One of the nice things about this house is the gingko tree in the front yard. My brother, husband, and I picked up a couple of paper cups full of nuts. I’m not sure if squirrels like them, but there seemed to be lots of them jumping through the branches of all the trees in the yard. They aren’t really a commercial crop, so if you find some you will have to know how to prepare yourFresh Ginkgo Nuts. So, aside from the chawan mushi, I’ve just been eating them, fried in a bit of oil until they turn bright green, and sprinkled with salt. The skewer is so your fingers don’t get messy. LOL That’s today’s recipe.
New closing date: 19 November 2010
The gingko tree is hidden behind that big maple. Odd that as many times as I’ve been over there with my camera I’ve not taken a good picture of the tree!
One of the less desirable things in the house is the kitchen. It has potential, but the cupboards were solidly built in 1952. They are nicely painted, but inside, none of those nice slide out drawers so you can see what’s in the back, no lazy susan in the corner cupbords, the drawers a sticky because they slide wood on wood. Oh, and blue formica. Not what I’d have chosen. But it’s big, and there is even a pantry-closet in the hall.