I love these photos, because every time you showcase other penguins! :)
Good thing next week is the last week, because I think I'm running out of penguin place mats! Not that there is any shortage of penguins in the house, however!Do you recognize these penguins?
A liiiitle further north! (one of the two is carrying chopsticks!)(♫ suica naraba suica naraba mondai nai! ♪)
I take it this is home made umeshu? How long do you age yours? I made it last year and it was quite good, but I was a bit chuto hanpa with it this year and fear the results won't be quite as satisfactory....
It's ume syrup actually. Just ume with rock sugar and a little vinegar to get it started off. It sat for four weeks, I stirred or shook it every few days. I made one jar last year and it disappeared faaaaar too quickly! How much longer for your umeshu?
Ume shu... 6 months I believe - or at least that's what I was told and did last year. I encountered ume syrup yesterday visiting an AIL in Tochigi. Rather than starting with vinegar, she froze the plums for a day and as they melted it started the syrup-ping process. This is definitely on next year's to do list.
I froze last year's batch. I'm not sure which I prefer - maybe I should make a batch of each next year and compare? The plums definitely disintegrate better with the vinegar, however.