Spending the weekend in the country after three weeks is just so nice! Even if the weather is not up to my expectations, I enjoy cooking some really nice fresh vegetables and fruits for A. and our friend D. who is staying with us for the weekend. Hopefully we manage to play tennis and to go for a small hike in Yorokeikoku in between the rain. In terms of cooking I chose to prepare very simple dishes that take advantage of the quality of the food we find in Ohara. Mostly now it's kabocha, it's sweet potatoes, it's persimmons of course that are central. Since I've cooked slightly more rice than usual, I've had leftovers and decided to use them for some cha-han with vegetables. I ised 1 carrot, 1 sweet potato, 1 piece of lotus root, 1 small leek and kabocha, added the rice, and in the very end added a tsp of soya sauce. Have a good "sports' day"!