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Sunday Sunny Marché

Organic vegetables fro Shizuoka Prefecture.

Sunday Sunny Marché (The Japanese love to mix French with English) was held for the 3rd time today on the last day of the Golden Week may 5th.
Today was not a Sunday but Thursday, but this has been arranged specially for the Boys’ Day. The real Sunday event will take place on Sunday June 19th!

This event was held at Ogushi Shinto Shrine in front of Parco department Store.
It is a combination of flea market and local producers direct sales event.
In the future the event might concentrate more on the local producers because of the growing consciousness of helthy food!

Free tasting of great Fukuroi Musk melons!”

Lovely tomatoes. I’d love to pinch those black-red ones!

Organic vegetables from MOA Garden (same as top picture!)!

Wasabi zuke/wasabi pickles from up the Abe River!

Yomogi Kintsuba cakes (vegan) from the same area!

Organic vegetables from Shizen no Chikara Garden. Sorry for the blurry oic, but somebody bumped into me!

Cakes (organic) from the same garden. This time nobody bumped into me!

Bread and pastries made with natural yeast!

Macrobiotic cakes!

More organic vegetables. Organic is real big in Shizuoka Prefecture!”

Top-class kanamihime strawberries!

These strawberries were some of the organic vegetables and fruit marketed by Shizuoka Bio Farm Chain!

Organic herbs!

More macrobiotic cakes on offer!

And macrobiotic sweets!

The ladies were nice… Unfortunately their wares were not much from Shizuoka….

Another stand of macrobiotic sweets and cakes!

What did I tell you?

A whole range of organic products from Shizuoka Prefecture!

Alright, this was only a short introduction!
I was very busy exchanging business cards (while avoiding being bumped in!) and I shall be able soon to interview all these good people for better introduction soon!

Sunday Sunny Marché by Sunny Sunday Picnic
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Vegetarian Cuisine: Shizuoka Agricultural Products at CAPU

Service: Very friendly
Facilities: old but clean
Prices: reasonable
Strong points: Vegetarian and ethnic cuisine. Easy-going atmosphere for all ages and trends. Home-made umeshu and biscuits.
Non-smoking on Second Floor!

In Shizuoka City (and elsewhere in Japan) many young people come up with interesting small cafes/bars/restaurants reminiscent of the hippy (and happy) years that most people have either forgotten or never experienced (I’m becoming to feel like an old, but happy, geezer!).

One such place is CAPU. It is not easy to find as the facade does not really reveal the interior and the purpose of the cafe. Actually it advertizes itself for food and craft.
The first floor is a real bric a brac with only a few seats.
But if you want to eat or drink away from the smokers go to the second floor (don’t forget to take off your shoes!) where you can consume at any time of the day.

Alone or with friend(s) you can choose your own (small) seating and read while you eat or drink (a good place to bring your own book!).

Lunch can be very busy, and as this is slow food par exellence you might do well coming in the afternoon.

Slow food and slow life. Not only ladies, but a few gentlemen do patronize the place.

CAPU both serves vegatarian and omnivore food, most of it ethnic (from Thailand to Western Africa and Mexico).
This time, a friend and I concentrated on vegetarian food.
I chose the above, Vegetarian Thai Curry.

All vegetables are cooked with coconut milk. Vegans can surely ask for their own priorities there.

Rice is always mixed with almost half a dozen cereals, making for a very healthy offering!

Cooked and raw vegetables are all seasonal from Shizuoka.

My friend opted for the West African maffe with couscous. Couscous and chick peas are obviously improted but it still contains plenty of vegetables from Shizuoka!

These very tasty vegetables reminded me of soft Indian curry.

But the couscous is defeinitely African. Great mixed with the vegetables!

Plenty of greens and Vitamin C for a well-balanced meal!

The dessert comes with the set menu and I know a lot of ladies who will find enough space for it!

Food & Craft cafe CAPU/カフエカプ
3-6-13, Tokiwa-cho, aoi-ku, Shizuoka City, 静岡市葵ときわちょうー6-13
Tel.: 054-252-5343
Business hours: 12:00~21:00 (Sat. & Sun. ~22:00)
Closed on Wednesdays.
Private parties possible.
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Sansai/Japanese Wild Mountain Plants (updated)

“Sansai/Wild Mountain Plants” are around the corner so I thought it might be a good idea to draw people’s attention back to them for easier reference! They also include wild fruit that can be eaten both as vegetables and fruit with various preparations.
Some can be boiled, others fried, prepared as tempura, cooked in soup, prepared as pickles or jam, etc.

As it would become far too big (already massive, but inexhaustive) a posting if I wrote everything, please pick up one item at a time if you want more explanations and I will write an individual article for your pleasure!

Here we go:
(No particular order)

ainu-negi-alium-victorialis
AINU NEGI: ALIUM VICTORIALIS

akebi-chocolate-vine
AKEBI: CHOCOLATE VINE

amadokoro-polygonatum-odoratum
AMADOKORO: POLYGONATUM ODORATUM

azami-thistle
AZAMI: THISTLE

fukinoto-giant-butterbur
FUKINOTO: GIANT BUTTERBUR

hamaboufuu-glhnia-littoralis
HAMABOUFUU: GLEHNIA LITTORALIS

hangonsou-senecio-cannabifolius
HANGONSOU: SENECIO CANNABIFOLIUS

hasukappu-lonicera-caerulea
HASUKAPPU: LONICERA CAERULEA/HASCUP

hikagehego-flying-spider-monkey-tree-fern
HIKAGEHEGO: FLYING SPIDER MONKEY TREE FERN

irakusa-urtica-thunbergiana
IRAKUSA: URTICA THUNBERGIANA

itadori-japanese-knotweed
ITADORI: JAPANESE KNOTWEED

katakuri-dogtooth-violet
KATAKURI: DOGTOOTH VIOLET

kiboushi-plantain-lily-hosta-fortinei
KIBOUSHI: PLANTAIN LILY HOSTA FORTINEI ( a variety of Hosta Montana)

kogomi-ostrich-fern
KOGOMI: OSTRICH FERN (exists as green and red)

koshiabura-ascathopanax-sciadophylloides
KOSHIABURA : ASCATHOPANAX SCIADOPHYLLOIDES

kuko-chinese-wolfberry
KUKO: CHINESE WOLFBERRY

kusagi-harlequin-glory-bower-peanut-butter-shrub2
KUSAGI: HARLEQUIN GLORY BOWER PEANUT BUTTER SHRUB

matatabi-silver-vine
MATATABI: SILVER VINE

mitsuba-japanese-honeywort
MITSUBA: JAPANESE HONEYWORT

nirinsou-anemone-flaccida
NIRINSOU: ANEMONE FLACCIDA

nobiru-alium-macrostemon
NOBIRU: ALIUM MACROSTEMON

oyamabokuchi-synurus-pungens
OYAMABOKUCHI: SYNURUS PUNGENS

ryoubu-clrthra-barbinervis
RYOUBU: CLERTHRA BARBINERVIS

sarunashi-actinia-arguta
SARUNASHI: ACTINIA ARGUTA

seri-japanese-parsley
SERI: JAPANESE PARSLEY

suberiyu-common-purslane
SUBERIYU: COMMON PURSLANE

takenoko-bamboo-shoots
TAKENOKO: BAMBOO SHOOTS (SPROUTS)

tanpopo-dandelion
TANPOPO: DANDELION

tara-no-me-aralia-elata
TARA NO ME: ARALIA ELATA

tsukushi-horsetail
TSUKUSHI: HORSETAIL

tsuroganeninjin-adenophora-triphylla
TSUROGANENINJIN: ADENOPHORA TRIPHYLLA

udo-aralia-cordata
UDO: ARALIA CORDATA

yamaudo
YAMAUDO: same as UDO (above)

urui-hosta-montana
URUI: HOSTA MONTANA

warabi-pteridium-aquilinum
WARABI: PTERIDIUM AQUILINUM

yamabudo-crimson-glory-vine
YAMABUDO: CRIMSON GLORY VINE

yamawasabi-wild-horseradish
YAMAWASABI: WILD HORSERADISH

zenmai-osmunda-japonica
ZENMAI: OSMUNDA JAPONICA

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Still have to find the English names for the following ones!

aiko
AIKO

akamizu
AKAMIZU

aomizu
AOMIZU

inudouna
INUDOUNA

shidoke
SHIDOKE

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Bread + Butter, Zoy Zhang, Hungry Neko, Think Twice, Frank Fariello, Mangantayon, Hapabento, Elinluv Tidbit Corner, Tokyo Terrace, Maison de Christina, Chrys Niles,Lexi, Culinary Musings, Wheeling Gourmet, Comestiblog, Chronicles Of A Curious Cook, Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Palate To Pen, Yellin Yakimono Gallery, Tokyo Terrace, Hilah Cooking, More than a Mount Full, Arkonite Bento, Happy Little Bento; 5 Star Foodie; Jefferson’s Table; Oyster Culture; Gourmet Fury; Island Vittles; Good Beer & Country Boys; Rubber Slippers In Italy; Color Food daidokoro/Osaka;/a; The Witchy Kitchen; Citron Et Vanille, Lunsj Med Buffet/Estonian Gastronomy (English), Cook, Eat, Play, Repeat, Chrisoscope, Agrigraph, The Agriculture Portal to shizuoka!