that's their winter feather :-) And your captures of sunset are beautiful!

    Have a lovely weekend, Miyako san xoxo

  13. That looks delicious!!!!
    I can see why it would be a favorite during the winter months.

    Your sparrows are so cute...
    your beach photos are perfection.

    Thanks for sharing/adding your post this weekend at I'd Rather B Birdin'.

  14. So many sweet sparrows! And lovely sun and water shots! That dish looks so delicious! Have a wonderful week, Miyako!

  15. sweet sparrows! the soup looks good!

  16. The soup looks so delicious! The sunset is beautiful and calming and the sparrows bring joy to me here in the middle of snow!

  17. That soup looks so wonderful, healthy and refreshing! I just love crab! It has turned very cold here now, but the New Year has been very good so far!

  18. Sweet sparrows, wonderful sky and yummy meal!

    and LivingFromHappiness

  19. An interesting dish with the crab meat and it looks very healthy. The sunset and sparrows are nice photos.
    Sending a hug to you from Canada.

  20. Your crabmeat dish is so beautiful with the colors of the vegetables and the different shapes. Like art work! Sparrows are such cheerful little birds.

  21. Beautiful captures of the birds. Love the seascape.

  22. Oh I do think that I would enjoy such a meal as this one. It looks and sounds wonderful. Your little Sparrow captures are also very pretty. Have a great week, take care~

  23. lovely sparrows. so cheerful.