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Often, when Sam ran, the spring winds would tear at the tender flowers and make it look as though it were snowing in the midst of a beautiful warm day.
Like every good native, Sam knew cherries had a long history in northern Michigan.
We also made cold seafood salad, pea custard, and chewy millet dumplings, which we grilled over a charcoal burner until brown and sticky enough to hold a coating of ivory Japanese poppy seeds.” ― “Because this tea kaiseki would be served so soon after breakfast, it would be considerably smaller than a traditional one.
As a result, Stephen had decided to serve each mini tea kaiseki in a round stacking bento box, which looked like two miso soup bowls whose rims had been glued together.
After lifting off the top dome-shaped cover the women would behold a little round tray sporting a tangle of raw squid strips and blanched scallions bound in a tahini-miso sauce pepped up with mustard.
Underneath this seafood "salad" they would find a slightly deeper "tray" packed with pearly white rice garnished with a pink salted cherry blossom.
Finally, under the rice would be their soup bowl containing the wanmori, the apex of the tea kaiseki.
Inside the dashi base we had placed a large ball of fu (wheat gluten) shaped and colored to resemble a peach.
Very Cherry Orchards grew nearly 100 acres of Montmorency tart cherries in addition to Balaton cherries, black sweet cherries, plums, and nectarines.
They sold their fruit to U-Pickers as well as large companies that made pies, but they had also become famous for their tart cherry juice concentrate, now sold at grocery and health food stores across the United States.
People loved it for its natural health benefits, rich in antioxidants.” ― “Finally, we would have been offered either a spring takiawase, meaning "foods boiled or stewed together," or a wanmori (the apex of a tea kaiseki meal) featuring seasonal ingredients, such as a cherry blossom-pink dumpling of shrimp and egg white served in a dashi base accented with udo, a plant with a white stalk and leaves that tastes like asparagus and celery, and a sprig of fresh sansho, the aromatic young leaves from the same plant that bears the seedpods the Japanese grind into the tongue-numbing spice always served with fatty eel.” ― “One day we strolled down the Philosopher's Path, which proved as enchanting as I had hoped in the fragrant pink bloom of spring.
“I wouldn't mindif life left me...winglessburnt to cindersripped by stormsscattered..weedscelestially woundedwithout cherry blossomsto perish withbut I would crywith head held in my handsif it left me...unfulfilled.” ― “Light as feathers, as fleeting as Zephyr, one moment they breathed pink, the next they faded.
Cherry blossoms were as much an inspiration for beautiful verse as they were a reminder of life's fickleness, she thought.” ― “Due to their short bloom time, Sakura blossoms are a metaphor for life itself: beautiful yet fleeting.
Indeed, the hilltop was akin to a real cherry on top of a stunningly picturesque sundae.