This year was the first year K didn't do anything for me on Valentine's Day. The tradition here is that women give chocolates to men, and then the men reciprocate with cookies on White Day (14th March), but K has always acknowledged that that's not how we Western women do things and bought me some nice choccies... but not this year. Well, if that's how he's going to play things, then I shall be expecting the traditional sankai gaishi (three-fold return) gift. Haha!
K didn't do badly today. He got some hand-made nama choco (truffles) made by my own fair hand (actually it was a joint effort by the Mama & Me group, we joined forces to make them), some chocolate beer:
which was far, far tastier than we could ever have imagined (dark and rich, mmmm), and a special dinner:
The above was my attempt at a tower of sushi, but I didn't have a suitable mould so layered it in a bowl and tipped it out before decorating. Very, very easy to make, just prepare some sushi rice and layer it with whatever you fancy. I used raw tuna, salmon and scallops, some chopped egg and mayonnaise, avocado, shredded lettuce and shiso, and salmon roe.
I wonder what he'll be cooking for me in return ;-) (Yes K, if you're reading this you can take that as a challenge!)
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