New Life – Sprouting Spring

After I introduced my Matcha Swirl Mochi in my previous post with a hope that the arrival of warm sunny spring is nearer we had another snow in London, but yesterday turned out to be a very sunny day. In Japan we say that it is ‘San-kan-shi-on’ (三寒四温/ 3 cold and 4 warm) which means “the weather moves onto Spring by having three cold days and four warm days”. It is describing the weather condition particularly in East Asian countries, however, I feel it is the same here in London.

The sunshine outside looked so welcoming yesterday and I could not resist stepping out into the garden. My garden has been messy during winter time and I did the first gardening of this year. I hope good weather stays so I can do some tidying up bit by bit before the real spring arrives here.

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Spring is a season of new life. I created some sweets in this ‘New Life’ theme which is also the theory of Easter that comes next week. I wonder whether you can see what it is supposed to be?

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The look from the side is here.

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I created the sweets in the theme with three parts and the second one is this.

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It looks good with sunshine on it. And then the third one is this one.

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I hope you could see what they are. They are supposed to be the sprouting plant coming out of the ground. 🌱

These are ‘Mochi’ type of Japanese Sweets with sweet Azuki bean paste on top. The sprout part is also made with Japanese pastry with ‘Matcha’ green tea as flavour.

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Although it is still cold sometimes, nature knows the time is coming soon. Be patient everybody! Spring is just around the corner.

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