Lovely winter sun
Okayama is "hare no kuni" or the land of sunshine. Every now and then I doubt the accuracy of the title, but today I loving the gorgeous sunshine with all my heart. So nice. After a minus five degree Celsius night, the warmth of standing in direct sunshine is wonderful.
So, what do we with the sunshine today? Dry the harvest, of course.
All these lovely beans are destined to become anko, simmered kuromame and miso. I don't care for the first two myself, as it happens, but people who know have told me that the an and kuromame we grow and cook is very, very good. The miso, I do like, and always comes out great, both as plain miso and cooked up into walnut miso or shiso miso. Good stuff!