My sister is a darling and answered my Facebook whining for a yuja cha delivery- yuzu is sliced and preserved in honey, a lot like a marmalade. She introduced it to me after her Korean mission companion introduced it to her in Hong Kong. My new induction stove is so fast I can have a small pot of boiling water in the time it takes to get a mug and spoon and scoop some of the jammy citrus into my cup. Delightful!
The kids spent the morning playing board games- Monopoly is math, right? They were pretty pleased to find the packing box full of board games Sunday night.
I made a nice lunch today, just to do something nice for the kids. Rice balls (onigiri), meatballs, waxed cheeses, and heart-cut carrots simmered in fish stock (dashi.). I made myself a rice ball with pickled plum paste (umeboshi) in the center just to try a traditional combination- it's very good!
Ernie finished up her work and after the kids cleaned the playroom they had the rest of the afternoon to themselves. I taught one piano lesson and made a pot of miso soup for dinner, with carrots, spinach, and udon noodles.
J found out about a monthly open mic night in town- he went tonight and had a blast. He was a good twenty years younger than the rest of the tight-knit group, but they were supportive and delightful and he hopes to go back in November!