Kogikuya Diary

My fairly ordinary life with Kimono. Thank you for your kind patience with my poor English and hope you enjoy.

Daily meal to cheer you up!

First and foremost, I'd like to express my sincere sympathy to the people affected by this disaster in Kyushu. 

My husband and I have visited Oita and Kumamoto on a motorcycle ride about 10 years ago. The mountains were beautiful and we enjoyed their spectacular scenery all along the way. Since then we always wanted to visit there again some other day.

Photo from 10 years ago.

The completely different sceneries can be hardly recognized.
It hurts us a lot...
Wishing all the residents will be able to return to their normal lives as soon as possible, even a day earlier.
Other than praying, I am going to do what I can do for them, and do my daily tasks as well.

Talking of my daily tasks, one of those is making everyday meals, and today's topic is, Daily meal to cheer you up!

Last Friday, my husband, who is the most reliable and strong person to me in the world, got a sudden attack of kidney stones and came back from work much earlier in agony. He looked so unusual, totally different, was just like a helpless child at that time.

The stone was about 5mm big and somewhere in between his kidney and urinary duct.
His doctor said, there's no way other than waiting for the stone go out by itself. Some painkillers made him feel better but still it would take a while before stone go away.

So what I did is to cook dishes which helps the stone find it's way out without fail and eases his stressed out body and an anxiety from pain.


Rice gruel with edible adlays and lotus nuts.
Salad of onions, cucumbers and corns.
Garland chrysanthemum and dailily in sesame sauce.
Simmered Tofu and mushrooms.
Jasmine tea 

Adlays and corns drain excessive water from your body.
Dailily and cucumber bring the fever down.
Lotus nuts and jasmine tea ease your feelings.

Edible adlays make your skin very smooth, dailies increase the blood, and garland chrysanthemums are just the same as medicine which take care of your lungs, skins and stomach!
The menu of this night turned out to be a good ones not only to my husband but also to me!

There are many other food which eases feelings than lotus nuts, if you feel uncomfortable or fear to see the disaster over in Kyushu, please try some. Maybe jasmine tea is good and easy to start with.

If only I could cook those dishes for the victims of the earthquakes. I believe hot and nice, well planned for good health meals can make people happy and smile.
I do hope this little wish is fulfilled soon.


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