3.12.2010

corner view / "tea companion" instead





I am so behind in blog posts and sorry for the delay!

The theme of corner view last week was "coffee companion" but I don't drink coffee, so I switched to "tea companion".
Daifuku is a Japanese confection consisting of a small round mochi stuffed with sweetened read bean paste and this is one of my favorite Japanese sweets!

Please check out more corner views!

PS. It is supposed to rain all weekend but Spring is here!

Have a great weekend everyone! xo



44 comments:

brain°°collages said...

I'm happy..i'm the first ;)
Daifuku seems to be very sweet, I want to try!
I find a beautiful blog,
http://uguisu.ocnk.net
i'm fan. have a good week.

Ida Nielsen said...

What a pretty pastry!!

Joyce said...

Yum on the pastry! I think you might be getting the rain we have had melting the snow, leaving behind mud and shades of brown with a tiny, tiny hint of color. Have a golden weekend! xo

Tiphaine said...

that seems so good...Merry spring !!

Claire said...

Don't know this daifuku... But i'd like to...
Great for spring! Here it's always cold...
Thank you for Marie!

Françoise said...

Yummy!
No spring here yet, but hopefully it will arrive soon.
Have a nice weekend.

Shokoofeh said...

Oh love the first little drawing, simply cute Natsumi! xo

joanne said...

and in turn, your picture of the daifuku is making me hungry when i shouldn't be :P yay for spring!! have a great weekend!

la casita said...

ah I know those sweets...I use to eat them when I was living in London!
they are so cute!
X

H K said...

Mmmm I had one of these last night, so delicious!

Veroka said...

I do not usually eat sweets but those look tempting !
You dont drink coffee? Oh! I could not live without it! :)

prístino. atrapasueños. said...

Sweet and delicate!

Have a nice weekend, Natsumi.

Claudia

Yanyan said...

Welcome back! Have been looking forward to your new post. Am drinking a cup of green right now, would be nice to have a daifuku with it. Have a great weekend! Yanyan

Ulrika said...

Oh how cute is this post!
And it looks really good.. :)
Have a happy weekend!

Bichos da Matos said...

Yes, a tea and a Daifuku, please! enjoy your weekend:)

Jennifer said...

Jumbo Daifuku bean cake!!
Love those things.
Mmm, mochi.
Hope you are well dear Natsumi. Happy Spring :)

jane said...

i´ve always wanted to try those:) i think they are one of the prettiest sweets. enjoy your weekend!

anika said...

daifuku is one of my most favorite things! yum!

isabelle said...

Few days ago I met a very sweet japanese girl and she made me try something similar ... I liked it !!

brain°°collages said...

Thanck you for your comment, for the color and the tones of thr photos..I have a little secret but chuuuuuut... :)
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see you soon

Ritva said...

all the best to you sweet natsumi!
and happy springtime :)

Sophie said...

I like the drawing, and I too love red bean paste. It's the most
Have a great weekend !
Hugs,

Cris said...

hey natsumi
how you doing?
you're not the only who's late in corner view. i'm late too. this is my first this year. i can't believe i made such a few posts this year.

as always, i love oyur shots, and this sweet looks delicious!!!

have a great and happy weekend!!

xoxo

Francesca said...

So glad spring is somewhere this year! Enjoy your spring weather for me too!

christel said...

It's nice for me to discover a japanese sweet! Did you cook it ?
Have a great week end hoping maybe without rain!

Guusje said...

Thank you for your comment!

I would love to have tea with daifuku. Never had that before.

Gosh, I always enjoy looking at your blog. Thank you for making such effort!

Xg

Lollipop said...

;^)
Yes! Me too! I'm just a tea-girl!
Great to have some news!
Take care!
leonôr

Kari said...

I've tried one of those before and I loved it.
thanks for sharing your tea companion.
Happy week!

Petites causeries près de ma souris said...

Ir seems so sweet ! Can I taste ?
Here, le spring is just coming slowly. We have the sun this morning and it'll be a great day...
Happy week
xoxo

jgy said...

おおいしそう!
最近,和菓子を食べたくなりました。
春が来ると、さくらもち、大福、いろいろなお餅が咲いてるみたいな感じがします!

NYの春が来て、よっかった!

先、買っていた"hyacinth"は何色になりましたか?
うちのランは、お花が咲くそうです。今芽が出てきました。

Thank you for your comment on the mats! I'm glad you liked how they came out...
xo

Karolina said...

cute, as always :) an I posted one pic of my cat already, there'll b more for sure :D such a sweet little creature..

Le blÖg d'Ötli said...

Daikufu is delicious ! And don't worry, we all wait for your beautiful posts ! Time doesn't matter

janis said...

That looks very tasty! Happy tea and sweet...

also - good to have you back (I am supposed to be taking a short break myself :)

jgy said...

Hi Natsumi,
Just posted the buds to share with you:)
xo Joanne

PS please try some French toast too, I made some extra for you!!

likeschocolate said...

That looks totally yummy. I have never had one. Maybe someday. Have a great week.

life in yonder said...

I have read about Daifuku before, but never seen such a delicious photo of it. Yikes I wan't to taste!

kinako said...

natsumi-saaan! :) it has been a long time. i am still living and working in alaska and finally have access to somewhat speedy internet. i am checking out all of my favorite blogs today. i'm gonna have to go back and read your older entries and catch up! it's good to be back here and seeing what you've been up to. love the photos and artwork, as always. xo!

gracia said...

Cute... very cute. and I feel I am also running behind with my own posts. Always seem to run out of time lately.

Dorte said...

Looks delicious ... hope you had a nice weekend!

Theresa said...

Yum!!

aniadots said...

It looks so yummy!!!
I'm also a big fun of tea expecially green and white tea.
P.S.Fantastic drawing as always!!!

Douce-Amer said...

hmmmm, I love so much daifuku and mochi too, with a genmai-cha, yummy !

MODsquad said...

Yum! And beautiful!

Daan said...

beautiful and Yummy!