Superwoman

December
12th
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▲10月末、晴空の日に外で大根洗い

 

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▲キーンと冷たいお水が綺麗になるまでジャブジャブと

 

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▲ピカピカ大根
てんこ盛り

 

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▲紐にしばって干す

 

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▲11月初旬、干した大根を 『にしん漬け』に

 

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▲でっかい赤かぶ

 

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▲『赤かぶ千枚漬け』
最初は塩漬けして余分な水分を取り除き、
その後昆布と酢、お砂糖で付け直します。

 

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▲みんな大好き『飯寿司』
例年より遅いけど12月初旬に漬け始め

 

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▲3日間毎日3回水を取り替えて血抜きした鮭が入ります
その上に柚子を散らして

 

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▲人参も綺麗に切ると華やか

 

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▲最後は竹の紙で封印

母の指令の下、女3人で楽しく漬けたお漬物。
おいしいお正月が迎えられそうです。

Alicia Keysの’Superwoman’の歌詞一部を下に貼り付けました。 女は強し、母は強し!です☆

 

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Who is a superwoman?  That’s my mom – she is tough and strong.  It’s her annual tradition to prepare a variety of winter pickles.   Since the day my dad went to the hospital, she has washed, dried and cut veges and fishes.   It takes so much time and so much work.  Although my dad, loved her pickles the most, is not here anymore, she has finished them for him and us.  My sister and I helped her out of course.  I want to make them someday in Canada or Poland 🙂   I appreciate her letting us enjoy these pickles this year as well. I can’t wait to eat them!

The song, ‘Superwoman’ by Alicia Keys, motivates me to stay strong.  Yup, all woman are storng, aren’t they?

For all the mothers fighting
For better days to come
And all my women, all my women sitting here trying
To come home before the sun
And all my sisters
Coming together
Say yes I will
Yes I can

Cause I am a Superwoman
Yes I am
Yes she is
Even when I’m a mess
I still put on a vest
With an S on my chest
Oh yes
I’m a Superwoman

When I’m breaking down
And I can’t be found
And I start to get weak
Cause no one knows
Me underneath these clothes
But I can fly
We can fly, Oh

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